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New contraception guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, clarifies everything you need to know about using and accessing contraception during the COVID-19 pandemic.
use of contraception

Can COVID-19 affect the use of contraception?

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic can affect the use of the pill, the contraceptive patch and the vaginal ring.
immigrant mothers, prenatal

ICE enforcement keeps immigrant mothers from prenatal care

According to research by Duke University, immigrant mothers are increasingly worried about attending prenatal care appointments due to the possibility of a surprise ICE visit - seen in a significant decline in birthweight.
pregnancy outcomes, medicaid

Medicaid expansion improves pregnancy outcomes for low-income women

A professor describes severe maternal morbidity in low-income women as a public health crisis - now, Medicaid expansion seems to be improving pregnancy outcomes.
COVID-19 mortality rates

COVID-19 mortality rates 13 times higher in pregnant women

According to a new study examining the effects of coronavirus in pregnant women, COVID-19 mortality rates showed to be 13 times higher in pregnant mothers.
sugar intake

What effect can sugar have on fertility?

Sarah Trimble, Nutritional Therapist, reveal how to naturally reduce the impact excessive sugar intake can have on your health, with a particular focus on fertility.
premature ovarian insufficiency

Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) causes severe menopause symptoms

A new study suggests that menopause symptoms are worse for people with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) compared to those experiencing natural menopause.
eating disorders

Women suffering from eating disorders are concerned for their safety during lockdown

A new study shows that 79% of women suffering from eating-related illnesses are concerned for their own safety during the third UK Lockdown.
an unborn baby, generational trauma

Generational trauma can change the brain circuitry of an unborn baby

Scientists have found that mothers who have suffered childhood trauma can pass this memory down to an unborn baby - scans showed altered brain circuitry in young children.
sexual harassment claims, women

Sexual harassment claims by “conventionally attractive” women are more believed

New research by the University of Washington finds that sexual harassment claims made by "conventionally attractive" women who act "feminine" are more likely to be believed.
abortion pill access, abortion

US Supreme Court makes abortion pill access more difficult

The Trump administration issued a request to the Supreme Court for abortion pill access to undergo restrictions - meaning that patients will have to pickup the drug in person, during the COVID-19 crisis.

Does menopause cause forgetfullness and lack of concentration?

A new study suggests that menopause can cause a decline in memory and may persist into the postmenopause period.
abortion services in northern ireland, ireland

UK Government taken to court over abortion services in Northern Ireland

A Northern Irish human rights group are taking the UK Government to court, for failing to enforce abortion services in Northern Ireland after the pandemic - one year after abortion was legalised.
first trimester

Exercise during the first trimester may reduce gestational diabetes risk

According to a new study, pregnant women who exercise more during the first trimester may have a lower risk of developing gestational diabetes.
contraceptive options

Veganism and women’s healthcare: Contraceptive options for vegans

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, considers the contraceptive options available for vegans and the benefits and risks it can have on women's health.
traumatic brain injury, brain

There is not enough research on traumatic brain injury in women

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, there are gaps in knowledge on the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in women.
taboo subject, menopause, taboo

Menopause: The last great taboo

Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life, so why is it still a taboo subject and why are more women not talking about this phase in their lives?.
HIV risks for women, drought

How is climate change increasing HIV risks for women?

When it comes to HIV risks for women, researchers found that natural disasters force vulnerable women to take any chance to secure resources - whether through transactional sex or engagement in early marriage.
heart attack risk, diabetes

Research finds that women experience increased heart attack risk

According to the American Heart Association, women face a stronger heart attack risk than men - they are 20% more likely to develop heart failure, and to die.
women’s rights

How has the struggle for women’s rights and equality affected our menopause

Dr Ghazala Aziz-Scott, specialist in integrative women's health and bioidentical hormone balancing for The Marion Gluck Clinic, explains how our busy lives have affected our menopause.

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