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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043903/feminism-biomedicine-and-the-reproductive-destiny-of-women-in-clinical-texts-on-the-birth-control-pill
#1
Andrea Carson
The birth control pill is one of the most popular forms of contraception in North America and has been a key player in women's rights activism for over 50 years. In this paper, I conduct a feminist deconstructive analysis of 12 biomedical texts on the birth control pill, published between 1965 and 2016. This study is situated amongst the feminist scholarship that challenges the representation of women's bodies in biomedicine. Findings suggest that clinical texts on the birth control pill continue to universalise women's lives and experiences, and essentialise them based on their reproductive capacities...
October 18, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028124/atrazine-feminizes-sex-ratio-in-blanchard-s-cricket-frogs-acris-blanchardi-at-concentrations-as-low-as-0-1%C3%A2-%C3%AE-g-l
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Tyler D Hoskins, Michelle D Boone
We exposed Blanchard's cricket frogs (Acris blanchardi) to ecologically relevant concentrations (0, 0.1, 1, and 10 μg/L) of a commercial formulation of atrazine throughout the larval period to determine effects on survival, somatic growth and development (time to metamorphosis and mass at metamorphosis), and gonadal development (sex ratio at metamorphosis and the prevalence of testicular ova in phenotypic males). We tested the following hypotheses: 1) atrazine feminizes the sex ratio, 2) atrazine increases the proportion of phenotypic males with testicular ova, and 3) atrazine differentially affects somatic growth (mass at metamorphosis) and development (time to metamorphosis) for males and females...
October 13, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984533/12th-breastfeeding-and-feminism-international-conference-breastfeeding-as-social-justice-from-crucial-conversation-to-inspired-action
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November 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980227/sex-determining-mechanism-in-avians
#4
Asato Kuroiwa
The sex of birds is determined by inheritance of sex chromosomes at fertilization. The embryo with two Z chromosomes (ZZ) develops into a male; by contrast, the embryo with Z and W chromosomes (ZW) becomes female. Two theories are hypothesized for the mechanisms of avian sex determination that explain how genes carried on sex chromosomes control gonadal differentiation and development during embryogenesis. One proposes that the dosage of genes on the Z chromosome determines the sexual differentiation of undifferentiated gonads, and the other proposes that W-linked genes dominantly determine ovary differentiation or inhibit testis differentiation...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977609/gonadal-hormone-dependent-sexual-differentiation-of-a-female-biased-sexually-dimorphic-cell-group-in-the-principal-nucleus-of-the-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminalis-in-mice
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Masahiro Morishita, Sho Maejima, Shinji Tsukahara
We recently reported a female-biased sexually dimorphic area in the mouse brain in the boundary region between the preoptic area and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST). We reexamined this area and found that it is a ventral part of the principal nucleus of the BNST (BNSTp). The BNSTp is a male-biased sexually dimorphic nucleus, but the ventral part of the BNSTp (BNSTpv) exhibits female-biased sex differences in volume and neuron number. The volume and neuron number of the BNSTpv were increased in males by neonatal orchiectomy and decreased in females by treatment with testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, or estradiol within 5 days after birth...
October 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971858/safe-kids-week-analysis-of-gender-bias-in-a-national-child-safety-campaign-1997-2016
#6
Michelle E E Bauer, Mariana Brussoni, Audrey R Giles, Pamela Fuselli
Background and Purpose Child safety campaigns play an important role in disseminating injury prevention information to families. A critical discourse analysis of gender bias in child safety campaign marketing materials can offer important insights into how families are represented and the potential influence that gender bias may have on uptake of injury prevention information.Methods Our approach was informed by poststructural feminist theory, and we used critical discourse analysis to identify discourses within the poster materials...
September 29, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963824/-nephrologic-workforce-who-we-are-where-do-we-go-a-project-by-sin
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Santina Castellino, Giuseppe Quintaliani, Santina Cottone, Alfonso Pacitti, Manuel Ferraro, Diletta Torres
The SIN Workforce Working Group has carried out an initial demographic study project that highlights the situation of nephrological workforce in European and non-European countries, noting in particular the apparent discrepancies between the number of nephrologists in other health systems and in the Italian one. Italy seems to have the highest number of nephrologists per capita: in fact, the number of nephrologists has decreased in recent years due to the number of retirements far higher than the entry of new specialists...
September 28, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945851/effect-of-sex-steroids-on-the-bone-health-of-transgender-individuals-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Naykky Singh-Ospina, Spyridoula Maraka, Rene Rodriguez-Gutierrez, Caroline Davidge-Pitts, Todd B Nippoldt, Larry J Prokop, M Hassan Murad
Background: The impact of sex steroids on bone health in transgender individuals is unclear. Methods: A comprehensive search of several databases to April 7th 2015 was conducted for studies evaluating bone health in transgender individuals receiving sex steroids. Pairs of reviewers selected and appraised studies. A random effects model was used to pool weighted mean differences and 95% confidence intervals (CI). Results: Thirteen studies evaluating 639 transgender individuals were identified (392 male to female [MTF], 247 female to male [FTM])...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942752/multiple-origins-of-parasitic-feminization-thelygeny-and-intersexuality-in-beach-hoppers-are-caused-by-paramyxid-parasites-not-microsporidia
#9
James Pickup, Joseph Edward Ironside
Within populations of the amphipod crustaceans Orchestia gammarellus and Orchestia aestuarensis, a proportion of females produce thelygenic (female-only) broods, which often contain intersexual individuals. This phenomenon is associated with the presence of two putative feminizing parasites, the paramyxid Paramarteilia orchestiae and the microsporidian Dictyocoela cavimanum, which frequently co-infect the same host. In order to determine which of the parasites causes feminization, Orchestia were resampled from the type locality of P...
September 25, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940960/the-meaning-of-patient-nurse-interaction-for-older-women-in-healthcare-settings-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
#10
Darcy Mize
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to explore the meaning of patient-nurse interaction for older women receiving care in healthcare settings. BACKGROUND: Older women are often overlooked or misunderstood by the nurses caring for them. Some research exists on nurses' perception of their interaction with patients, yet few studies have described the meaning of such interaction from the patients' perspective. METHODS: This was a pilot study using qualitative description as a methodology...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926513/pharmacokinetics-and-safety-profile-of-single-dose-administration-of-an-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-selective-phytoestrogenic-phytoserm-formulation-in-perimenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women
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Gerson Hernandez, Liqin Zhao, Adrian A Franke, Yu-Ling Chen, Wendy J Mack, Roberta D Brinton, Lon S Schneider
OBJECTIVE: Selected estrogen receptor β-selective phytoestrogen (phytoSERM), a preparation of genistein, daidzein, and S-equol, has an 83-fold selective affinity for estrogen receptor (ER) β, and may promote neuronal survival and estrogenic mechanisms in the brain without exerting feminizing activity in the periphery. The aim of this study was to assess the safety, tolerability, and single-dose pharmacokinetics of the phytoSERM formulation in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women...
September 18, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922815/duncan-tanner-essay-prize-2016-historical-pageants-citizenship-and-the-performance-of-women-s-history-before-second-wave-feminism
#12
Zoë Thomas
This article argues that the early twentieth-century craze for historical pageants provided an opportunity for women's groups to bring a nascent, accessible form of women's history into the lives of local communities across Britain. Mainstream historical pageants were organized across the country, depicting selected episodes from the past usually relating to the local area. However, more than 200 inter-war pageants staged by women's organizations, church groups, and a number of university colleges have not yet been studied...
September 1, 2017: 20 Century British History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922795/a-lady-in-proper-proportions-feminism-lytton-strachey-and-florence-nightingale-s-reputation-1918-39
#13
James Southern
Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians has long been regarded as a watershed in attitudes to Victorian culture, widely seen as having instigated a revolutionary backlash against the values and heroes of the Victorian era in England. Its impact, however, on the reputations of his four subjects-Thomas Arnold, General Gordon, Cardinal Manning and Florence Nightingale-has been subjected to surprisingly little scholarly attention. Drawing on the work of gender historians, this article reassesses Strachey's effect on the reputation of Nightingale, using biographies and contemporary reviews of Eminent Victorians...
March 1, 2017: 20 Century British History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917585/total-urogenital-sinus-mobilization-for-ambiguous-genitalia
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Vinicius Menezes Jesus, Francisco Buriti, Rodrigo Lessa, Maria Betânia Toralles, Luciana Barros Oliveira, Ubirajara Barroso
INTRODUCTION: Genital ambiguity is a very common phenomenon in disorders of sex development (DSD). According to the Chicago Consensus 2006, feminizing genitoplasty, when indicated, should be performed in the most virilized cases (Prader III to V). Advances in the knowledge of genital anatomy in DSD have enabled the development and improvement of various surgical techniques. Mobilization of the urogenital sinus (MUS), first described by Peña, has become incorporated by most surgeons. However, the proximity of the urethral sphincter prompts concern over urinary incontinence, especially for full mobilization of the urogenital sinus...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914501/andrology-of-male-to-female-transsexuals-influence-of-cross-sex-hormone-therapy-on-testicular-function
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F Schneider, S Kliesch, S Schlatt, N Neuhaus
Patients with gender dysphoria are offered cross-sex hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery to achieve the transition between the sex assigned at birth and gender identity. According to international guidelines, cross-sex hormone therapy in trans-women should lead to a psychologically and physiologically healthy body with feminized serum hormone levels, resulting in suppression of spermatogenesis. However, in a recently published multi-center study, we discovered a high proportion of patients with male serum hormone levels and qualitatively intact spermatogenesis on the day of sex reassignment surgery...
September 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899132/book-review-juliet-mitchell-and-the-lateral-axis-twenty-first-century-psychoanalysis-and-feminism-juliet-mitchell-and-the-lateral-axis-twenty-first-century-psychoanalysis-and-feminism-edited-by-duschinsky-robbie-walker-susan-new-york-palgrave-macmillan-2015
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878875/the-effects-of-17-alpha-estradiol-to-inhibit-inflammation-in-vitro
#17
Roberta S Santos, Luciana A de Fatima, Aaron P Frank, Everardo M Carneiro, Deborah J Clegg
BACKGROUND: 17 Alpha-estradiol (17 α-E2) is a natural, non-feminizing stereoisomer of 17 beta-estradiol (17 β-E2). Whereas much is known about the physiological effects of 17 β-E2, much less is known about 17 α-E2. For example, 17 β-E2 exerts anti-inflammatory effects in neurons and adipocytes through binding and activation of estrogen receptor alpha (ERα); however, if 17 α-E2 has similar effects on inflammation is currently unknown. METHODS: To begin to address this, we analyzed the ability of 17 α-E2 and 17 β-E2 to suppress lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation in vitro using embryonic fibroblast cells (MEF) from wild type and total body ERα (ERKO) male and female mice...
2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877759/the-effects-of-17-alpha-estradiol-to-inhibit-inflammation-in-vitro
#18
Roberta S Santos, Luciana A de Fatima, Aaron P Frank, Everardo M Carneiro, Deborah J Clegg
BACKGROUND: 17 Alpha-estradiol (17 α-E2) is a natural, non-feminizing stereoisomer of 17 beta-estradiol (17 β-E2). Whereas much is known about the physiological effects of 17 β-E2, much less is known about 17 α-E2. For example, 17 β-E2 exerts anti-inflammatory effects in neurons and adipocytes through binding and activation of estrogen receptor alpha (ERα); however, if 17 α-E2 has similar effects on inflammation is currently unknown. METHODS: To begin to address this, we analyzed the ability of 17 α-E2 and 17 β-E2 to suppress lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation in vitro using embryonic fibroblast cells (MEF) from wild type and total body ERα (ERKO) male and female mice...
September 6, 2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876170/transgender-women-living-with-hiv-frequently-take-antiretroviral-therapy-and-or-feminizing-hormone-therapy-differently-than-prescribed-due-to-drug-drug-interaction-concerns
#19
Hannan M Braun, Jury Candelario, Courtney L Hanlon, Eddy R Segura, Jesse L Clark, Judith S Currier, Jordan E Lake
PURPOSE: Both hormone therapy (HT) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) can be lifesaving for transgender women (TW) living with HIV, but each has side effects and potential drug-drug interactions (DDI). We assessed how concerns about HT-ART interactions affect treatment adherence. METHODS: This study used a cross-sectional survey of TW (n = 87) in Los Angeles, CA. RESULTS: Fifty-four percent were living with HIV; 64% used HT. Only 49% of TW living with HIV discussed ART-HT DDI with their provider; 40% reported not taking ART (12%), HT (12%), or both (16%) as directed due to DDI concerns...
September 6, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870254/understanding-the-factors-affecting-the-attraction-and-retention-of-health-professionals-in-rural-and-remote-areas-a-mixed-method-study-in-niger
#20
Loubna Belaid, Christian Dagenais, Mahaman Moha, Valéry Ridde
BACKGROUND: The critical shortage of human resources in health is a critical public health problem affecting most low- and middle-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to the shortage of health professionals, attracting and retaining them in rural areas is a challenge. The objective of the study was to understand the factors that influence the attraction and retention of health professionals working in rural areas in Niger. METHODS: A mixed-method study was conducted in Tillabery region, Niger...
September 4, 2017: Human Resources for Health
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