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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.
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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.
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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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House of Lords discuss ten-year egg freezing limit

We all know that a woman’s fertility decreases as she gets older, and the quality and number of her eggs decline: why is there a ten-year limit on egg freezing?
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All UK children will learn about mental health

Three new subjects will be universal from 2020 to ensure school prepares pupils for the world and all children will learn about mental health - health education, relationships education and RSE.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center is constantly expanding to provide excellent education.
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LGBT History Month: UK government support for LGBT groups

Twelve organisations working to improve the lives of LGBT people in the UK have been awarded government funding: new research published shows how public attitudes to same sex relationships have changed in 30 years.
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Sarah Ewart: landmark legal case for Northern Ireland abortion rights

This week, the Belfast High Court will hear a case that could find Northern Ireland’s abortion law in breach of the UK’s human rights commitments.
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Why you should accept your smear test invitation

Everyone susceptible to cervical cancer should understand how to prevent it. Cervical screening saves 2,000 lives each year, read on to find out how to potentially save your own.
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Essure implant vs. women

The Essure implant method of female sterilisation caused atleast 20,000 documented painful experiences, but how did the situation get so far?
The Kinsey Institute - Exploring love, sexuality, and well-being

The Kinsey Institute – Exploring love, sexuality, and well-being

Dr. Sue Carter and the Kinsey Institute: investigating the science of love, its connection to sexuality, and their collective impact on our humanity.
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Global Shortage of hepatitis B vaccine caused by manufacturing process

Health professionals have warned that problems in the manufacturing process has caused a global shortage of the hepatitis B vaccine. Ordering restrictions will remain in place in order to prioritise vaccinations for those who need it most.

Sexual health services in England “at tipping point”

Visits to sexual health services in England have increased and services are at “tipping point”, according to local councils Despite the government saying more than £16bn was being invested in public health, local councils warn that funding has decreased. Since 2013, responsibility for public health in England has rested with local...

HIV and sexual health services require a long-term strategy

The future of HIV and sexual health services is far from certain, says Debbie Laycock, Head of Policy and Parliamentary Affairs at Terrence Higgins Trust
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Are we standing in our own way on the path to a cure for...

Although there are many reasons to celebrate the life-extending benefits from antiretroviral therapeutics (ART) for HIV/AIDS and the ability to chronically manage patients’ disease for decades, the majority of people around the world living with the virus do not have access to ART and those that do, have over...
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Sexual Health: an integral approach

Martin van Rijn, State Secretary of Health, Welfare and Sport in the Netherlands highlights how in all their programs they aim to build awareness and resilience to sexual health problems.  In the Netherlands we have found that an integral approach is the best way to promote good sexual health. Sexual health...

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