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.

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.
postmenopausal women

Dancing improves cholesterol and fitness in postmenopausal women

A new study suggests that dancing may effectively lower cholesterol levels, improve fitness and body composition in postmenopausal women.
infertility

Google searches for vaccine infertility increased by 34,900% following misinformation incident

Google searches for infertility relating to COVID-19 vaccines increased by 34,900% after a pair of physicians submitted a petition questioning their safety.
periorbital hyperpigmentation

What causes periorbital hyperpigmentation and how can you treat it?

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, tells us all about periorbital hyperpigmentation, including what causes it and how it can be treated.
hyperpigmentation

What is hyperpigmentation and how can it be prevented?

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, tells us all about hyperpigmentation including the different types, the causes and the treatment options.
childbirth care

Government invests £2.45 million to improve childbirth care

Maternity safety minister Nadine Dorries has announced £2.45 million in funding for the NHS to improve the safety of women and babies during childbirth.
growth newborn babies, air pollution

New data finds air pollution can impact growth of newborn babies

A study finds that atmospheric pollution experienced during pregnancy can have an impact on the growth of a newborn baby.
female health

Female health & wellness should be a priority as the NHS rebuilds following COVID-19

FemTechLab brings together experts to discusses why female health and wellness should be a top priority as the National Health Service (NHS) rebuilds following COVID-19.
foetal development stage

How do environmental factors affect foetal development?

Associate Professor Ken Tachibana, discloses how prenatal ambient fine particle exposure disrupts DNA methylation and subsequent gene expression in the foetal development stage.
miscarriage care

Calling for a national overhaul of miscarriage care in the UK

Professor Arri Coomarasamy, Director of Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research, turns the spotlight on a common but historically overlooked issue, as ground-breaking new studies lead to calls for UK-wide policy change.
placentas

COVID-19 vaccine does not damage placentas

Researchers from Northwestern Medicine have studied the placentas from patients who received the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy and found no evidence of damage.
newborns

Newborns of socially vulnerable mothers at higher risk of COVID-19 infection

Physician-researchers reveal that newborns of expectant mothers with COVID-19 can suffer indirect adverse health risks, particularly those of socially vulnerable mothers.
PCOS online forum, Polycystic ovary

Survey finds 30% of people with PCOS rely on online forums for information

There is little mainstream awareness of the condition that impacts one in ten women - currently, 30% of people with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) rely on online forums for information.
97% of women in the UK, UN women UK

Research finds that 97% of women in the UK have been sexually harassed

An investigation by UN Women UK found that 97% of women surveyed have been sexually harassed, with a further 96% not reporting those situations because of the belief that it would not change anything.
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.
COVID-19 in pregnancy

COVID-19 in pregnancy not linked with stillbirth or early neonatal death

According to a new study, COVID-19 infection in pregnancy is not associated with stillbirth or early neonatal death but it may increase the risk of pre-term birth.

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