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EXCLUSIVE: PCOS and Exercise: What is the connection and all that you need to know about it – PINKVILLA

PCOS being one of the most common endocrinopathies in young women of reproductive age, we must understand how to deal with the symptoms. Some of the common symptoms women with PCOS have to deal with are irregular periods and acne breakouts due to hormonal imbalance due to excess androgens

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Lancet hails reproductive health activist Rani Bang, calls her initiative model for rest of the world – The Indian Express

Sixty-nine-year old Dr Rani Bang has conducted scores of sex education sessions for adolescents and teenagers across Maharashtra.

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How rooibos can benefit reproductive health in both men and women – IOL

By Lifestyle Reporter Feb 12, 2021 Share this article: This month, which is recognised as Reproductive Health Month, the spotlight has fallen on another 21st century crisis plummeting fertility rates. Dr Crystal Meletiou, a therapist specialising in supporting women with fertility and menopausal challenges says it is a common misconception that male fertility will continue well past a womans decline in fertility

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Why research and conversation about menopause is letting down Black and Asian people – goodhousekeeping.com

Despite menopause being a process that half the population are directly impacted by, it remains a taboo topic, shrouded in mystery and stigma. Weve encountered the change that occurs when a person experiences their last period, normally between the ages of 45 and 55, predominantly through a plethora of stereotypes: the cantankerous and unhinged older woman grappling with mood swings and hot flushes. Work has taken place in attempts to demystify menopause, from parliament debating NHS menopause services to Menopause: The Musical embarking on a tour across the UK and Ireland in 2019

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Know with the flow: Fact-checking Libras pad trivia – The Spinoff

How much can you trust the information youre pulling off a pad wrapper? Mirjam Guesgen finds out. Those with menstrual cycles may be familiar with Libras Odd Spots mini-facts you can read while spending more than the reasonable amount of time on the loo during that time of the month

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Gender and punishment – The Indian Express

The arrest of climate activist Disha Ravi on the charge of sharing a protest toolkit and the burning of posters and effigies of Greta Thunberg carries ominous messages beyond the obvious ones relating to dissent and freedom of speech. One does not have to agree with the nature of Greta Thunbergs environmental activism to conclude that reactions to her tweeted support for the farmers agitation reveal some deeply troubling aspects about gender in Indian society. You do not even have to be supportive of the cause of the farmers to think that our public culture has mutated to a particular level of toxic masculinity.

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New WHO report reveals urgency of confronting tobacco use among women – WHO/Europe

A new report by WHO/Europe about women and the tobacco epidemic has been launched. The report, Through a gender lens: women and tobacco in the WHO European Region, has revealed that, although tobacco use among women is decreasing overall, the rate is going down at a much slower pace than in men, and in some countries it is increasing

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Mystery around bears’ reproduction is a reminder of their balancing act – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minnesota over the years hasn't been quite sure what to do with its bears. Early settlers feared them or killed them for food, and from 1945 to 1965 the state paid $10 bounties to people who dispatched bruins that toppled garbage cans, broke into cabins or otherwise made nuisances of themselves. Considered vermin, bears decades ago were sometimes gut-shot by Minnesota deer hunters who watched the animals run off to die in distant locations

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A New Era for Women: The Biden Administration’s Vision on Health Care and Reproductive Rights – Ms. Magazine

This article is part of a longer feature piece in the Winter2021 issue ofMs.A New Era for Womenbreaking down President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harriss promise to build back better on womens rights to health care, economic security and physical safety.Check back every Wednesday for new installationsof this series, or get caught uphere. Andbecome a member today to read the entire issuethrough our app and in print.

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US anti-abortion "gag rule" hits women hard: what we found in Kenya and Madagascar – The Conversation Africa

US President Joe Biden has reversed a Trump administration policy that prohibited US funding for nongovernmental groups that provide or refer patients for abortions.

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Letter: Comparing reproductive rights to slavery is a false equivalency – Berkshire Eagle

To the editor: Recently, readers were faced with a false equivalency about slavery and abortion in a letter to the editor.

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As global cases of COVID-19 hit grim milestones and exacerbate other crises, UNFPA strengthens resolve to save lives – World – ReliefWeb

UNITED NATIONS, New York On January 27, the number of coronavirus cases reached a staggering 100 million worldwide. Earlier, on January 15, deaths attributed to the virus numbered two million. Those arent the only figures heading in the wrong direction: The pandemic is endangering the health and well-being of women and girls with spiking cases of gender-based violence and female genital mutilation and deteriorating maternal care and reproductive health services.

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Gynecological oncologist addressing disparities for Black and Hispanic women – FOX 7 Austin

Good Day Together: Decline in cancer screenings amid COVID-19 As we wrap up Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Leslie Rangel talked to a local gynecologic oncologist who is working to help women get treatment. AUSTIN, Texas - A Black gynecological oncologist is working to address disparities for Black and Hispanic women who make up the bulk of HPV associated cervical cancer cases. The CDC reports 12,000 new cases are diagnosed every year in the United States.

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Thousands Join Global Call for Universal Access to Reproductive Health at ‘Not Without FP’ Virtual Forum – PRNewswire

International leaders and experts advocate for rights-based family planning, examine threat COVID-19 poses to reproductive health BALTIMORE, Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --More than 7,000 people attended this week's global online forum, "Not Without FP," to champion the important role family planning plays in universal health coverage (UHC) schemes, and explore the impact of COVID-19 on sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide. The forum convened at a pivotal time as the international community plans to move beyond its Family Planning 2020(FP2020) goals and UHC gains traction globally made even more complex by the COVID-19 pandemic and growing civil unrest and inequity

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President Biden Expands Access to Affordable Care Act Exchange Plans, Womens Reproductive Health – JD Supra

January 28 was designated as health day for President Joe Bidens early push of executive orders, with two new executive actions added to a growing list. The Executive Order on Strengthening Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act and Memorandum on Protecting Womens Health at Home and Abroad were described by President Biden as restorative of policies modified by the prior administration. In the Strengthening Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act executive order (EO), President Biden directed a Special Enrollment Period for Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange plans beginning February 15, 2021, and continuing through May 15, 2021

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COVID vaccines and pregnancy: informed decision-making for women – UAB News

For women who are pregnant, lactating or trying to become pregnant, deciding whether to take the COVID vaccine when eligible can be a tough decision. UAB experts offer guidance

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Misinformation between COVID vaccine and infertility raises alarm – WTOP

Watch Video: False links between COVID vaccine and infertility raise alarm among women New York As widespread misinformation Watch Video: False links between COVID vaccine and infertility raise alarm among women New York As widespread misinformation about COVID-19vaccines and infertility took hold on social media, the rumors spread as rapidly as the virus itself and scared some women from getting a shot. Jay Huber, a fertility doctor in New Orleans, is asked daily by his patients if the vaccine causes infertility. He said theres no evidence of that happening.

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Violation of her reproductive health rights – Afghanistan – ReliefWeb

UNFPA is the United Nations agency leading global efforts to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, and every childbirth is safe. However, in Afghanistan where access to basic health services is a challenge, the maternal mortality rate is the highest in the region at a ratio at 638 deaths per 100,000 live births. To cover hard-to-reach and remote areas of the country, where significant portions of maternal, newborn, and children morbidities and mortalities take place, UNFPA in close collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) established Family Health Houses (FHHs), a community-based and led health facility, which provides Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and child services.

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The Expert Guide To Taking Care Of Your Reproductive Health – Femina

Educate YourselfImage: ShutterstockLearn about reproductive organs, the parts, its functions and how to best take care of them. Many adolescents seem unaware of reproductive and sex centric information, and also refrain from talking about the same. It is high time we should break the stigma and produce a conducive environment to relentlessly talk about something as natural as the above

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Governor Cuomo Reminds Surrogates and Parents of Their New Insurance Rights and Protections During Gestational Surrogacy – ny.gov

Governor Cuomo Reminds Surrogates and Parents of Their New Insurance Rights and Protections During Gestational Surrogacy | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Skip to main content February 3, 2021 Albany, NY Surrogates Have a Right to Obtain Health and Life Insurance Paid For by Parents Parents Protected from Potential Financial Loss Incurred During Gestational Surrogacy New York State Department of Financial Services Issues Guidance Letter Reminding Insurers They Must Provide Maternity Care Benefits for Surrogates Legalizing Gestational Surrogacy was Part of Governor's FY 2021 Enacted Budget anda Major Priority for New York's Council on Women & Girls Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today reminded New Yorkers about new insurance protections and rights for surrogates and parents that will take effect on February 15, 2021.

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Mental Health Monday Maternal Mental Health: Education and Advocacy Through Comedy – Hoover Sun

According to the National Institutes for Health (NIH), one in eight women experiences postpartum depression or anxiety. That number almost doubles for Black mothers. Join us for a lively conversation with maternal mental health advocates Angelina Spicer, Los Angeles-based mother, comedian and documentarian, and Dr.

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Announcing the Passing of Charles B. Hammond, MD, Professor & Chair Emeritus – Duke Today

With great sadness, the Department of Ob/Gyn announced that Charles B. Hammond, MD, FACOG,FRCOG, died on Monday, February 1, 2021.

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Lawsuit challenges FDA approval of additive that makes Impossible Burger ‘bleed’ – Food Safety News

The Center for Food Safety is challenging the FDAs approval of a color additive used to make Impossible Foods plant-based burger appear to bleed like real meat. The advocacy group claims that the FDAs decision was not based on convincing evidence as required by regulation

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What is the real cost of infertility in Tennessee? – WBIR.com

One in six.

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A newly discovered chameleon less than an inch long could be the world’s smallest reptile – CNN

It's known as Brookesia nana, or "nano-chameleon," and it's a blotchy brown lizard that usually doesn't surpass an inch in body length. Before 2012, biologists didn't know it existed

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