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.
From having their pain dismissed to being charged additional fees, ethnic minority and migrant women face significant barriers to accessing healthcare during a pandemic.
A nationwide online survey collected information from 4,202 teenagers and young women in Australia, about how their periods affected their education – either at school, university or VET.
As we are now approaching a long, dark, socially-isolated winter in the UK, adequate vitamin D supplementation has never been more important.
With COVID-19 placing heavy demands on the health-care system, non-COVID patients may struggle to access care, putting women, people in poor health and those without a regular doctor at risk.
A new wave of productions are proving that there is power and possibility in the menopause
The Global Gag Rule transcends abortion and exacerbates weaknesses and vulnerabilities of the Kenyan health system.
Hormonal changes mean during the first half of a woman's menstrual cycle, she'll have more energy and recover more quickly. This is the time to train hardest.
Many women are turning away from hospital births during the pandemic, preferring to give birth at home. But midwives aren't always available to support them. So some are birthing without one.
Women have reported increased drinking at higher levels than men during the coronavirus pandemic. This is likely because their mental health is suffering.
Pregnancy can be stressful at the best of times, let alone during a pandemic.
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.
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."
Without doing more exercise or cutting down on food, most women will gain weight as they go through menopause. But it's not inevitable.
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.
Our research found that stigma often prevents women from getting help for this hidden illness.
Why 'stigmatising' and 'traumatising' approaches to FGM safeguarding are in urgent need of a review.
Having a baby is stressful enough without also having to process misinformation. Here are the facts from the WHO, experts and the research evidence.