Sexually transmitted infections and bacterial vaginosis can provide ideal conditions for HIV infection in women. A new test aims to detect these conditions even when women don’t show symptoms.
There’s currently no cure for the condition, which millions of women suffer with worldwide.
Despite the substantial negative impacts of infertility on health and well-being, it’s a neglected public health issue throughout much of the Global South, including Malawi.
Telemedical abortions are safe and ensure access for all those who may need treatment.
Economic opportunities, social norms and expanding education and employment options for many women help explain why U.S. fertility has slowed in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
The success of a referendum to relax Gibraltar’s strict abortion ban will mean safer access for many people.
Boosting the number of female inventors isn’t just a matter of fairness. Inventions by men are more likely to ignore women’s needs.
Histories of mistreatment and misdiagnosis of endometriosis has led people dealing with the disease to turn to the internet for information and community.
Induction of labour can be life-saving in some situations. But women are increasingly induced for non-medical reasons, and earlier in their pregnancies.
The dreadful statistics coming out of India are not just numbers – they relate to people and to suffering.
Reports have suggested some women are experiencing changes to their menstrual cycles after having a COVID vaccine.
Taking sufferers’ accounts seriously is the linchpin to improvement.
Hundreds of Salvadoran women have been prosecuted for homicide for having abortions, miscarriages or stillbirths since 1997. Now an international court must decide: Is that legal?
The lack of recognition of sex differences in biology and medicine is a huge issue science has only recently begun to rectify.
The HPV vaccine is an effective prevention for cervical cancer, especially if adolescents get it before sexual debut.
If you believe the memes, men spend ages in the toilet. But they’re not always pooing. Here’s what they’re really doing.
Living in societies with gender bias can harm women’s health.
The tiny air pollutants known as PM2.5, emitted by vehicles, factories and power plants, aren’t just a hazard for lungs. A study finds more brain shrinkage in older women exposed to pollution.
‘Catching a baby’ or caring for new parents on Christmas Day is special, midwives say. But Christmas can also be a vulnerable time for many women, especially so during a pandemic.
Here’s a snapshot of what research tells us about female orgasms, what we don’t know, and what researchers want to know next.