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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155136/adipose-tissue-and-reproductive-health
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Hannah Mathew, V Daniel Castracane, Christos Mantzoros
The understanding of adipose tissue role has evolved from that of a depot energy storage organ to a dynamic endocrine organ. While genetics, sexual phenotype and sex steroids can impact the mass and distribution of adipose tissue, there is a counter-influence of white adipocytes on reproduction. This primarily occurs via the secretion of adipokines, the most studied of which- leptin and adiponectin- are highlighted in this article. Leptin, the "satiety hormone" primarily acts on the hypothalamus via pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC), neuropeptide Y (NPY), and agouti-related peptide (AgRP) NPY neurons to translate acute changes in nutrition and energy expenditure, as well as chronic adipose accumulation into changes in appetite and potentially mediate insulin resistance via shared pathway and notably impacting reproductive health via influence on GnRH secreting neurons...
November 16, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153921/zika-virus-epidemic-in-puerto-rico-health-justice-too-long-delayed
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Carlos E Rodríguez-Díaz, Adriana Garriga-López, Souhail M Malavé-Rivera, Ricardo L Vargas-Molina
Over the course of 16 months, more than 35400 cases of Zika virus infection have been confirmed in Puerto Rico. This represents 85% of all cases reported in the USA and its territories. The Zika epidemic is exposing the profound failure of socioeconomic policies, as well as the failure to protect sexual and reproductive health rights in Puerto Rico. Considering the high poverty rates, high levels of sexuality-related stigma, poor quality sex education, limited access to contraception, and limited participation in the allocation of resources for prevention, it is unreasonable to focus public health efforts to prevent Zika virus infection on vector control...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150724/presence-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-and-mycoplasma-spp-but-not-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-and-treponema-pallidum-in-women-undergoing-an-infertility-evaluation-high-prevalence-of-tetracycline-resistance-gene-tet-m
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Min Li, Xiaomei Zhang, Ke Huang, Haixiang Qiu, Jilei Zhang, Yuan Kang, Chengming Wang
Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma spp., Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Treponema pallidum are sexually transmitted pathogens that threaten reproductive health worldwide. In this study, vaginal swabs obtained from women (n = 133) that attended an infertility clinic in China were tested with qPCRs for C. trachomatis, Mycoplasma spp., N. gonorrhoeae, T. pallidum and tetracycline resistance genes. While none of vaginal swabs were positive for N. gonorrhoeae and T. pallidum, 18.8% (25/133) of the swabs were positive for Chlamydia spp...
November 17, 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143628/do-the-status-and-empowerment-of-mothers-predict-their-daughters-reproductive-outcomes
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Jessica D Gipson, Dawn M Upchurch
BACKGROUND: Despite increased recognition of the important influences of women's status and empowerment on social and health outcomes for women and their families, there are few investigations that examine the extent to which any gains in women's empowerment may be transmitted intergenerationally, that is, between mothers and their daughters. METHODS: This study seeks to address this gap by using data from a unique, longitudinal, and intergenerational dataset from Cebu, Philippines (1994-2009), to examine potential influences of the status of mothers on subsequent reproductive health outcomes among their daughters...
November 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143571/enabling-positive-change-progress-and-setbacks-in-hiv-and-sexual-and-reproductive-health-and-rights
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Purnima Mane, Peter Aggleton
At a point in history when the future of sexual and reproductive health including HIV looks particularly uncertain, it is helpful to recognise that many of the challenges currently faced are neither new nor insurmountable. Reflecting on past achievements and lessons learned helps us to have confidence that positive change is feasible. This paper reflects on some of the changes observed in countries like India and Mozambique and identifies a range of factors which need to coalesce to enable these developments, along with specific contextual factors...
November 16, 2017: Global Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141612/individual-level-and-community-level-determinants-of-cervical-cancer-screening-among-kenyan-women-a-multilevel-analysis-of-a-nationwide-survey
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Fentanesh Nibret Tiruneh, Kun-Yang Chuang, Peter Austin Morton Ntenda, Ying-Chih Chuang
BACKGROUND: Studies on the determinants of cervical cancer screening in sub-Saharan Africa have focused mostly on individual-level characteristics of cervical cancer screening. Therefore, in this study, we included both individual- and community-level indicators to examine the determinants of cervical cancer screening among Kenyan women. METHODS: We analyzed data from the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Surveys. Our analysis focused on 9016 married women of reproductive age (15-49 years)...
November 15, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141197/medical-abortion-reversal-science-and-politics-meet
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Khadijah Z Bhatti, Antoinette T Nguyen, Gretchen S Stuart
Medical abortion is a safe, effective, and acceptable option for patients seeking an early non-surgical abortion. In 2014, medical abortion accounted for nearly one-third (31%) of all abortions performed in the United States. State-level attempts to restrict reproductive and sexual health have recently included bills that require physicians to inform women that a medical abortion is reversible. In this commentary, we will review the history, current evidence-based regimen, and regulation of medical abortion...
November 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129624/women-s-preferences-for-men-s-beards-show-no-relation-to-their-ovarian-cycle-phase-and-sex-hormone-levels
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Barnaby J W Dixson, Anthony J Lee, Khandis R Blake, Grazyna Jasienska, Urszula M Marcinkowska
According to the ovulatory shift hypothesis, women's mate preferences for male morphology indicative of competitive ability, social dominance, and/or underlying health are strongest at the peri-ovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle. However, recent meta-analyses are divided on the robustness of such effects and the validity of the often-used indirect estimates of fertility and ovulation has been called into question in methodological studies. In the current study, we test whether women's preferences for men's beardedness, a cue of male sexual maturity, androgenic development and social dominance, are stronger at the peri-ovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle compared to during the early follicular or the luteal phase...
November 9, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128296/sexual-and-reproductive-health-care-receipt-among-young-males-aged-15-24
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Arik V Marcell, Susannah E Gibbs, Nanlesta A Pilgrim, Kathleen R Page, Renata Arrington-Sanders, Jacky M Jennings, Penny S Loosier, Patricia J Dittus
PURPOSE: This study aimed to describe young men's sexual and reproductive health care (SRHC) receipt by sexual behavior and factors associated with greater SRHC receipt. METHODS: There were 427 male patients aged 15-24 who were recruited from 3 primary care and 2 sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in 1 urban city. Immediately after the visit, the survey assessed receipt of 18 recommended SRHC services across four domains: screening history (sexual health, STD/HIV test, family planning); laboratories (STDs/HIV); condom products (condoms/lubrication); and counseling (STD/HIV risk reduction, family planning, condoms); in addition, demographic, sexual behavior, and visit characteristics were examined...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126379/an-audit-of-a-novel-electronic-messaging-treatment-service-for-chlamydia-trachomatis-at-a-community-pharmacy
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Sarah J Willetts, Sarah Cowper, Sharon T Cameron
In 2016, NHS Lothian regional sexual and reproductive health services introduced an electronic pharmacy treatment voucher that could be sent to the mobile phones of patients with Chlamydia trachomatis and their sexual contacts. A retrospective audit of the electronic treatment voucher database was conducted for vouchers issued between April and December 2016. Five hundred and forty-nine vouchers were issued and 56% were redeemed at a pharmacy within one week of issue. This suggests that electronic vouchers are a popular and effective means of providing expedited treatment for uncomplicated C...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125516/evaluation-of-spina-bifida-transitional-care-practices-in-the-united-states
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Maryellen S Kelly, Judy Thibadeau, Sara Struwe, Lisa Ramen, Lijing Ouyang, Jonathan Routh
PURPOSE: Recent studies have revealed that the lack of continuity in preparing patients with spina bifida to transition into adult-centered care may have detrimental health consequences. We sought to describe current practices of transitional care services offered at spina bifida clinics in the US. METHODS: Survey design followed the validated transitional care survey by the National Cystic Fibrosis center. Survey was amended for spina bifida. Face validity was completed...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121792/are-you-covered-associations-between-patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-knowledge-and-preventive-reproductive-service-use
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Ashlee N Sawyer, Melissa A Kwitowski, Eric G Benotsch
PURPOSE: Sexual and reproductive health conditions (eg, infections, cancers) represent public health concerns for American women. The present study examined how knowledge of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) relates to receipt of preventive reproductive health services among women. DESIGN: Cross-sectional online survey. SETTING: Online questionnaires were completed via Amazon Mechanical Turk, a crowdsourcing website where individuals complete web-based tasks for compensation...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120532/sexual-orientation-concordance-and-un-happiness-about-births
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Caroline Sten Hartnett, Lisa Lindley, Katrina M Walsemann, Daniela V Negraia
CONTEXT: A woman's happiness about a pregnancy and birth has implications for her child's health and her own well-being. Sexual orientation and, particularly, the extent of concordance across its dimensions (sexual identity, behavior and attraction) may be related to happiness about these events, but research on this relationship has been lacking. METHODS: Data on 5,744 pregnancies ending in births among women aged 15-44 in three waves of the National Survey of Family Growth (2006-2015) were examined...
November 9, 2017: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120286/when-he-is-tied-power-vulnerability-and-embodied-masculinity-in-egypt
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Farha Ghannam
This paper looks at the notion of rabt [tying], the inability of the groom to engage in penetrative intercourse on the wedding night, to explore the relationship between masculinity, embodiment, and sexual performance. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in Egypt between 1993 and 2015, this paper explores the notion of groom rabt, how it is socially defined and managed. After presenting my conceptual framework for the study of sexuality and embodiment, the paper moves to discuss the meaning of the wedding night; the social clues people draw on when they identify rabt; how these clues relate different events to the (in)abilities of the groom; and how women, particularly mothers, work to protect and heal their male relatives from this affliction...
October 2017: Reproductive Health Matters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117756/long-term-postpartum-effect-of-severe-maternal-morbidity-on-sexual-function
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Mohd Noor Norhayati, Mohd Azman Yacob
There was limited knowledge on the sexual function in women who have survived severe obstetric complications. The aim of this study was to compare the level of sexual functioning among women with and without severe morbidity at six months postpartum and to identify the factors associated with sexual function scores of women. A prospective double-cohort study design was applied at two tertiary hospitals over a six-month period. Postpartum women with and without severe maternal morbidity were selected as the exposed and the non-exposed group, respectively...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115194/the-development-and-pilot-testing-of-a-multicomponent-health-promotion-intervention-seher-for-secondary-schools-in-bihar-india
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Sachin Shinde, Bernadette Pereira, Prachi Khandeparkar, Amit Sharma, George Patton, David A Ross, Helen A Weiss, Vikram Patel
BACKGROUND: Schools can play an important role in health promotion by improving students' health literacy, attitudes, health-related behaviours, social connection and self-efficacy. These interventions can be particularly valuable in low- and middle-income countries with low health literacy and high burden of disease. However, the existing literature provides poor guidance for the implementation of school-based interventions in low-resource settings. This paper describes the development and pilot testing of a multicomponent school-based health promotion intervention for adolescents in 75 government-run secondary schools in Bihar, India...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113437/men-s-reproductive-health-knowledge-in-mankweng-district-limpopo-province
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Richard M Rasesemola, Tendani S Ramukumba, Majapi Masala-Chokwe, Zerish Z Nkosi
BACKGROUND: Gender roles influence men's attitudes towards reproductive health, and society might assume that reproductive health issues, fertility and family planning are women's responsibilities. Moreover, literature shows that men have insufficient knowledge about reproductive health matters and some misconceptions about modern contraceptive practices. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to describe reproductive health knowledge of men in Mankweng District and was conducted in 2015...
October 19, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111958/the-effects-of-a-community-based-intervention-on-women-s-knowledge-and-attitudes-about-safe-abortion-in-intervention-and-comparison-towns-in-oromia-ethiopia
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Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Sally Dijkerman, Tamara Fetters, Dereje Wondimu, Demeke Desta
BACKGROUND: The aim of this post-intervention assessment was to measure the effects of community intervention on the knowledge and attitudes of women regarding safe abortion in Ethiopia. METHODS: In 2014, following implementation of an educational intervention on sexual and reproductive health from December 2012 to December 2013, 800 women were interviewed about their knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding abortion. Multivariate regression analyses of respondents' demographics, sources of abortion information, knowledge and attitudes about safe abortion were conducted...
November 7, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111911/trends-in-long-acting-reversible-contraceptive-larc-use-larc-use-predictors-and-dual-method-use-among-a-national-sample-of-college-women
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Eric R Walsh-Buhi, Hannah L Helmy
OBJECTIVE: Assess long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) and other contraceptive use trends, identify LARC use predictors, and examine dual method use. PARTICIPANTS: Females in the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) II, aged 18-24 years, who reported having vaginal sex (N = 37,899). METHODS: Secondary analyses of Fall 2011-2014 ACHA-NCHA II data. RESULTS: Statistically significant increases in LARC usage and, specifically, implant usage, were found...
November 7, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103002/counselling-to-include-tailored-use-of-combined-oral-contraception-in-clinical-practice-an-evaluation
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Hannat Akintomide, Katherine Margaret Rank, Nataliya Brima, Fiona McGregor, Judith Stephenson
BACKGROUND: Combined oral contraception (COC, 'the pill') remains the most prescribed method of contraception in the UK. Although a variety of regimens for taking monophasic COC are held to be clinically safe, women are not routinely counselled about these choices and there is a lack of evidence on how to provide this information to women. AIM: To assess the usefulness and feasibility of including tailored use of monophasic COC within routine COC counselling in a sexual and reproductive health (SRH) service using a structured format...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
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