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Reproductive health

Reproductive health

Boy or girl? It’s in the father’s genes

A Newcastle University study involving thousands of families is helping prospective parents work out whether they are likely to have sons or daughters. The work by Corry Gellatly, a research scientist at the university, has shown that men inherit a tendency to have more sons or more daughters from their...
Reproductive health

Persistent DNA damage in the placenta affects pregnancy outcomes

by Stowers Institute for Medical Research The placenta is essential for embryo development and acts as an interface between the embryo and mother for the exchange of gas, nutrient, and waste products. Mutations that affect cohesin genes cause the human developmental disorder Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS). Mouse models of CdLS...
Reproductive health

Getting Pregnant Faster

Old wives' tales and myths abound - but there are some things you really can do to get pregnant faster and easier!FROM THE WEBMD ARCHIVES So you've made the big decision -- you're going to start a family! But while you were certain that getting pregnant would be fast and easy, after...
Reproductive healthSEXUAL HEALTH

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Key facts More than 1 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are acquired every day worldwide (1, 2).Each year, there are an estimated 376 million new infections with 1 of 4 STIs: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and trichomoniasis (1, 2).More than 500 million people are estimated to have genital infection with herpes...
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How to Let Your Partner Know You’re Not in the Mood

For couples, emotional connection and sexual intimacy are dynamically related, so difficulties in one area often destabilize the other area. And the "chicken-or-the-egg" relationship between sex and emotional connection may be different for each partner. For some people, the desire to be sexual comes as a result of feeling emotionally connected. But for...
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Why You Can Get Pregnant on Birth Control

Almost half of the over 6 million pregnancies in the United States every year are (whoops!) accidents. A lot of the time, it’s because people skip birth control or don’t use it like they’re supposed to. But about 5% of the time, women using reliable birth control find themselves unexpectedly pregnant. This is...
Reproductive health

Alcohol’s Effect on Your Fetus: What to Know

Alcohol's Effect on Your Fetus: What to Know Alcohol and pregnancy simply don’t go together. When you drink, the alcohol passes through the umbilical cord and placenta to your baby. It’s like your baby is drinking, too. This can keep your baby from growing the way he should. Alcohol can affect his brain and other organs....
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