Sexuality
Non-hormonal options are effective in treating menopause symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
The classic symptoms of menopause – hot flashes, sleeplessness, and vaginal dryness – have typically been treated with estrogen therapy. Studies published today report that non-hormonal options are effective, too. more
Female bigamists often treated lightly by judges, researcher finds  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
When "Britain's most notorious bigamist," Emily Horne, was handed a 10-month suspended prison sentence in 2009 for marrying five times without ever divorcing, her gender caught many off guard. more
What we learn from a fish that can change sex in just 10 days  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
The bluehead wrasse is a fish that lives in small social groups in coral reefs in the Caribbean. Only the... more
Study highlights persistent unexplained gender differences in pay for physicians  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
When taking into account factors such as work-life balance, the pay difference between new male and female physicians is still largely unaccounted for, according to findings that were... more
New method could help doctors avoid ineffective or unnecessarily risky treatments  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In a usual management setting, after a person has had a heart attack or stroke, algorithmic risk models are used to calculate the risk of death... more
Blood tests can predict timing of final menstrual period  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Blood tests could replace menstrual periods as a gauge for when a women is nearing menopause, according to new research. more
New Distinguished Scholar Award aims to mitigate gender gaps in medical research  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai-;an international leader in medical and scientific training, biomedical research, and patient care-;today announced the recipients of... more
Transcriptional scanning in the sperm may regulate rate of human evolution  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Maturing sperm cells turn on most of their genes, not to follow their genetic instructions like normal, but instead to repair DNA before passing it to... more
Book chronicles history of gender-neutral pronouns, from Shakespeare to email  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Email signatures are almost as likely to include the preferred gender pronouns of the senders as they are their names and titles. The declaration of preferred pronouns is... more
Researchers analyze how the brain processes rewards  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers from HSE University, Skoltech and the University of Toronto analyzed data from 190 fMRI studies and found out that food, sex and money implicate similar brain regions whereas different types of reward favor... more
Hot flashes associated with decreased verbal memory  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
If you're having difficulty identifying the right word to express yourself clearly or remembering a story correctly, you may blame menopause. more
Scanning system in sperm may control rate of human evolution  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Maturing sperm cells turn on most of their genes, not to follow their genetic instructions like normal, but instead to repair DNA before passing it to the next... more
Clays in Antarctica from millions of years ago reveal past climate changes  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Members of the TASMANDRAKE research group of the Andalusian Earth Sciences Institute (IACT), which pertains to the University of Granada and CSIC, have published... more
Hot flashes impair memory performance  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
If you're having difficulty identifying the right word to express yourself clearly or remembering a story correctly, you may blame menopause. A new study suggests that physiologic hot flashes are associated with decreased verbal memory and with alterations... more
Bending with the wind, coral spawning linked to ocean environment  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
During the early summer, corals simultaneously release tiny balls composed of sperms and eggs, known as bundles, that float to the ocean surface. Here the bundles open, allowing... more
Having children and breastfeeding lowers risk of premature menopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study published in the journal JAMA Network Open reports that early menopause is less likely to happen in women who have had one or more pregnancies that went... more
What it's like to live without a sense of smell  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research reveals the impact of smell loss. As many as one in 20 people live without smell. But until now there has been little research into the... more
Performance and age only partially explain gender pay gap for New Zealand researchers  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Over her lifetime, the average female scientific researcher at a New Zealand university earns about NZ$400,000 less than her male counterparts, and... more
Blood tests can predict timing of menopause for women  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Blood tests could replace menstrual periods as a gauge for when a women is nearing menopause, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &... more
Men in the UK could be allowed to donate sperm after death  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new analysis concludes that sperm donations taken from men after death are morally permissible. more
Debate continues over donor sperm from deceased men  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics continues to defend the concept of sperm donation from dead men, in order to improve sperm quality, and quantity. This would go... more
Clubs and bars must support women by cracking down on sexual aggression  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Nightclubs and bars must create a supportive environment that cracks down on unwanted sexual attention and allows women to enjoy their nights out, according... more
Medical News Today: Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment?  MNT · 4 days
A new review investigates sex differences in cardiometabolic disorders. The authors conclude that women are more at risk of receiving the wrong treatment. more
Early menopause tied to multiple health problems later in life  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Menopause marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years, which normally occurs in their 50s. The time at which a woman undergoes menopause may indicate future health status,... more
Fish oil supplements could benefit testicular function in healthy men finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A large Danish study has shown that fish oil supplements taken by healthy men of the reproductive age could help improve their testicular function... more
LGBT activists say new bills target transgender youth  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Republican legislators in more than a dozen states are promoting bills that focus on transgender young people at the urging of conservative advocacy groups more
Medical News Today: Can diet improve a person's vaginal health?  MNT · 1 week
Eating certain nutrients as part of a healthful diet may help keep the vagina healthy, prevent infections, or improve vaginal conditions. Learn more here. more
A new method for dating ancient earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Constraining the history of earthquakes produced by bedrock fracturing is important for predicting seismic activity and plate tectonic evolution. In a new study published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports Jan 17, 2020, a... more
Estrogen plays a role in expansion of liver metastases in non-sex-specific cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
It is known that the tumor microenvironment plays an important role in the progression of cancer. But could estrogen present in this microenvironment facilitate... more
Menstruation huts destroyed in Nepal, where exile persists  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Authorities are knocking down tiny huts in western Nepal where women have been exiled during menstruation and exposed to cold weather and threats from animals and even sexual assaults more
New HIV infections among gay and bisexual men in the UK fall by 71 percent  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a highly contagious infection usually transmitted through body fluids during sexual contact,... more
Medical News Today: Demisexuality: What to know  MNT · 1 week
People who identify as demisexual only experience sexual attraction to another person if they feel a strong emotional bond or connection with them first. Learn more here. more
Male songbirds can't survive on good looks alone  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Brightly colored male songbirds not only have to attract the female's eye, but also make sure their sperm can last the distance, according to new research. more
Women in leadership positions face more sexual harassment  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Power in the workplace does not stop women's exposure to sexual harassment. On the contrary, women with supervisory positions are harassed more than women employees. These are the results from a new... more
Male songbirds can't survive on good looks alone, says a new study  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Brightly coloured male songbirds not only have to attract the female's eye, but also make sure their sperm can last the distance, according to... more
Women who have more sex less likely to have early menopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Women who have sex more are at a reduced risk of experiencing early menopause, a new study found. The new finding raises the possibility of lifestyle... more
Embryo Research To Reduce Need For In Vitro Fertilization Raises Ethical Concerns  NPR · 1 week
Aiming to find a cheaper, easier way than IVF to ensure human embryos are healthy before implantation, researchers paid women to be inseminated, then... more
Chemicals between us: Surprising effects of oxytocin on cocaine addiction  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have discovered gender-based differences in response to therapeutic oxytocin treatment in cocaine-addicted individuals with a history of childhood trauma. Oxytocin has been shown previously to function as... more
Biologists make living sperm glow  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
How do female insects manage to keep sperm fresh for months after mating? This has been a central question for the sperm biologists of the Chair of Applied Zoology headed by Prof. Dr. Klaus Reinhardt. Now the scientists... more
Biologists make living sperm glow  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
By applying a novel method, biologists have successfully analyzed the metabolism of intact tissues of the fruit fly using a label-free microscopy technique. They used the natural fluorescence of certain metabolic molecules and found that sperm, compared to... more
Is there implicit gender bias in the field of economics?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In the field of economics, seminars serve as the platform through which researchers disseminate new work, practitioners test out new theories, and young people network and find jobs.... more
Having less sex linked to earlier menopause  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Women who engage in sexual activity weekly or monthly have a lower risk of entering menopause early relative to those who report having some form of sex less than monthly, according to a new... more
Infectious disease defenses among ancient hominid contributions to adaptation of modern humans  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
During the past decade, our human evolutionary tree has turned into something more resembling an unwieldy bush. Scientists have discovered swapped segments of DNA... more
Arizona bill banning sex ed before 7th grade going nowhere  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A conservative Arizona Republican senator who was pushing a contentious proposal barring any sexual education instruction for students before the 7th grade is conceding that her proposal stands... more
New tool could speed up neuroscience research into pheromones  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have developed a tool to identify molecular receptors in worms that are involved in sensing pheromones related to mating, an advance that could speed up... more
Researchers develop tool to identify molecular receptors in worms  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have developed a tool to identify molecular receptors in worms that are involved in sensing pheromones related to mating, an advance that could speed... more
Egg trading between hermaphroditic fish: Why would you give when you can just take?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The sex life of hermaphroditic animals is determined by one fundamental question: Who assumes the female role and produces the... more
What we're learning about the reproductive microbiome  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Most research has focused on the oral, skin, and gut microbiomes, but bacteria, viruses, and fungi living within our reproductive systems may also affect sperm quality, fertilization, embryo implantation, and other aspects of conception... more
The advantage of changing sex in fish population recovery  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Some fish species recover at different rates when fishing is eliminated inside MPAs. A new study explores how sex-changing fish species can actually recover faster than fixed-sex species. more
Egg trading between hermaphroditic fish: Why would you give when you can just take?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The sex life of hermaphroditic animals is determined by one fundamental question: Who assumes the female role and produces the... more
Meaningful gender gap found in medical paper publication  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study in the journal Family Practice, published by Oxford University Press, shows that there remains a meaningful gender gap between the number of biomedical papers written by women and those... more
The advantage of changing sex in fish population recovery  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Humans eat a lot of fish, in some areas of the world making up an essential part of our diet. Fishing can sometimes deplete fish populations to the point where... more
A single gene for scent reception separates two species of orchid bees  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Orchid bees are master perfumers. Males collect chemicals to concoct perfumes unique to their specific species. Researchers link the evolution of sexual signaling in... more
New program reduces abusive behaviors among middle school male athletes toward female peers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Coaching Boys Into Men, a program that seeks to prevent dating violence and sexual assault, reduces abusive behaviors among middle school male... more
Eyeing Moon, NASA hosts first public astronaut graduation ceremony  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA on Friday celebrated its latest class of graduating astronauts at a public ceremony in Houston, honoring a diverse and gender-balanced group now qualified for spaceflight missions including America's return... more
NASA's latest astronaut graduates almost half women  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA on Friday honored its latest class of graduating astronauts in a ceremony at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, a diverse and gender-balanced group now qualified for spaceflight missions including America's return to... more
Dating of volcanic ash at Sangiran shows Homo erectus arrived later than thought  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from Japan, Indonesia and Germany has found evidence that suggests Homo erectus arrived on the island of Java... more
Study provides new insights into experience of women with rare neurological disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Imagine living with unwanted sexual arousals, occurring unexpectedly and repeatedly, unrelated to any sexual desire or pleasure. more
From as young as 4, children see males as more powerful than females  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
As early as 4 years old, children associate power and masculinity, even in countries considered to be more egalitarian like Norway. Researchers... more
Neurological treatments benefit many patients with persistent genital arousal disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Persistent genital arousal disorder--which is almost exclusively experienced by females and characterized by spontaneous and unwanted sexual arousal unrelated to desire--can compromise individuals' mental health and well-being and... more
History of falls can predict fracture risk in postmenopausal women  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The risk of fracture in postmenopausal women can be predicted by history of falls, according to new findings from the Kuopio Osteoporosis Risk Factor and Prevention Study at... more
From as young as 4, children see males as more powerful than females  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As early as four years old, children associate power and masculinity, even in countries considered to be more egalitarian like Norway. This... more
Too pretty for construction? Uncovering gender bias in hiring for 'masculine' jobs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
While appearances should not matter when applying for a job, unfortunately, they do. Studies show that attractiveness positively benefits both men and women job... more
How colonial animals evolve  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The evolution of modular colonial animals such as reef corals and bryozoans is enigmatic because of the ability for modules to proliferate asexually as whole colonies reproduce sexually. This reproductive duality creates an evolutionary tension between modules and colonies because... more
If trees could talk: Using historic log structures to map migration of Europeans, Native Americans  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers are using tree-ring dating to determine not only when trees were cut down to build historic log... more
Researchers uncover a response key to the survival of Mycoplasma genitalium in urogenital tract  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study led by an IBB-UAB research team has managed to identify the mechanisms by which the sexually transmitted bacterium... more
The religious battle over birth control and the unpleasant motivation that fueled it  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Concerns around sex and gender have divided American religious groups for more than a century, but sociologist Melissa Wilde wanted to understand... more
Childbirth education classes may help pregnant women have successful vaginal deliveries  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Participating in childbirth classes may help women have normal vaginal deliveries, according to a study published in the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. more
Zinc and folic acid supplements fail to improve fertility in men  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Zinc and folic acid, a pair of dietary supplements long touted as an effective treatment for male infertility, failed to improve pregnancy rates, sperm counts, and... more
London’s High Court to hear case against the NHS gender identity development service  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The UK High Court will hear proceedings this week in a case against the “gender identity development service” for children. more
Cyber bullying predicts increased risky sexual behaviors in boys  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A collaboration of researchers at Louisiana State University, University of Missouri, and University of Tennessee found that peer victimization is associated with adverse psychological and behavioral problems, including depression and... more
Oldest known city view of Venice discovered  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A researcher from the University of St Andrews has unearthed the oldest known city view of Venice, dating from the 14th century. more
Medical News Today: Masturbation and penis size: What's the link?  MNT · 3 weeks
Penis size can be a concern for some people. There are many myths about masturbation, and among these is the idea that masturbation can make a person's penis... more
Study reveals rapid effects of diet on sperm quality  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Sperm are influenced by diet, and the effects arise rapidly. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers at Linköping University, in which healthy young men were fed a... more
Diet has rapid effects on sperm quality  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Sperm are influenced by diet, and the effects arise rapidly. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers at Linköping University, in which healthy young men were fed a diet rich in sugar.... more
Teens with more equitable gender attitudes have lower odds of reporting violent behaviors  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Teenage boys who witness their peers abusing women and girls are much more likely to bully and fight with others, as well... more
Gender norms associated with people's attitudes towards gay men and lesbian women  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Gay men and lesbian women have often been the targets of prejudice and even violence in society. more
Gender norms affect attitudes towards gay men and lesbian women globally  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Gay men and lesbian women have often been the targets of prejudice and even violence in society. To better understand what shapes these attitudes and prejudices,... more
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