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Many websites selling fertility tests making misleading claims

Written by | 28 Aug 2023

The findings are concerning to the researchers, as women may rely on website information to decide whether to have the test. They also may make decisions or plans… read more.

Combination therapy increases efficacy of emergency contraception

Written by | 17 Aug 2023

Emergency contraception treatment with levonorgestrel plus piroxicam is significantly more effective than levonorgestrel monotherapy, researchers reported on August 16, 2023 in the Lancet. “Overall, this study suggests that… read more.

AI could shorten the diagnostic journey of millions suffering from endometriosis

Written by | 14 Aug 2023

The quality of life of millions suffering from endometriosis – a painful disease where sensitive tissue grows outside of the uterus – could be improved by a new… read more.

Menstrual discs may be best for heavy monthly blood flow

Written by | 9 Aug 2023

Amid widely differing capacities of available menstrual hygiene products, a menstrual disc—similar in shape to a diaphragm—may be best for dealing with heavy monthly blood flow as well… read more.

Menstrual cups can help prevent infection, improve vaginal health

Written by | 28 Jul 2023

Many girls in low- and middle-income countries struggle to buy products to manage their periods, which can cause them to skip school. So, ensuring they have access to… read more.

Could early induction of labor reduce inequities in pregnancy outcomes?

Written by | 24 Jul 2023

Inducing labor at 39 weeks of pregnancy has the greatest benefit in risk reduction for women from more socioeconomically deprived areas, according to a new study published July… read more.

Vaginal suppository containing lactobacilli can prevent recurrent cystitis in women

Written by | 15 Jul 2023

Recurrent cystitis (RC) is a frequent infection of the urinary tract and bladder, which is highly prevalent among postmenopausal women. Under healthy circumstances, the human vagina is home… read more.

Endometriosis: how to diagnose and manage this complex condition

Written by | 17 Mar 2023

Endometriosis is a painful, complex condition affecting about 1 in 10 women of reproductive age, but it is poorly understood. A new clinical review published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.220637 provides an… read more.

Decades-long suffering from obstetric injuries

Written by | 28 Feb 2023

The study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, comprises a total of more than 11,000 women who had given birth vaginally in Sweden, twice, in the years… read more.

Could altering vaginal microbiome treat vaginal dryness during menopause?

Written by | 26 Jan 2023

As women age, they are more susceptible to vaginal dryness and pain during intercourse because of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA). A new study suggests that ospemifene and systemic hormone… read more.

Dual-mode endoscope offers unprecedented insights into uterine health

Written by | 7 Apr 2022

Researchers have developed a new endoscope that combines ultrasound with optical coherence tomography (OCT) to assess structural features of the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium, in… read more.

Endometriosis and ovarian cancer genetically tied

Written by | 17 Mar 2022

University of Queensland researchers have demonstrated a genetic link between endometriosis and ovarian cancer subtypes enabling them to identify potential drug targets for therapy and increasing the understanding… read more.

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