Jul 30th, 2019 - (Reuters Health) - Women who experience sexual dysfunction after menopause may feel more desire and pleasure when they use testosterone treatments, a recent study suggests. Researchers reviewed data from 36 trials with 8,480 participants, most of whom had already gone through menopause. The trials randomly assigned some women to use testosterone treatment and others to take a placebo or an alte...
Jul 24th, 2019 - Postmenopausal women with low sexual desire or sexual dysfunction could benefit from testosterone therapy, with non-oral formulations offering a better lipid safety profile, suggests a systematic review that at the same time underlines the lack of evidence for testosterone use in premenopausal women. There is also a dearth of data on several key outcomes, say Rakibul M. Islam, PhD, Monash Unive...
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Jul 24th, 2019 - A 37-year-old woman presents to her primary care clinic with a chief complaint of depression. She was diagnosed with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) at age 29 and is currently taking an injectable preventive therapy.
Jul 18th, 2019 - LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From leering and unwanted touching to being asked for sexual favors, U.S. women say they suffer less sexual harassment in the workplace since #MeToo brought the issue to the fore, but sexism has increased, researchers said on Wednesday. The #MeToo movement began in 2017 in the United States as a response to accusations of sexual assault and harassment in Ho...
Jul 11th, 2019 - Free-text survey responses from thousands of postmenopausal women in the United Kingdom as to why they do or do not have sex highlight familiar patterns, according to results published July 10 in Menopause. The findings raise serious concerns about why so few women seek help for sexual dysfunction, experts said. Just 6% of older women sought medical help for sexual dysfunction, report Helena Ha...
Jul 11th, 2019 - (Reuters Health) - The number of women who have sex regularly falls off with age as does the number who report enjoyable sex after menopause, a new study shows. In a survey of nearly 4,500 women over age 50, researchers found that less than a quarter were sexually active, according to the report published in Menopause. While the primary reason for lack of sexual activity was want of a partner, ...
Jul 7th, 2019 - JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Supreme Court has jailed a woman who tried to report her employer for alleged sexual harassment, in a ruling that rights groups said on Friday risked turning victims of sexual abuse into criminals. The Supreme Court found Baiq Nuril Maknun, who was a teacher on the island of Lombok, guilty of violating strict anti-pornography laws. It overturned her acquittal by ...
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Jun 27th, 2019 - NASHVILLE, TENN. – Many women with endometriosis experience dyspareunia, but they are largely unsatisfied when it comes to discussions with health care providers about their symptoms, the results of an online survey suggest.
Jun 26th, 2019 - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles police arrested a former University of Southern California gynecologist on Wednesday on charges of sexually assaulting 16 patients, authorities said, in a case that has already resulted in a $215 million civil settlement. George Tyndall, 72, was charged in Los Angeles Superior Court with 18 criminal counts of sexual penetration and 11 counts of sexual battery...
Jun 24th, 2019 - Sexual assault in the military is more likely to cause lasting sexual pain in female veterans than a history of childhood sexual abuse, according to an observational study involving interviews with more than 1,000 military women. asiseeit/Getty Images Female veterans with histories of both childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault in the military were 4.
Jun 20th, 2019 - A gynecologic oncologist who worked at the University of Califonia, Los Angeles (UCLA), has been accused by a cancer patient of repeated sexual assault during 2 years of treatment. The lawsuit comes on top of previous claims of sexual assault from 22 women. The lawsuit alleges that James Heaps, MD, a former employee of UCLA, inappropriately touched the patient's genitals, fondled her breasts, a...
Jun 17th, 2019 - Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent disease1 that affects an estimated one in 10 women of reproductive age. 2 In an international multicenter survey of 931 patients treated at 12 tertiary care centers in 10 countries, it was reported that 7 out of 10 endometriosis patients experience unresolved pain despite management.
Jun 12th, 2019 - (Reuters Health) - Military women who are sexually assaulted may be at an especially high risk of developing lasting sexual pain, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers who interviewed more than 1,000 female veterans found the risk of sexual pain was higher among those assaulted while serving in the military than those who experienced sexual abuse as children, according to the study released June 1...
Jun 11th, 2019 - (Reuters Health) - Military women who are sexually assaulted may be at an especially high risk of developing lasting sexual pain, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers who interviewed more than 1,000 female veterans found the risk of sexual pain was higher among those assaulted while serving in the military than those who experienced sexual abuse as children, according to the study published in Ob...
Jun 10th, 2019 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added diagnostic codes for forced labor and sexual exploitation to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) version 10-U.S. in June 2018, the World Health Organization's ICD version 11, also released in 2018, does not include similar codes. ICD-11 does include codes for various types of child malt...
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Jun 10th, 2019 - The differential diagnosis for prepubertal LS includes vitiligo, lichen planus, lichen simplex chronicus, psoriasis, eczema, vulvovaginitis, contact dermatitis, and trauma. 2,7 On average, it takes 1 to 2 years after onset of symptoms before a correct diagnosis of prepubertal LS is made, and trauma and/or sexual abuse often are first suspected.
Jun 4th, 2019 - To date, no optimal hormonal regimen has been established for the treatment of bowel endometriosis. Vercellini and colleagues demonstrated that progestins with and without low-dose estrogen improved symptoms of dysmenorrhea and dyspareunia.
Jun 3rd, 2019 - Former Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, has reportedly entered a guilty plea in response to charges that he groped a woman in a Brooklyn apartment in October 2017. Frieden turned himself in and was arraigned on August 24, 2018. The New York Police Department charged him with a class A misdemeanor of forcible touch, in addition to second d...
May 20th, 2019 - Physicians' sexual abuse of patients is a substantial problem that the healthcare industry has neglected for too long, say authors of an article published online May 1 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. "We implore the medical community to begin a candid discussion of this problem and call for an explicit zero-tolerance standard against sexual abuse of patients by physicians," write A...
May 20th, 2019 - SAN FRANCISCO – Veterans who are survivors of military sexual trauma during their service face unique challenges in their treatment and recovery. They are often reluctant to report their experiences – and understandably so.