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.

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...
drink spiking, spiking victim

When will women be safe from drink spiking?

With last weeks news cycle gripped with first hand accounts of the new drink spiking “epidemic”, where has the coverage gone now?
risk of pregnancy loss

Risk of pregnancy loss not associated with COVID-19 vaccines

According to a new study, there is no risk of pregnancy loss associated with COVID-19 vaccinations.
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?.
women’s rights, menopause

How has the struggle for women’s rights 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.
endometriosis symptoms, endometriosis diagnosis

Why is endometriosis still hard to diagnose?

Endometriosis, a condition impacting at least 190 million people globally, remains relatively ignored - why is it still hard to access treatment? 
preterm birth

COVID-19 infection linked to preterm births

Pregnant individuals who contract COVID-19 face a higher risk of having a preterm birth, according to researchers at The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
vaccine dose

Clinical trial to investigate vaccine dose interval for pregnant women

A new clinical trial, funded by the UK government, will investigate the best gap between the first and second COVID-19 vaccine dose for pregnant women.
consent education classes

Students across the UK to receive consent education classes

Reclaim These Streets has joined forces with Shout Out UK to deliver comprehensive consent education classes to students across the UK.

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