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9 May 2013
Survey reveals period suppression "surprisingly" widespread
An unexpectedly large number of women are choosing to delay or skip monthly menstruation by deviating from the instructions of birth-control pills and other hormonal contraceptives...

24 April 2013
Bacteria identified that may contribute to STDs, premature births
New research points to a common species of bacteria as an important contributor to vaginosis, a condition linked to preterm birth and increased risk of STDs...

8 April 2013
Obesity-PCOS link may be overstated
The relationship between obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome may be overstated, suggests a new report...

3 April 2013
Injectable protein reverses symptoms of endo
Israeli scientists say they have found a potential treatment for the abnormal growth of blood vessels in the reproductive tract that can lead to conditions such as endometriosis...

18 March 2013
PCOS puts blood sugar levels in double jeopardy
Polycystic ovary syndrome, affecting about 10 percent of women, appears to cause a sort of double jeopardy for those struggling the hardest to control blood sugar levels, researchers say...

14 February 2013
New treatment for heavy periods
Medicos from the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute say a progestogen-only treatment halted bleeding in women suffering from extremely heavy periods...

6 January 2013
Trigger that makes some women prone to miscarriage identified
Scientists have identified molecular signals that control whether embryos are accepted by the womb, and that appear to function abnormally in women who have suffered repeated miscarriages...

17 December 2012
Pelvic exams conducted "because women expect them"
The pelvic exam, a standard part of the gynecologic check-up, is frequently performed for reasons that are medically unjustified, according to a new study...

3 December 2012
Diabetes drug metformin could treat ovarian cancer
The widely prescribed diabetes medication metformin may be considered for use in the treatment of ovarian cancer...

17 October 2012
IUD could treat early endometrial cancer
A common birth control device appears to be effective in treating early-stage endometrial cancer in obese and high-risk surgery patients, say gynecologic oncologists...

27 September 2012
Home birth a human right, concludes review
An extensive new review based on results from numerous birthing studies has concluded that all countries should consider establishing organized home birth services...

27 June 2012
Bacterial vaginosis triples HIV transmission risk
The risk of female-to-male HIV transmission is increased 3-fold for women with bacterial vaginosis, a common disorder in which the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted...

10 April 2012
Study debunks notion that urine is sterile
While urine cultures have been the gold standard to identify UTIs in the past, a new study shows that the adult female bladder contains forms of bacteria that are not identified by culture techniques...

7 February 2012
The Pill and period pain
Conclusive evidence that the combined oral contraceptive pill does alleviate the symptoms of painful periods has been released by European scientists...

4 January 2012
Infections more likely during ovulation
A woman's menstrual cycle plays an important role in her susceptibility to infection, say European researchers...

20 September 2011
10% of women report vulvodynia
Vulvodynia, characterized by a burning, irritation, or sharp pain near the opening of the vagina, is surprisingly common, say gynecologists...

30 June 2011
Diabetes drug may prevent or delay PCOS
Early treatment with the diabetes drug metformin may prevent or delay the development of polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescence...

19 April 2011
Probiotic gets thumbs-up for UTIs
A recent trial found that probiotics appear to reduce the rate of recurrent urinary tract infections in women prone to these infections...

22 June 2010
Plastic chemical BPA linked to PCOS
Women with the polycystic ovary syndrome may be more vulnerable to the chemical bisphenol A, found in many plastic household items...

30 March 2010
Endo: trans-fats bad, omega-3 good
Women whose diets are rich in omega-3 oils are less likely to develop endo, while those whose diets are heavily laden with trans fats might be more likely to develop the condition...

16 March 2010
Early period pain linked to endo
Australian scientists have identified a new link between strong period pain in adolescence and early adulthood and the risk of endometriosis...

2 March 2010
Two healthy babies after ovarian transplant
For the first time, a woman has given birth to two children after her fertility was restored using transplants of ovarian tissue that had been removed and frozen during her cancer treatment...

9 February 2010
HPV vaccines seem to reduce incidence of other genital diseases
Researchers believe that HPV vaccinations among young women may result in rapid, across-the-board reductions in the genital abnormalities that are precursors of cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers...

26 January 2010
Supermarket chicken may be causing urinary tract infections
Chicken from supermarkets, restaurants and other outlets may place young women at risk of urinary tract infections, a researcher has discovered...

1 September 2009
New endo test is quick, accurate
A fast and accurate test for endometriosis that does not require surgery has just been developed...

30 June 2009
Electro-acupuncture touted as PCOS treatment
For PCOS sufferers, a new study claims that electro-acupuncture treatments can reduce sympathetic nerve activity and lower testosterone levels...

19 May 2009
Vitamin D linked to bacterial vaginosis
Researchers say that vitamin D insufficiency may play a role in bacterial vaginosis, a condition that can cause serious complications in pregnant women...

17 March 2009
Obesity gene linked to PCOS
A gene implicated in the development of obesity is also associated with susceptibility to polycystic ovary syndrome...

20 January 2009
Pollutants implicated in endometriosis
New research suggests that endometriosis may be caused by epigenetic defects triggered when an embryo is exposed to environmental toxins...

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