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US President Donald Trump speaks at the 47th March For Life rally on the National Mall, January 24, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Insights into how the US abortion gag rule affects health services in Kenya

The Global Gag Rule transcends abortion and exacerbates weaknesses and vulnerabilities of the Kenyan health system.
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Why do women gain weight during menopause?

Hormonal changes that occur during menopause can alter the way fat is deposited in the body, but weight gain associated with menopause is more likely to be a by-product of ageing.
Progesterone doesn’t seem to cause the blood clots, heart diseases and breast cancer associated with estrogen-dominant menopausal hormone therapy. (Shutterstock)

Hot flashes? Night sweats? Progesterone can help reduce symptoms of menopause

Science shows that many perimenopausal miseries — such as hot flashes, night sweats and trouble sleeping — are caused by excess or variable estrogen, not by "estrogen deficiency."
The operating room at the Whole Woman’s Health clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 4, 2019. Texas says abortions are nonessential during coronavirus. AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Delaying ‘nonessential’ abortions during coronavirus crisis endangers women’s health and financial future

Seven states are moving to ban abortions, along with other 'elective' medical services, during the coronavirus crisis. But delaying or denying abortions can do serious health and financial harm.

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