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Regular exercise reduces the risk of obesity and a number of chronic diseases. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock

Sport can be an important part of Aboriginal culture for women – but many barriers remain

Just one in four Indigenous women play sport or are physically active, with many citing racism, cost and gendered expectations as barriers.
Half of women seeking second and third-trimester abortions do so because of foetal abnormalities. Sasha Freemind

Here’s why there should be no gestational limits for abortion

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.
In women with endometriosis, tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found outside the uterus, causing pain and infertility. Nikodash/Shutterstock

Research Check: have scientists found the cause of endometriosis?

The research, mostly in mice, delivers some interesting new insights about endometriosis but we still haven’t found the cause, let alone a cure.

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