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Female dolphins have a clitoris much like humans – Science News Magazine

Dolphins have active sex lives, with frequent dalliances not just for reproduction. One reason may be that the prominent female dolphin clitoris provides sexual pleasure. A new up-close look at clitoral tissue from common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) reveals many similarities to the human clitoris

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The significant role of post-pairing male behavior on the evolution of male preferences and female traits | Communications Biology – Nature.com

Trade-off between mate guarding and seeking additional mating Unlike previous modeling studies on male mate choice (e.g., refs. 7,9), we include a post-pairing stage into our population genetic models that allows choosy males to have different strategies during this period

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Revisiting social reproduction theory International Socialism – International Socialism Journal

A review of Social Reproduction Theory and the Socialist Horizon: Work, Power and Political Strategy, Aaron Jaffe (Pluto Press, 2020), 18.99 Social Reproduction Theory and the Socialist Horizon by Aaron Jaffe is another book in the Mapping Social Reproduction Theory series, which is edited by Tithi Bhattacharya. The strengths in Jaffes account of social reproduction theory (SRT) are threefold: his clarity about the competitive drive for accumulation in all capitalist societies; his critique of gender essentialism; and his sensitive critique of intersectionality. The weaknesses lie in not using all the tools in the Marxist toolbox, particularly in relation to racism and the state

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Ireland’s baby-making business: From egg freezing to IVF and everything in between – The Irish Times

From young women freezing eggs to couples accessing IVF, fertility has become a booming private industry in Ireland Of couples trying for a baby, about eight in 10 will get pregnant within a year. The one in six who will experience problems can find themselves alone

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Ridding Canadian medicine of conversion therapy – CMAJ

KEY POINTS Conversion therapy continues to occur in both regulated and unrelated settings in Canada, prompting federal, provincial and territorial, and municipal governments to have debated and enacted dozens of legislative bans over the past 6 years.

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The metabolic cost of turning right side up in the Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca) | Scientific Reports – Nature.com

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Gender Bias In Futuristic Technologies: A Probe Into AI & Inclusive Solutions – Feminism in India

The world runs on the assumption that numbers cant be wrong; that data is objective and only works on merit. But what falls through the cracks is that systems dont have a righteous mind of their own but rather develop a reason from the data it is fed.

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Malta among top performers in fertility treatment, but offers no education programme – Newsbook

Malta has been ranked among the top performers in Europe in fertility treatment policy in the 2021 European Atlas of Fertility Treatment Policies. Despite figuring among the best performers in Europe the study found that infertility patients association are not consulted on public policies in Malta and the island does not have a state organised/sponsored fertility education programme

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‘Tinted With You’ Is the Bite-Sized BL Web Drama We’re Loving Right Now – Hornet

Sometimes getting through hour-long episodes of new shows even our favorite shows can be a challenge, especially when you really want to watch something. Our solution for that? Web dramas.

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Wondrous and amazing: female California condors can reproduce without males – The Guardian

The California condor is the largest flying bird in North America, with a 10ft wingspan that enables it to soar up to 15,000ft nearly half the height of a commercial airplane. Now the birds can claim another superlative feat: scientists have discovered that females can reproduce without a male partner, in a rare phenomenon known as parthenogenesis.

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The egg freezing conundrum in Singapore not all social and ethical issues can be regulated by law – BioNews

1 November 2021 Unlike in the West, many Asian countries adopt conservative and traditionalist policies towards motherhood and female reproduction. In Singapore, official government policy explicitly discourages and penalises reproduction by single women and same-sex couples, by excluding them from tax rebates, housing, and childcare subsidies that are accessible only to traditional families formed by married heterosexual couples

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Rosanna Davison: Im still waiting two years later to apply to be my daughters guardian – The Irish Times

The upcoming Assisted Human Reproduction (AHR) Bill plans to regulate a wide range of practices for the first time in Ireland including domestic altruistic surrogacy, according to a statement from the Department of Health. This has raised a red flag among parents and surrogacy advocacy groups that the proposed Bill would not include provisions for international surrogacy or retrospective pathways to parenthood.

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Rosanna Davison reveals she’s still waiting to apply to be her daughter’s legal guardian – Goss.ie

Rosanna Davison has revealed shes still waiting to apply to be her daughters legal guardian.

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Fish and Game looks to improve alpine fisheries with ‘super-male’ brook trout – Idaho Mountain Express and Guide

With their aggressive feeding habits and spectacular colorsolive-green backs, white-tipped fins, a spattering of yellow and red spots ringed in pale blue and fire-red belliesbrook trout are arguably one of the most attractive sport fish in North America. But while regarded as an iconic predator in their native rangethat is, cool, well-oxygenated lakes and streams in the eastern U.S. and Canada, from northern Georgia up to the Hudson Baythe fish are an unwelcome presence in the Western U.S.

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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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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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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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