Healthy

Birth control options out of reach for many low-income women

Pregnancy test and contraceptive pills.
Young, low-income women are less likely to use more effective methods of birth control like the pill

Working women healthier even after retirement age

Three women in a meeting.
A new study found that women who worked consistently during their prime midlife working years had better health than non-working women later in life.

Are women getting adequate nutrition during preconception and pregnancy?

Pregnant woman doing salad.
Higher level education was associated with improved adherence to dietary guidelines in pregnant women. Find out more in here

For the wellbeing of women or for pharmaceutical enrichment?

Contraceptive pills.
A lot of gynecologists prescribe contraceptive pills to their patients, but the choice of pill may be influenced by the pharmaceutical industry.

Household chemical use linked to child language delays

Person cleaning surface.
If their parents use chemicals such as household cleaners, children are more likely to show delays in language development by age 2.

Period products are now free in Scotland

View of sanitary pads.
Scotland became the first country in the world to eliminate period poverty.

Gender violence related to higher risk of death for women

Woman covering her face with her hands.
A study by the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham, says that gender violence is also related to the development of cardiometabolic diseases.

Coronavirus has infected more men than women, why?

Man wearing a mask.
Even though further study is needed, the answer could be linked to women´s inmune system and smoking

Colombian Constitutional Court will decide on decriminalization of abortion soon

Doctor looking at an ultrasound on an iPad.
On February 19, judge Alejandro Linares delivered a paper in which the decriminalization of abortion until the first trimester is proposed.

These are the effects anxiety has on your health

Woman suffering from anxiety.
Chronic anxiety can cause a lot of overall health issues that you may not know about.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding associated with lower risk of early menopause

Mother breastfeeding her baby.
A new study, published in JAMA Network Open, reports that women who have babies and breastfeed may be less likely to go earlier though menopause.
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