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women's health COVID-19

How has COVID-19 changed women’s health attitudes? 

Carolyn Hobdey examines how the global pandemic affected women's health attitudes, such as contraception, menstruation and reproductive rights.
sexual violence

Experiences of sexual violence linked with high blood pressure

According to a longitudinal study of US women, women who have experienced sexual violence are more likely to develop high blood pressure.
disparities in cancer care

Examining intersectionality to find disparities in cancer care

Analysis of 28 studies has found that the intersection of sexual minority status with ethnicity is associated with lower cancer screenings.
decriminalise abortions

Latin America takes landmark step to decriminalise abortion in Colombia

Colombia’s constitutional court decriminalises abortion within 24 weeks in monumental step towards Latin American reproductive rights.
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.
sex education pleasure, sti

The key to safe sex education is understanding pleasure

Acknowledging pleasure as a key driver of sexual behaviour has more success in teaching safe sex than traditional sex education – as well as targeting STI/HIV risk reduction.
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.

Men at higher risk of “sextortion” since the COVID pandemic

Men, Black and Native American women, and LGBTQ Individuals at high risk of falling victim to online extortion
living with hiv

Men who pay for sex 50% more likely to be living with HIV

A survey, conducted over 20 years in 35 African countries, suggests that one in ten sexually active men are 50% more likely to be living with HIV.
ovarian cancer device

Tiny “falloposcope” can detect early ovarian cancer

Scientists invented the ‘falloposcope’ to detect early-stage ovarian cancer - now, making history, a surgeon successfully used the device to capture images of fallopian tubes.
german abortion

Germany taking steps towards removing Nazi-era abortion law

German Justice Minister Marco Buschmann, is attempting to overturn a Nazi-era law forbidding medical professionals to share information on abortion procedures.
transgender mental health, hormone treatment

Transgender mental health: What age is best to begin hormone treatment?

A new study finds that transgender people who begin hormone treatment in adolescence have better mental health, than those waiting until adulthood.
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 prevention

FDA approves new long-lasting drug for HIV prevention

December saw monumental steps being taken in HIV prevention with the FDA approving their first approval of long-acting HIV prevention medication.

Evidence-based interventions addressing top teen public health epidemics: HIPTeens and COPE

Doctor's Dianne Morrison-Beedy, Bernadette Melnyk reveal two evidence-based interventions that are addressing sexual risk and mental health
sexual health of teens, HIPteens

Sexual risk-taking & mental health issues in adolescent females – an urgent call to...

Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN and Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, issue an urgent call to action when it comes to combatting sexual risk-taking and mental health issues in adolescent females.
period poverty schools

Tackling period poverty in schools and colleges

The government has extended their scheme to provide free tampons, pads, and menstrual cups to ensure the accessibility of safe sanitary products for people in education.
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
contraception side effects, the pill

Why is contraception still letting people down?

With numerous side effects and fluctuating reliability, contraception has a long way to go in order to provide the healthcare that people around the world need.

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