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Olivia Bowen voices fertility fears after not taking medical condition seriously – Mirror Online

Love Island's Olivia Bowen has heartbreakingly revealed fears she's scuppered her chances of having kids as she opens up on the impact of her under-active thyroid. The star, who came second in 2016's series with now-hubby Alex Bowen, has candidly confessed shes uncertain of her future fertility because she been 'irresponsible' at dealing with her condition

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COVID is harming sperm, Israeli researchers say, raising infertility worries – The Times of Israel

COVID-19 is harming the sperm of patients, even weeks after recovery, Israeli doctors have concluded, raising concerns that the disease could reduce fertility. Men who had the mild disease had a broadly normal sperm quality, Prof. Dan Aderka of Sheba Medical Center, told The Times of Israel this week

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Sperm Biomarker Identified Thats Associated With Couples Pregnancy Probability – SciTechDaily

University of Massachusetts Amherst scientists say discovery could lead to better diagnosis of male infertility. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have identified a single-measure biomarker in sperm mitochondrial DNA that may predict male reproductive health and pregnancy success. The discovery applies not just to couples seeking care for infertility but also for the general population.

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Fertility preservation during the COVID-19 pandemic: mitigating the viral contamination risk to reproductive cells in cryostorage – DocWire News

This article was originally published here Reprod Biomed Online. 2020 Sep 15:S1472-6483(20)30518-6. doi: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2020.09.013.

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Singapore will pay citizens to have a baby during the pandemic – WXII The Triad

Singapore will offer a one-time payment to aspiring parents during the coronavirus pandemic.The country's deputy prime minister said the incentive would help reassure people who face financial pressure and are worried about their jobs."We have received feedback that COVID-19 has caused some aspiring parents to postpone their parenthood plans," Heng Swee Keat told lawmakers on Monday."This is fully understandable, especially when they face uncertainty with their income," he added.Heng said the payment would help parents with expenses, but he did not confirm how much would be paid out.Despite a largely successful public health response to the pandemic, Singapore's economy has been thrown into a deep recession.GDP likely shrank 12.6% in the second quarter compared to the same time the previous year, marking "the steepest drop on record," according to economists.Singapore has one of the lowest birth rates in the world, a statistic that successive governments have attempted unsuccessfully to reverse.The fertility rate now stands at just 1.14 births per woman, according to its national statistics body.Video: CDC issues report on COVID-19 and preterm birthsThat places it level with Hong Kong, according to the World Bank. Only South Korea and the U.S

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The Difference Between PCOS And Endometriosis, Explained By Doctors – Women’s Health

In the world of reproductive conditions that can be tough to diagnose, two tend to get the most attention: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis. While youve probably at least heard of both of these conditions, you might be fuzzy on the details. And, with that, its easy to confuse the two.

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WATCH | These childhood sweethearts already had three children when they welcomed quadruplets – News24

They longed for a big family.

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Here’s What to Do if You Miss a Birth Control Pill, According to Doctors – Yahoo New Zealand News

Getty Images It's inevitable: Anyone who uses oral contraceptives has forgotten to take a birth control pill at one point in time. (If you haven't, kudos to you.) Some days, the hustle and bustle of life takes over, and popping a tablet from that little pack of pills simply slips your mind

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Women need to prioritize their own health | News, Sports, Jobs – The Daily Times

Women often put the needs of their loved ones before their own.

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Women’s health cannot wait 4 more years. It’s why I’m supporting Biden and Harris – The Arizona Republic

Genevieve Leo, Opinion contributor Published 7:00 a.m. MT Oct.

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Seven big takeaways from Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper’s third and most fiery debate – The Colorado Sun

Republican incumbent Cory Gardner and Democrat John Hickenlooper faced off in the third of four U.S. Senate debates on Friday, hours after Colorado elections officials began mailing ballots to voters across the state.

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Why we are acting to protect free and open communication with patients – American Medical Association

Physicians know that free, open and honest conversations with their patients are an essential and fundamental element of effective medical care. That is why our AMA has taken the extraordinary step of petitioning the U.S

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Analyzing the COVID-19 Impact Birth Control Market Moderately Impacted by Factory Shutdowns and Supply Chain Obstacles 2020 2025 – The Cloud Tribune

The global Contraceptives market, prepared by Fact.MR, presents a detailed study on the market. The study has leveraged the benefits of various multi-disciplinary approaches so as to arrive at the mentioned conclusions and estimates

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Bobbie’s Beat: Stickers and stuff – Newport News Times

Two recent columns brought an unusual amount of reader response. At least this week is a mixture of smiles and joy, instead of shock and tears. I was touched when a woman in the Midwest said the smiley face stickers are just what she needed.

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Brookings Register | Reproductive health care is essential – Brookings Register

The current pandemic has only made it more urgent that laws be passed to improve access to reproductive healthcare. As explained below, abortion must be recognized to be an essential service. The stigma over abortion needs to be removed in order for it to become easy to talk about by everyone, especially by the young.

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WHITE: Their abortion is none of your business – University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily

In a country where wearing a mask during a pandemic is a political debate, it is unfortunately no surprise that we are still arguing over reproductive health rights. On a matter as personal and difficult as this, it should be no ones business

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Biden’s Road to Victory Is Paved by Women – Morning Consult

October 7, 2020 at 5:58 pm ET Biden leads Trump among white suburban women, 51% to 44%.

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Nessel joins other 21 AGs requesting Supreme Court review of Title X contraceptive rule; opponents say ‘open and shut’ case – The Center Square

(The Center Square) Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined 21 state attorneys general Tuesday toask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower courts decision to uphold an administration Title X rule from President Donald Trump. Pro-life opponents disagree

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Letter to the Editor: We all deserve good healthcare | The Standard Newspaper – Waukon Standard

To the Editor: Last week I had my annual physical. That experience got me thinking.

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Rising against Rabies in India – The New Indian Express

Express News Service ShreyaKaura, 21, a resident of Pitampura, was on her way to the milk booth when a stray dog suddenly charged at her and bit her leg.

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Why I chose to be a guinea pig, and how it went – Navajo Times

CHINLE I got the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus trial vaccine last Friday.

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‘It’s Ok To Feel Vulnerable, Weak’: Swastika Mukherjee On Her Mental Health Journey And Why She Talks Openly About It – HuffPost India

If you or someone you know needs help, call 1800-599-0019 to reach KIRAN, a 24/7 national helpline set by the ministry of social justice. You can also mail icall@tiss.edu or dial 022-25521111 (Monday-Saturday, 8am to 10pm) to reach iCall, a psychosocial helpline set up by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

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Why You Need to Know About the Painful, Silent Phenomena of Missed Miscarriage – Yahoo Eurosport UK

From Women's Health *Trigger warning: miscarriage and baby loss* If you have not been through a miscarriage, your might imagine certain images, when the topic comes up. Maybe pain; definitely blood.

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Covid-19: How provinces are catching up on elective procedures – News24

NEWS As South Africa prepared for the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, hospitals had to come up with plans to deal with the expected influx of infected patients.

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How provinces are catching up on elective surgical procedures – Daily Maverick

Dwindling numbers of Covid-19 cases have enabled many hospitals to start the catch-up plans to deal with the backlog in surgical procedures.

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