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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Medicaid expansion improves pregnancy outcomes for low-income women
A professor describes severe maternal morbidity in low-income women as a public health crisis - now, Medicaid expansion seems to be improving pregnancy outcomes.
Generational trauma can change the brain circuitry of an unborn baby
Scientists have found that mothers who have suffered childhood trauma can pass this memory down to an unborn baby - scans showed altered brain circuitry in young children.
US Supreme Court makes abortion pill access more difficult
The Trump administration issued a request to the Supreme Court for abortion pill access to undergo restrictions - meaning that patients will have to pickup the drug in person, during the COVID-19 crisis.