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the HPV vaccine

Only 16% of men received HPV vaccine

Researchers from Michigan Medicine have found that only 16% of men had received at least one dose of the HPV vaccine.
HIP4CHANGE

HIPTeens – improving the sexual health of teens

Our purpose is simple: helping girls reach their potential through robust research and practical application for sexual and mental health
HIV patients in latin america, living with HIV

Life expectancy is up for HIV patients in Latin America

Researchers studied over 30,688 HIV patients across seven Latin American countries - finding that life expectancy has dramatically increased over a period of 14 years.
HIV patients, intimate partner violence

One in four HIV patients experience intimate partner violence

According to the CDC, one in four HIV patients in the United States experience intimate partner violence - which could be anything between physical assault to stalking.
STI prevention, STI

Why does the U.S. need an STI National Strategic Plan?

Open Access Government discusses STI prevention in the U.S., and the benefits and priorities of the STI National Strategic Plan 2021-2025.
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.
paid miscarriage leave, miscarriage

New Zealand creates paid miscarriage leave of three days

The historic legislation will give mothers and parents three days of paid miscarriage leave, which will also apply to those dealing with a stillbirth.
mice artificial wombs, mice embryos

Israeli scientists grow mice in artificial wombs outside the body

In a significant breakthrough for life science, Israeli scientists have succeeded in growing mice embryos in artificial wombs - completely outside the body.
risk of blood clots, astrazeneca vaccine

Birth control creates higher risk of blood clots than AstraZeneca vaccine

Currently, several EU countries are suspending use of the AstraZeneca vaccine due to reports of blood clot risks - in response, people are speaking out about the higher risk of blood clots posed by contraceptive pills used globally.
cured of HIV, living with HIV

‘London patient’ becomes second person permanently cured of HIV

The 'London patient' joins the 'Berlin patient' as the second person in history to be cured of HIV, which is achieved via transplant of rare HIV-resistant stem cells.
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.
reproductive medicine, fertility clinics

How valuable are randomised controlled trials in reproductive medicine?

Professor Darren Griffin reflects on how patients in fertility clinics should interpret the scientific evidence base when even the experts can’t seem to agree.
people with HIV, covid

People with HIV can now get COVID-19 vaccine without disclosing status

People living with HIV can now get a COVID vaccine without having to tell the doctor their status - right now, the stigma is holding some back from coming forward to get their vaccination.
adolescent girls

Supporting adolescent girls from refugee backgrounds

Chief Talent & Global Strategy Officer Dr Dianne Morrison-Beedy highlights the major issue of how adolescent girls from refugee backgrounds have been forgotten in evidence-based sexual risk reduction interventions.
end the HIV epidemic, opioids

Science needs to overcome “structural racism” to end the HIV epidemic

A new report published in The Lancet investigates why 43% of HIV deaths in 2018 happened in the Black community, with policy solutions for the ongoing HIV epidemic.
free menstrual products, period poverty

New Zealand will give free menstrual products to decrease period poverty

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is going to implement a new policy - students will receive free menstrual products from June, to decrease the period poverty that limits access to education.
contraception guidelines

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.

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