Women's Health News

Open Access Government offers a wide range of articles pertaining to Women’s Health around the globe. With information on the health of women of all ages, races and sexualities. 

This category contains articles on a number of interesting and informative topics all surrounding women’s mental and physical health. OAG offers information on women’s safety and wellbeing at work, in public sphere and in the home.

With the continuing interest of the Covid-19 pandemic, here you will find a number of articles concerning the viruses effect on women’s physical and psychological health. With more information on the effects of vaccines on women to be found here as well.

sex-specific research, cardiovascular disease

Health information lacks sex-specific research about women

Current health guidelines are based on studies in men - lacking sex-specific research for issues like obesity, hypertension, and diabetes in women.
fertility freezing treatments, fertility preservation

NHS patients face “postcode lottery” for fertility freezing treatments

Access to fertility freezing treatments is becoming more scarce, as UK policy guidelines on fertility preservation are rigorous and NHS funding is “variable”.
female alcohol dependence, mental health struggles

Female alcohol dependence: Mental health struggles in women

Participants in women-only meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous experience a strong feeling of loneliness and rejection, due to the social stigma tied to female alcohol dependence.
female childhood trauma, exercise training programmes

Exercise can alleviate health burdens of female childhood trauma

Exercise has been found to lessen cardiovascular and psychological effects of adverse childhood experiences, especially in reducing female childhood trauma.
cardiovascular clinical trials, female-led trials

Cardiovascular clinical trials lack female leadership and participants

Cardiovascular clinical trials have been shown to lack female leadership – yet female-led trials have an increase in female participants, making the trials yield more meaningful results.
women's health COVID-19

How has COVID-19 changed women’s health attitudes? 

Carolyn Hobdey examines how the global pandemic affected women's health attitudes, such as contraception, menstruation and reproductive rights.
sexual violence

Experiences of sexual violence linked with high blood pressure

According to a longitudinal study of US women, women who have experienced sexual violence are more likely to develop high blood pressure.
decriminalise abortions

Latin America takes landmark step to decriminalise abortion in Colombia

Colombia’s constitutional court decriminalises abortion within 24 weeks in monumental step towards Latin American reproductive rights.
reproductive ageing, menopause abuse

Reproductive ageing in women affected by experience of abuse

Women who experience or witness abuse, to themselves or to others, can have their menopause induced earlier, and accelerate their reproductive ageing.
trametinib ovarian cancer, low grade serous cancer

Drug for ovarian cancer shows 52% reduction in death

Scientists have began using trametinib – used to treat skin and lung cancers – for ovarian cancer, showing that it can significantly slow the progression of the cancer.
unsafe abortion, womens rights

What can be done to protect women from unsafe abortions?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) explains changes are necessary to protect women and girls from the health consequences of unsafe abortions.
reproductive obesity, endometriosis

Female reproductive disorders may be heightened by obesity

Researchers find a link between obesity, metabolic hormones, and female reproductive disorders - suggesting obesity may elevate the risk.
gender health gap

UK appoints Women’s Health Ambassador to tackle gender health gap

The government are appointing a Women’s Health Ambassador to demonstrate stronger support for women’s health, as well as focusing on ending violence against women.
HIV medication women

How can preferred HIV medication disproportionately impact women?

A new study on HIV medication treatment discovered persistent disparities between sex and age, potentially subjecting women to worse HIV treatment outcomes on the drug dolutegravir.
preventative care

Embracing women’s health data to re-shape preventative care

Dr Nighat Arif, a GP and Specialist in Women’s Health, argues that embracing women’s health data will re-shape preventative care
drink testing kit

UK Government has “no plans” to introduce free drink testing kits to combat spiking

Flooded by reports of sudden rises in drink spike numbers, the public have been calling on the government to enact change and protect women on nights out
genetic risk factors, polycystic ovary syndrome

New genetic risk factors found in polycystic ovary syndrome

Researchers at the Institute of Genomics of the University of Tartu find new links between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and genetics.
perinatal women

A sharp rise in cannabis use in perinatal women

A study finds that perinatal women are increasingly using cannabis due to the absence of consistent counselling from healthcare professionals.
maternal health, pre-eclampsia

Maternal health: Vitamin D in pre-eclampsia

Dr AlBendar of Clinical Medicine in DOHaD & Founder of The Womb Effect, explains the role of vitamin D in pre-eclampsia in this maternal health focus
hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Type-2 diabetes and hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, discusses the link between menopause and type-2 diabetes, as well as the use of hormone replacement therapy...

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