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How Your Mother's Love Life May Affect Your Own

Posted 2 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 – Like mother, like child? Your mother's romantic history may influence how many partners you have, a new study claims. "Our results suggest that mothers may have certain characteristics that make them more or less desirable on the marriage market, and better or worse at relationships," said study lead author Claire Kamp Dush, an associate professor of human sciences and ...

Parents Teach Firstborns About Sex, But Not Their Later Kids

Posted 28 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 – Younger siblings are less likely than firstborns to hear about the birds and the bees from their parents, a new study suggests. Instead, they may learn what's what from their older brothers and sisters, British researchers report. "Although there has been much research into how the order in which children are born into a family may impact psychological or social ...

Newer Birth Control Pills Tied to Lower Odds for Ovarian Cancer

Posted 27 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay – News) – There's long been a connection between birth control pills and a reduced risk of ovarian cancer. Now, new research suggests that's true for the latest form of the drug, as well. Scientists say the protective effect of the newer pills – which contain lower doses of estrogens and different progestogens – rose over time and persisted for several ...

Fewer American Teens Having Sex, Most Using Birth Control

Posted 21 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 – In a finding that should ease parents' minds, new research shows that fewer American teens are having sex and most of those who do are using some form of birth control. But scientists also found that sexual violence has become more common among high school students and condom use has declined. "Many young people become sexually active during high school," said study ...

Obamacare May Have Boosted Access to Birth Control

Posted 31 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 – Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, may close a big gap in women's access to reproductive health care, a new study suggests. In a survey of nearly 1,200 women of childbearing age enrolled in Michigan's expansion of Medicaid for low-income adults, one in three said the expanded coverage improved her access to birth control and family ...

Why Some Americans Seek Abortion Pills Online

Posted 12 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 – Restrictive abortion laws may drive some Americans to look for abortion medications online, a new study reports. "Though it may be surprising to consider, people in the United States are looking for ways to end their pregnancies at home using abortion pills they can get online," said study author Abigail Aiken. She's an assistant professor of public affairs at the ...

U.S. Women Loosening Up Sexually, Study Shows

Posted 26 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

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 ...

One Key Factor Raises Gay and Lesbian Teens' Suicide Risk

Posted 27 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

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 ...

15 Percent of Teens Say They've Sexted

Posted 26 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2018 – About 15 percent of teenagers say they've shared a sexually explicit image or video of themselves over the internet or via phone messaging, researchers say. And nearly twice as many – about 27 percent – said they've received a "sext," either from the original sender or from someone passing it along, according to a review of 39 prior studies. Sexting between teenagers is ...

Hormonal Birth Control Won't Raise Depression Risk: Study

Posted 26 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

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 ...

Most Say Health Workers Shouldn't Refuse Care on Moral Grounds: Poll

Posted 8 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 – Most Americans are not on board with President Donald Trump's recent decision to further protect health care workers who refuse to treat patients on religious or moral grounds, the latest HealthDay/Harris Poll shows. More than eight of 10 surveyed do not believe doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care providers should be allowed to use their conscience or ...

Conceiving Despite IUD Use Is Tied to Higher Odds for Pregnancy Complications

Posted 9 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 – Millions of women use an IUD as a safe, reliable means of birth control. But a new study finds that in rare cases where conception occurs despite IUD use, the rate of obstetric complications may rise. "Because of the elevated risks of severe, adverse short-term perinatal complications, we recommend careful monitoring of any women who conceive while using an IUD," said ...

The Best and Worst Ways to Say 'I Love You'

Posted 16 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 – To make someone feel loved, a small gesture might be best, a new study suggests. When Americans were asked what makes them feel loved, things such as showing compassion or snuggling with a child were tops. The least effective measures? Controlling behaviors, such as wanting to know where someone is at all times. "Whether we feel loved or not plays an important role in ...

IUD May Lower Cervical Cancer Risk

Posted 7 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 – IUD contraceptive devices may reduce a woman's risk of cervical cancer by about a third, a new review concludes. Researchers think IUDs might promote an immune response that kills off human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes virtually all cases of cervical cancer. "The data say the presence of the IUD in the uterus stimulates an immune response, and that immune ...

White House to Roll Back Birth Control Mandate in Employers' Health Care Plans

Posted 6 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 6, 2017 – In a move that could affect millions of American women, the Trump Administration is poised to roll back a federal mandate requiring that birth control be available as part of employer-based health plans. Instead, new rules – expected as early as Friday – would give employers much wider leeway to declare themselves exempt from providing contraception due to moral or ...

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