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Woman denied abortion in Dublin despite new legislation

Hospital’s decision has raised questions over introduction of abortion services in IrelandA hospital in Dublin has refused an abortion to a woman with a fatal foetal abnormality, raising questions over Ireland’s recent introduction of abortion services.The Coombe hospital, a leading maternity facility that has signed up to the service, reportedly declined to terminate the pregnancy because it did not “fall neatly” into a fatal foetal abnormality diagnosis. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Women, Society, World news, Ireland, Abortion, Dublin, Reproductive rights (developing countries


Psychology Around the Net: January 12, 2019

Are you ready to learn about simple, no frills self-care tips we can all follow? Why incompetent people have more confidence than you’d think they should? How men and women experience chronic pain differently? Well, good news! This week’s Psychology Around the Net has all that and more. The Free Self-Care You Should Be Doing Right Now: Setting realistic exercise schedules. Tackling one cleaning or organizing project at a time. Getting enough sleep. Extremely basic but extremely helpful self-c...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Women, Memory, Values, Research, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Confidence, Anxiety, Yoga, Men, Women's Issues, Chronic Pain, Men's Issues


'Irish history is moving rapidly': backlash to abortion law fails to emerge

Besides a fleeting protest in Galway, abortion has become available in 22 of Ireland’s 26 counties with barely a fussIreland voted by a landslide to legalise abortion – but turning that social revolution into medical reality has fallen largely on the shoulders of just 200 GPs. Related: Apprehension on all sides before launch of Irish abortion services Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Women, World news, Ireland, Abortion, Galway, Irish abortion referendum


On trial: El Salvador's abortion ban

The shocking case of Imelda Cortez has put El Salvador’s strict abortion laws in the spotlight. Human rights lawyer Paula Avila-Guillen and reporter Nina Lakhani describe how a surprise verdict has given fresh hope to women in El Salvador. Plus, in opinion, Randeep Ramesh on the Guardian’s call for a citizens’ assembly to break the Brexit deadlockEl Salvador is one of 26 countries with a total ban on abortion, and the law is applied brutally. It’s not uncommon for women who have a miscarriage or...
Tags: Health, Women, Americas, Global development, Abortion, El Salvador, Salvador, Randeep Ramesh, Nina Lakhani, Paula Avila Guillen, Reproductive rights (developing countries, Imelda Cortez, El Salvador Plus


Activists protest against Ireland's new abortion services

Pro-choice groups condemn picket of clinic as health service warns of fake websitesAnti-abortion activists have struck back against Ireland’s introduction of abortion services by picketing a clinic and by launching potentially misleading websites that mimic the state’s support service for unplanned pregnancies.A group holding placards protested outside a doctor’s office in Galway on Thursday in an effort to deter women from seeking abortion pills just three days after abortion services became le...
Tags: Health, Europe, Women, World news, Ireland, Abortion, Galway, Irish abortion referendum


Schoolgirls in Kenya to face compulsory tests for pregnancy and FGM

Girls in Narok County will be made to reveal identities of babies’ fathers and tell police about female genital mutilation Plans to subject schoolgirls in Kenya to mandatory tests for female genital mutilation and pregnancy are a violation of victims’ privacy, campaigners have warned.All girls returning to school this week in Narok, Kenya, will be examined at local health facilities as part of a countywide crackdown. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Health & wellbeing, Global development, Kenya, Fgm, Global Education, Narok County, Female genital mutilation (FGM, Narok Kenya


Apprehension on all sides before launch of Irish abortion services

Legislation and logistics have been fast-tracked to turn last May’s vote into realityIreland is poised to roll out its first regular abortion services in the coming weeks in the wake of the referendum vote to lift the country’s near-total ban on abortion.Politicians and officials fast-tracked legislation and logistical preparations to turn last year’s landslide vote in favour of liberalisation into reality for women who wish to terminate pregnancies. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Women, World news, Ireland, Abortion, Irish abortion referendum


Bellabeat’s new hybrid smartwatch tracks your stress…and goes with your outfit

Bellabeat, the company behind a variety of health and wellness wearable devices aimed at women, is now selling its first smartwatch. The device, which is simply called “Time,” was announced earlier this month right in the midst of holiday shopping season. Like other fitness trackers, the watch is capable of basic tasks like counting your steps, tracking sleep patterns, and reminding you to move. But unlike traditional smartwatches -which, aesthetically, are still very much just a screen on yo...
Tags: Apple, Health, Wellness, Gadgets, Wearable, Fitness, Fitness Tracker, Smartwatch, Time, Women, Tech, Watch, Apple Watch, Bellabeat, Michael Kors, Urska Srsen


Kenya lifts ban on Marie Stopes abortion services after warning lives are at risk

Clinics reopen in country where backstreet abortions kill seven women a day and hospitalise 320The Kenyan government has lifted a ban preventing the international charity Marie Stopes from providing any abortion services, following warnings the ruling endangered the lives of thousands of women.The Kenyan ministry of health said on Thursday that an audit of Marie Stopes’ clinics had been completed and that the charity could resume post-abortion care services under “regular supervision”. Continue ...
Tags: Health, Africa, Women, Society, World news, Global development, Abortion, Kenya, Reproductive Rights, Marie Stopes, Reproductive rights (developing countries


Girl, 10, dies after female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone

Renewed calls for country to end practice after girl bleeds to death following mass initiation into secret societyA 10-year-old girl has died after undergoing female genital mutilation during a mass initiation into a secret society in Sierra Leone.The girl, one of 68 involved in the rite, bled to death on Tuesday following complications from the FGM procedure. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Sierra Leone, Health & wellbeing, Global development, Fgm, Female genital mutilation (FGM


Why natural disasters make men take more risks

The 2011 earthquake in Japan was among the most intense earthquakes to occur in recorded history.Thanks to regularly distributed surveys, however, it also became a unique research opportunity to compare civilians' behaviors from before the earthquake with their behavior after.Now, researchers have found data that suggests being exposed to a natural disaster tends to make men more prone to engage in risky behavior, like gambling and drinking, over the long term. None In March of 2011, the tectoni...
Tags: Psychology, Japan, Women, Innovation, Men, Natural Disaster, World Bank, Fukushima, Behavioral Economics, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Great East Japan, Keio University, American Economic Institute, Japan Household Panel, Chie Hanaoka Hitoshi Shigeoka


Healthcare to get $100bn boost as India aims to cut maternal deaths

Spending on health will double by 2025, with India intent on improving its record on mortality of mothers and infantsIndia has pledged to spend $100bn (£79bn) more on healthcare over the next seven years in a move partly aimed at reducing maternal mortality rates.The country will more than double its health spending from just over the current 1% of GDP to 2.5% by 2025, prime minister Narendra Modi announced. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, India, Women, Narendra Modi, Society, World news, South and Central Asia, Global development, Maternal mortality, Maternal health, Infant and child mortality, Global Health


How sexual fantasies affect your relationship

There are two main types of sexual fantasies. One of them is more harmful to the a relationship or marriage than the other (by a lot). Sexually fantasizing about somebody else, though, neither hurts a relationship nor helps it; instead, it has the same mental impact as random daydreaming. None The beginning of a relationship is exciting. You get to learn more about a beautiful person who wants to learn more about you at the same time. You both get the opportunity to make an increasingly deep co...
Tags: Health, Marriage, Sex, Women, Innovation, Men, Morality, Gurit Birnbaum


First baby born to mother with uterus transplanted from deceased woman

The healthy baby girl was born to a 32-year-old woman in Brazil who received a uterus transplant from a deceased woman.It marks the first successful transplant from a deceased donor. A handful of transplants from living donors have proven successful so far.Deceased donations would greatly expand the pool of potential donors, considering it's relatively difficult to find living donors willing to undergo the procedure. None A baby born to a mother who received a uterus transplanted from a deceased...
Tags: Health, Women, Bbc, Medical Research, Innovation, Brazil, Imperial College London, Cleveland Clinic, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, University of São Paulo, Human body, Dani Ejzenberg, MRKH, Srdjan Saso


Why are girls hitting puberty earlier? The answer could lie in the medicine cabinet.

American girls have been hitting puberty at earlier ages compared to past decades.Chemicals found in common cosmetic products could be responsible for the changes, according to the results of a nearly 20-year study, which found that boys didn't seem to be affected by the same chemicals.It's still unclear whether these chemicals cause early puberty, but it might be worth avoiding products containing them until the research is conclusive. None It's still something of a mystery why American girls h...
Tags: Health, Parenting, Women, Medical Research, Innovation, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Human body, Breast Cancer Action


Common Communication Challenges Women Face—And How to Effectively Navigate Them

Many women face challenges in how we communicate, whether it’s with our partners or our colleagues. The specifics of the situation don’t really matter, but the results are the same: We’re left feeling resentful and frustrated. For instance, according to relationship specialist Amy Kipp, LMFT, we often have a hard time expressing our needs and asking for them to be met. We fear that we’ll be seen as needy, or we’ll be inconveniencing people, she said. We fear that others will think we’re high-mai...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Women, Habits, Stress, Self-help, Self-esteem, Women's Issues, Gender Bias, Gillette, Mental Health And Wellness, Active Listening, Success & Achievement, Assertiveness, San Antonio Texas


Pharma giant sold mesh implant despite pain warnings

Exclusive: staff at Johnson & Johnson had concerns it could harden in body, emails show• Revealed: how faulty implants harm patients worldwide• Why we’re examining the implants industryA vaginal mesh implant made by one of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical firms was launched despite the company being warned it could shrink and harden inside the body, company documents reveal.Internal emails between executives, shared with the Guardian, show staff at Johnson & Johnson (J&J) were concerned that t...
Tags: Health, Women, Society, World news, US news, Medical Research, Pharmaceuticals industry, Johnson Johnson, Johnson Johnson J J, Vaginal mesh implants


Vaginal mesh implant sold despite warnings it could cause pain

Exclusive: staff at Johnson & Johnson had concerns it could harden in body, emails show• Revealed: how faulty implants harm patients worldwide• Why we’re examining the implants industryA vaginal mesh implant made by one of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical firms was launched despite the company being warned it could shrink and harden inside the body, company documents reveal.Internal emails between executives, shared with the Guardian, show staff at Johnson & Johnson (J&J) were concerned the pl...
Tags: Health, Women, Society, World news, US news, Medical Research, Pharmaceuticals industry, Johnson Johnson, Johnson Johnson J J, Vaginal mesh implants


Rare cancer linked to breast implant used by millions of women

Figures suggest at least 615 cases worldwide of lymphoma related to textured implantsA type of breast implant used by millions of women around the world is under scrutiny after French surgeons were advised to stop using it because of a potential link with a rare kind of cancer.Textured breast implants have been linked with anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), which forms in the scar capsule around the implant and normally begins with pain and swelling in the breast. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Business, Breast Cancer, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Healthcare Industry


UK pledges £50m 'to end female genital mutilation by 2030'

Money will go to grassroots programmes across Africa in bid to protect millions of girls currently at risk of being cutThe UK government is to invest £50m in an attempt to end female genital mutilation by 2030, claiming it is the biggest single investment to tackle the issue by an international donor.The money, announced on Friday, will go to grassroots programmes working to stop the practice across Africa, where prevalence is highest. Penny Mordaunt, international development secretary, said th...
Tags: Health, UK, Africa, Women, Society, Health & wellbeing, Global development, Fgm, Penny Mordaunt, Department for International Development (DfID, Female genital mutilation (FGM


Starvation diets, obsessive training and no plus-size models: Victoria’s Secret sells a dangerous fantasy

The brand’s annual show is a worldwide TV event, but former Angels are starting to reveal the uncomfortable truth about the lingerie giant A woman stands on stage and cries. In the auditorium, another woman’s partner gives a standing ovation, his hand on his heart. One mother gushes that she is “so proud” of her daughter. Another goes further: “So much admiration for all your hard work and dedication to being the best version of yourself and making your dreams come true.”We are told that these w...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Women, Life and style, Society, Body Image, Health & wellbeing, Models, Victoria, Lingerie


Rear view: the big business of bottoms

As more and more women go under the knife in pursuit of curves, it’s clear they are paying with their healthThe press briefing for October’s Clinical Cosmetic Reconstructive Expo in London was delayed – there had been another death. A cluster of journalists gathered on the mezzanine while below them visitors filtered past signs for She Lase and Zero Gravity Skin and a stand for a company called Eurosilicone that claims to have been “Empowering women for over 30 years”. At the far end of the conf...
Tags: Health, London, Women, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing


'Having a child is a distraction from your own mortality': Kathryn Hahn and Tamara Jenkins on their IVF film

Hahn stars in Jenkins’ new comedy about a couple struggling with infertility. They talk about whether feminism is to blame for encouraging women to wait before reproducing – and why their film shouldn’t be dismissed as a chick flickEleven years ago, the director Tamara Jenkins was flying round the world promoting her second film, The Savages. A sad, frank comedy about suddenly caring for a father with Alzheimer’s, it won rave reviews, then Oscar nominations for Jenkins and star Laura Linney.Prof...
Tags: Health, Film, Women, Life and style, Society, Culture, Health & wellbeing, Ivf, Fertility problems, Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Jenkins, Kathryn Hahn, Hahn, Alexander Payne, China Continue


Planned Parenthood's new president warns of 'state of emergency' for women's health

Dr Leana Wen, who takes over as president of the US’s biggest reproductive healthcare institution this week, says she plans to expand services despite attacksDr Leana Wen takes over as president of Planned Parenthood – America’s biggest, best-funded and most vilified reproductive healthcare institution – at a time of unprecedented attacks on the organization’s values and work.Last week, Alabama voters passed a fetal rights law; the Trump administration finalized rules to allow employers to opt o...
Tags: Health, Planned Parenthood, Women, US, Alabama, America, World news, US news, Abortion, US healthcare, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Medicaid, Trump, Leana Wen


South Korea's nascent feminist movement turns to abortion ban

Women have continued to access abortion illegally in defiance of 65-year-old lawKim Soo-jin will never forget the disgusting taste of the pulpy green-brown traditional Korean brew she drank in the hopes of ending her pregnancy, or the night she spent in pain, curled into a ball and unable to move.The recipe her roommate found on the internet was an attempt to sidestep South Korea’s 65-year ban on abortions, but in the end it did not work and Kim, a 21-year-old student at the time, was forced to ...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Women, World news, Asia Pacific, Abortion, Kim


FGM rates in east Africa drop from 71% to 8% in 20 years, study shows

Analysis in British Medical Journal suggests dramatic fall in number of girls undergoing the practice, yet experts advise caution over the figures The number of girls undergoing female genital mutilation has fallen dramatically in east Africa over the past two decades, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.The study, which looked at rates of FGM among girls aged 14 and under, suggests that prevalence in east Africa has dropped from 71.4% in 1995, to 8% in 2016. Continue r...
Tags: Health, Africa, Women, Global development, Fgm, British Medical Journal, Global Health, Reproductive rights (developing countries, Female genital mutilation (FGM


MPs' vote calls for explanation of Northern Ireland abortion law

Westminster votes by 207 to 117 to force Karen Bradley to ‘issue guidance’ on continued enforcement of lawA landmark amendment forcing Northern Ireland secretary, Karen Bradley, “to issue guidance” to explain how officials can continue to enforce the region’s draconian Victorian-era abortion law was passed by MPs.MPs in Westminster voted by 207 to 117 to impose their will, a matter normally reserved for Stormont, arguing that the abortion ban was incompatible with human rights on an amendment pr...
Tags: Health, Politics, Women, UK News, World news, Labour, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, Stella Creasy, Abortion, Northern Irish politics, Westminster, Stormont, Karen Bradley, Democratic Unionist party (DUP, Conor McGinn


Amendment to legalise abortion in Northern Ireland withdrawn

Commons clerks force Labour MPs to withdraw attempt to change law dating back to 1861Labour MPs have been forced to withdraw an amendment that aimed to legalise abortion in Northern Ireland after clerks at the House of Commons said it was outside the scope of a bill being debated in parliament on Wednesday.Stella Creasy and Conor McGinn instead tabled a watered-down amendment that if passed would require the Northern Ireland secretary, Karen Bradley, “to issue guidance” to explain how officials ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Women, UK News, World news, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, Stella Creasy, Abortion, Northern Irish politics, Karen Bradley, Democratic Unionist party (DUP, Conor McGinn


Sandra Day O’Connor, first woman on U.S. Supreme Court, has dementia

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.She was a deciding vote on a number of cases that came before the court.Watch her interview from 2015 about her upbringing and desire to see more women in all parts of government. None In a letter to The New York Times, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor revealed that she has dementia—likely, Alzheimer's—and is withdrawing from public life. "Since many people have asked about my current status and activities, I want to b...
Tags: Health, Art, Portrait, Video, Politics, Justice, Supreme Court, Congress, Women, History, Woman, United States, Ronald Reagan, New York Times, Innovation, Smithsonian


Labour MPs to press May for Commons vote on Northern Ireland abortion ban

Diana Johnson to table bill aimed at forcing government into allowing proper Commons voteLabour MPs will increase the pressure to end Northern Ireland’s highly restrictive Victorian-era abortion laws this week in a series of Commons votes designed to push the UK government into action.Diana Johnson, the Hull North MP, will introduce a backbench bill on Tuesday calling for a repeal of the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act, which criminalised any woman seeking an abortion with a theoretical max...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Law, Women, Society, UK News, UK criminal justice, Labour, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, Abortion, Northern Irish politics, Diana Johnson



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