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Pornhub refuse to help police in revenge porn investigation

Recently, Pornhub failed to cooperate with revenge porn investigations by CPS, who are questioning why these images are hosted on their platforms at all.
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Oxytocin, vasopressin and mother nature

Dr Sue Carter, The Kinsey Institute, discusses the critical role of oxytocin in birth, lactation and maternal behaviour and in tuning the baby’s developing endocrine and nervous system.
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US law criminalises sex workers for discussing work online

The law criminalises sex workers writing about their lives, discussing health and safety issues and for journalists reporting on sex work.
crisis of maternal mortality, NICHD

Research needed to address the crisis of maternal mortality

Dr Diana W. Bianchi, Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), exposes the need to address maternal mortality.
maternal and foetal health, preeclampsia

Vitamin D and preeclampsia: Improving maternal and foetal health

Yuping Wang and David F. Lewis, from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport, share with us their fascinating research on vitamin D and preeclampsia research, including a promising option in this vein to improve maternal and foetal health.

Decriminalise sex work to stop HIV, says Human Rights Watch

South African authorities are obstructing efforts to decriminalise sex work and end the HIV pandemic, Human Rights Watch and the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) said in a report.
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International Women’s Day: Women and HIV awareness

In this article, HIV activist Philip Baldwin illuminates issues surrounding women and HIV for International Women's Day 2019.
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Abortion is now legal in Northern Ireland

On 22 July, LGBT marriage and abortion is now legal through legislation passed in UK parliament, soon to become law for Northern Ireland.
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Pride month: Trans rights, religion and the impact of Stonewall

In this interview, Philip Baldwin talks to Nishat from Open Access Government about Pride, LGBT activism in harmony with his religion, the increasingly hostile political climate and the impact of Stonewall 50 years on.
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New HIV research finds no link to contraceptive methods

New HIV research conducted in 4 African countries found no significant difference in the risk of HIV infection among women using one of three highly effective, reversible contraceptive methods.
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Jail sentences for miscarriages in Honduras

Abortion is illegal in all circumstances, including rape and incest, whilst women are currently facing serious jail time for miscarriages in Honduras.
body image during pregnancy, emotional wellbeing

Body image during pregnancy can define relationship with baby

Researchers have shown that a new way of assessing women’s relationship with their body image during pregnancy could help predict how well the mother might bond with her unborn baby and her longer-term emotional wellbeing.
gender identity disorder, world health organization, transgender rights

WHO removes ‘Gender Identity Disorder’ diagnosis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has removed 'Gender Identity Disorder' from their diagnostic guidelines; meaning that Trans individuals should not be dismissed by Governments as 'mentally ill'.
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What is next for the abortion ban in Northern Ireland?

Whilst Ireland voted one year ago to repeal abortion, the abortion ban in Northern Ireland remains one of the strictest and most criticised in the modern world: What should happen next?
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US Congress approves landmark LGBTQ rights bill

On the 17th May, The U.S. House of Representatives voted 236-173 to approve the Equality Act that would give landmark federal protection to LGBTQ individuals despite opposition in the White House.
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8% of British people are victims of ‘revenge porn’

Almost one in ten Brits have had their naked pictures or videos shared without their consent, which is colloquially known as revenge porn.
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South Korea decriminalises abortion after 66 years

Today (11 April 2019) there was a ruling by South Korea’s Constitutional Court that told the government to decriminalise abortion in the country and reform abortion laws by 2020.
new legal power, investigate stillbirths

New legal power in the UK to investigate stillbirths

Bereaved parents who suffer a stillbirth would gain answers from an independent inquest into their baby’s death under plans to improve legal powers in the UK on medical investigation.
home chemical pollutants, fertility of men and dogs

Home chemical pollutants harm fertility of men and dogs

The University of Nottingham suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs.
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Insights: The seven year pain of Endometriosis

Martina Mercer speaks to us about her seven year fight with Endometriosis, and her struggle to obtain the hysterectomy that would change her quality of life.

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