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Emergency contraception related ER visits dropped significantly over 14 year period

Written by | 9 Apr 2024

Following federal approval for over the counter emergency contraception in 2006, emergency departments across the U.S. saw dramatic decreases in related visits and medical charges, a new study […]

Study explores homeless women’s experiences of ‘period poverty’

Written by | 21 Mar 2024

Research from the University of Southampton has identified common issues women face when experiencing periods while homeless. A review of research published in Women and Health has found homeless women experienced […]

Timing of COVID-19 shot can change menstrual cycle length

Written by | 4 Mar 2024

Oregon Health & Science University researchers have confirmed that the timing of COVID-19 vaccination is associated with slight, temporary changes in menstrual cycle length. The study, published today […]

Antidepressant use lower in moms who have support from grandparents

Written by | 20 Feb 2024

Mothers are less likely to take antidepressants if their own parents and parents-in-law are healthy and live close by– a new study finds. On the flip side of […]

Menopause and migraines: New findings point to power of prevention

Written by | 19 Feb 2024

For middle-aged women plagued by migraines, or hot flashes and night sweats, another worry may linger in the backs of their minds: whether these experiences have set them […]

Study finds preconception stress may affect health of women undergoing fertility treatment

Written by | 8 Jan 2024

Stress during pregnancy is known to influence health outcomes, but a new study from Mass General Brigham researchers suggests that stress levels before pregnancy are also important to evaluate. Investigators […]

Obese women have worse menopause symptoms and get less relief from hormone therapy

Written by | 28 Sep 2023

Obesity has already been associated with a number of adverse health conditions and can interfere with a person’s quality of life. A new study suggests that, in addition […]

OB/Gyn residency programs should offer more menopause training

Written by | 3 Sep 2023

A nationwide assessment of Obstetrics and Gynecology residency programs reveals the need for more training in how to provide the best care for women going through menopause, according […]

Plans for UK’s first menopause education programme launched by UCL academics

Written by | 22 Aug 2023

Experts at UCL have teamed up with leading women’s health charities to design a new education and support programme for women across the country experiencing menopause. The National […]

A myth no more: Cranberry products can prevent urinary tract infections for women

Written by | 23 Apr 2023

Drinking cranberry juice has long been a mythical prevention strategy for women who develop a urinary tract infection – and new medical evidence shows consuming cranberry products is […]

160 million women worldwide have unmet contraception needs; new study reveals large differences in types of contraceptives used across regions and age groups

Written by | 23 Jul 2022

Published today in The Lancet journal by the Global Burden of Disease study, the most comprehensive assessment of worldwide contraceptive need and use estimated that over 160 million women and […]

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