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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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LGBT Health, Transgender, Lesbian, gay, LGBT issues, Bisexual, Sociology, Public Health, Mental Health, Hate Crimes, LGBT discrimination, gender nonconforming, Affordable Care Act , North Carolina HB2, violence against LGBT people, Lgbt

Challenges Face LGBT Community In 2017, But A Backlash Unlikely to End Trend Toward Inclusiveness, Researcher Says

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Parents Struggle with When to Keep Kids Home Sick From School; Experts on Peanut Allergies Weigh In on New Guidelines; A Better Way to Test for Jaundice, and More in the Children's Health News Source

Click here for the latest research and features on Children's Health.

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Endocrine Society, Transgender, transgender medicine, transgender health, Mayo Clinic, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism , gender dysphoria , Medical Education

Endocrinologists Want Training in Transgender Care

Four out of five physicians who specialize in treating hormone health conditions have never received formal training on care for transgender individuals, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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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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Sex, Males, Females, sexual partners, Mating, Stress, Psychology, Social Stress, Adolscents, Sexual Preference, Attractiveness, Dominance, Submissive, rats, Binghamton, Binghamton University, SUNY Binghamton, State University of New York at Binghamton, Social Status, Reproduction, Mammals

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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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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Gender Differences Matter When It Comes to Exercise Fatigue

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Latest Research Highlights from ACSM

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Attention, Please! Gaps in Gender Equality May Fuel Disparities in Cognitive Achievement

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Slight gender variations in attention scores have been well documented, but a new study from Harvard Medical School suggests that these minor gaps widen significantly in places with lower gender equality. The findings, published Nov. 1 in PLOS One, reveal that gender variations in performance of tasks that require participants to exercise sustained attention control are closely tied to gender equality by country.

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Taking Time-Off Work to Raise Children is Damaging to the Careers of Highly Skilled, High Earning Women

Mothers who leave work to raise children often sacrifice more than the pay for their time off; when they come back their wages reflect lost raises.

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Sex, Gender, or Both in Medical Research

Only a minority of medical studies take sex and gender into account when analyzing and reporting research results. Dr. Cara Tannenbaum (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) and Dr. Janine Austin Clayton, (National Institutes of Health, USA), have written a Viewpoint article published in JAMA highlighting the problem.

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Men's Brains Are Found to Be More Greedy Than Women's

It has long been known to science that women find it easier than men to multitask and switch between tasks. But identifying exactly which areas of male and female brains respond differently and why has so far been unclear.

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Finally, a Type of Face That Men Recognize Better Than Women

A study using Barbies and Transformers finds that men are better at recognizing Transformer faces while women are better at recognizing Barbie faces, supporting the theory that experience plays an important role in facial recognition.

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Study Provides Insight Into Children’s Race and Gender Identities

Research from the University of Washington found that children aged 7 to 12 rate gender as more important than race — and that their perceptions of both are a complex mix of personal and societal influences.

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Real Men Don't Say 'Cute'

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Psychologists tap big data and Twitter to analyze the accuracy of stereotypes

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Being More Like Men Does Not Help Women in STEM Careers

Even when women were more like men 20 to 40 years ago, it didn’t help them get a job in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, says Sassler, professor of policy analysis and management.

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Competence Matters More Than Gender for Women Running for Office

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This election has shattered some gender barriers, while at the same time reinforced certain stereotypes that still exist for women. A new Iowa State University study found that gender plays a significant role in how much voters care about a candidate’s perceived competence.

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Study Reveals the Brain Regulates Social Behavior Differently in Males and Females

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The brain regulates social behavior differently in males and females, according to a new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Brian dodge, Indiana University, Center For Sexual Health Promotion, Indiana University Bloomington

IU Study Finds Slight Shift in Attitudes Toward Bisexuals, From Negative to Neutral

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While positive attitudes toward gay men and lesbians have increased over recent decades, a new study led by researchers at IU’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion shows attitudes toward bisexual men and women are relatively neutral, if not ambivalent.







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