Women's Health

Men Still Drive STD Increases

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 17, 2014

The CDC's annual snapshot of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has both good news and bad news for 2013.

Few Employers Cover Egg Freezing for Women With Cancer

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 16, 2014

As some companies add egg freezing to their list of fertility benefits, they're touting the coverage as a family-friendly perk. Women's health advocates say they welcome any expansion of fertility coverage. But they say that the much-publicized changes at a few high-profile companies such as Facebook and Apple are still relatively rare, even for women with serious illnesses like cancer who want to preserve their fertility.

Hormone Therapy Timing Hypothesis Gains Ground in ELITE

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 15, 2014

During six years of follow-up, the rate of increase in carotid IMT among the women who entered the study at least ten years after the start of menopause tracked nearly identically between those on hormone therapy and those on placebo, with a difference between the two arms that was not statistically significant.

The Second Most Popular Form of Birth Control Will Surprise You

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 15, 2014

About 62% of U.S. women from ages 15 to 44 use some form of contraception, and predictably, the pill is still the most popular. About 16% of women used it in 2011-2013, finds the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics. But the second most popular contraceptive may come as a surprise to many: 15.5% of women—just a hair behind the pill—choose female sterilization.

Doctors Want To Remind Americans That The HPV Vaccine Isn’t All About Sex

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 12, 2014

 Dr. Ronald A. DePinho is on a mission. DePinho, who’s been a cancer researcher for decades and currently serves as the president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, wants to reframe the national conversation about the HPV vaccine to drive home a fundamental point. 

Conservatives, Democrats Tussle Over Contraceptives in Spending Bill

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 11, 2014

A tussle over contraceptives has ended with Democrats keeping an attachment pushed by House conservatives out of a trillion dollar government funding bill. 

Checkups: For Cancer Patients Hoping to Start a Family, Cincinnati Fertility Experts Offer Options

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 11, 2014

For many, starting a family is the ultimate dream. But when a young woman gets a diagnosis of cancer, that dream can be replaced with difficult questions about surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and potential loss of fertility.

D.C. Conference to Focus War Wounds' Impact on Sex and Intimacy

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 10, 2014

A two-day conference in Washington, D.C., this week will tackle an often overlooked result of combat injuries: the impact war wounds can have on fertility, sex and relationships.

Return of the Rhythm Method

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 09, 2014

Tired of condoms and the Pill, many women are turning to new apps that help them practice one of the oldest forms of contraception.

No Increase in Risky Sexual Activity with HPV Vaccine

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine December 09, 2014

Vaccinating young girls against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) doesn’t lead to an increase in risky sexual activity, a new study shows.

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