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Health Tip: Learn Risk Factors for Miscarriage

Posted 11 days ago by

-- A woman's risk of pregnancy loss depends chiefly on four maternal factors: health conditions, age, lifestyle and specifics of pregnancy, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says. The agency's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says factors the raise a woman's risk of miscarriage include: Existing conditions, such as high blood ...

Teen Sexting Often Tied to Past Sexual Abuse

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WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 – Teens who share sexually explicit texts or emails – "sexters" – are more likely to have suffered sexual abuse than their peers, new survey results suggest. For some teenagers, "sexting may be a part of normal sexual development," said study lead author Dr. Kanani Titchen. But for others, it "may be an indicator of an unhealthy romantic relationship or a history of ...

U.S. Women Loosening Up Sexually, Study Shows

Posted 26 Apr 2018 by

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 – American women are becoming more frisky in the bedroom, new research reveals. In a study of sexual trends in the United States, researchers at the University of Utah found that promiscuity is rising for women and declining for men. The number of women who've had sex with more than 15 partners has increased over the past few decades, from 3 percent to 7 percent. The ...

Big Decline in Births to Girls Under 15, CDC Says

Posted 25 Apr 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 – There's been a steep decline over the past two decades in births to American girls under the age of 15, a new report finds. Overall, "the number of U.S. births to females aged 10 to 14 was a record low in 2016, dropping to 2,253 from 8,519 in 2000," a team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wrote. Said another way, that means that the birth rate ...

FDA Restricts Sale and Distribution of Essure to Protect Women and to Require that Patients Receive Risk Information

Posted 10 Apr 2018 by

April 9, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued an order to restrict the sale and distribution of the Essure device to ensure that all women considering use of the permanent contraception device are provided with adequate risk information so that they can make informed decisions. The FDA is taking this step after becoming aware that some women were not being adequately ...

Many Parents Unsure of Talking About Sex With LGBT Kids

Posted 10 Apr 2018 by

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 – Many parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens feel uneasy and uninformed when it comes to talking to them about sex and dating, a new study shows. The study included 44 parents of LGBT teens between the ages of 13 and 17. The parents cited many challenges in trying to educate their teens about sex, including general discomfort in talking about it, ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Essure Permanent Birth Control System by Bayer Healthcare: Announcement - FDA Restricts the Sale and Distribution

Posted 10 Apr 2018 by

ISSUE: The FDA is aware that some women have received the Essure device without being adequately informed of Essure’s risks. In order for this device to meet reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness, all women considering Essure should receive this important information. On April 9, 2018, the FDA restricted sales of the Essure device to only doctors and healthcare facilities who use the F ...

FDA Puts New Restrictions on Contraceptive Implant Essure

Posted 9 Apr 2018 by

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 – To help curb complications tied to the permanent contraceptive implant Essure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday slapped new restrictions on the sale of the device. The step was taken to ensure that all women considering the device "are provided with adequate risk information so that they can make informed decisions," according to an FDA news release. Essure ...

Low Sperm Count May Signal Serious Health Risks for Men

Posted 19 Mar 2018 by

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 – A low sperm count may do more than affect a man's ability to have children. It also may be linked to a number of health problems, new research suggests. A study of nearly 5,200 Italian men found that those with low sperm counts were 1.2 times more likely to have more body fat, higher blood pressure, higher bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and lower levels of good ...

Male Birth Control Pill Shows Early Promise

Posted 19 Mar 2018 by

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 – An attempt to develop a safe and effective "male pill" is making headway, according to preliminary results of a small study. In a four-week trial of men under 50, an experimental hormone-based birth control pill was found to be "well-tolerated." And participants' testosterone levels dropped significantly along with two hormones essential for sperm production, the U.S. ...

'March Madness' a Peak Time for Vasectomies

Posted 16 Mar 2018 by

FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 – Thinking about a vasectomy? Now – as March Madness begins – might be just the time for the procedure. The NCAA basketball tournament and other major "sporting events are a popular time for men to schedule a vasectomy because we advise them to take it easy for two to three days after the procedure," Dr. Jim Dupree, an assistant professor of urology at the University of ...

Abortion Services Vary Widely Across the U.S.

Posted 16 Mar 2018 by

FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 – The quality of abortion services in the United States can hinge on where a woman lives, a new report shows. The report from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that while legal abortions in the United States are considered safe, many states have rules that limit a woman's access to a safe and effective abortion. According to the committee ...

1 in 20 Younger Women Suffers Major Depression

Posted 12 Mar 2018 by

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 – Depression is a big problem in women during and after pregnancy, but it's also a concern throughout the reproductive years. Now, new research reports that nearly 5 percent of women between the ages of 20 and 44 have struggled with major depression. And another 4 percent of women in that age group have experienced minor depression. But neither group is getting adequate ...

One Key Factor Raises Gay and Lesbian Teens' Suicide Risk

Posted 27 Feb 2018 by

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 – Teens who are gay or lesbian but engage in heterosexual sex are at higher risk of a suicide attempt, new research suggests. "These findings are a wakeup call," said lead investigator Francis Annor of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. "We need to learn more about why teens who engage in sexual activity ...

Hormonal Birth Control Won't Raise Depression Risk: Study

Posted 26 Feb 2018 by

MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2018 – There's no evidence of a link between hormonal birth control and depression in women, researchers report. "Depression is a concern for a lot of women when they're starting hormonal contraception, particularly when they're using specific types that have progesterone," study lead author Dr. Brett Worly said in a news release from Ohio State University's Wexner Medical ...

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