Archive for Female Reproduction



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We must resolutely resist any attempts to go back: Listening to the icons and activists of women’s rights – UNFPA News

UNITED NATIONS, New York The eighth of March is International Womens Day, and the stakes could not be higher. This year marks a quarter century since the creation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a global blueprint for advancing the rights of women. It called for equality in all spheres of life and building on a landmark consensus reached the previous year it affirmed that reproductive health and rights are central to achieving that goal

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You are the owner of your body: UNFPA chief on gender, Trump and Me Too – POLITICO

Under the administration of President Donald Trump, the U.S. has axed all federal funding which previously amounted to roughly $70 million a year for the UNFPA, exercising the executive branchs ability to prevent foreign aid from going to organizations it deems of being involved in coercive abortions (accusations the UNFPA has steafastly denied). We really lament the posture of the current U.S.

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Art Lander’s Outdoors: The Bobcat is a secretive carnivore found in forests across the Commonwealth – User-generated content

Bobcats (Photo by Summer M. Tribble, Wikipedia Commons) Editors Note: This is the fourth article in an occasional series about furbearers in Kentucky

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CBSE 10th Science exam last minute preparation tips – Times of India

What to expect in CBSE Class 10 Science Exam 2020? The days of preparation are over and it is time to revise everything you have studied so far.

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Global warming could skew the process of turtle reproduction, experts warn – Montreal Gazette

A turtle, that was previously rescued from a deadly red tide, is released after its rehabilitation in the Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga (Mexican Sea Turtle Center), at a beach of Mazunte in Oaxaca, Mexico February 8, 2020. REUTERS/Jose de Jesus CortesJOSE DE JESUS CORTES / REUTERS Experts are worried that global warming could interfere in the reproduction process of egg-laying reptiles such as turtles and crocodiles since the sex of their progeny is determined by temperature. These species lay their eggs in nests they dig and then abandon after covering them up, letting the sun provide sufficient heat to incubate their offspring

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What can you change to drive up total born and save more pigs? – National Hog Farmer

Last month we looked backwards, now it is time to look at what we need to do going forward to make your farm most productive as possible.

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Tiger of a trout bending poles in the Cowboy State – Buckrail

JACKSON, Wyo. Hey anglers, ever had a tiger on your line? Tiger trout are a unique, relative newcomer to Wyoming.

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Can science save the last two white rhinos left on the planet? – RFI

Issued on: 04/03/2020 - 16:32Modified: 04/03/2020 - 16:33 Northern white rhinos no longer exist in the wild. The last two remaining female individuals are under constant surveillance in Kenya while scientists are working on groundbreaking techniques to save the species from complete extinction. Najin and her daughter Fatu are under intense surveillance in their 700-acre (about 280-hectare) enclosure at the Ol Pejeta conservancy near the town of Nanyuki, on the equator in central Kenya.

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Reproductive rights of women are not up for negotiation: Gita Sen – The Hindu

A trained economist and feminist scholar, Gita Sen is director of The Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity and Social Determinants, Public Health Foundation of India, and adjunct professor at Harvard University. She was the only Indian among 10 global leaders awarded by UNFPA for their work on population and development at the recently-concluded International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD+25) Summit in Nairobi.

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Calls to declare koalas endangered as population declines by two-thirds in 20 years – The Guardian

About 5,000 koalas in New South Wales are likely to have died in the bushfires, and their numbers may have dropped by as much as two-thirds in less than 20 years, a new report has found.

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Iain Macwhirter: Nicola Sturgeon must defend women’s rights or lose the next election – HeraldScotland

WHEN I started writing about the trans self-identification issue nearly two years ago it was with the utmost trepidation. Questioning, or even discussing, the proposal that men should be able legally to become women merely by making a declaration of such, was regarded as transphobia, homophobia, bigotry. The police were recording as hate incidents anyone who misgendered a trans person in other words referred to their biological, natal sex

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X is greater than Y: Chromosomes may explain why women outlive men – The Sydney Morning Herald

In antechinus, but also in gorillas, elephant seals, mountain goats, ospreys and humans, the female of the species lives significantly longer on average than the male. Australian researchers now believe they know why

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Ne me touche pas the shift in sex and power sweeping France – The Guardian

A few years ago I spent the weekend in a chteau deep in the rural Auvergne region of central France.

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March into spring with a roster of fun and inspiring arts events – AroundtheO

Kicking off Womens History Month in March is a series of lectures on campus, along with a free International Womxns Day celebration at the Erb Memorial Union on March 11 that will include authentic international food, cultural performances and more. The School of Music and Dance is offering an abundance of spring concerts and recitals throughout the month, and attendees of the 15th annual Disorient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon will have difficulty choosing which of the 45 films being offered to attend.

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Q&A: The curious case of male pregnancy in seahorses and pipefishes – Horizon magazine

She is studying three of the different types of pregnancy in syngnathids, a fish family including seahorses, pipefish and seadragons as part of a project called MALEPREG. One type is when eggs are glued to the body of the male, who then carries them; the second is full male pregnancy, with transfer of nutrients and oxygen in a placenta-like system including one in which a pouch closes with a skin fold upon egg deposition; and the third is similar to the second but with a closed pouch. Beyond the novelty value, what is so interesting about studying male pregnancy?

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A bee from the age of dinosaurs – EarthSky

Primitive bee trapped in amber. It lived in a tropical jungle 100 million years ago, when flowering plants were just beginning to diversify. Its thought that bees and flowering plants co-evolved

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‘Vagina is not a rude word’: the scientist fighting to empower women, one word at a time – The Guardian

Catherine Blackledge immediately knew what her first book, a cultural history of the vagina spanning more than two millennia, should be called: Vagina.

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Is Intermittent Fasting Safe For Women? All Your Questions Answered – mindbodygreen.com

Because fasting may negatively affect a woman's hormones, there are related concerns about fertility. Some medical experts think that a woman's body may see fasting as a danger of impending starvation.

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Female Reproductive System Anatomy, Diagram & Function …

The female reproductive system is one of the most vital parts of the human reproductive process. Although a man is needed to reproduce, it is the woman who incubates the developing fetus and delivers the child into the world.

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Female Reproductive Organs Diagram, Picture & Functions …

Although a womans external genitals are commonly referred to as the vagina, the vagina is actually one of several organs that comprise this section of a womans body. Collectively, these parts are called the vulva. Rich with nerves, the vulva can provide sexual pleasure when properly stimulated

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20 animal mating rituals from the cute to the cannibalistic – CBC.ca

At CBC Life, we talk a lot about the challenges of love and dating, the sting of rejection, the pain of heartbreak. But we've got it easy

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Six female writers homes you can tour, including the one where Alcott penned Little Women – Seattle Times

When I was a girl in the 1980s, my parents took me to visit Orchard House, Louisa May Alcotts home in Concord, Massachusetts.

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‘Drat’ in the Year of the Rat! – The Borneo Post

Rattus norvegicus is the dominant type of rat in both Europe and North America. Photo by Anemone Projectors MY late father, who never ever swore or blasphemed, would occasionally utter an expletive when things he was doing went wrong and would whisper under his breath Drat! Only very recently I have found that this expression came into the English language in the 17th century as a mild substitute for God and rat. Chinese New Year 2020, for the Year of the Rat, arrived on Jan 25 and it was only coming into land, at night, at Kuching airport that I realised the celebrations ended on Feb 8.

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14 books to read on Valentine’s Day – CBC.ca

It's Valentine's Day! Celebrate love or getting over it by reading one of these great books. Casey McQuiston'snovelRed, White & Royal Blueimagines a romance between the son of the president of the United Statesand the Prince of Wales. Alex Claremont-Diaz is the son of the first female president of the United States

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Pair bonding may be the foundation of human and primate societies – ZME Science

New research into primate social structures offers insight into how human social life is organized. Primates can develop quite complex social structures just look at ours, were primates too. But exactly what made this family of species move towards a group rather than individual lifestyle

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