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Longer distance to clinics prompted by restrictive Texas law linked to drop in abortions

Longer distance to clinics prompted by restrictive Texas law linked to drop in abortions

New research from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) exploring the impact of House Bill 2 (HB 2) - the restrictive Texas abortion law that was struck down by the Supreme Court - found that increases in travel distance to the nearest abortion clinic caused by clinic closures were closely associated with decreases in the official number of abortions. [More]
Researchers examine extent and severity of genitourinary injuries among U.S. service members

Researchers examine extent and severity of genitourinary injuries among U.S. service members

Because battlefield medical care has improved throughout the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, many more U.S. servicemen have survived what could have been fatal injuries in the past. [More]
Johns Hopkins researchers identify barriers to young men's sexual and reproductive health

Johns Hopkins researchers identify barriers to young men's sexual and reproductive health

Johns Hopkins researchers who conducted a dozen focus groups with 70 straight and gay/bisexual Hispanic and African-American males ages 15 to 24 report that gaining a better understanding of the context in which young men grow up will allow health care providers to improve this population's use of sexual and reproductive health care. [More]
Girls from low-income families in the U.S. unprepared for puberty, research finds

Girls from low-income families in the U.S. unprepared for puberty, research finds

Girls from low-income families in the U.S. are unprepared for puberty and have largely negative experiences of this transition, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. [More]
Majority of GPs do not offer full range of contraceptive methods to patients, survey finds

Majority of GPs do not offer full range of contraceptive methods to patients, survey finds

A survey of more than 1,000 GPs across England has highlighted worrying gaps in contraceptive provision. [More]
New ASRM embryo transfer simulator garners positive response from reproductive health professionals

New ASRM embryo transfer simulator garners positive response from reproductive health professionals

Introduced in October 2015 at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Scientific Congress, the ASRM Embryo Transfer Simulator (“Simulator”) has been successfully deployed over the last 12 months at embryo transfer simulation workshops and training sessions from Alabama to Helsinki, garnering positive response from the hundreds of physicians and healthcare professionals who have experienced working with the Simulator, most recently in Salt Lake City, UT at the ASRM 2016 Scientific Congress & Expo. [More]
Project to help those living with HIV launched by Beckman Coulter

Project to help those living with HIV launched by Beckman Coulter

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is launching an international HIV/AIDS award at the 2016 conference for the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) being held in Cape Town, South Africa (December 3 to 8). [More]
Men lack knowledge about risk factors contributing to male infertility, study finds

Men lack knowledge about risk factors contributing to male infertility, study finds

The first large-scale study of its kind has revealed that Canadian men generally lack knowledge about the risk factors contributing to male infertility. [More]
Review examines impact of school-based interventions in preventing HIV, STIs and pregnancy in adolescents

Review examines impact of school-based interventions in preventing HIV, STIs and pregnancy in adolescents

Do school-based interventions prevent HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy? This is the question asked by researchers from the University of York, South African Medical Research Council and Stellenbosch University in a Cochrane review published this week. [More]
Men have positive attitude towards new male contraceptive, study finds

Men have positive attitude towards new male contraceptive, study finds

A new study has found that men have positive attitudes towards an innovative male contraceptive, Vasalgel. The landmark study, published in Cogent Medicine, is the first insight into how men perceive the new contraceptive and gives promising signs that Vasalgel may revolutionise approaches to reproductive health. [More]
Zika virus infection can break down and damage testes of male mice, new research shows

Zika virus infection can break down and damage testes of male mice, new research shows

New research in male mice has revealed that Zika virus infection can break down and severely damage the animals' testes. [More]
Men can take contraceptives to prevent pregnancy in female partners, study shows

Men can take contraceptives to prevent pregnancy in female partners, study shows

Men can take birth control shots to prevent pregnancy in their female partners, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
Episona unveils first innovative new male fertility test at ASRM 2016

Episona unveils first innovative new male fertility test at ASRM 2016

Episona Inc., an epigenetics data company focused on improving outcomes in reproductive health, announced today the launch of Seed, an innovative new male fertility test, at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress& Expo. [More]
Women report experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention did not negatively affect sexual experience

Women report experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention did not negatively affect sexual experience

Most women who used an experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention report that the physical act of sex was largely unaffected by using the product, which is inserted monthly for continuous wear. [More]
Dissatisfaction in relationship during pregnancy may increase risk of infection in mother and child

Dissatisfaction in relationship during pregnancy may increase risk of infection in mother and child

Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children. [More]
Increasing trends in maternal obesity could impact mother and child

Increasing trends in maternal obesity could impact mother and child

The epidemic of obesity is felt in prenatal clinics and delivery rooms around the world with a worrisome trend in high-risk pregnancies that could impact mother and child, according to Patrick M. Catalano, MD, the Dierker-Biscotti Women's Health and Wellness Professor and Director of the Center for Reproductive Health at MetroHealth and Director of the Clinical Research Unit of the Case Western Reserve University. [More]
Making parents healthier before conception could be key to preventing obesity in future generations

Making parents healthier before conception could be key to preventing obesity in future generations

The key to preventing obesity in future generations is to make their parents healthier before they conceive, leading health researchers suggest. [More]
Additional antibiotic reduces infection rates by 50% for women who have cesarean delivery

Additional antibiotic reduces infection rates by 50% for women who have cesarean delivery

Physicians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and colleagues have discovered that administering the antibiotic azithromycin alongside the standard recommended antibiotic regimen, cefazolin, reduces infection rates by 50 percent for women who have a non-elective cesarean delivery. [More]
LARC benefits wider population of potential users than previously thought

LARC benefits wider population of potential users than previously thought

New research provides strong scientific evidence that long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) benefits a wider population of potential users than previously thought. [More]
STDs are becoming more difficult to treat due to antibiotic resistance, warns WHO

STDs are becoming more difficult to treat due to antibiotic resistance, warns WHO

The WHO has issued new guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) due to concerns about increasing levels of antibiotic resistance. [More]
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