Sex Education and Women ´s Health
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 4 2019 (IPS)Is there a connection between sex education, gender equality and promiscuity? On this website, Fabiana Fraysinnet recently denounced a Brazilian crusade against sex education conducted by conservative and religious sectors. Such initiatives are common in several other countries, where politicians and religious leaders accuse sexual education of blurring boundaries between male and female and thus foment homosexuality and transsexualism, as well as a moral relativism undermining family structures and adherence to religious guidance and dogma. An opposite position is reflected by the personal motto of the Norwegian-Swedish journalist and socialist agitator Elise Ottosen-Jensen, who in 1933, together with a number of radical medical doctors founded the Swedish Association for Sexualiity Education (RFSU):I dream of the day when every new born child is welcome, when men and women are equal, and when sexuality is an expression of intimacy, joy and tenderness.Through her work as a journalist Elise Ottosen-Jensen had gained insights into the everyday life of working-class women. Scarce resources, hard work and domestic violence were common problems. Her conviction that the many unwanted pregnancies were a problem for several families and also a threat to women´s health and well-being turned her into an outspoken promotor of contraceptives and an agitator against the so-called sex laws, which prohibited use of contraceptives and pe...
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[UNFPA] Nairobi, Kenya -The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action must be delivered in full if the Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved, recognizing that women and girls remain the furthest behind.
[UNFPA] Nairobi, Kenya -It is possible to end preventable maternal deaths, cover all unmet needs for family planning and put a stop to gender-based violence, all within a decade. But it will cost the world a total of $264 billion, according to a joint study by UNFPA and Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with Victoria University, the University of Washington and Avenir Health.
In this study, we generated virus-like particles (VLPs) vaccine expressing T. gondii rhoptry ROP13 and investigated VLPs vaccine efficacy in mice. Mice immunized with ROP13 VLPs vaccine elicited significantly higher levels of T. gondii-specific IgG, IgG1, IgG2a, and IgA antibody responses following boost immunization and challenge infection, whereas antibody inductions were insignificant upon prime immunization. Differing immunization routes resulted in differing antibody induction, as intranasal immunization (IN) induced greater antibody responses than intramuscular immunization (IM) after boost and challenge infection. I...
Conclusion: This study provides sufficient evidence that psychoeducation is an effective to reduce FOC and CS rate. PMID: 31718369 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: There is a need for preventive strategies addressing anxiety disorder, psychological distress and illicit drug use among women of childbearing age as well as initiatives to increase access to mental health treatment among pregnant women. PMID: 31718367 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: The degree of these expressions tended to relate to the onset of PE. This suggests that the heme catabolic pathway induced by oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathophysiology of PE. PMID: 31718385 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The effects of β-naphthoflavone on rat placental development. J Toxicol Pathol. 2019 Oct;32(4):275-282 Authors: Furukawa S, Tsuji N, Hayashi S, Kuroda Y, Kimura M, Hayakawa C, Takeuchi K, Sugiyama A Abstract The morphological effects of β-naphthoflavone (β-NF) on placental development in pregnant rats were examined. β-NF, administered to pregnant rats intraperitoneally at 15 mg/kg bw from gestation day (GD) 9 to GD 14, had no effect on maternal body weight gain, mortality, or clinical sign. In the β-NF-exposed rats, intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) rates increased on GDs ...
ConclusionsHealth-care professionals must be careful to speak in unprejudiced ways throughout the diagnostic process and present both termination and continuation of pregnancy as equally legitimate options. Nevertheless, the couples may still experience doubt and feel vulnerable following their decision to continue the pregnancy.
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2019Source: Reproductive BioMedicine OnlineAuthor(s): Zhiqin Bu, Linli Hu, Yingchun Su, Yihong Guo, Jun Zhai, Yingpu SunAbstractResearch questionThe aim was to investigate factors related to early spontaneous miscarriage during in vitro fertilization (IVF)/ intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment.DesignA total of 21,485 clinical pregnancy cycles were included in the analysis. First, early spontaneous miscarriage rates were compared among different groups according to female age, body mass index (BMI), number of previous miscarriages, etc. Then, the spontaneous miscar...
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