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Mode of delivery in childbirth associated with pain during or after sexual intercourse Operative birth is associated with persisting pain during or after sexual intercourse, known as dyspareunia, suggests a new study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and...
Medical News Today | Jan 23, 2015 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Risk of HIV infection in studies of African women using hormonal contraceptives Use of the injectable progestin contraceptive depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) is linked to an increased risk for HIV infection, according to a new article. The researchers did not find a significantly increased risk for HIV infection in women who
Science Daily | Jan 22, 2015 7:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumours Taking a hormonal contraceptive for at least five years is associated with a possible increase in a young woman's risk of developing a rare tumour, glioma of the brain.
Medical News Today | Jan 22, 2015 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Only about half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine at CDC's recommended age A virus is responsible for most cases of cervical cancer, but a new study indicates that only about half of the girls receive the vaccine at the recommended age. The Human papilloma virus vaccine protects against 70 percent of cervical cancers. The CDC ha
Science Daily | Jan 21, 2015 4:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Link found between pain during or after sexual intercourse and mode of delivery Operative birth is associated with persisting pain during or after sexual intercourse, known as dyspareunia, suggests a new study. The study aimed to investigate the contribution of obstetric risk factors, including mode of delivery and perineal trauma to
Science Daily | Jan 21, 2015 1:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Making sexual objectification socially unacceptable could enhance women's sense of safety A study to be published in Sex Roles, published by Springer, offers an explanation for why women fear face-to-face crime more than men, despite being less likely to experience most crimes.
Medical News Today | Jan 18, 2015 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Could promotion of expedited partner therapy reduce STI incidence? A new study suggests a public health program promoting expedited partner therapy for STIs may be an effective way to increase treatment uptake and reduce STI incidence.
Medical News Today | Jan 18, 2015 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Contraceptive study seeks to reduce unintended pregnancies, Australia A major four-year trial will offer GPs across Victoria specialised training on contraception to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies by increasing uptake of Long Acting Reversible...
Medical News Today | Jan 16, 2015 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Long-acting drug effectively prevents HIV-like infection in monkeys HIV infection can be prevented with regimens of antiretroviral drugs, however, their effectiveness depends on a patient's ability to take the pills as prescribed. HIV researchers hope cabotegravir would make compliance easier for some by requiring only on
Science Daily | Jan 15, 2015 5:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Decisions about sex activate different brain regions in adolescent girls In a first-of-its-kind study, Indiana University researchers have shown that teenage girls use different parts of their brain when making hypothetical low- and high-risk decisions about sex.
Medical News Today | Jan 15, 2015 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend