Jan 23, 3:04 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Madhur Dave @mad_dhoor 01/23/19 AT 2:02 AM On the 46th anniversary of the 1973 "Roe v Wade" decision that legalized abortions in all 50 states of the United States, New York passed the Reproductive Health Act to legalize abortions made within the first 24-weeks of pregnancy on Tuesday.The Act also allows a decision to abort if the fetus is not viable or if the woman's life is in danger. However, it will allow only physicians to perform abortions. Rhode Island, Maryland, Massachusett and New Mexico are expected to pass similar bills while Gov. Gavin Newsom of California committed to investing $100 million for reproductive healthcare.According to Guttmacher.org, a comprehensive literature review/study by researches from the University of California, San Francisco, fetal perception of pain is unlikely before the third … [Read more...] about New York Legalizes Full-Term Abortion In Exceptional Cases: How Safe Is It?
Period pains in early pregnancy
Pregnancy is a time of immense change in the human body – and with it comes a swath of symptoms and worries that mothers-to-be may be embarrassed or just scared to talk about. It’s tough to up and ask a doctor or a friend about baby bump size, “pregnancy brain,” bowel movements during labour, or how vaginas change after birth, to name just a few topics. So INSIDER rounded up expert answers to some common questions about pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Read on for answers. 1. What are the early signs of pregnancy — and when will I notice them? The most common sign of pregnancy is a missing period, but you might also experience nausea, heartburn, constipation, tiredness, or breast tenderness,Dr. Talitha L. Bruney, medical director of OB-GYN at the Comprehensive Family Care Center,Montefiore Health System, told INSIDER. “These can occur within the first six to eight weeks of pregnancy,” she added. 2. What are the odds of a false … [Read more...] about 21 answers to the most uncomfortable pregnancy questions you were too embarrassed to ask
Hilary Brueck, provided by Published 1:22 pm CST, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 A man in Washington state just became the first US patient to start a trial of a male birth-control gel. The gel is a once-a-day treatment that men rub into their shoulders, and it reduces sperm count. Roughly 420 other couples in seven countries are also set to try the gel in the coming months. Shower, shave, and apply your male birth-control rub. Daily personal-care routines are changing for at least two US couples this week, as a worldwide trial of male birth control gel kicks off on the West Coast. The couples are the first two of about 420 around the world who will eventually participate in a groundbreaking study of a form of male birth control that gets rubbed into a man's shoulders once a day. The gel works by inhibiting a man's natural testosterone production. Using a combination of progestin (Nestorone) and testosterone, the treatment interrupts the normal hormone production … [Read more...] about A new birth-control gel that men rub on their shoulders once a day is being tested in the US
So many components play into a person’s menstrual cycle that understanding what a period is and how it works can be confusing, even if your monthly visitor has been coming around for quite some time. If there are some questions you might not have thought or had been too shy to ask in a health class or during a conversation with your OB-GYN, we’ve all been there. To ease your curious mind, here are few of the most common period questions answered by the experts. What is considered a “normal” menstrual cycle? Before you can assume your period isn’t “normal,” it’s important to know what that even means. Ann Mullen, director of health education at Cycle Technologies, told INSIDER that “normal” menstrual cycles typically last anywhere from “21 to 35 days long.” But this can vary depending on the person’s body. “If someone had a 25-day cycle one month, it would be considered normal if that person had a 30- or … [Read more...] about 14 answers to period questions you’ve been too embarrassed to ask
A new service called Aid Access will allow women in the US to receive medical abortion pills by mail, The Atlantic reported Thursday. A medical abortion consists of two drugs -mifepristone and misoprostol – that end a pregnancy. Aid Acess screens women online to make sure they’re eligible for the pills. Then a pharmacy sends them by mail. Research shows these types of abortions are generally safe, though there is a small risk for complications. A new service called Aid Access will help women in the US get medical abortion pills by mail, according to a report published Thursday in The Atlantic. The service was launched earlier this year by Rebecca Gomperts, a Dutch medical doctor. Gomperts previously founded an organisation called Women on Web, which for years has facilitated medical abortions for women living in countries where it’s illegal, The Atlantic reported. Medical abortion typically involves two drugs – mifepristone and misoprostol – that … [Read more...] about A new service will help women in the US get the abortion pill by mail