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Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Medicine, Research, Women

One Year of Sex-Inclusive Research Celebrated at Jan. 25 Symposium

Northwestern Medicine will host a symposium Jan. 25 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the implementation of the National Institutes of Health’s landmark sex-inclusion policy. The NIH is revolutionizing the future of medicine by mandating that research funding is contingent upon the inclusion of female cells or animals in scientists’ studies.

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One Night Stand Regrets

How we feel after 1-night stands has a lot to do with our gender -- and evolution.

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HIV Therapy Could Be Contributing to Syphilis Outbreak

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Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests.

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Intimate Partner Violence, Abusive Relationships, African-American women, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Self Defense, Bystander Intervention, Coping Behaviors

Study Finds Three Primary Categories Used by African-American Women Facing Intimate Partner Violence

African-American women in abusive relationships use a variety of strategies pulled from three general categories to survive intimate partner violence (IPV), according to a new University at Buffalo study recently published in the journal Social Work.

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In Vitro Gametogenesis, IVG, Reproductive Technology, Experimental Reproductive Technology, Infertility Treatments, Infertility, Embryonic Stem Cell, IVG Legality, Experimental Technique, Experimental, Embryo, IVG Therapy, gene modification, Reproductive Legality

The Promise and Peril of Emerging Reproductive Technologies

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In-vitro gametogenesis is an experimental technique that allows scientists to grow embryos in a lab by reprograming adult cells to become sperm and egg cells.

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HPV, Human Papillomavirus, Cervical Cancer, Vaccination, HPV-related cancer, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

For Second Consecutive Year, NYU Langone Endorses National Initiative Advocating for Increased HPV Vaccination

Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center is again joining with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement to increase vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV).

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love, Relationships, Psychology

Study Reveals Best States for Lovers

Is Virginia really for lovers? Other states may have something to say about that. In the first nationwide study of positive relationships, a Michigan State University researcher found that Mississippi, Utah and Wisconsin were actually the top states for lovers. Virginia finished mid-pack.

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Political attitudes, Political Psychology, Social Psychology, same-sex marriage, Keystone pipeline, Liberals, Conservatives, Moral opinions, Morality

Moralistic Thinking on Political Left, Right Not So Different

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Sacred thinking isn't limited to political conservatives, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Winnipeg. The findings are from four related studies that examine how liberals and conservatives justify their political attitudes on same-sex-marriage and the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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Study Identifies Barriers to Sexual Health Among Male Teens and Young Men

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Johns Hopkins researchers who conducted a dozen focus groups with 70 straight and gay/bisexual Hispanic and African-American males ages 15 to 24 report that gaining a better understanding of the context in which young men grow up will allow health care providers to improve this population’s use of sexual and reproductive health care.

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Females Seeking a Sexual Partner Can Tell Whether or Not Males Experienced Social Stress During Adolescence

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Sexual preference is influenced by males’ adolescent social stress history and social status, according to a research team including Nicole Cameron, assistant professor of psychology at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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Teen Health, Substance Abuse, Sex, Mental Health, Diet

Promoting Teen Health Is as Easy as Wearing Lime Green

Health care blogger Laura Offutt MD writes about Teen Health Week and what health care professionals can do to promote the week that starts January 9.

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Gender Equity, Global Public Health, Violence Against Women, child brides, Family Planning, Child Health

Ending Violence Against Women Worldwide

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A new grant will help researchers with the Center of Gender Equity and Health to continue efforts to raise awareness about violence against women worldwide. The award will support measurements of issues that will help change.

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Rare Look at Youth Post Detention Is Bleak

A new Northwestern Medicine study offers a bleak assessment in a rare look at the outcomes of delinquent youth five and 12 years after juvenile detention. Central to poor outcomes for the youth post detention are stark and persistent racial, ethnic and gender disparities, according to the massive study that began in the mid-1990s.

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zika, Sujan Shresta, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, Research

LJI Researchers Strengthen the Case for Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

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Aedes aegypti mosquitoes harboring parasitic Zika virus (ZIKV) are the primary transmitters of virus to humans, potentially causing catastrophic congenital microcephaly in babies born to women bitten by infected mosquitoes. But confirmation earlier this year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that ZIKV can also be sexually transmitted raised new alarm that virus could be passed between sexual partners in venues far from mosquito habitats.

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Divorce, Firefighter health, Suzy Gulliver, Stress

Male Firefighters Not at Increased Risk of Divorce, Research Shows

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Typing “divorce rates for firefighters” into a search engine brings up page after page of scary statistics that suggest the people who willingly run into burning buildings have unstable marriages.

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Sex Education, early sexual behavior, Abstinence, Sexual Risk, Ohio students, Ohio

Statewide Program About Risks of Early Sexual Behavior Proves Beneficial, Baylor Case Study Finds

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Ohio students showed marked improvement in their understanding of the consequences of early sexual activity, the influence of peer pressure and other issues related to high-risk activities following statewide community-based programming during the 2014-15 academic school year, according to an analysis by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).

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Sexual Assault, Binge Drinking, drinking setting, College Students, RAPE, attempted rape, unwanted sexual contact, Antisocial Behaviors

Drinking ‘Settings’ Tied to College Sexual Assault

Although alcohol is believed to play a role in college sexual assaults, a new study finds no evidence that male students’ binge drinking per se boosts their odds of becoming a perpetrator.

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Iowa State Researcher Joins Effort to Prevent Online Harassment

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The prevalence of online harassment is well documented. That’s why an Iowa State researcher is part of a team working to understand why people engage in online harassment and how best to prevent it from happening.

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Male Fertility, Conception, Conceiving, Pregnancy

5 Factors That Affect Male Fertility

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 18 percent of men who sought help with a fertility specialist were diagnosed with a male-related infertility. Here are some factors from the Texas A&M College of Nursing that can impact your fertility.

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Contraception Influences Sexual Desire in Committed Relationships

Estrogen or progesterone makes a difference in sexual desire







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