HRT Could Raise Odds for Asthma
TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 -- Millions of women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease their transition through menopause may be unknowingly upping their risk for asthma. The concern follows a study that spent more than two decades tracking... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 3, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Aug. 2, 2021
Here's some of HealthDay's top stories for Monday, Aug. 2: Acne more than a teenage plague. It brings to mind adolescents with pimples fueled by surging hormones, but new research shows bad skin takes a huge emotional toll on grown women, both... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 2, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Almost Every Doctor Recommends Sunscreen. So Why Don ’t We Know More About Its Safety?
Each year, as Memorial Day approaches, Holly Thaggard braces herself for the headlines. About how sunscreen may be damaging coral reefs. About the possible flammability of spray-on sunscreen. Headlines—as there were this year—about how sunscreen contains chemicals that could harm your health. “This has happened every single year for the last decade of my life,” says Thaggard, founder of Texas-based Supergoop, a sunscreen company that brands itself as reef-safe and free of hundreds of potentially problematic ingredients. This year, the is-sunscreen-dangerous news cycle started in May, when Valisure, ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for breast cancer treatment drug
Fulvestrant injection is used alone or in combination with other drugs to treat a certain type of hormone receptor positive, advanced breast cancer (breast cancer that depends on hormones such as estrogen to grow) or breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in women who have experienced menopause. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Five - Year Extended Hormone Therapy No Better in Breast Cancer
Findings compared with two years of extended adjuvant anastrozole in postmenopausal women with hormone - receptor - positive breast cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Five-Year Extended Hormone Therapy No Better in Breast Cancer
THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 -- Extending hormone therapy by five years does not provide benefit over a two-year extension among postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer who had received five years of adjuvant endocrine therapy,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Testosterone in women ’s athletics - podcast
Genetic advantages in sport tend to be celebrated, but that isn ’t always the case when it comes to women’s athletics. At the start of July, two female runners from Namibia, Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi, were told they couldn’t compete in the 400m race in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics unless they reduced their naturally high testosterone hormone levels . Shivani Dave speaks to Katrina Karkazis, a professor ofsexuality, women ’s, and gender studies, specialising in ‘sex testing’ and sport regulations, about the rules that ban female athletes with naturally high testosteroneContinue re...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 29, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Shivani Dave, contribution by Katrina Karkazis, produced by Iain Chalmers Tags: Sport Human biology Science Olympic Games Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 Athletics Olympics 2012: athletics Source Type: news

How Many Years of Aromatase Inhibitor Tx in Breast Cancer? How Many Years of Aromatase Inhibitor Tx in Breast Cancer?
There was no disease-free or overall survival benefit with 5 additional years of aromatase inhibitor therapy vs 2 years for women with hormone receptor –positive breast cancers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

HPA-axis activity and the moderating effect of self-esteem in the context of intimate partner violence in Cameroon - Wadji DL, Gaillard C, Ketcha Wanda GJM, Wicky C, Morina N, Martin-Soelch C.
BACKGROUND: The experience of intimate partner violence (IPV) is stressful. One objective way to monitor it is to assess victims' stress response by measuring the concentration of their salivary cortisol, the major stress hormone released by the hypothalam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Acne diet: The 3 foods to avoid for clear skin
ACNE is mainly caused by hormonal changes and genetics, but diet often plays a role in the severity of the condition. Here are three foods to avoid for clear skin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of visceral fat: Stress hormone cortisol may increase the harmful belly fat
VISCERAL fat can be caused by a number of factors. A person's diet is a major determining factor in how much visceral fat a person may have. However, stress can be just as important as one's diet. Why? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Short stature and combined immunodeficiency associated with mutations in RGS10
This study suggests that RGS10 is critical for both immune competence and normal hormonal metabolism in humans and that rare RGS10 variants may contribute to distinct systemic genetic disorders. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - July 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Chinn, I. K., Xie, Z., Chan, E. C., Nagata, B. M., Koval, A., Chen, W.-S., Zhang, F., Ganesan, S., Hong, D. N., Suzuki, M., Nardone, G., Moore, I. N., Katanaev, V. L., Balazs, A. E., Liu, C., Lupski, J. R., Orange, J. S., Druey, K. M. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Burn-induced cardiac dysfunction: a  brief review and long-term consequences for cardiologists in clinical practice - Krbcová Moudrá V, Zajicek R, Bakalář B, Bednář F.
BACKGROUND: Severe burn injury is a specific type of trauma, which induces a unique complex of responses in the body and leads to an extreme increase in stress hormones and proinflammatory cytokines. These hypermetabolic and stress responses are desirable ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Bloating remedies: The best drink to quickly relieve a bloated stomach
ARE YOU feeling bloated? An enlarged, stretched and tight stomach could be caused by excess gas, gastrointestinal disorders, bacteria, or hormones. Whichever one is causing you to bloat, one hot beverage could help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian at-home fertility test Inito heads to the US
The Inito fertility hormone tracker measures estrogen and luteinising hormone levels and informs users if they ovulate. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

We Need to Know How Menopause Changes Women ’s Brains
This might turn out to be a crucial window to try to prevent Alzheimer ’s and other chronic diseases that often accompany older age. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kim Tingley Tags: Estrogen Menopause Women and Girls Alzheimer ' s Disease Brain Hormones Elderly Source Type: news

Could Menopausal Hormone Therapy Reduce Women's Odds for Dementia?
Title: Could Menopausal Hormone Therapy Reduce Women's Odds for Dementia?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/20/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/21/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - July 21, 2021 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hundreds of chemicals, many in consumer products, could increase breast cancer risk
(Silent Spring Institute) a new study shows that several hundred common chemicals, including pesticides, ingredients in consumer products, food additives, and drinking water contaminants, could increase the risk of breast cancer by causing cells in breast tissue to produce more of the hormones estrogen or progesterone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Could Menopausal Hormone Therapy Reduce Women's Odds for Dementia?
TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 -- Women on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause go on to have a 58% lower risk of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions, a new study finds. Although the study wasn't designed to prove cause and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diet for hypothyroidism: Healthy foods that may negatively affect thyroid function
HYPOTHYRODISM - otherwise known as an underactive thyroid - occurs when the thyroid gland doesn't produce enough of the hormone thyroxine . Common symptoms include tiredness, weight gain, and feeling depressed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sport science body to track female athletes ’ hormonal changes linked to menstruation
English Institute of Sport to roll out saliva tests tracking hormones that may drive fluctuation in women ’s performanceHighs and lows are a feature of any athlete ’s career, but for some female contestants, these peaks and troughs in performance may come more regularly – driven by hormonal changes associated with their menstrual cycles.Now, the English Institute of Sport (EIS) is seeking to level the playing field through the rollout of regular saliva testing to track the rise and fall of two key drivers of these monthly changes: oestrogen and progesterone.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Menstruation Sport Women's health Science Biology UK news Society Source Type: news

A New Postpartum Depression Drug Could Lead to a Revolution in Treating Women ’s Mental Health Issues
About one in seven women who give birth in the U.S. experience postpartum depression—a condition that can leave them exhausted, make it difficult for them to bond with their babies, and even generate thoughts of suicide. Left untreated, the condition can become chronic and interfere with the development of suffering mothers’ babies. It also takes a toll on society at large; untreated maternal mental health conditions cost the U.S. more than $14 billion a year, according to a 2019 study from Mathematica, a social policy research firm. Despite this, many women struggling with postpartum depression do not receive ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Why Am I Waking Up at 3 A.M.? Ways to Fight Insomnia and Fall Back Asleep
Sleep experts offer advice on sleeping soundly through the night. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Content Type: Service Sleep Meditation Anxiety and Stress Insomnia Mobile Applications Melatonin (Hormone) Source Type: news

Tool helps predict who will respond best to targeted prostate cancer therapy
A new prognostic tool developed by researchers from theUCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and five other institutionshelps predict which men with advanced metastatic prostate cancer will respond favorably to a novel targeted therapy.The tool,described in a study published today in Lancet Oncology, analyzesa wide spectrum of imaging and clinical data and is intended to assist physicians considering treating patients with Lutetium-177 prostate-specific membrane antigen, or LuPSMA.LuPSMA, which binds to PSMA proteins and delivers targeted radiation to prostate cancer tissue, offers a new option to men with PSMA-positive...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Testosterone therapy reduces heart attack and stroke
(European Association of Urology) Supplementing testosterone significantly reduces heart attacks and strokes in men with unnaturally low levels of the hormone, according to new research presented at the European Association of Urology congress today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tool helps predicts who will respond best to targeted prostate cancer therapy
A new prognostic tool developed by researchers from theUCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and five other institutionshelps predict which men with advanced metastatic prostate cancer will respond favorably to a novel targeted therapy.The tool,described in a study published today in Lancet Oncology, analyzesa wide spectrum of imaging and clinical data and is intended to assist physicians considering treating patients with Lutetium-177 prostate-specific membrane antigen, or LuPSMA.LuPSMA, which binds to PSMA proteins and delivers targeted radiation to prostate cancer tissue, offers a new option to men with PSMA-positive...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Genetic analysis technique finds missing link between thyroid function and lipid profile
(Cactus Communications) Thyroid dysfunction is known to be connected with the development of cardiovascular diseases. While thyroid hormone-mimicking drugs help treat lipid-related diseases, the definitive causal association between thyroid function and serum lipid level remains unclear. Now, in a study published in Chinese Medical Journal, researchers from China have established the missing link between the two. The results of their genetic epidemiology based-study highlight the possibility of using thyroid functions for predicting and managing lipid-related diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How can I prevent runner's diarrhea?
This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. ___________________________________________ The cause of runner's diarrhea isn't clear. Contributing factors likely include the physical jostling of the organs, decreased blood flow to the intestines, changes in intestinal hormone secretion, increased amount or introduction of new food, and pre-race anxiety and stress. What is clear… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 8, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New method lets researchers rapidly monitor snow leopard stress levels in the wild
(British Ecological Society) A new method developed by a Kyoto University researcher is the first to allow users to analyse snow leopard stress hormones in the field. The findings are published in the British Ecological Society journal, Methods in Ecology and Evolution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 7, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Novel Colonic Agonist Formulation Promising for Obesity Novel Colonic Agonist Formulation Promising for Obesity
A colonic release formulation of medium-chain fatty acids (MFCA) curbed appetite and boosted levels of the anorexigenic hormone PYY in a small placebo-controlled crossover trial involving obese adults.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Transgenderism is butchering people's bodies as well as the English language: a horrifying look
(Natural News) While much of the attention surrounding the transgender fad is focused on the ways in which people are destroying their bodies with gender-bending hormones and surgeries, few are paying attention to how the English language is being systematically butchered with the bastardization of “gender pronouns.” Over the past several years, it has suddenly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists reveal a new therapeutic vulnerability in pancreatic cancer
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) Reducing levels of a hormone prevented metastasis and prolonged survival in mice with pancreatic cancer, a study from Columbia has found, which could lead to new treatments for patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Keep your friends close, cortisol levels low for life
(Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology) An interdisciplinary team at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology determined that older adult women converse more effectively with strangers than their younger counterparts; additionally, communicating with female friends decreases stress hormone levels for women across the lifespan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 30, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Wildfire changes songbird plumage and testosterone
(Washington State University) Following habitat-destroying wildfires, researchers found many male red-backed fairywrens failed to molt into their ornamental plumage, making them less attractive to potential mates. They also had lowered circulating testosterone, which has been associated with their showy feathers. The birds' fat stores and stress hormone corticosterone remained at normal levels. While the findings are specific to this songbird, they may have implications for other species that don special coloration for mating. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exposure to common chemicals wreaks havoc on your hormones: Endocrine disruptors linked to multiple health problems
(Natural News) Endocrine disruptors are toxic chemicals that interfere with your endocrine system, which is the network of glands that produce, store and secrete hormones. Also known as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC), these toxins are linked to multiple health problems, including infertility, diabetes, cancer and stunted brain development. Endocrine disruptors are found in a long list of common, everyday products, such... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured review: Low-dose misoprostol given by mouth for induction of labour
First author of this new Cochrane Review,' Low ‐dose oral misoprostol for induction of labour', Robert Kerr explains, “Our review found that Misoprostol given orally outperforms the ‘gold-standard’ drug which is much more expensive, and used in preference in many countries. This review has the potential to impact millions of women and babies who have inductions of labour through its comparison of oral misopro stol with other commonly used induction techniques. " Labour inductions are common around the world. Induction rates vary worldwide, but for example in the UK, 1 in 3 women will have labo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 28, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Male menopause -- myth or reality?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My wife is 52 and just beginning menopause. We were talking about the changes she's been experiencing, and I was wondering if there is such a thing as male menopause. I am 58. ANSWER: Hormone changes are a natural part of aging. Unlike the more dramatic reproductive hormone plunge that occurs in women during menopause, however, sex hormone changes in men occur gradually. The term "male menopause" has been used to describe decreasing testosterone… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 28, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

' Treat Youth With Gender Dysphoria as Individuals'' Treat Youth With Gender Dysphoria as Individuals '
Last week the Tavistock appealed a High Court ruling that adolescents with gender dysphoria were unlikely to fully understand the consequences of hormone therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Differences in human, mouse brain cells have important implications for disease research
FINDINGSA UCLA-led study comparing brain cells known as astrocytes in humans and mice found that mouse astrocytes are more resilient to oxidative stress, a damaging imbalance that is a mechanism behind many neurological disorders. A lack of oxygen triggers molecular repair mechanisms in these mouse astrocytes but not in human astrocytes. In contrast, inflammation activates immune-response genes in human astrocytes but not mouse astrocytes.BACKGROUNDAlthough the mouse is a ubiquitous laboratory model used in research for neurological diseases, results from studies in mice are not always applicable to humans. In fact, more t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Current Use of Hormonal Contraceptives May Up Glaucoma Risk
FRIDAY, June 25, 2021 -- Women of reproductive age who currently use hormonal contraceptives are at higher risk for developing glaucoma, according to a study published online June 22 in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Kate Hogden,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Endocrinologist Jean Wilson Dies at 88
The University of Texas Southwestern professor's research focused on the androgen hormones that cause male sexual differentiation and may also lead to prostate disease. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 24, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

City of Hope researchers ID how most common breast cancer becomes resistant to treatment
(City of Hope) City of Hope has identified how cancer cells in patients with early-stage breast cancer change and become resistant to hormone or combination therapies. Andrea Bild, Ph.D., used single-cell RNA sequencing to identify resistant traits cancer cells acquire; these cancer cells can persist despite therapy. The team also identified when these resistant traits are acquired and found them as early as two weeks after the start of a treatment regimen -- months faster than current methods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Feel-good hormone dopamine affects passion and autism
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Dopamine is often called the 'happy' or 'feel-good' hormone. It can help explain both autistic behaviors and men's need for passion in order to succeed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Hormone therapy for people who are transgender
Transgender is an umbrella term used to capture the spectrum of gender identity and gender-expression diversity. Gender identity is the internal sense of being male, female, neither or both. Gender expression involves the expression of a person's gender identity through social roles, appearance and behaviors. Most children categorize their own gender by 3. However, because [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 24, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Melatonin in mice: there's more to this hormone than sleep
(RIKEN) Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science and the RIKEN BioResource Research Center in Japan, along with collaborators at the State University of New York at Buffalo, have created a mouse model that allows the study of naturally occurring melatonin. Experiments using the new mice showed that natural melatonin was linked to a pre-hibernation state that allows mice to slow down their metabolism and survive when food is scarce. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers hope a protein blueprint might aid infertility treatments
(University of Cincinnati) University of Cincinnati researchers have developed a blueprint of the protein anti-M ü llerian hormone hormone helps form male reproductive organs and in females regulates follicle development and ovulation in the ovaries. That knowledge could help researchers treating female infertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Consuming soy could make you an aggressive loner, reveals surprising study
(Natural News) Research published in the journal Hormones and Behaviour reveals that soy consumption can lead to aggressive anti-social behavior. For their study, experts in the field evaluated adult macaques fed soy products over the course of 15 months. The primates were separated into nine stable social groups, some receiving soy-free protein and others receiving... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Pellet Safety Data'Not Very Reassuring at All' for Women Hormone Pellet Safety Data'Not Very Reassuring at All' for Women
Women who receive pellet hormonal therapy may be significantly more likely to have side effects compared with women who receive FDA-approved hormonal treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: At 17, He Received a New Heart. By 23, He Began Transitioning.
FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- For most transgender people, starting hormone therapy requires a therapist's approval. As the recipient of a new heart, Maddox Jones also needed his transplant team's OK. " It was a long and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 18, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Use of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods for Pregnancy Prevention Among Ghanaian Women: A Nationally Representative Cross-Sectional Survey
Few studies in low- and middle-income countries have examined the use of fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) for pregnancy prevention. Understanding the prevalence of FABM use among Ghanaian contraceptors and the characteristics and practices of users is essential. Our 2018 nationally representative survey of Ghanaian women included detailed questions on the use of rhythm and Standard Days Method/Cycle Beads (SDM). After considering multimethod use patterns, we estimated likely FABM prevalence among contraceptors, identified characteristics associated with current use of an FABM (vs. current use of a hormonal method/...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - June 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news