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Gender Differences and Relationship Power Could Be Key in Preventing HIV Among South African Adolescents

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Millions of those infected with HIV worldwide are young women, ages 15-24, according to the World Health Organization. Because the HIV epidemic overlaps with an epidemic of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women and girls, researchers have suspected a correlation between inequities in relationship power and the risky sexual behavior that can lead to HIV transmission.

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Tubman Is Best Possible Replacement for Jackson, UB Gender Studies Expert Says

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Penn Researchers Find Females More Resistant to Organ Damage Following Kidney Transplant

After a kidney transplant, women may experience decreased kidney damage from ischemia reperfusion injury compared to men due to the impact of gender-specific hormones, suggests a new preclinical study and an analysis of patient data published online in the Journal of Clinical Investigation from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Why Education Doesn’t Bring Women Equal Pay

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Women are closing the education gap with men, but a global study on gender equality based on two decades of data from more than 150 countries shows these advances are failing to bring equal access to quality jobs and government representation.

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GW Physician Publishes Lancet Review Article on Testosterone Therapy for Transgender Men

George Washington University's Dr. Michael S. Irwig published a review article in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal on testosterone therapy for transgender men, calling for more research.

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For Kids Raised in Stable Families, No Difference in Well-Being with Same-Sex Versus Different-Sex Parents

Children raised by same-sex female parents with a stable family life show no difference in general health, emotional difficulties, coping and learning behavior, compared to children of different-sex parents in similarly stable relationships, concludes a study in the April Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Mothers Say Middle-Class Status Little Protection Against Gendered Racism for Black Boys

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Study reveals how African American mothers parent young sons -- via 'bias-preparation' strategies -- to navigate 'Thug' image and vulnerabilities of African American masculinity.

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Closer Examination Reveals Changes to the “Gender Gap” in Drinking

Previous research on an apparent narrowing of the historical “gender gap” in drinking prevalence found that girls were more likely to start drinking before 18 years of age compared to boys. This research seeks to extend these epidemiological findings by estimating the fine-grained, age-specific incidence of becoming a drinker among 12- to 24-year-old U.S. males and females, and comparing incidence estimates with prevalence proportions.

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Medical Student Queer Alliance’s #PushForPronouns Promotes Transgender Patient Health Equity

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The Northeast Medical Student Queer Alliance is launching a social media initiative to promote a culture of respect for transgender patients, 70 percent of whom experience discrimination when accessing medical care.

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Blurred Lines: Human Sex Chromosome Swapping Occurs More Often Than Previously Thought

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It turns out that the rigid "line in the sand" over which the human sex chromosomes---the Y and X--- go to avoid crossing over is a bit blurrier than previously thought. Contrary to the current scientific consensus, Arizona State University assistant professor Melissa Wilson Sayres has led a research team that has shown that X and Y DNA swapping may occur much more often. And this promiscuous swapping, may in turn, aid in our understanding of human history and diversity, health and disease, as well as blur rigid chromosomal interpretations of sexual identity.

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Same Symptoms, Different Care for Women and Men with Heart Disease

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Despite messages to the contrary, most women being seen by a doctor for the first time with suspected heart disease actually experience the same classic symptoms as men, notably chest pain and shortness of breath, according to a study led by the Duke Clinical Research Institute.

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Can Yoga Help Those with PTSD, New Staffing Model Designed to Save Costs in Public Mental Health Clinics, Study Linking Asthma Symptoms and Stress, and more in the Mental Health News Source

Can Yoga Help Those with PTSD, New Staffing Model Designed to Save Costs in Public Mental Health Clinics, Study Linking Asthma Symptoms and Stress and more in the Mental Health News Source

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Physical Activity Encouraged More in Boys Than in Girls

Home, school environments may provide less encouragement for girls to be physically active.

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New Research Reveals Gender Gap in Medical Journal First Authorship

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A study conducted by researchers within Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, published this week in The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal), shows that women are under-represented among first authors of original research in high impact general medical journals.

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Genetics and Brain Regions Linked to Sex Differences in Anxiety-Related Behavior in Chimpanzees, Study Finds

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Genetics and specific brain regions are linked to sex differences in chimpanzees’ scratching behavior, a common indicator of anxiety in humans and others primates, according to a research study led by Georgia State University that shows chimpanzees can be models of human mental illness.

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As Glaciers Melt, More Voices in Research Are Needed

When UO historian Mark Carey hired Jaclyn Rushing, an undergraduate student in the Robert D. Clark Honors College, to explore how nongovernmental organizations were addressing melting Himalayan glaciers, he got an unexpected return.

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Texas Researchers and Campus Police Develop Scientific Blueprint for Sexual Assault Response

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A unique collaboration between The University of Texas System Police and UT Austin researchers has produced a science-based, victim-centered blueprint for law enforcement to respond to sexual assault cases at all 14 UT institutions.