Association of sexual assault history with traumatic childbirth and subsequent PTSD - Berman Z, Thiel F, Kaimal AJ, Dekel S.
Although childbirth-related posttraumatic stress (CB-PTSD) has received recognition, how sexual assault (SA) history influences obstetrical and traumatic stress outcomes remains unclear. Six hundred eighty-three women provided information about their child... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

In conversation with Ben Mears
Born in Cornwall, Ben Mears first began writing high fantasy as a hobbyist, later working on a series of early-medieval whodunits before self-publishing the young adult Tyler May series. A Sock Full of Bones is the first of his novels to be traditionally published. Listen to the interview https://lindaph.me/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Ben-Mears.mp3 Key takeaways from this episode: Ben is a graphic designer as well as a writer and author of almost nine books. Ben has successfully transitioned from self-published to traditionally published. His first series of self-published books, the Tyler May Series, was inspired by...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 16, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast author interview creative process creativity fantasy YA Source Type: news

I have a dream
. No this is not the start of Martin Luther King’s famous speech. Instead, it’s my take on a similar principle. I have a dream, I’ve had it for many years, to give everyone the opportunity to change their life if they want to. The method is simple and effective and it works every time, but first, you have to see me as I really am. So, I’d like you to sit back, relax and put your imagination into gear as I start a process of transformation before your very eyes. Imagine I’m wearing a big white fluffy dress, with a cloud of golden curls cascading down my back. There is a huge glittery tiara on m...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness dreams Source Type: news

Liberia: Teenage Pregnancy 'Drastically' Decreasing in Southeastern Liberia Amid UNFPA, Swedish Government's Intervention
[FrontPageAfrica] Zwedru -- The government of Liberia and its partners including UNFPA and the Swedish Government are celebrating the rapid decline in teenage pregnancy in Grand Gedeh, River Gee and Grand Kru Counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: How Covid-19 Fanned the Flames of Unsafe Abortions
[Nation] One morning in September, Ashura Mciteka was sitting at home when her daughter burst through the door. "Come and see," cried 10-year-old Ella, tugging her mother's hand. Together they retraced Ella's steps along a rocky, uneven pathway in their low-income neighbourhood in Nairobi, to where the young girl had been playing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Woman Drowns Baby in Boiling Water
[The Herald] Thupeyo Muleya -- Beitbridge Bureau (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: School That Still Asks for Pregnancy Test for Admission Defying Govt Order
[New Times] A few months after the Ministry of Education ordered schools to stop asking for a pregnancy test as a precondition for admission, Riviera High School has defied the directive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Is It OK To Skip the 7-Day Break on the Pill?
Title: Is It OK To Skip the 7-Day Break on the Pill?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/15/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/15/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - April 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

A Woman ’ s Exposure to DDT Could Affect Her Granddaughter ’ s Health Today
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Oncology, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Tanzania: Some 67 Girl Students Impregnated in Biharamulo, Ngara Districts
[Daily News] SOME 67 girl students were impregnated in Biharamulo and Ngara districts between March-June, last year, when Covid-19 pandemic was at its peak forcing schools to close. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 14, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

White House to Lift Restrictions on Abortion Pill Access
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists has said the in-person requirement is medically unnecessary and puts patients and medical staff at risk during the pandemic. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia: Chinsali Teen Pregnancies, Tip of Iceberg
[Times of Zambia] SO about 54 school-going girls in Chinsali district fell pregnant last year during the period of school premature closure as the result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak! (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 13, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Obstetrics violence among parturient women in Kano State, north-west Nigeria - Farouk SL, Amole TG, Kabir M, Abubakar IS, Iliyasu Z.
This study determined the prevalence and predictors of obstetric ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Does the Pill Stop Your Period?
Title: Does the Pill Stop Your Period?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/12/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/12/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - April 12, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Apply Now: Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program. Three RMOMS award recipients will receive up to $1 million annually for four years to plan and implement activities that improve maternal obstetrics care in rural communities. Applications are due June 4, 2021. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 12, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HHS Marks Black Maternal Health Week by Announcing Measures to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes
To mark Black Maternal Health Week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced actions to expand access to healthcare coverage and preventative care in rural areas to improve maternal health outcomes. HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) program and highlighted Illinois as the first state to provide full Medicaid benefit coverage for mothers during the first year after delivery. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 12, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

The Flower Box by Jane O ’ Connor, short story category winner 2020
Kay sat on the step of her pottery studio cradling a cup of tea when she felt a nudge on her arm as Pansy, her Nan’s Yorkshire Terrier, rushed past her and began doing joyful circuits of the lawn. Kay had been apprehensive about taking Pansy in, but things had happened so quickly after Nan’s fall that she had felt it was the only option, and her Nan had been so grateful. It had been left to Kay to break the news to Nan that she was going straight into a nursing home after hospital due to her failing vision, and that her bungalow would have to be sold. ‘I never really liked the place anyway,’ Nan had...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 10, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jane O'Connor Tags: Hysteria hysteria 2020 hysteria 7 short story Source Type: news

South Africa: High Demand for Contraceptive Pills Smuggled in From Zimbabwe
[GroundUp] The market is fuelled by the struggle women have to access health facilities (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 9, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Obesity May Help Trigger Heavier Periods: Study
Title: Obesity May Help Trigger Heavier Periods: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/9/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/9/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - April 9, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

‘Epoch-making’ paper on importance of handwashing goes to auction
A scientific journal covering a Hungarian doctor ’s discovery is up for sale, alongside a letter from Edward Jenner, apologising for a delay in vaccine supplyAfter the last year, handwashing is anything but a novelty. But a 19th-century Hungarian doctor ’s “epoch-making” – and controversial – announcement on the importance of clean hands is going up for auction.Ignaz Semmelweis was a young house officer at the first obstetrical clinic of the Vienna General Hospital ’s teaching unit. In 1847, he spotted that there was an extremely high rate of maternal and neonatal mortality in one ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alison Flood Tags: Manuscripts and letters Books Science Culture Vaccines and immunisation Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy May Protect Infant
WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2021 -- Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine during the third trimester of pregnancy might confer passive immunity to the newborn, according to a study published online March 29 in the American Journal of Obstetrics and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Namibia: Endometriosis and Infertility
[Namibian] INFERTILITY activist Helena Mootseng wanted to conceive in her mid 20s. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 7, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: Life for African Mothers Boosts Maternal Health
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- In an effort to boost maternal health in the country, a non-for-profit charity organization, Life for African Mothers (LFAM) has boosted the country's maternal health by distributing over US$250,000 worth of assorted medication free-of-charge around Monrovia and its environs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 6, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Pregnancy and obstetric complications in women with a history of childhood maltreatment: results from a nationally representative sample - Shamblaw AL, Sommer JL, Reynolds K, Mota N, Afifi TO, El-Gabalawy R.
INTRODUCTION: A history of childhood maltreatment is associated with increased risk of perinatal complications, with research primarily focused on childhood sexual abuse. Limited research has examined the relationship between different types of childhood m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Obstetric violence in Spain (Part III): healthcare professionals, times, and areas - Mena-Tudela D, Iglesias-Cas ás S, González-Chordá VM, Valero-Chilleron MJ, Andreu-Pejó L, Cervera-Gasch.
BACKGROUND: Obstetric violence is a worldwide public health problem, which seems greater in Spain. As no studies were found that identify the most representative healthcare professionals, times, and areas involved in obstetric violence, the objective of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Pregnant Women Show Robust Immune Response to COVID-19 Vaccine
MONDAY, April 5, 2021 -- Vaccination of pregnant and lactating women can confer robust maternal and neonatal immunity to COVID-19, according to a study published online March 25 in the American Journal of Obstetrics& Gynecology. Kathryn J.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Anonymous donor doubles Hysteria Writing Competition prize pot
Thanks to a kind donation from a benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous, the prize funds for each category winner have been doubled to £50 each. The donor said, “I had some happy writing news today and felt like paying it forward”. What a lovely way to celebrate some good news about your creative efforts. The competition is FREE to enter for anyone writing in English on the theme Hope and Unity. There are three categories: Short stories – up to 600 words Flash Fiction – up to 100 words Poetry – up to 12 lines Entries will be reviewed by a small team of readers for each category and ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 5, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Hysteria hysteria 2021 Source Type: news

Nigeria: Adolescents Responsible for 10 Million Unintended Pregnancies
[This Day] About 10 million unintentional pregnancies among adolescent age group of 15 to 19 years occured between 2019 and 2020 in developing countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 1, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Is Ovulation Pain a Good Sign of Fertility?
Title: Is Ovulation Pain a Good Sign of Fertility?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/1/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/1/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - April 1, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

The happiness factor
To be or not to be, that is the question? The opening line of Hamlet’s soliloquy is a memorable piece that you probably remember from school days. But it is the beginning of a personal consideration about the merits of suicide; it’s no wonder the play is one of Shakespeare’s tragedies. I like to think that perhaps Will could have improved it just a little by the addition of one simple word. To be happy or not to be happy, now that is an even more interesting question? Perhaps in changing the tone of the opening line Hamlet might have changed his fate and so turned tragedy into something altogether lighter...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 31, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness Source Type: news

Uganda: 13-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth During Primary Leaving Exams
[Monitor] A 13-year-old Primary Seven candidate in Mpigi District has given birth to a baby boy during a Mathematics examination in the ongoing Primary Leaving Examinations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 31, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Turning Findings Into Policy - Six Tips for Researchers
[The Conversation Africa] There has been tremendous growth in the number of studies on sexual and reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa in the past two decades. Notably, there has been an increase in research documenting what works in improving adolescents' health and wellbeing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 31, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: 1,000 New-Born Babies, 52 Mothers Die in Two Years
[Monitor] At least 1,038 new-born babies and 52 mothers have died in Lira District in a span of two years due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 31, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Use of Natural Family Planning Methods Go Up
[Nation] The percentage of women using a natural method of family planning in Kenya has increased. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 31, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ensuring Access to Family Planning Services for Youth
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia has one of the highest fertility rates in Africa, with 45 percent of its population under the age of 15. The country since 2012 has been working keenly focusing on improving the health and development of its youthful population and providing youth friendly services and youth outreach related sexual and reproductive health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 30, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Baby Found Dumped At Walvis Bay
[Namibian] A HUMAN foetus in about the seventh month of its development was discovered in a rubbish bin at Walvis Bay on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 30, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

What Is Endometriosis and How Is It Treated?
Title: What Is Endometriosis and How Is It Treated?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/30/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/30/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - March 30, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Can You Lose Weight While on the Birth Control Pill?
Title: Can You Lose Weight While on the Birth Control Pill?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/29/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/29/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - March 29, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Does Endometriosis Make You Fat?
Title: Does Endometriosis Make You Fat?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/29/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/29/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - March 29, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

An IUD Could Ward Off Endometrial Cancer in Women at Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

OCD May Be More Common in New Moms Than Thought
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 26, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

The Thursday Throng
‘Throng’ n. – A multitude of persons or of living beings pressing or pressed into a close body or assemblage; a crowd. This section of my website is called The Thursday Throng in honour of the throng that waits eagerly at the bookshop door when a new author book signing or speaking. It takes the form of a ‘Meet the Author’ online event with some information about our author’s latest book and an interview. Some authors also offered giveaways of their books and others have reviews I’ve written posted on Amazon (UK and US) and Goodreads. Past Thursday Throng Author Interviews 2018 ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 26, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Creativity author interview Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Tecentriq as a first-line monotherapy treatment for people with a type of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer
Basel, 26 March 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) as a first-line (initial) treatment for adults with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumours have high PD-L1 expression*, with no epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) or anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) genomic tumour aberrations. Based on this recommendation, a final decision regarding the approval of Tecentriq in this disease setting, along with the full deta...
Source: Roche Media News - March 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Tecentriq as a first-line monotherapy treatment for people with a type of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer
Basel, 26 March 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) as a first-line (initial) treatment for adults with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumours have high PD-L1 expression*, with no epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) or anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) genomic tumour aberrations. Based on this recommendation, a final decision regarding the approval of Tecentriq in this disease setting, along with the full deta...
Source: Roche Investor Update - March 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

South Africa: 30% Increase in Maternal Deaths During COVID-19 Lockdown Reported
[spotlight] Mortality estimates released by UNICEF in 2019 indicate that about 2.8 million pregnant women and newborns die every year. This means 1 every 11 seconds, and this is mostly of preventable causes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 26, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: U.S. Anti-Abortionists Tell African Women Dangerous 'Abortion Pill Reversal' Works
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- An investigation into the practice of telling women that about 'Abortion pill reversal' (APR) - a controversial treatment first developed by a California-based family physician - has revealed that a American anti-abortionists are promoting it to women across the world, including Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 26, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: First Person - 'No Daughter of Mine Will Be Cut'
[UN News] Like 95 per cent of women in her Ugandan community, Margaret Chepoteltel underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) as a child, subjecting her to lifelong health problems. Today, she is raising awareness of the dangers of FGM, as part of a UN-backed programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 26, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

What Are the Signs of Atrophic Vaginitis?
Title: What Are the Signs of Atrophic Vaginitis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/26/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/26/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - March 26, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Can Vaginal Atrophy Be Reversed?
Title: Can Vaginal Atrophy Be Reversed?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/26/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/26/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - March 26, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Shrewsbury baby deaths prompt midwife recruitment drive
The BBC understands as many as 1,000 more midwives and 80 obstetrics consultants will be hired in England. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news