Archive for Female Reproduction



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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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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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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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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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From Women’s Health to Yemen Crisis: 6 Key Issues Hit by UK Aid Cuts – Global Citizen

Why Global Citizens Should Care While the UK government announced it would be cutting the UK aid budget by 30% late last year, its only now that full details of what will be cut andcrucially, by how much, are emerging. And the axe hasnt fallen evenly, with projects fighting AIDs, supporting womens health, and supplying clean water seeing well over half their funding cut.

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Are chemicals shrinking your penis and depleting your sperm? Heres what the evidence really says – News24

A doomsday scenario of an end to human sperm production has been back in the news recently, now with the added threat of shrinking penises. Professor Shanna Swan, a US epidemiologist who studies environmental influences on human development, recently published a new book called Countdown. In it, she suggests sperm counts could reach zero by 2045, largely owing to the impact of a range of environmental pollutants used in manufacturing everyday products: phthalates and bisphosphenol A (BPA) from plastics, and per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) used, for example, in waterproofing.

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The Semester That Was The Badger Herald – UW Badger Herald

Our news team compiled summaries of some of this semesters biggest stories. Read on to learn about students struggling through a pandemic, gender inclusivity activism, local labor strikes and more

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Focus on anti-abortion policies is a waste of resources, hurts Texans’ health – Abilene Reporter-News

Kari White and Shetal Vohra-Gupta Published 2:47 p.m. CT May 8, 2021 Opponents of abortion are trying to pass increasingly extreme measures to prevent Texans from accessing abortion, seemingly emboldened by a more conservative Supreme Court. Just recently, Lubbock joined dozens of other cities in Texas that have passed local ordinances banning abortion and declaring their city to be a sanctuary for the unborn

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Ferring, Rebiotix and MyBiotics Collaborate to Develop Live Microbiome-Based Therapeutics in Reproductive Medicine and Maternal Health – BioSpace

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One in 10 Ohio women thought abortion illegal amid attempts to ban at 6 weeks – The Ohio State University News

Though Ohio never formally enacted a so-called heartbeat bill banning abortions after six weeks of gestation, legislative and legal actions appear to have fueled beliefs that abortion is illegal in the state, a new study has found. One in 10 Ohio women surveyed for the study thought abortion was prohibited. The percentage with that belief increased from 5% to 16% during the study period, corresponding to sustained activity to limit abortions from fall of 2018 through summer of 2019

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Bia-Echo Foundation invest $8M in Singapore to study women’s reproductive longevity – BSA bureau

A new NUS research at Bia-Echo Asia Centre for Reproductive Longevity and Equality will study ways to advance female fertility, lifespan and health-span The Centre, to be established at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at Singapore's National University of Singapore (NUS), was made possible by an $8 million gift from the Bia-Echo Foundation, based in the USA, whose founder is attorney and entrepreneur Nicole Shanahan. Research initiatives at the Centre will be led by scientists and clinicians from NUS Medicine and other institutions here as well as the Asia-Pacific, US and Europe, and specializing in womens reproductive health, aging, and digital medicine. The effort will seek to find ways to improve and lengthen female reproductive health and longevity, helping women to preserve and improve their reproductive systems for conception and general health, potentially enabling women to conceive safely in their later years

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Now is the Time for the Biden Administration to Commit to Upholding Reproductive Rights as Human Rights – Just Security

Next month, the Biden administration has a unique opportunity on the global stage to commit itself to protecting and promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights. The United States will appear at the United Nations Human Rights Council in mid-March for the adoption of the report from the United States Third Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

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Severe Physical Intimate Partner Violence Linked to Mental Disorders in Black Women – Psychiatry Advisor

Black women in the United States with a history of severe physical intimate partner violence (SPIPV) are at greater risk for mental disorders than other US Black women, researchers found in a study published in Journal of Womens Health. Data were taken from a part of the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiological Study (CPES), the National Survey of American Life (NSAL) study on mental and physical health of African American adults in the 48 contiguous states. This information was collected between February 2001 and March 2003.

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$21.6 Billion Feminine Hygiene Products Markets – Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast to 2026 -…

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Feminine Hygiene Products Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global feminine hygiene products market reached a value of US$ 21.6 Billion in 2020.

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Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause is Overlooked and Undertreated – Contemporary Obgyn

Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM), a condition caused by declining hormones, especially the decline of estrogen, results in progressive but treatable vulvovaginal and urinary symptoms. However, it is often overlooked by providers. GSM represents a collection of symptoms that can cause a decrease in the quality of lives and relationships of menopausal women

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Menstrual cycles and lunar cycles: Is there a link? – Medical News Today

For centuries, scholars and writers have speculated about the possibility of a link between lunar cycles and menses. And in 2021, it seems that the potential synchronicity between the two continues to fascinate.

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