Sexuality
Ovary function is preserved in transgender men at one year of testosterone therapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Transgender men preserve their fertility potential even after one year of treatment with the male hormone testosterone, according to a new study. more
Sperm DNA damage may contribute to repeated miscarriages  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Some cases of recurrent pregnancy loss may be caused by sperm DNA damage in the male partner, rather than by a problem in affected women. more
What's in a face?  MIT · 2 days
McGovern Institute researchers find that the brain starts to register gender and age before recognizing a face. more
How does estrogen protect bones? Unraveling a pathway to menopausal bone loss  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Women who have reached menopause are at a greater risk of developing osteoporosis, which can lead to bone fractures and long-term impairment of mobility.... more
A brief history of science writing shows the rise of the female voice  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Three centuries ago, when modern science was in its infancy, the gender disparity in education was not a gap but an abyss:... more
Allergic reaction during pregnancy may alter sexual-development in offspring's brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A single allergic reaction during pregnancy prompts sexual-development changes in the brains of offspring that last a lifetime, new research suggests. more
Certain bacteria and immune factors in vagina may cause or protect against preterm birth  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Seven types of bacteria and certain immune factors in a woman's vagina and cervix may be responsible for increasing the... more
Study finds link between menopause and changes in body composition  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The menopause transition, also known as perimenopause, is the time in a woman's life when hormonal changes lead to irregular menstruation, hot flashes and other symptoms leading up... more
Study links perimenopause to accelerated fat mass gains, lean mass losses  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study confirms what women approaching menopause have long suspected: menopause does make fat go up. The study finds that women undergoing perimenopause lost lean... more
C-sections are seen as breastfeeding barrier in US, but not in other global communities  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study finds that indigenous mothers in farming communities in Yucatán, Mexico, breastfeed for about 1.5 months longer following... more
Study identifies possible causes of and protectors against premature birth  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Seven types of bacteria and certain immune factors in a woman's vagina and cervix may be responsible for increasing the risk of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) or protect... more
Prenatal allergies prompt sexual changes in offspring  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A single allergic reaction during pregnancy prompts sexual-development changes in the brains of offspring that last a lifetime, new research suggests. Female rats born to mothers exposed to an allergen during pregnancy acted more... more
Little sun bear's facial mimicry reveals complex social skills  REUTERS · 2 days
Sun bears, the smallest of the world's eight bear species, are generally solitary animals, content to spend most... more
Saving monkey testicle tissue before puberty hints at a new way to preserve fertility  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
Frozen testicle tissue samples from prepubescent monkeys transplanted back onto those monkeys once they matured produced sperm. more
Newfound fossils in China highlight a dizzying diversity of Cambrian life  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
A new treasure trove of Cambrian fossils in China dating to 518 million years ago could rival Canada’s Burgess Shale. more
Factors influencing meiotic recombination revealed by whole-genome sequencing of single sperm  Science Magazine · 2 days
Recombination is critical to meiosis and evolution, yet many aspects of the physical exchange of DNA via crossovers remain poorly understood. We report an approach for... more
Autologous grafting of cryopreserved prepubertal rhesus testis produces sperm and offspring  Science Magazine · 2 days
Testicular tissue cryopreservation is an experimental method to preserve the fertility of prepubertal patients before they initiate gonadotoxic therapies for cancer or other conditions. Here we... more
Prenatal allergies prompt sexual changes in offspring  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A single allergic reaction during pregnancy prompts sexual-development changes in the brains of offspring that last a lifetime, new research suggests. more
Laser-targeted removal of prostate tumors works as well complete removal of prostate  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have shown that selectively destroying cancerous prostate tissue is as effective as complete prostate removal or radiation therapy while preserving more sexual and... more
A mating war in diving beetles has stopped the evolution of species  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In nature, male attempts to mate with females can be so extreme that they can harm the females. Such negative impacts of mating interactions... more
Selective destruction of prostate tumor as effective as complete prostate removal  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, led by prostate cancer treatment pioneer Dr. Eric Walser, have shown that selectively destroying cancerous prostate... more
Mathematicians reveal secret to human sperm's swimming prowess  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have discovered that a reinforcing outer-layer which coats the tails of human sperm is what gives them the strength to make the powerful rhythmic strokes needed to break through the cervical... more
A mating war in diving beetles has stopped the evolution of species  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In nature, males eager attempts to mate with females can be so extreme that they will harm females. Such negative impact of mating interactions... more
Gene editing and designer babies experiments face global moratorium  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Powerful gene editing tools could soon face a global regulations on their use on human embryos, sperms or eggs. more
Effects on offspring of epigenetic inheritance via sperm  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
As an organism grows and responds to its environment, genes in its cells are constantly turning on and off, with different patterns of gene expression in different cells. But can changes in... more
Researchers track effects of epigenetic marks carried by sperm chromosomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
As an organism grows and responds to its environment, genes in its cells are constantly turning on and off, with different patterns of gene expression in different cells.... more
New study shows effects on offspring of epigenetic inheritance via sperm  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As an organism grows and responds to its environment, genes in its cells are constantly turning on and off, with different patterns of gene expression in... more
New study aims to reduce online sexual exploitation of children  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
On March 26th, the Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Swedenare launching a new study aimed at reducing online sexual exploitation of children. Recruitment of study participants... more
Mathematicians reveal secret to human sperm's swimming prowess  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers have discovered what gives human sperm the strength to succeed in the race to fertilise the egg. more
Giving marsupials scents from suitors helps breeding programs  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Smell is a vital part of sexual attraction for all kinds of animals (including humans). We may be able to use smell to improve breeding programs by giving the female animal a... more
Social environment helps determine attitudes toward risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Studies have shown women are more risk-averse than men, a trait experts say could help to explain the persistent wage gap between men and women. New research suggests those gender differences are shaped by... more
World's oldest semen viable for artificial insemination  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Semen stored since 1968 in a laboratory in Sydney has been defrosted and successfully used to impregnate 34 Merino ewes, with the resulting live birth rate as high sperm frozen for just 12 months. more
Call for halt to human gene editing and designer babies experiments  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Powerful gene editing tools could soon face a global regulations on their use on human embryos, sperms or eggs. more
World's oldest semen still viable  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Ram semen stored for 50 years has been used to successfully impregnate 34 ewes, with fertility rates as high as recently stored semen. more
Ram sperm frozen for 50 years successfully used to impregnate 34 ewes  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Semen stored since 1968 in a laboratory in Sydney has been defrosted and successfully used to impregnate 34 Merino ewes, with the resulting live... more
A call for more comprehensive research models to study different aspects of puberty  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Puberty is much more than just a time of biological overdrive, propelled by sexual maturation. Progress in developmental science has greatly broadened... more
Medical News Today: What is an orgasm headache?  MNT · 1 week
Orgasm headaches are sudden, intense headaches that occur just before or during an orgasm. They are generally harmless and a person can often treat them at home. However, people who experience headaches... more
New research opens possibility of using sperm taken from testicles to overcome infertility  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Scientists have found that sperm DNA from the testicles of many infertile men is as good as that of ejaculated sperm of... more
Elite sport is becoming a platform to target the trans community  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tennis champion Martina Navratilova recently called the participation of transgender women in elite female sporting competitions "insane" and "cheating." more
Current sexual harassment penalties are too low: Study  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The current federal cap on monetary damages for workplace sexual harassment is far too low to incentivize firms to take stronger measures to prevent the behavior, writes Vanderbilt economist Joni Hersch in... more
The importance of puberty: A call for better research models  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Puberty is much more than just a time of biological overdrive, propelled by sexual maturation. Progress in developmental science has greatly broadened the perspective of this critical maturational... more
Surgeon denies posting homophobic comments on social media  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A prominent gender-reassignment surgeon resigned from a University of Miami clinic after he was accused of posting photos of patients' genitalia with racist and homophobic comments on Instagram more
Surgeon denies posting patient genitalia on social media  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A prominent gender-reassignment surgeon has resigned from the University of Miami Health System after being accused of posting photos of patient genitalia along with racist and homophobic comments on his Instagram account more
Males as somatic investment in a parthenogenetic nematode  Science Magazine · 1 week
We report the reproductive strategy of the nematode Mesorhabditis belari. This species produces only 9% males, whose sperm is necessary to fertilize and activate the eggs. However, most of the fertilized eggs... more
In this nematode species, males are needed for reproduction—but not their genes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In 1949, the young biologist Victor Nigon described the reproduction of various species of nematodes, small roundworms that live in the soil in its... more
The importance of puberty: A call for better research models  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Puberty is much more than just a time of biological overdrive, propelled by sexual maturation. Progress in developmental science has greatly broadened the perspective of this critical maturational... more
Free fatty acids appear to rewire cells to promote obesity-related breast cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Free fatty acids in the blood are linked with higher rates of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer in obese postmenopausal women, according to a new... more
Novel methods for analyzing neural circuits for innate behaviors in insects  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Insects show a variety of species-specific innate behaviors (instinctive behaviors). For example, a worker honeybee that has found flower nectar exhibits 8-shape waggle-dances upon returning to... more
Minor genetic change creates unattractive female moths  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Sex pheromones are chemical compounds released by an organism to attract potential mates. For moths in particular these sex pheromones are very important for mate recognition, as they rely completely on scent signal rather... more
The media shape public opinion about surrogacy and homosexuality  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The media play a key role in informing society and in shaping perceptions and judgments about social issues, particularly concerning issues on which there is insufficient knowledge or a lack... more
Book examines connection between gender and cooking energy in Sub-Saharan Africa  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Providing energy for home use, especially for cooking food and heating living spaces, without contributing to climate change demands creativity and perseverance. more
Public opinion on surrogacy and gay parenthood is shaped by media  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The media play a key role in informing society and at the same time an important role in shaping perceptions and judgements about social issues, particularly... more
Bill passes to ban abortions based on gender, disability  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Kentucky's Republican-led legislature has given final passage to a bill that would ban abortion for women seeking to end their pregnancies because of the gender, race or disability of the... more
Righty Male Cuttlefish Are Better at Sex and Fighting  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Righty cuttlefish males have more sex and win more fights. And this could help explain why lefty humans exist at all. more
Experts call for halt to gene editing that results in 'designer babies'  REUTERS · 1 week
Top scientists and ethicists from seven countries on Wednesday called for a global moratorium on gene editing of human eggs, sperm or embryos that... more
Race, gender and age affect who writes majority opinions for state supreme courts  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study provides evidence that the gender, age and race of state supreme court justices may influence whether they are asked... more
Climate change could devastate painted turtles  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Climate change could contribute to the demographic collapse of the painted turtle, a species that has temperature-dependent sex determination. A scientist is sounding the alarm about the painted turtle's future in a new study. more
The world's adolescents -- large unmet needs and growing inequalities  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The first detailed global study of adolescent health reveals: growing inequality with a large disease burden in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Pacific, obesity rates have doubled, with... more
Researchers find fighting and mating success in giant Australian cuttlefish influenced by sidedness  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from the University of Rennes in France, Southern Cross University in Australia and the Marine Biological Laboratory in... more
CEE event showcases multidisciplinary opportunities  MIT · 2 weeks
Ninth annual Research Speed Dating event fosters intradepartmental collaboration and facilitates discussion of future efforts to solve global issues. more
A Woman Had a Dangerous Allergic Reaction After Sex. Here's Why.  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A woman in Spain developed a serious allergic reaction after a sexual encounter. more
Medical News Today: Recommended sugar intake: How much should you have per day?  MNT · 2 weeks
The amount of sugar a person should consume varies, depending on their sex and age. In this article, we look at the... more
Amorous planthopper bugs shake abdomen 'snapping organ' to attract mates  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Planthopper bugs may be small, but they attract mates from afar by sending vibrational calls along plant stems and leaves using fast, rhythmic motions of their abdomen. In... more
Teachers 'scarred' by legacy of 1988 anti-LGBT+ law  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
LGBT+ teachers who taught in schools during the late 1980s and 1990s remain scarred by the effects of Section 28 of the Local Government Act in England—a piece of legislation introduced in... more
Medical News Today: What to know about genital warts in women  MNT · 2 weeks
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common sexually transmitted infection. Some types of HPV can cause genital warts, which can develop on the vulva, vagina, and... more
UNH study finds how gender-biased protein may play role in autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are one step closer to helping answer the question of why autism is four times more common in boys... more
Fear of psychiatric hospitalization prevents men from talking about suicide  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Fear of psychiatric hospitalization is one of the primary reasons that older men -- an age and gender group at high risk for suicide -- don't talk about... more
Common tool to assess potential adoptive parents lags behind societal changes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A UBC researcher says a tool to assess potential adoptive parents does not meet the needs of lesbian, gay or gender minority adults. more
Revamping science: Making room for more voices  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Science is known for being objective and apolitical, but is it? Historically speaking, the voices of underrepresented groups have been missing from science, resulting in an often incomplete and fragmented perspective of the world.... more
Information literacy can combat 'fake news'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
It's not difficult to verify whether a new piece of information is accurate; however, most people don't take that step before sharing it on social media, regardless of age, social class or gender, a new study... more
Study: Information literacy can combat 'fake news'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It's not difficult to verify whether a new piece of information is accurate; however, most people don't take that step before sharing it on social media, regardless of age, social class or gender, a... more
Researchers identify role sex-biased protein may play in autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers are one step closer to helping answer the question of why autism is four times more common in boys than in girls after identifying and characterizing the connection of... more
North Carolina sued again over transgender rights  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
North Carolina is being sued again over how it treats transgender people, as state employees argue their health plan violated federal law by dropping coverage of medically necessary procedures more
Adoption assessment tool lags behind societal changes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A researcher says a tool to assess potential adoptive parents does not meet the needs of lesbian, gay or gender minority adults. more
Female academic EM doctors less likely than male doctors to hold rank of full professor  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
As few as one-third of academic emergency medicine physicians are female and these physicians face significant disparities in... more
Research suggests adoption assessment tool lags behind societal changes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A UBC researcher says a tool to assess potential adoptive parents does not meet the needs of lesbian, gay or gender minority adults. more
Sex differences in personality traits in Asian elephants  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists from the University of Turku, Finland, have found that male and female Asian elephants differ in their personality. Previous work on a timber elephant population from Myanmar has shown that Asian... more
How birds become male or female, and occasionally both  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The highly unusual "semi-identical" Australian twins reported last week are the result of a rare event. It's thought the brother and sister (who have identical genes from their mother but... more
Role-playing game for international personnel deployed in conflict zones provides soft skills training  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Effective cooperation may be crucial for peacekeepers working in EU missions, but it isn't always easy. The diverse cultures and genders of... more
Gender and health implications of policies to extend working lives  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The extension of working life is a hot topic in many European Countries and will have numerous implications on individuals and society at large. more
Posts by Utah lawmaker in conversion therapy debate draw ire  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Conservative Utah was getting closer to joining a nationwide effort to ban gay conversion therapy for minors, but it stalled after a Republican lawmaker made changes to the... more
Medical News Today: What does scabies on the penis look like?  MNT · 2 weeks
Scabies is an infestation of the skin by tiny parasitic mites. On the penis, scabies can cause crusty, blister-like sores and intense itching that may get... more
Iowa court: Medicaid can cover sex reassignment surgery  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's ruling that the state cannot deny two transgender women Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgery more
Sex trafficking in the US: Four questions answered  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New England Patriots CEO Robert Kraft's criminal charges in a suspected sex trafficking case in southern Florida draw new attention to this serious problem. more
Beyond the binary: How teaching children about gender could help reduce sexism  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, addressing gender inequality in New Zealand remains a challenge. As the first country to grant women the... more
Backlash and gender fatigue. Why progress on gender equality has slowed  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
We are in the midst of an outpouring of feminist activism kicked off by the pink pussy hat movement in the United States and propelled by... more
My CV is gender biased. Here's what I plan to do about it  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As a woman working in the environmental sciences, it was always obvious to me that most of my colleagues are men. This... more
Gender equity—the way things are going, we won't reach true parity until the 22nd century  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The good news this International Women's Day is that women are now moving through the ranks into management... more
How the global gag rule stifles free speech  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
During his first week in office, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order known as the Expanded Global Gag Rule that cuts funding to foreign aid organizations that provide or refer... more
How the global gag rule stifles free speech  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new journal article by researchers in the Global Health Justice and Governance program at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health argues that the Expanded Global Gag Rule is having... more
Gay and lesbian spaces in the city becoming more diverse, not going away  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Gay and lesbian spaces in cities are dispersing and diversifying rather than disappearing, new University of British Columbia research has found. more
Closing the gender gap in the life sciences is an uphill struggle  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The world is celebrating the 108th International Women's Day. The first rallies were held in Austria, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland on March 19, 1911,... more
In fiction, young people choose traditional love and gender stereotypes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Fictional television series can have an influence on the construction of young people's identities and values. In relation to the depiction of love in television series, young people... more
Study shows link between menopause symptoms and chronic pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In addition to the other health conditions affected by estrogen, it has also been shown to affect pain sensitivity. This finding was the basis of a study of more than... more
Study finds significant gender and racial disparities in osteoporosis treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
New research indicates that elderly men are significantly undertreated for osteoporosis compared with elderly women, and blacks have the lowest treatment rates among racial/ethnic groups. more
What are the risks of anal sex?  MNT · 2 weeks
Having anal sex can increase the risk of bacterial infection, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections, and it can worsen hemorrhoids. Taking precautions can reduce many of these risks. Learn more about the risks of... more
Medical News Today: What are the risks of anal sex?  MNT · 2 weeks
Having anal sex can increase the risk of bacterial infection, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections, and it can worsen hemorrhoids. Taking precautions can reduce many of these risks.... more
Elegant interplay of coloration strategies is discovered in squid's smart skin  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In the blink of an eye, the squid's skin changes color and pattern for the purpose of camouflage or sexual signaling, a virtuosic display that has... more
A brief history of science writing shows the rise of the female voice
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How birds become male or female, and occasionally both
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Closing the gender gap in the life sciences is an uphill struggle
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