Monday, April 6, 2020

Feminine Hygiene Products May Available At No Cost in Scotland

Scottish Parliament has announced the approval of stage one of a bill that would make all period or feminine hygiene products free in Scotland. The bill was supported by all parties on Tuesday, which was proposed by representative Monica Lennon.

Women with High Testosterone More Likely To Have Diabetes and Cancer

A new study has found that women who have genetically high levels of testosterone are more likely to develop chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and metabolic diseases. However, in men, higher levels of testosterone reduced the risk of these diseases.

Virginity Repair Surgery: Campaigners Urge UK Gov. to Outlaw the Procedure

Women’s rights campaigners have been urging the UK government to ban virginity repair surgery, while other activists are against it. Banning virginity repair surgery, also called virginity restoration, could affect Muslim women who opt for the procedure due to a fear of getting caught about losing their virginity during the wedding night.

Moms with Autism More Likely To Have Postnatal Depression

According to a new study, autistic mothers are more vulnerable to postnatal depression. The study has tried to offer a better understanding of what mothers with autism experience during and after pregnancy. Although they are prone to postnatal depression, autistic moms said they would act to do the best of their kids.

Women Having Less Sex More Likely To Have Early Menopause

According to a new study, women who had sex weekly or monthly are less likely to experience early menopause than women who had sex once in a month or twice. Women who had sex weekly and monthly were 28 percent and 19 percent less likely to have menopause.

Canadian Researchers Test ‘Safer’ Depression Drugs for Pregnant Women

A team of researchers led by Dr. Cathy Vaillancourt has been studying the effects of antidepressants on the fetus, newborns and mothers to understand which depression drugs are safer during pregnancy. If left untreated, depression during pregnancy could lead to serious consequences.

Many Young Women Could Be Receiving Unnecessary Pelvic Exam

A new study has found that millions of teenagers and young women in the United States could be receiving manual pelvic exams that are unnecessary. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, has found that more than 1.6 million young women undergo unnecessary invasive pelvic exams.