Gender inequality, lack of information fuel teen pregnancies in Timor-Leste

AILEU, Timor-Leste –“I knew a little bit about how a baby is made, but not too much,” said Natalia, 19, in the Aileu district in the rocky highlands of Timor-Leste. Her 1-year-old daughter, Afeena, was sleeping nearby. “I had no education about this at school. No lessons at all related to this topic. Nothing.”Natalia ’s life began to unravel after shebecame pregnant. Her boyfriend abandoned her.
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Purpose of review As active rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease during pregnancy increases the risk for pregnancy loss, preterm birth, and maternal illness, ongoing management with pregnancy-compatible medications can improve these outcomes. Selecting and taking these medications can be challenging for rheumatologists and patients due to limited knowledge about potential risks and benefits. Recent findings Fortunately, the American College of Rheumatology, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, British Rheumatology Society, and the European League Against Rheumatism have each published recommendations to gui...
Source: Current Opinion in Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: CLINICAL THERAPEUTICS AND HEMATOLOGIC COMPLICATIONS: Edited by W. Joseph McCune Source Type: research
Conclusion: HIFU showed a safe and effective profile as a therapeutic management option for patients with adenomyosis. In comparison with LE, HIFU treatment achieved better postoperative reproductive outcomes. HIFU treatment should be encouraged and implemented in clinical practice. PMID: 32208771 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Int J Hyperthermia Source Type: research
I recognize I'm probably reaching out to a very small number of people - those surgical (or other) residents who happen to be pregnant during this pandemic. Just curious what people's experiences have been. I'm full term but working normally without any extra precautions except those put in place by the hospital for all residents. Our hospital happens to have a fairly high burden of COVID-19 infected patients both admitted and showing up symptomatic to the ED for r/o. I have mixed... Pregnant residents amid the apocalypse
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Source: Postgraduate Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 March 2020Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical GastroenterologyAuthor(s): Sherman Picardo, Cynthia H. Seow
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Authors: Patwardhan RS, Singh B, Pal D, Checker R, Bandekar M, Sharma D, Sandur SK Abstract The choice between immunity or tolerance is a consequence of T-cell fate determined by T cell receptor affinity to cognate MHC-peptide complex, costimulatory molecules and cytokines from antigen presenting cells. While activated, effector and memory T cells provide immunity against antigens, regulatory T cells play a pivotal non-redundant role in immune tolerance and tissue repair. T-cell differentiation and functions are also well known to be governed by the redox status. Physiological redox status is determined by oxygen c...
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Abstract Preeclampsia is a dangerous hypertensive disorder of pregnancy with known links to negative child health outcomes. Here, we review epidemiological and basic neuroscience work from the past several decades linking prenatal preeclampsia to altered neurodevelopment. This work demonstrates increased rates of neuropsychiatric disorders [e.g., increased autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)] in children of preeclamptic pregnancies, as well as increased rates of cognitive impairments [e.g., decreased intelligence quotient (IQ), academic performance] and neurological disease (e...
Source: Trends in Neurosciences - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Trends Neurosci Source Type: research
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ConclusionThe description of this family is of particular interest: it highlights the possibility of transient or permanent aggravation of spastic paraplegia due to SPG9 during pregnancy, suggesting a direct link between neurological symptoms and amino acid defect in a period of higher requirements and the potential benefit of amino acid supplementation; it underscores the value of plasma citrulline on fasting plasma AAC as a biomarker for this disease; it shows the variable expression of the disease.
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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