Archive for Female Reproduction



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This chemical could be stopping you from getting pregnant. What is it? – The Jerusalem Post

This study should bother everyone. It found that certain chemicals were being absorbed by the ovaries. For several years now, phthalates, dangerous chemicals found in various plastic and care products, have been marked as a possible cause of the general decline in fertility around the world.

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Inside Female Dating Strategy, the Subreddit That Teaches Women to Level Up Against Scrotes and F*ckboys – Jezebel

Female Dating Strategy wants to help women navigate the horrors of heterosexuality. The growing subreddit describes a dating landscape in which women are up against everything from sexual assault to reproductive control, the orgasm gap to the sexual double standard. But for FDS, the prescription isnt political but rather looks something like a 1950s dating manual

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Protesters in Rock Island rally against anti-abortion laws – WQAD.com

Hundreds of women rallied in Rock Island Saturday afternoon to protest strict abortion laws passed in Texas. ROCK ISLAND, Ill.

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Abortion testimonials from women in Congress punctuate hearing on SB8, the Texas bounty law – The Dallas Morning News

WASHINGTON Congress heard gut-wrenching abortion testimonials Thursday mostly from female lawmakers who have terminated pregnancies at a hearing on Texas new 6-week ban and the possibility that the Supreme Court will soon overturn Roe vs. Wade.

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2018 Camp Fire prompts ‘true experiment of nature’ – The Aggie – The Aggie

Fertility, timing of birth and pregnancy loss observed in Rhesus macaques following exposure to wildfire smoke The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) at UC Davis conducted a unique case-control study investigating birth outcomes in Rhesus macaques. This species breeding period was affected by the Camp Fire, according to a research paper published in the journal of Reproductive Toxicology. The U.S

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If it only depends on the brain, women can consume more alcohol than men The Clare People – The Clare People

In an experiment with rodents, females consume more alcohol than males of the same species (Image: Reproduction/Riccardo ragione/Unsplash) Understand the study According to the authors, a significant portion of BNST neurons is more excitable in females than in males. In part, this may explain the increased susceptibility of rodents to excessive alcohol consumption.

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Back-Seat Driver: The Parasite That Makes Bees Drop Off Its Babies – Entomology Today

Halictoxenos borealis, a species of strepsipteran, or twisted-wing insect, that parasitizes the bee Lasioglossum apristum affects the bees flower-visiting behavior. When the parasitize bee, as shown here, visits a hydrangea flower, it curls its abdomen and presses it against the leafmaking it easier for the parasites to offload their larvae.

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To Fight Texass Abortion Law, These Houston Hospitality Veterans are Teaming Up – Eater Houston

On Thursday, Houston bartender Lindsay Rae is planning a party at her Midtown drinking den Two Headed Dog. Instead of the usual birthday celebration or themed cocktail party, Rae and others plan to make signs and connections with people planning to attend the Houston Womens March on Saturday, October 2 to protest the states highly restrictive new abortion law. The march is one of many happening throughout the country this weekend in response to a series of laws already enacted or in the works that restrict reproduction rights.

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Scientists Find A Species That Survived For Thousands of Years Without Having Sex – The Swaddle

The reproductive practices of beetle mites, or the Oppiella nova, have been a mystery to scientists for a while now. But courtesy of a new study, theyve finally unlocked it.

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October Weed of the Month: Red Hailstone – redlakenationnews.com

Red hailstone (Thladiantha dubia) is an herbaceous vine named for the red fruit on female plants. The vines grow vigorously to climb over other vegetation enabling red hailstone to dominate. It smothers native vegetation and has been problematic in agricultural fields.

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Barbie sent a doll on a zero-gravity flight to inspire young girls to work in space and STEM – Screen Shot

Reports have surfaced of the arrest of an Australian man, based in Sydney, for allegedly importing a sex doll with childlike qualities. This appears part of a wider trend, as concerns rise over a 653 per cent surge in the number of similar products confiscated by authorities in just two years.

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Amia Srinivasan What does Fluffy think? Pets with Benefits LRB 7 October 2021 – London Review of Books

Have you ever experienced the love of an animal? Jack, my familys golden retriever, put on an admirable show of adoring all of us, but we knew his deepest attachment was to my mother, on whose lap he liked to lie, having his silky ears stroked as he slept. Jasper, the ill-advised beagle that followed, loved no one but himself.

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New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900 000 midwives – World Health Organization – World Health Organization

Fully investing in midwives by 2035 would avert roughly two-thirds of maternal, newborn deaths and stillbirths, saving 4.3 million lives per year. Millions of lives of women and newborns are lost, and millions more experience ill health or injury, because the needs of pregnant women and skills of midwives are not recognized or prioritized.

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Australian Treasurer to Address Women’s Safety, Health in Budget – Bloomberg

For a fresh perspective onthe stories that matter for Australian business and politics, sign up for our weekly newsletter. Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is pledging more spending to improving womens economic and health outcomes in his May 11 budget, including a focus on protecting them from domestic violence. To know that one in four Australian women suffer violence at the hands of a partner or a former partner is just heartbreaking, Frydenberg told Sky News Australia.

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A lot of shame: Why we need to talk about male infertility – TVO

Is humanity in danger of extinction due to rapidly decreasing fertility in men? Some researchers, including Shanna Swan, believe it is

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Restricting abortion access fizzled in the 2021 Legislature; reproductive rights advocates expect future battles – Florida Phoenix

On the abortion front, GOP lawmakers tried to restrict abortion access in Florida but various bills failed in the 2021 Legislature.

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Op-Ed: How to change a health system that harms Black mothers – Los Angeles Times

The current state of Black maternal health in the United States is a grim indication that we as a country have lost our way. The U.S.

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COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnant and Nursing Women: Expert Perspectives From Obstetrics and Epidemiology – Infectious Disease Advisor

Choosing to start or grow a family during a pandemic has been a difficult decision for many, and there are few studies focused on how pregnant and nursing women can best protect themselves and their children. With the availability of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, a pressing question arises: should pregnant and nursing individuals get vaccinated

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Reproductive Rights Advocates Call for Biden to Curb Foreign Abortion Restrictions – Ms. Magazine

A coalition of over 140 reproductive rights and health care advocates is calling on President Biden to mitigate the harm caused by the over-implementation of U.S. foreign aid restrictions, especially the 50-year-old Helms Amendment, which has limited access to and information about abortion overseas

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Newsday panel: Pregnant women, those seeking to get pregnant should get the COVID-19 vaccines – Newsday

Whether you are pregnant or are planning to be it shouldn't alter your plans to vaccinate yourself against the coronavirus, experts on the latest NewsdayLive webinar said Wednesday. That's because there's no hard evidence that getting inoculated can do anything but help you and your unborn child, the panelists said

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Women at work on Mothers Day The Manila Times – The Manila Times

THE second Sunday of May is Mothers Day. On this day we send greetings and flowers to our mothers. It is also a day on which we reflect on the existential importance of mothers to the human species, to the economy and to the family

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Time to cut the string on the global reproductive health yo-yo | TheHill – The Hill

Global advocates for sexual and reproductive health and rights had a lot to celebrate during the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration.

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Cancer threatened N.J. womans dream of motherhood. Then her sister stepped in. – NJ.com

When Kristin Patchell gave birth this year, she didnt become a mom.

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CU Boulder Study Finds That Better Access To Birth Control Boosts High School Graduation Rates – Colorado Public Radio

A new study shows that when people in Colorado had access to free and low-cost birth control through a statewide program, the percentage of students who left high school before graduating decreased by 14 percent, according to a new CU Boulder-led study published in the journal Science Advances. It also showed increased access to birth control led to lower birth and abortion rates. The study, which used U.S

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Linking Voter Suppression and Abortion Restrictions: If We Lose Voting Rights, We Lose Women’s Rights – Ms. Magazine

A combination of legal restrictions on voting and abortion, physical violence and intimidation tactics have emerged again during a time of renewed challenges to white male supremacy. In the first four months of 2021, Republican lawmakers introduced over 360 bills to restrict voting rights and 536 bills to restrict abortion rights.

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