Indcued abortion is common among Nigerian women.
Abortions are more often self-induced by women with drugs and dangerous substances in Nigeria due to restrictive abortion laws.
Birthing on Country services acknowledge First Nation peoples’ continued ownership of land and unique birthing practices.
One in seven women aged 45 to 74 years are at high risk of a heart attack in the next five years. But there are some things you can do today to reduce your risk of heart disease.
While men and women experience disability at similar rates, men are more likely to be diagnosed with disabilities that are more straightforward to gain access to the NDIS for.
The pandemic increased housework and childcare for women. It also exacerbated the work that keeps households and families running: the mental load.
Our knowledge of the human body, which is mostly inferred from what is observed in males, may not always hold true for females.
Unpleasant side effects from contraceptives are experienced by many women.
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Despite side effects, women continue to take contraceptives because there are no better options available.
I was motivated to improve the outcome for women with ovarian cancer by my experience as a junior doctor in London in 1985. But 36 years on, the results aren’t what we’d hoped.
Vaginismus is one of the leading causes of painful sex. Many people haven’t even heard of it, but vaginismus is extremely common and it can have a huge impact on women, their partners and relationships.
Just under one in six Australian women have PCOS but some are being diagnosed when they don’t meet the criteria.
Regular exercise reduces the risk of obesity and a number of chronic diseases.
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Just one in four Indigenous women play sport or are physically active, with many citing racism, cost and gendered expectations as barriers.
Australian women can have an early medical termination – which involves taking two oral medications – up to the ninth week of pregnancy.
Access to early medical abortion is an important part of women’s sexual and reproductive health care. Yet often country GPs don’t offer this service.
It can be difficult to get pain from endometriosis under control.
Women with endometriosis pay an average of $1,200 in out-of-pocket health costs a year. When you add lost wages and productivity, the costs add up to $30,000 per sufferer every year.
Half of women seeking second and third-trimester abortions do so because of foetal abnormalities.
If NSW decriminalises abortion, women will be able to access a termination up to 22 weeks’ gestation. But such cut-offs are arbitrary and should be abandoned.
The procedure is still experimental and there’s so much we don’t know about it.
Don’t get too excited about the prospect of freezing ovarian tissue to postpone menopause. The costs, risks and unknowns are likely to outweigh the potential benefits.
In women with endometriosis, tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found outside the uterus, causing pain and infertility.
The research, mostly in mice, delivers some interesting new insights about endometriosis but we still haven’t found the cause, let alone a cure.
Tampons absorb menstrual fluid whereas menstrual cups collect it.
A recent study found menstrual cups were as safe as tampons and had similar or lower levels of leakage.
Women who have had pre-eclampsia have twice the risk of heart disease throughout their lifetime than their peers.
Symptoms of pre-eclampsia, including high blood pressure, usually resolve by about two months after the birth. But some health problems can develop later.
More women would favour the pill over less reliable forms of contraception if it was available without prescription.
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New modelling shows skipping the need for a doctors’ prescription and going straight to a pharmacist for the pill could save the health system A$96 million a year and improve women’s health outcomes.
Being separated from their children affects the mental well-being of Aboriginal mothers in prison.
Aboriginal mothers in prison feel intergenerational trauma and the forced removal of their children are the most significant factors impacting their health and well-being.