Tag Archives: Women

Menopausal Symptoms More Common in Women with History of Intimate Partner Violence

While we have identified various sociodemographic variables as factors which modulate vulnerability to menopausal symptoms, no studies (to my knowledge) have looked at how a history of intimate partner violence (IPV) or other traumatic exposures may affect susceptibility to menopausal symptoms.   A recent study looked at menopausal symptoms in 2,016 women (40 to 80… Read More »

NHS system error puts lives at risk as nearly 50,000 women are not sent screening letters

NHS hit by fresh cancer screening blunder: Lives at risk as nearly 50,000 women are not sent smear test letters, reminders or test results by ‘shambolic’ private firm with a £330million Government contract More than 4,500 women were not sent the results of their screening tests  Whereas more than 40,000 were not sent appointment invitations… Read More »

Transgender women taking PrEP have lower levels of PrEP drugs, especially in rectal tissues, than cisgender men

A study presented at last month’s HIV Research for Prevention conference (HIVR4P) in Madrid shows that transgender women who are taking feminising hormones and also taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) have levels of the PrEP drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine in their blood that are about 25% lower than those in cisgender men, and levels in rectal… Read More »

Hispanic Women at High Risk for Neural Tube Defects, May Not Have Adequate Dietary Folic Acid

Because folate deficiency in pregnant women has been associated with an increased risk of neural tube defects, including anencephaly and spina bifida, it is recommended that all women take folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy.  In addition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has required (since 1996) the addition of folic acid to many… Read More »