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Twitter says Nicki Minaj's bizarre tweet linking COVID-19 vaccines with erectile dysfunction doesn't break its rules on misinformation

Musician Nicki Minaj at the 019 Met Gala. Taylor Hill /Getty Images Rapper Nicki Minaj sent a tweet linking erectile dysfunction with the COVID-19 vaccine. Twitter won't take action because the tweet was presented as an anecdote, not a fact, the site said. There is no evidence linking COVID-19 vaccines with fertility problems in women or men. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter says a bizarre tweet from rapper Nicki Minaj linking the COVID-19 vaccine with erectile ...
Tags: Twitter, News, Nicki Minaj, Trends, Fertility, Vaccine, Erectile Dysfunction, Minaj, Tech Insider, Isobel Asher Hamilton, COVID-19, Met Gala Taylor Hill Getty Images

What 'Six Weeks Pregnant' Really Means

In the wake of the Supreme Court decision to allow Texas to ban abortions after approximately six weeks of pregnancy, a few people—I’m not naming names—have shown that they have no idea how weeks are counted in pregnancy. Folks, on the day you have sex to make a baby, you are considered two weeks pregnant already. And…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Miscarriage, Pregnancy, Fertility, Reproduction, Abortion, Lifehacks, Midwifery, Birth Control, Womens Health, Human Reproduction, Jane, Obstetrics, Gestation, Sexual Reproduction

Abortions Prescribed Virtually Are Safe and Effective, Study Finds

New research finds that abortions prescribed over the phone or online can be safe and effective. The study found that a large majority of women who received medication abortions in California last year via telehealth service required no follow-up medical care, and no major adverse events were reported. The findings…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Drugs, Articles, Fertility, Social Issues, Food And Drug Administration, Abortion, Abortifacients, Hormones, Telehealth, Mifepristone, Misoprostol, Health Medical Pharma, Medical Abortion, Ushma Upadhyay

“Stop the Shot”: Resistance through Science, Religion, and Law

On August 4, an interesting event took place: “Stop the Shot”. This was a video press conference organized by the Truth for Health Foundation in the US, which was live streamed online and has since been uploaded to various alternative video hosting platforms—on the main one advertised, it has already received three quarters of a […]
Tags: Science, Religion, US, Fertility, Racism, Canada, Grenada, Anthropology, Jamaica, Resistance, Vaccines, Antibodies, Haiti, Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad And Tobago

Oova raises $1.2M to develop a better at-home kit for detecting a woman’s best time to conceive

Oova officially launched its Oova Kit Tuesday after receiving $1.5 million in seed funding led by BBG Ventures with participation by Company Ventures. The kit includes an at-home test that quantitatively measures two hormones, informing a woman — and her doctor — of her fertile days and confirming ovulation. The New York-based company was founded in 2017 by Amy Divaraniya, CEO, who holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences with a focus on genetics. She personally struggled to conceive due to irregula...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Apps, New York, Funding, Fertility, Women's Health, Biotech, Genetic Testing, Bbg Ventures, Lyne, Ro, Susan Lyne, Modern Fertility

Scientists Produce Healthy Mice From Sperm Kept in Space for Nearly 6 Years

The longest biological experiment ever performed on the International Space Station has exposed the surprising durability of freeze-dried mouse sperm when exposed to space radiation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fertility, International Space Station, Reproduction, Sperm, Applied Sciences, George Dvorsky, Semen, Cosmic Rays, Expose, Branches Of Biology, Freeze Drying, Germ Cells, Prisha Tengku, International Space Station Experiments, Teruhiko Wakayama

A Major Study on How Sperm Move Has Been Retracted

A study that claimed to overturn our understanding of how sperm moves has now been retracted. The research had suggested that sperm cells propel themselves forward through complex spins that created an optical illusion of them only swishing their tails back and forth under a microscope. The authors now agree that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Fertility, Reproduction, Sperm, Mens Health, Semen, Hermes Gadêlha, Reproductive System, Branches Of Biology, Entertainment Culture, Germ Cells, Flagellum, Retractions In Academic Publishing

Let’s Chill a Bit About the Plastic-Driven Sperm Count Apocalypse

A rash of sensational headlines in recent months have warned of a rising infertility crisis in men as sperm counts plummet. Some outlets have claimed that plastics are behind the great sperm dieoff. But it turns out the truth about fertility could be much more complicated.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Fertility, Reproduction, Sperm, Infertility, Mens Health, Tupperware, Alex Jones, Semen, Semen Analysis, Hagai Levine, Richard Sharpe, Joe Biggs, Branches Of Biology, Fertility Medicine

Fickle funding for women-led startups hurts femtech

It is difficult for startups to get off the ground, especially when they are women-focused The post Fickle funding for women-led startups hurts femtech appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Startups, Business, Breast Cancer, Investment, Paypal, Fertility, Venture Capital, Contraception, Reproductive Health, Glow, Max Levchin, Rwanda, Crunchbase, Menstruation, Cervical Cancer, Top Six

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine doesn't affect sperm, preliminary data suggests

Crystal Cox/Business Insider A pre-print study in Israel found no change in sperm of men who got Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. The study was small, but it's some of the first data we have on vaccines and male fertility. There's plenty of research finding the vaccines are safe for women who are pregnant or trying to be. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine does not damage sperm, according to a small new pre-print study out of Isra...
Tags: Science, Israel, Trends, Cnn, Fertility, Associated Press, Pfizer, Vaccine, Sperm, Imperial College London, Shepherd, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, OB GYN, American College of Obstetricians, Moderna, Jessica Shepherd

Coronavirus variants called 'escape mutants' threaten our progress in the pandemic

Hello all,My name is Allison DeAngelis, a senior healthcare reporter covering biotech and pharmaceutical companies, and welcome to Insider Healthcare. Today in healthcare news:Coronavirus variants called "escape mutants" threaten the progress we've made; Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to call for drug companies to relinquish their rights to Covid products;Alife Health wants to stop the huge bills that come with infertility treatments.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comment...
Tags: Mexico, India, US, Trends, Fertility, Healthcare, Pfizer, Intellectual Property, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders, Newsletters, Moderna, Samantha Lee, STAT, Allison Read

Fertility experts debunk 19 myths about getting pregnant and fertility

Fertility specialist Cindy Duke and reproductive urologist Sriram Eleswarapu debunk common myths. They talk about how IVF isn't guaranteed to work and how stress does not cause pregnancy loss. Dr. Duke and Dr. Eleswarapu dive deep into these infertility myths on this episode of Debunked. See more stories on Insider's business page. Duke: "Sex position matters."Eleswarapu: So, that is a myth."IVF guarantees pregnancy."Duke: Oh, boy. It's a tough myth for patients to hear.Eleswarapu: ...
Tags: Health, Video, Science, Parenting, Pregnancy, Trends, Fertility, Pregnant, Debunked, Duke, Ucla, Cindy, Las Vegas Nevada, Video Format Debunked, Abby Tang Michelle Yan Huang Ally Giannini, Cindy Duke

Birth Control Apps Are Great If You Want to Get Pregnant

Earlier this month, popular period-tracking app Clue announced it had received FDA clearance for a digital birth control feature in its app. Now, per a Verge report, Natural Cycles, the other FDA-cleared birth control app, is pissed because of how the FDA granted that clearance, sparking some beef between the two apps…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Pregnancy, Fertility, Reproduction, Fda, Birth Control, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Womens Health, Human Reproduction, Natural Cycles, Fertility Awareness, Unintended Pregnancy, Birth Control Apps Are Great

The World Is in the Middle of a Twin Boom, Study Finds

Across the globe, the rate of twin births has jumped tremendously over the past 40 years, new research suggests. The study’s authors say that twin births have likely reached an all-time high, thanks largely to the use of medically assisted reproduction, such as in-vitro fertilization, along with more pregnancies in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Fertility, Sibling, Reproduction, Zoology, Twin, Cryobiology, Branches Of Biology, Fertility Medicine, In Vitro Fertilisation, Entertainment Culture, Health Medical Pharma, Multiple Birth, Christiaan Monden, Embryo Transfer

Apps Are Birth Control Now

Exhausted and disoriented, I arrive tempest-tossed on the shores of our dystopia to tell you the good news: Apps are birth control now.Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Fertility, Reproduction, Birth Control, Clue, Womens Health, Human Reproduction, Natural Family Planning, Natural Cycles, Fertility Awareness, Human Pregnancy, Audrey Tsang, Lynae Brayboy, Calendar Based Contraceptive Methods

A New York City waitress was fired for refusing a COVID-19 vaccine over fertility concerns

A person wears rubber gloves while scanning a QR code menu at a restaurant in New York City Noam Galai/Getty Images A Brooklyn restaurant fired a waitress who said she refused a COVID-19 vaccine in case it made her less likely to get pregnant. Staff at the Red Hook Tavern got an email from management saying the vaccine was mandatory. Bonnie Jacobson told the New York Times she wanted to see more data before she was vaccinated. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A New Y...
Tags: Health, Facebook, New York, Cdc, Fired, New York City, US, Trends, Fertility, Brooklyn, United States, New York Times, Healthcare, Retail, Fda, Pfizer

Mate Fertility is aiming to create a franchise of fertility clinics open to everyone

Mate Fertility, the new Los Angeles startup launching today with $2.8 million in financing, has a mission to create a more inclusive network of family planning services for people struggling with the high cost and low availability of fertility clinics around the country. Founded by serial entrepreneur Oliver Bogner and his brother Gabriel, Mate was born from both brothers’ struggles with trying to start a family. For Oliver, that was when he and his partner were looking at IVF as a way to screen...
Tags: TC, California, La, Los Angeles, Tech, Austin, Fertility, Pennsylvania, United States, Arkansas, Healthcare, Portland, Egg Freezing, Reproduction, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Ivf

The ‘Time Has Come’ to Extend Human Embryo Research From 14 to 28 Days, Argues Bioethicist

A decades-old rule, in which research scientists are forbidden to experiment on human embryos beyond the 14-day mark, is being challenged by a British bioethicist, who says the rule is outdated, arbitrary, and an unnecessary impediment to scientific progress.Read more...
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No, the coronavirus vaccine won't make you infertile

Dr. Marina Del Rios, from University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, receives Chicago's first COVID-19 vaccination from Dr. Nikhila Juvvadi on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at Loretto Hospital, a 122-bed medical facility in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP A now-blocked Facebook post that went viral claimed the coronavirus vaccine could cause infertility. It suggested incorrectly that the vaccine teaches the body to attack a protein inv...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, Science, Cdc, Pregnancy, Trends, Ap, Chicago, Austin, Fertility, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccine, Women's Health, Reproductive Health, Conspiracy Theories

What to Say When Someone Asks Why You Don't Have Kids

During a recent interview, Dolly Parton found herself answering a question that she has been asked countless times over several decades: Why doesn’t she have children? Sure, she has written more than 3,000 songs, provided nearly 150 million books for children through her Imagination Library, and recently helped fund…Read more...
Tags: Fertility, Dolly Parton, Reproductive Health, Lifehacks, Child Free

Passion Capital backs UK fertility workplace benefits provider, Fertifa

UK-based Fertifa has bagged a £1 million (~$1.3M) seed to plug into a fertility-focused workplace benefits platform. Passion Capital is investing in the round, along with some unnamed strategic angel investors. The August 2019-founded startup sells bespoke reproductive health and fertility packages to UK employers to offer as workplace benefits to their staff — drawing on the use of technologies like telehealth to expand access to fertility support and cater to rising demand for reproductive hea...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Y Combinator, Europe, UK, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Fertility, NHS, Eileen Burbidge, Passion Capital, Chen, National Health Service NHS, Embryology Authority

Here’s how fast a few dozen startups grew in Q3 2020

Earlier this week I asked startups to share their Q3 growth metrics and whether they were performing ahead of behind of their yearly goals. Lots of companies responded. More than I could have anticipated, frankly. Instead of merely giving me a few data points to learn from, The Exchange wound up collecting sheafs of interesting data from upstart companies with big Q3 performance. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on Extra Crunch, or get The Exchange newsle...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Digital, Tech, Remote Work, Fertility, SaaS, Andreessen Horowitz, Canva, PPP, TechCrunch, Cowboy Ventures, Exchange, Bluevine, Don

Top fertility doctors oppose Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, warning it could threaten access to IVF, contraception, and abortion

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. OLIVIER DOULIERY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The editors of Fertility and Sterility published a letter opposing the seating of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett's belief that life begins at fertilization could lead her to rule against access to contraception and safe fertility treatments. Medical journals have recently been commenting on political issues when they believe there is a threa...
Tags: Politics, Science, Supreme Court, US, Trends, Fertility, Abortion, Reproductive Rights, Contraception, Ivf, Reproductive Health, Donald Trump, Birth Control, Feinberg, New England Journal of Medicine, Roe

This Fertility DTC is partnering with Walmart to revamp the 'family planning' aisle and make affordable fertility tests part of mainstream wellness

Modern Fertility's pregnancy and ovulation tests will be available in nearly 1,600 Walmart locations across the US starting Tuesday. Modern Fertility Modern Fertility, a direct-to-consumer hormone, pregnancy, and ovulation test company will now sell its pregnancy and ovulation tests at 1,600 walmarts across the US and on Modern Fertility founder Afton Vechery said that partnering with Walmart will enable the startup to move forward its mission of true accessibility for all...
Tags: US, Trends, Georgia, Walmart, Green, Fertility, Retail, Forerunner Ventures, OB GYN, Quest Diagnostics, Kirsten Green, D2C, Big Box, DTC, Modern Fertility, Vechery

This Fertility DTC wants to revamp the 'family planning' aisle and make affordable fertility tests part of mainstream wellness. They're starting by partnering with Walmart.

Modern Fertility's pregnancy and ovulation tests will be available in nearly 1,600 Walmart locations across the US starting Tuesday. Modern Fertility Modern Fertility, a direct-to-consumer hormone, pregnancy, and ovulation test company will now sell its pregnancy and ovulation tests at 1,600 walmarts across the US and on Modern Fertility founder Afton Vechery said that partnering with Walmart will enable the startup to move forward its mission of true accessibility for all...
Tags: US, Trends, Georgia, Walmart, Green, Fertility, Retail, Forerunner Ventures, OB GYN, Quest Diagnostics, Kirsten Green, D2C, Big Box, DTC, Modern Fertility, Vechery

Are surrogate and IVF babies ‘essential’ in a pandemic?

Now is the time to examine how reproductive health in South Africa is riddled by inequities based on race and class The post Are surrogate and IVF babies ‘essential’ in a pandemic? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Class, Opinion, Race, Fertility, South Africa, Healthcare, Ivf, Reproductive Health, Surrogacy, Openaccess, Egg Donation, Reproductive Medicine, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM, Coronavirus, South Africa (country

Are You Still Trying to Conceive During the Pandemic?

Deciding when to try to conceive a baby can be complicated during the best of times. Even when your jobs are stable, are you sure you’re really financially ready? Even if you’d like to wait a little longer, is your age starting to creep up enough that you worry your window may be closing? What about sibling age gaps…Read more...
Tags: Fertility, Family Planning, Lifehacks

Why Did My Wife Change So Much When We Got Married?

From a man in India:  I married two years ago to my girlfriend for fifteen years, since we were both doing doctoral research I knew that we will marry late and she was also informed about the same. A year before we got married she started to pressurize me to get married and we used to have frequent fights, then one day she came to my house early morning and fought with my parents alleging that I am not serious about getting married and I am weak and avoid responsibilities etc. though I had alrea...
Tags: General, Marriage, Relationships, India, Depression, Irritability, Fertility, Medical issues, Therapy, Marital Problems, Frustration

Why Can’t I Move on?

From a woman in the U.S: I was with my ex boyfriend for 4 years. The last year of our relationship was on and off. We had a really really rough relationship simply because, he always assumed I was cheating on him. I never in the 4 years we were together cheated on him. I loved him more than I ever loved anyone in my life. We tried for 3 years to get pregnant. We changed our diet, I quit smoking, we tried some natural remedies, and still…3 years and no baby. The last year we were on and off, I ke...
Tags: Family, General, Relationships, Pregnancy, Fertility, Therapy, Infidelity, Dating, Infertility, Grief & Loss

Is Boutique Egg-Freezing a Scam?

The Trellis Fertility Studio, an egg-freezing clinic in Manhattan, is bathed in that particular color that’s come to be associated with millennials on the higher end of the economic spectrum, a reflection of the color pink the way La Croix seltzer is often joked to be the ghost of fruit. This desaturated blush of…Read more...
Tags: Wellness, Science, Fertility, Egg Freezing, Manhattan, Ivf, Trellis