Sexuality
Sex and gender in science: Why they matter  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
First published in November 1869, the prestigious British scientific journal Nature is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year with a special issue called "150 Years of Nature." In it, scientists from around... more
A potential new way to diagnose male infertility and pharmaceutical treatment options  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
New research has discovered infertile men have identifiable patterns of epigenetic molecules or biomarkers attached to their sperm DNA that aren't present in fertile... more
New scale measures impact of racial discrimination on dating websites for gay, bisexual men  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Race-based discrimination and stereotypes are ubiquitous in the online communities and mobile apps that gay and bisexual men use to... more
Zika virus can cause immune and brain abnormalities in asymptomatic pig offspring  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Zika virus infection in the womb produces altered immune responses and sex-specific brain abnormalities in apparently healthy pig offspring, according to a new study. more
DNA data offers scientific look at 500 years of extramarital sex in Western Europe  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have put DNA evidence together with long-term genealogical data to explore questions of biological fatherhood on a broad scale... more
Sexual minorities continue to face discrimination, despite increasing support  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Despite increasing support for the rights of people in the LGBTQ+ community, discrimination remains a critical and ongoing issue for this population, according to researchers. more
DNA data offers scientific look at 500 years of extramarital sex in Western Europe  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
These days it's easy to resolve questions about paternity with over-the-counter test kits. Now, researchers have put DNA evidence together... more
Study finds sex differences in treatment and outcome after stroke  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Women are more likely to survive a stroke, but have worse disability and poorer quality of life afterwards compared to men, according to research published in the latest... more
Fertilization discovery reveals new role for the egg  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An unexpected discovery about fertilization from the University of Virginia School of Medicine reveals new insights on how sperm and egg fuse and could have major implications for couples battling infertility—and may... more
Men and women perceive their own health differently  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study investigates differences in how men and women perceive their own health. The study finds that confidence in maintaining good health habits can be influenced by gender. more
Firefighters can ease one another's job stress, but loving spouses may increase it  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Strong same-sex friendships among male firefighters can help cut down on their stress -- but loving relationships with their wives may increase... more
Certain professions and late dinners bad for women’s heart health  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study from a team from Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has revealed that post-menopausal women in certain professions are more... more
Gender can influence confidence in maintaining good health habits, study suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A Mayo Clinic study published in the American Journal of Health Behavior investigates differences in how men and women perceive their own health. The study finds... more
[Editors' Choice] A whiff of change for dysbiosis treatment  Science Magazine · 2 days
Vaginal microbiome transplantation might be a safe and effective treatment in patients with intractable bacterial vaginosis. more
Fertilization discovery reveals egg's role, potentially paves way for new contraceptive  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
An unexpected discovery about fertilization from the University of Virginia School of Medicine reveals new insights on how sperm and egg fuse and could have major... more
Medical News Today: Vaginal pain: Causes and how to treat it  MNT · 2 days
Vaginal pain may result from injury, infection, or no identifiable cause. Learn more about what can cause vaginal pain, as well as other symptoms and ways... more
Female director numbers growing in UK: study  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The number of female directors at top UK companies increased in 2019 but more is needed to correct an overall gender imbalance in leadership, a report showed Wednesday. more
Lady backpacks and manly beer: The folly of gendered products  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As women started counting steps and walking to work wearing running shoes and fitness trackers, there was one work-related item that had to change: the briefcase. It's not... more
Maltreated children more likely to be juvenile offenders  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study published in the journal BMC Public Health reports that children who were physically or sexually abused, neglected or otherwise treated badly, are at higher risk of showing delinquent behavior... more
Collaborative study shows sex-specific processes in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Recent studies have found a high genetic similarity of the psychiatric diseases schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, whose disease-specific changes in brain cells show an overlap of more than... more
Small RNAs link immune system and brain cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A collaborative study shows sex-specific biases in disease-specific changes in brain cells, as well as in cellular control mechanisms based on endogenous short ribonucleic acid (RNA) chains. more
New research shows the more women on a company's board, the more market value is lost  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A company with a gender-diverse board of directors is interpreted as revealing a preference for diversity... more
Gender quotas in business—how do Europeans feel?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Despite years of effort to bring more women to the top boards of business, the proportion of women on the committees of listed companies remains in the single digits. In 2019, women held just... more
Frogs' mating calls also attract predators  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Frogs have been struggling a bit in recent years. Their populations around the world have been declining for decades, and the reasons for their loss come from many fronts. Like many other animals, frogs are losing... more
New study shows how male allies can combat sexism—or contribute to it  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Male allies can play a powerful role in combating chauvinistic behavior toward women but they can also unintentionally contribute to sexism, according to a... more
Associations between childhood maltreatment and offending behaviors later in life  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Children who experience maltreatment, such as neglect or physical or sexual abuse, are more likely to engage in delinquent and offending behaviors in adolescence and young adulthood, according... more
Pervasive gender imbalance remains in pediatric medicine  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Three commonly argued justifications for the persistent discrimination and gender bias that prevent women from rising to leadership positions in the field of pediatric medicine have been debunked by a Drexel University College of... more
Youth sexting: Fundamental shift in education approach needed to change culture  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Research published in the International Journal on Bullying Prevention finds sex and relationship education around youth sexting needs updating. more
Injured veteran almost back to normal after penis and scrotum transplant  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
An interesting letter in the New England Journal of Medicine on November 7, 2019, describes the successful outcome at one year of a rare genital transplant... more
Study finds sex bias in bird conservation plans  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
After pairing up and raising chicks, males and females of some bird species spend their winter break apart. At the end of their journey to Central or South America, you might find... more
Brains of girls and boys are similar, producing equal math ability  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research comprehensively examined the brain development of young boys and girls. Their research shows no gender difference in brain function or math ability. more
Math Looks The Same In The Brains Of Boys And Girls, Study Finds  NPR · 1 week
Brain scans of 104 boys and girls doing basic math tasks found no gender differences. The finding adds to the evidence that... more
Sounds of mosquito mating rituals could lead to quieter drones  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Mosquitoes flap their wings not just to stay aloft but for two other critical purposes: to generate sound and to point that buzz in the direction of a... more
Mated female mosquitoes are more likely to transmit malaria parasites  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Female mosquitoes that have mated are more likely to transmit malaria parasites than virgin females, according to a new study. more
Researchers join forces to adapt novel genetic tool for zoonotic Chlamydia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The human pathogenic bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually transmitted bacterial pathogen worldwide. more
Scientists take action to prevent sexual harassment and bias  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A diverse group of scientists gathered last December at the Banbury Center in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, to confront how institutions and funding agencies can prevent sexual harassment and gender... more
Study finds sex bias in bird conservation plans  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
After pairing up and raising chicks, males and females of some bird species spend their winter break apart. At the end of their journey to Central or South America, you might find... more
Physical activity linked to lower risk of fracture  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Regular physical activity, including lighter intensity activities such as walking, is associated with reduced risk of hip and total fracture in postmenopausal women. more
Pharmacy in the jungle study reveals indigenous people's choice of medicinal plants  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In one of the most diverse studies of the non-random medicinal plants selection by gender, age and exposure to outside influences from working with... more
Revenge porn is sexual violence, not millennial negligence  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
U.S. Representative Katie Hill was the latest victim of a form of sexual abuse that's become increasingly common: revenge porn. more
Housework, light walking reduces fracture risk after menopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In a new study, even light physical exercise such as sweeping or mopping floors has been found to reduce the risk of fractures in general, and of hip fracture in particular, in... more
US veteran 'feeling whole' year after penis transplant  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Doctors say US veteran has recovered and reports "feeling whole" again more than year after penis transplant more
People increasingly using Reddit to 'diagnose' STDs  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study reveals that people are sharing images of their genitalia on social media in the hope of getting their sexually transmitted infections (STIs) diagnosed by others. This disturbing news not only points... more
Does having sex on our minds make us more likely to lie?  MNT · 1 week
New research argues that when we have sex on our minds, we are more likely to 'bend the truth' about ourselves to appear more... more
Scientists should have sex and gender on the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Thinking about sex and gender would help scientists improve their research, a new article argues. more
Medical News Today: Does having sex on our minds make us more likely to lie?  MNT · 1 week
New research argues that when we have sex on our minds, we are more likely to 'bend the... more
Regular physical activity linked to reduced risk of hip and total fracture  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Regular physical activity, including lighter intensity activities such as walking, is associated with reduced risk of hip and total fracture in postmenopausal women, according... more
Scientists should have sex and gender on the brain  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Thinking about sex and gender would help scientists improve their research, a new article published today argues. more
Medical News Today: How does the Mirena coil affect menopause?  MNT · 1 week
The Mirena coil is a hormonal intrauterine device, or IUD, that many women use to prevent pregnancy. However, it can affect some symptoms of perimenopause. Find out more. more
HIV increases the prevalence of early menopause, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Thanks to medical advancements, HIV-positive women now have a longer life expectancy, exposing them to numerous midlife health issues such as menopause. more
Shortened sleep is linked with low bone mineral density, osteoporosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Getting too little sleep was linked with a higher risk of having low bone mineral density (BMD) and developing osteoporosis, as reported in a recent Journal of Bone... more
Current ecology, not ancestral dispersal patterns, impacts the severity of menopause symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A recent theory states that women enter menopause at different ages and have varying extents of symptoms due in part to residence patterns after... more
Teenage a time of sexual confusion, finds new study  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
During adolescence, in developed countries, sexual identity tends to become a matter of debate in about a fifth of people. A new study, published in the Journal of Adolescenceon November... more
Sexual thoughts can make people to engage in deceptive self-presentation  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In a world of seemingly endless opportunities for finding a mate, competition for a partner can be fierce. Not all that glitters is gold, as the old adage... more
Study investigates how discrimination events affect daily lives of college students  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Discrimination -- differential treatment based on an aspect of someone's identity, such as nationality, race, sexual orientation or gender -- is linked to lower success in... more
Study: 1 in 5 teens reports some change in sexual orientation during adolescence  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
At least one in five teenagers reports some change in sexual orientation during adolescence, according to new research from North Carolina State... more
ER admissions for adolescent sexual abuse have more than doubled, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
From 2010 to 2016, emergency department admissions for confirmed adolescent sexual abuse in the U.S. doubled, even as rates of child sexual abuse have... more
Addressing perceived stigma about taking HIV medication can help women at risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Stigma is an important contributor to the continued HIV epidemic in the United States. While pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a medication that can be... more
Single discrimination events alter college students' daily behavior  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Discrimination—differential treatment based on an aspect of someone's identity, such as nationality, race, sexual orientation or gender—is linked to lower success in careers and poorer health. But there is little information about... more
NYU Langone Health launches two new centers to offer specialized care for athletes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Recognizing that some athletes and active individuals have unique medical needs affected by their age, sex or gender, NYU Langone Health has... more
How crime fears, cultural anxiety and gender shape gun ownership  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Fear and anxiety, especially about crime, are powerful emotions in the lives of many individuals. It's easy to worry that we, or our loved ones, could be victimized... more
Skull dimensions of Dominicans and Haitians differ despite close physical proximity  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Forensic anthropologists analyze skeletal remains to establish the biological profile (sex, age, ancestry and stature). While ancestry is an important component, most research has focused on... more
Gender equality dates back to the Vikings  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Scandinavian countries are regarded as models of equality between the sexes. A new study indicates that this may go back a very long way. Dr. Laura Maravall and Professor Jörg Baten, economic historians... more
Virginia women's college updates transgender student policy  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Hollins University, a private women's institution in Virginia, has a new transgender policy: Students who transition from female to male can stay at the school and graduate. more
Communication key in open relationships  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Does an open relationship actually make sense, is today’s hot question, it seems, judging from a report in the Journal of Sex Research by a team of researchers from the University of Rochester. The only answer they got... more
Feminine hygiene or female threat?  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new research article published in the Journal of Women's Health indicates dangerous levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the blood of women using feminine hygiene products (FHPs). The most strongly linked products are feminine powder and... more
Medical News Today: What to know about Ben Wa balls  MNT · 2 weeks
Ben Wa balls are small, weighted balls that a person can insert into their vagina. Makers claim that they can help with Kegel exercises and boost sexual stimulation,... more
Genetic history of endangered Australian songbird could inspire an encore  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The genetic history of a critically endangered songbird shows its best chance of survival is to protect its rapidly disappearing habitat. Researchers used DNA samples from museums around... more
Research debunks myth of Super Bowl sex trafficking, improves media narrative  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
For years news outlets have tied major sporting events to an increase in sex trafficking, but researchers have now revealed that assumption is a myth and... more
New report shows complex nature of prostitution and sex work in England and Wales  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A large-scale report into the nature and prevalence of prostitution in England and Wales, carried out by researchers at the... more
Catholic women reveal all about their sex lives in new book  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A book authored by a lecturer at Queen Mary University of London tells a radical new story about sex and religion in the 'swinging sixties'. more
Do open relationships really work?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Open relationships typically describe couples in which the partners have agreed on sexual activity with someone other than their primary romantic partner, while maintaining the couple bond. Can these open relationships work? It depends, concludes a team that... more
The Endocrine Society recommends avoiding hormone therapy for transgender children before puberty  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A custody case in Texas has sparked heated debate and embroiled state policymakers in public discussions about the diagnosis and appropriate medical treatment of... more
Bird bacteria is key to communication and mating  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Birds use odor to identify other birds, and researchers have shown that if the bacteria that produce the odor is altered, it could negatively impact a bird's ability to communicate with other... more
Extinction of cold-water corals on the Namibian shelf due to low oxygen contents  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers have only been aware of the existence of fossil cold-water corals off the coast of Namibia since 2016. But it was... more
Bird bacteria is key to communication and mating  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Birds use odor to identify other birds, and researchers at Michigan State University have shown that if the bacteria that produce the odor is altered, it could negatively impact a bird's ability... more
Liquid crystal droplets as versatile microswimmers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Nature's most common swimmers are single-celled organisms such as microalgae that swim toward light sources, and sperm cells that swim toward an ovum. For a physicist, cells are simply biochemical machines, which must obey well-described laws... more
Kids, not gender, the biggest influence on work/care policy attitudes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Young dads consider paid parental leave and childcare to be as important to their future success at work as mothers. And it's the same trend in attitudes to... more
Digital evidence falls short, can hurt victims of intimate partner violence  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New research from LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication published in the International Journal of Communication shows digital evidence—from tablets, smartphones, computers and other electronic communication... more
Make fungi think they're starving to stop them having sex, say scientists  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Tricking fungi into thinking they're starving could be the key to slowing down our evolutionary arms race with fungal pathogens, as hungry fungi don't... more
Scientists win $2.8 million grant to unravel hidden biases in healthcare  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Individuals have their own inherent biases. Most are harmless – preferred foods, favorite cars, go-to streaming services. However, biases tied to race, gender, sexual orientation and... more
Medical News Today: Menopause: Could Chinese herbal remedies reduce hot flashes?  MNT · 3 weeks
A recent paper asks whether Chinese herbal medicine might reduce hot flashes relating to menopause. Although there is hope, we need much more data. more
Assyrian Tablets Contain Earliest Written Record of Aurora’s Sky Glow  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Cuneiform tablets from ancient Assyria dating to 679 B.C. contain the earliest written record of an aurora. more
Study probes gender pay gaps in US federal science agencies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Men make more than women at seven U.S. federal science agencies, but the reasons for these gender-based pay gaps differ by organization, according to new research involving Kaye... more
Sex differences in kidney replacement therapy remain consistent over the last 5 decades  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Fewer women than men receive kidney replacement therapy, such as dialysis or kidney transplantation, and a recent analysis from Europe reveals that... more
New intervention may help ease young children's biases against gender-nonconforming peers  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Worldwide, gender nonconformity is on the rise. Children who don't conform to their birth sex are often perceived less positively, which may harm their well-being. A... more
An elbow can be used to estimate the sex of skeletons  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
An elbow can help determine the sex of a skeleton. In an effort to help identify skeletal remains of Thai descent, researchers from Boston University School... more
Male spiders show their sensitive side  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The sensory capacity of male spiders during mating may be higher than previously thought, a study in the open access journal Frontiers in Zoology suggests. more
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