Sexuality
US eases blood donation limits for gay men due to shortage  ABC NEWS · 17 hours
The U.S. is making it easier for gay men and other groups to give blood because of the coronavirus outbreak more
Gender bias in commenting poses barriers to women scholars  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Women academics are less likely than men to comment on published research, limiting scholarly debate, a new study co-authored by York University sociologist Professor Cary Wu, shows. According to the... more
Golden age of Hollywood was not so golden for women  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Golden Age of Hollywood is known for its glitz, glamour and classic movies. Northwestern University researchers have peeled back the gilded sheen to reveal an industry tarnished... more
Physical activity beneficial for mental well-being in middle-aged women despite menopausal status  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A recent study has found that late menopausal status is associated with an elevated level of depressive symptoms that indicate the negative dimension of... more
Experiences of women who had negative effects when using hormonal contraception  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A study of women who experienced mental ill-health from a hormonal contraception indicates they value their mental well-being higher than a satisfactory sex life. Their experiences... more
Study finds high rates of depression, suicidal thoughts among transgender teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Two-thirds of transgender teens have depression, and many also have suicidal thoughts and self-injuring behavior, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine... more
Health concerns over fracking chemical that may cause adverse effects in male sex hormones  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A study has found that fracking chemicals can interfere with male sex hormones and possibly cause adverse health effects. more
Fracking chemical may interfere with male sex hormone receptor  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A chemical used in hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, has the potential to interfere with reproductive hormones in men, according to new research. more
Love in the time of coronavirus: How the pandemic is changing online dating  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
When Tinder issued an in-app public service announcement regarding COVID-19 on March 3 we all had a little laugh as a panoply... more
Why do men stop treatment for erectile dysfunction?  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study published in the journal IJIR: Your Sexual Medicine Journal in March 2020 reports the most common reasons why men stop their treatment for erectile dysfunction. The most common reasons... more
Research shows significant difference in radiation response between sexes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Women undergoing radiotherapy for many cancers are more likely than men to be cured, but the side effects are more brutal, according to one of Australia's most experienced radiation oncology... more
Guppies help their brothers when it comes to the opposite sex  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers found that male Trinidadian guppies observe a form of nepotism when it comes to pursuing the opposite sex. These tiny tropical fish often help their... more
Microbiome could help identify pre-cancer risk in women with HPV  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study published in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens in March 2020 reports the possible use of the bacteria Gardnerella found in the cervix and vagina of... more
Is sex safe during COVID-19 pandemic?  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
It is not unimaginable that with so many couples locked down within the confines of their homes 24/7, that close physical proximity could result in increased sexual activity, giving rise to questions regarding how safe sex... more
Adverse childhood experiences associated with executive dysfunction post-surgical menopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Assessing adverse childhood experiences and current anxiety and depression symptoms may help ease cognitive distress in women who have undergone a surgical menopause for cancer risk-reduction, or RRSO, according to... more
Women physicians drive unfunded studies on pay disparity  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Physician gender pay gaps continue to persist in the U.S. despite an impressive body of research spanning more than 25 years. more
Research shows guppies help their brothers when it comes to the opposite sex  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When it comes to finding a mate, male guppies rely on their brothers to ward off the competition. more
Key protein in sperm production could aid male infertility treatments  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers have discovered that a key protein drives sperm production, knowledge that may help infertile couples conceive. more
Video game experience, gender may improve VR learning  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Students who used immersive virtual reality (VR) did not learn significantly better than those who used two more traditional forms of learning, but they vastly preferred the VR to computer-simulated and hands-on... more
A critical enzyme for sperm formation could be a target for treating male infertility  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have identified an enzyme essential for the process of male meiosis, the type of cell division that produces sperm.... more
Targeting critical enzyme for sperm formation could help address male infertility  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
While some of our body's cells divide in a matter of hours, the process of making sperm, meiosis, alone takes about 14 days from start to... more
Video game experience, gender may improve VR learning  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Students who used immersive virtual reality (VR) did not learn significantly better than those who used two more traditional forms of learning, but they vastly preferred the VR to computer-simulated and hands-on... more
A critical enzyme for sperm formation could be a target for treating male infertility  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
While some of our body's cells divide in a matter of hours, the process of making sperm, meiosis, alone takes... more
Sex differences in longevity of wild mammals exceed humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
On average, women live longer than men: About 90% of people reaching 110 years old or more are women. The current record holder is Jeanne Calment, who was 122 years... more
Emergence of a Neolithic in highland New Guinea by 5000 to 4000 years ago  Science Magazine · 1 week
The emergence of agriculture was one of the most notable behavioral transformations in human history, driving innovations in technologies and... more
SKP1 drives the prophase I to metaphase I transition during male meiosis  Science Magazine · 1 week
The meiotic prophase I to metaphase I (PI/MI) transition requires chromosome desynapsis and metaphase competence acquisition. However, control of these major meiotic events is... more
Lack of media skepticism tied to belief in rape myths  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
People who tend to recognize similarities between people they know and people depicted in the media are more likely to believe common myths about sexual assault, according to... more
Anxious about COVID-19? Stress can have lasting impacts on sperm and future offspring  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Prolonged fear and anxiety brought on by major stressors, like the coronavirus pandemic, can not only take a toll on a person's... more
What happens in Vegas: Consent matters in 'Sin City' and other sex tourism cities  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Mention the phrase "sex tourism" in conversation and most people will cringe in disgust. more
The growth of an organism rides on a pattern of waves  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When an egg cell of almost any sexually reproducing species is fertilized, it sets off a series of waves that ripple across the egg's surface. These... more
Eating tofu and foods containing isoflavones linked to lower risk of heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Eating tofu and foods that contain higher amounts of isoflavones was associated with a moderately lower risk of heart disease, especially for... more
Female toads seek a good man—even if he's another species  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The one thing about species that most people probably remember from high school science class is that when it comes to sex, they generally stick to their own... more
CARB-X awards $2.86M to develop novel oral antibiotic to treat drug-resistant gonorrhea  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Up to $2.86M has been awarded to a research team including Penn State scientists to develop a new oral antibiotic to treat multidrug-resistant gonorrhea,... more
Diet affects sperm and the health of offspring  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study published in the journal Molecular Cell, in March 2020, reports that parental diet is a crucial factor in the future metabolic health of the offspring. more
Maize, not metal, key to native settlements' history in NY  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New Cornell University research is producing a more accurate historical timeline for the occupation of Native American sites in upstate New York, based on radiocarbon dating of organic... more
Fine-tuning radiocarbon dating could 'rewrite' ancient events  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new paper points out the need for an important new refinement to radiocarbon dating. The research has relevance for understanding key dates in Mediterranean history and prehistory, including the tomb of Tutankhamen and... more
Maize, not metal, key to native settlements' history in NY  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research is producing a more accurate historical timeline for the occupation of Native American sites in upstate New York, based on radiocarbon dating of organic materials and... more
Parental diet affects sperm and health of future offspring  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
When parents eat low-protein or high-fat diets it can lead to metabolic disorders in their adult offspring. Now, an international team has identified a key player and the molecular events... more
Female toads engaging in adaptive hybridization prefer high-quality heterospecifics as mates  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Hybridization—interbreeding between species—is generally thought to occur randomly between members of two species. Contrary to expectation, female plains spadefoot toads (Spea bombifrons) can increase their evolutionary... more
Research finds gender bias in textbooks of Indonesia and other Muslim majority countries  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Indonesia does well compared to other Muslim countries in getting girls into schools. Female enrollment in primary and secondary education is around... more
Archaeologists Unearth 22,500-Year-Old Mammoth-Bone Structure  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
An international team of archaeologists led by the University of Exeter has discovered a new circular mammoth-bone feature at the Paleolithic site of Kostenki 11 in... more
Ancient teeth reveal Bronze Age gender inequality  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Analysing 2500-year-old teeth has thrown open a window onto life and gender inequality during Bronze Age China. more
Fine-tuning radiocarbon dating could 'rewrite' ancient events  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Radiocarbon dating, invented in the late 1940s and improved ever since to provide more precise measurements, is the standard method for determining the dates of artifacts in archaeology and other disciplines. more
'Wonderchicken' fossil from the age of dinosaurs reveals origin of modern birds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The oldest fossil of a modern bird yet found, dating from the age of dinosaurs, has been identified by an international team of palaeontologists. more
10,000 social brains: Sex differentiation in human brain anatomy  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
In human and nonhuman primates, sex differences typically explain much interindividual variability. Male and female behaviors may have played unique roles in the likely coevolution of increasing brain volume and... more
Mediterranean radiocarbon offsets and calendar dates for prehistory  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
A single Northern Hemisphere calibration curve has formed the basis of radiocarbon dating in Europe and the Mediterranean for five decades, setting the time frame for prehistory. However, as measurement precision increases,... more
US naval officer sues over military transgender ban  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A U.S. naval officer facing involuntary discharge because of a policy restricting transgender people from serving in the military has filed a lawsuit that aims to force officials to allow her to... more
'Wonderchicken' fossil from the age of dinosaurs reveals origin of modern birds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The oldest fossil of a modern bird yet found, dating from the age of dinosaurs, has been identified by an international team of palaeontologists. more
New details revealed on how plants maintain optimal sperm-egg ratio  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Current molecular biochemistry, microscopy and genetic techniques have become so powerful that scientists can now make mechanistic discoveries—supported by multiple lines of evidence—about intimate processes in plant reproduction... more
Study suggests males with older brother more likely to be gay  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from the University of Toronto, the Institute of Sexology and Sexual Medicine, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the University of Lethbridge has... more
Woman's risk for negative mood, executive dysfunction after ovary removal linked to childhood adversity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Nearly one-third of women who choose to have their ovaries removed before the natural age of menopause are susceptible to... more
For narwhals, the 'unicorn of the seas,' size matters for sexual selection  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Showy peacock feathers, extravagant elk antlers and powerful crayfish claws are just a few examples of the ostentatious animal extremes used to compete for... more
Cannabinoid 1 receptor expression displays sexually dimorphic pattern in the mouse brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A major challenge in neuroscience lies in understanding how molecular and circuit differences in the brain synergistically contribute to sex differences in behavioral phenotypes.... more
First pocket-sized artworks from Ice Age Indonesia show humanity's ancient drive to decorate  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Archaeologists have unearthed two miniature stone engravings in Indonesia. These depict an anoa (dwarf buffalo) and a sun, star or eye dating... more
Study draws Southern California coastal light pollution into focus  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When tides are at their highest a few days after a full or new moon, thousands of small silver fish called grunion flop onto Southern California beaches. Females wriggle their... more
Having gender-affirming IDs may improve mental health among transgender adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Having gender-affirming documents, such as a passport, driver's license, or birth certificate, may improve mental health among transgender adults, according to findings published today in The Lancet Public... more
How sperm unpack dad's genome so it can merge with mom's  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers discover the enzyme SPRK1's role in reorganizing the paternal genome during the first moments of fertilization -- a finding that might help explain infertility cases... more
How sperm unpack dad's genome so it can merge with mom's  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A sperm enters an egg, an embryo develops and eventually a baby is born. But back up a second—how does the mother's half-genome actually merge with... more
The role of social support in intimate partner violence and economic hardship  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The term intimate partner violence (IPV) is used to describe situations where a current or former partner or spouse causes harm to their significant... more
Woman's transplanted 'man hands' became lighter and more feminine over time  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Years after surgery, a woman's transplanted hands from a darker-skinned male donor now appear lighter and more feminine. more
Georgia moves closer to major overhaul of HIV criminal law  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Georgia lawmakers are advancing legislation that would dramatically overhaul a state law that makes it a crime for people to have sex without first disclosing they have HIV more
Persistent influence of obliquity on ice age terminations since the Middle Pleistocene transition  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Radiometric dating of glacial terminations over the past 640,000 years suggests pacing by Earth’s climatic precession, with each glacial-interglacial period spanning four... more
Aerial insect trap network describes life in the skies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Like most invasive species, when the soybean aphid arrived in the Midwest in 2000, it brought none of its natural enemies along for the ride. So, naturally, finding itself in... more
Immunosuppressive therapy does not increase risk of vulvar or vaginal cancer in women with IBD  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In a new retrospective study, researchers found that the use of immunosuppressive therapy does not increase the occurrence... more
State agrees to ignore law on gay relationships in sex ed  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
South Carolina education officials have agreed not to enforce part of their own state law that bans sex education teachers from mentioning any relationships other than... more
Education is key to equal parenting rights for same-sex couples  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Same-sex marriage may have been given the green (or rainbow) light in Australia in 2017, but it appears there are still some entrenched attitudes in society when it... more
In vivo bioimaging to elucidate sex-dependent differences in skeletal muscle function  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
It is widely accepted that there is a sex-dependent difference in physical performance. Specifically, it has been shown that females show superior fatigue resistance compared to... more
VCU Health halts 30-year campaign that seized patients’ wages, put liens on homes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In one of the most sweeping moves yet by a nonprofit hospital system to reduce aggressive bill collection, VCU Health is halting... more
Embracing toxic masculinity is self-harming, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The belief that "real men" must be strong, tough and independent may be a detriment to their social needs later in life. more
Postmenopausal breast cancer and the benefit of genetic testing  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study shows that genetic mutations could be detected in one in 40 women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 65 years. The study from Stanford researchers,... more
Male size advantage drives evolution of sex change in reef fish  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Some species of fish, notably parrotfish and wrasses living on coral reefs, change their biological sex as they age, beginning life as females and later becoming... more
Toxic masculinity is unsafe... for men  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The belief that "real men" must be strong, tough and independent may be a detriment to their social needs later in life. A study co-authored by a Michigan State University sociologist found that men who endorse... more
First-ever study compares cancer prevalence among transgender and cisgender individuals  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new Boston University School of Public Health study is the first-ever population-based study of cancer prevalence in transgender people, estimating 62,530 of the nearly 17 million cancer... more
Male size advantage drives evolution of sex change in reef fish  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Some species of fish, notably parrotfish and wrasses living on coral reefs, change their biological sex as they age, beginning life as females and later becoming... more
Linguistics lessons for police 'could catch more Dark Web paedophiles'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new book shows how police forces can use forensic linguistics techniques to infiltrate online networks of child sex offenders to bring them to justice and protect potential... more
Young men on sexting: It's normal, but complicated  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Concern about the popularity of "sexting"—the sending and receiving of sexually explicit text messages and photographs—among young people has been a frequent point of discussion in recent years. more
Judge sides with transgender Alaska librarian in health case  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A federal judge in Alaska has ruled that a state health care plan that has excluded coverage of gender-confirming surgery for transgender employees is discriminatory more
Chlamydia-related bacteria discovered deep below the Arctic Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Chlamydia are infamous for causing sexually transmitted infections in humans and animals or even amoeba. An international team of researchers have now discovered diverse populations of abundant Chlamydia living in deep Arctic... more
Study highlights the persistence of gender pay gap in an anonymous online labor market  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The U.S. is witnessing a dramatic rise in nontraditional 'gig economy' labor markets where workers are hired for single projects... more
High blood pressure in young adulthood linked to declines in cognitive function and gait in midlife  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects everything from your arteries to your kidneys, from eyesight to... more
The persistence of pay inequality: The gender pay gap in an anonymous online labor market  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The U.S. is witnessing a dramatic rise in nontraditional 'gig economy' labor markets where workers are hired for... more
What schools can do to reduce the risk of sexual abuse by educators  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
There's no shortage of reports about American teachers and other school staff getting arrested for allegedly sexually abusing one or more children. more
Underage sexting: Change law to provide a more proportional response  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
"Sexting", the sharing of sexual images via mobile phones or other electronic devices, is legal if it occurs between consenting adults. But it is illegal if it occurs... more
Improved CRISPR gene drive solves problems of old tech  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Gene drives use genetic engineering to create a desired mutation in a few individuals that then spreads via mating throughout a population in fewer than 10 generations. more
Washington Legislature ease penalties for HIV exposure  ABC NEWS · 1 month
The Washington Legislature has approved a bill that reduces the crime of intentionally exposing a sexual partner to HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor more
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