Sexuality
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Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered faint traces of a huge dust-obscured star-forming galaxy never seen before, dating... more
Swiss government bans 'shredding' of male chicks  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Switzerland is banning the practice of "shredding" newly hatched male chicks, citing progress in techniques to determine chicks' gender in the egg. more
Medical News Today: What to know about sex after a vasectomy  MNT · 16 hours
Vasectomies are a standard procedure for birth control in men. Here, we discuss whether vasectomies can affect sexual function and how long to avoid sex after... more
Point-of-care diagnostic for detecting preterm birth on horizon  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
A new study provides a first step toward the development of an inexpensive point-of-care diagnostic test to assess the presence of known risk factors for preterm birth in resource-poor areas. The study... more
Unique brain cells linked to OCD and anxiety  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Scientists have discovered a new lineage of specialized brain cells, called Hoxb8-lineage microglia, and established a link between the lineage and OCD and anxiety in mice. Their experiments proved that Hoxb8-lineage microglia... more
What Aboriginal survivors of child sexual abuse told researchers they need  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
It's a year since the national apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. While national apologies can acknowledge survivors, sorry is just the... more
What is sex really for?  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Few topics arouse as much interest and controversy as sex. This is hardly surprising. The biological continuance of the species hinges on it—if human beings stopped having sex, there would soon be no more human beings. Popular culture... more
Catastrophic events carry forests of trees thousands of miles to a burial at sea  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
While studying sediments in the Bay of Bengal, an international team finds evidence dating back millions of years that catastrophic... more
Amazon's white bellbirds set new record for loudest bird call  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Biologists report that they have recorded the loudest bird calls ever documented, made by dove-sized male white bellbirds as part of their mating rituals in the mountains of... more
Researchers analyze trends in episiotomy use among vaginal deliveries  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In Canada, the rate of episiotomy during childbirth has declined in recent years, but when it comes to births assisted by forceps or vacuum, this downward trend warrants a closer... more
Medical News Today: Douching linked to dangerous chemicals in blood  MNT · 2 days
Emerging evidence links vaginal douches with higher blood concentrations of potentially harmful chemicals, which may contribute to adverse health effects. more
Medical News Today: Can pregnancy occur after a vasectomy?  MNT · 2 days
The chances of a pregnancy after a vasectomy are almost zero. However, we look at why pregnancy can still happen. We also explore vasectomy reversal, and a process called sperm... more
N Ireland laws on abortion, same-sex marriage, set to change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Northern Ireland is set to decriminalize abortion and set the stage for legalization of same-sex marriages as of midnight Monday, bringing its laws in line with the rest... more
How the mouse X and Y chromosomes compete with each other to control offspring  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research presents the first demonstration of a specific difference in sperm function associated with sex ratio skewing. more
How the mouse X and Y chromosomes compete with each other to control offspring  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The molecular function of genes in mice has a major influence on the sex of their offspring, according to a... more
Male deer stain their bellies according to their competitive context  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When it is time for mating season, the period when red deer (Cervus elaphus hispanicus) are in heat, the male deer bring out their best weapons in order... more
Amazon's white bellbirds set new record for loudest bird call  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Biologist Jeff Podos at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with Mario Cohn-Haft at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brazil, report that they have recorded the loudest... more
N Ireland laws on abortion, same-sex marriage, set to change  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Abortion is set to be decriminalized and same-sex marriage legalized in Northern Ireland as of midnight, bringing its laws in line with the rest of the U.K. more
Technology's double-bind for working women  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Smartphones and other mobile devices amplify the patriarchal values that are part of our culture, according to new research by a Massey University expert in organizational communication and gender. more
Young adults with PTSD may have a higher risk of stroke in middle age  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Young adults who develop PTSD after a traumatic event (e.g., gun violence, sexual assault, military combat or natural disaster) may... more
Researchers discover genes linked to sex ratio and male fertility in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
One of the more recent trends among parents-to-be is the so-called gender reveal, a party complete with pink or blue cake to answer the... more
Genes linked to sex ratio and male fertility in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers find genes that help maintain the 50-50 balance between male and female offspring in mice -- and that have major implications for male infertility. more
Genes linked to sex ratio and male fertility in mice  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
One of the more recent trends among parents-to-be is the so-called gender reveal, a party complete with pink or blue cake to answer the burning question, "Is it... more
Region, age, and sex decide who gets arthritis-linked 'fabella' knee bone  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The once-rare 'fabella' bone has made a dramatic resurgence in human knees, but who's likely to have a fabella or two -- and why? more
Estrogen exposure may stave off cognitive decline in women  MNT · 6 days
New research suggests that estrogen exposure and hormone replacement therapy can help maintain cognitive health in postmenopausal women. more
Medical News Today: Estrogen exposure may stave off cognitive decline in women  MNT · 6 days
New research suggests that estrogen exposure and hormone replacement therapy can help maintain cognitive health in postmenopausal women. more
Medical News Today: What to do if you cannot feel an IUD's strings  MNT · 6 days
An IUD has strings that hang down into the vagina. People should locate these strings regularly to make sure that the IUD... more
Rare sex-specific brain cells found in male and female mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Caltech researchers have discovered rare brain cell types that are unique to male mice and other types that are unique to female mice. These sex-specific cells were found... more
Male and female mice have different brain cells  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Caltech researchers have discovered rare brain cell types that are unique to male mice and other types that are unique to female mice. These sex-specific cells were found in a region of... more
Male and female mice have different brain cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists discover that a brain region known to control sex and violence contains rare cell types that differ in male versus female mice. more
Image analysis to automatically quantify gender bias in movies  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Many commercial films worldwide continue to express womanhood in a stereotypical manner, a recent study using image analysis showed. A research team developed a novel image analysis method for automatically... more
Sexual selection alone could set stage for new species, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study by University of Pittsburgh researchers indicates animals that seek mates and fight rivals that resemble their parents could be behaving in ways that... more
Sexual selection alone could spark formation of new species  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Because of imprinted preferences, strawberry poison frog females mate more with similar colored males, and less with differently colored males. Over time, the behavior could lead to two color types... more
Bosses face more discrimination if they are women – from employees of any gender  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Imagine that your boss Ethan calls you into his office. He expresses disappointment in your recent performance and lack of commitment. How... more
Meet 'le blob' Paris zoo's new star attraction  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The Paris zoo's latest attraction is a brainless, eyeless, single-celled organism with no limbs or stomach but more than 700 genders. more
Parental gender attitudes associated with Japanese girls' reduced university participation  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A group of University of Tokyo researchers and their colleagues suggest that stereotypical gender role attitudes and negative images of STEM fields of Japanese parents may be associated... more
MCI: Should memory tests score males and females differently?  MNT · 7 days
A new study finds that testing memory with sex-specific scores could lead to more females and fewer males receiving a mild cognitive impairment diagnosis. more
Medical News Today: MCI: Should memory tests score males and females differently?  MNT · 7 days
A new study finds that testing memory with sex-specific scores could lead to more females and fewer males receiving a mild cognitive impairment diagnosis. more
Surveying solar storms by ancient Assyrian astronomers  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researcher finds evidence of ancient solar magnetic storms based on cuneiform astrological records and carbon-14 dating. This work may help with our understanding of intense solar activity that can threaten modern electronics. more
X marks the spot: recombination in structurally distinct chromosomes  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Two years ago, scientists from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research reported the 3-D structure of the synaptonemal complex in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. This large protein complex is... more
Hormone therapy associated with improved cognition  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Estrogen has a significant role in overall brain health and cognitive function. That's why so many studies focused on the prevention of cognitive decline consider the effect of reduced estrogen levels during the menopause transition. A... more
Hormone therapy linked to better cognitive status in older adult women  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Estrogen has a significant role in overall brain health and cognitive function. That's why so many studies focused on the prevention of cognitive decline consider the... more
Syphilis rates in patients with kidney failure found to be greater than general population  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Syphilis rates, like other sexually transmitted disease rates in the United States, are soaring, and the first known study to... more
Did early mammals turn to night life to protect their sperm?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Humans are diurnal -- we are active in the day and sleep at night. But diurnalism is by far the exception rather the rule in mammals.... more
Researchers solve puzzle about link between genetic mutations, mating in fruit flies  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
More than a century ago, early geneticists showed that the inheritance of a single mutation by fruit flies can change the insect's body color... more
Scientists to investigate the impact of skewed sex ratios on human societies  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The ratio of males to females in a population, the adult sex ratio, is already known to affect social behavior in animals such as... more
Developing new mobile app to target victims of rural child sex trafficking  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A West Virginia University School of Medicine researcher is developing an app to train key personnel in rural areas how to identify and report... more
Stress during pregnancy may affect baby's sex, risk of preterm birth  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study has identified markers of maternal stress -- both physical and psychological -- that may influence a baby's sex and the likelihood of preterm... more
4,000-Year-Old Mummies Showed Early Signs of Heart Disease  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Five mummies dating to 4,000 years ago had cholesterol buildup in their arteries, hinting that humans have been susceptible to heart disease since ancient times. more
Hawaii STD epidemic driven by social media and dating apps  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
There is a sharp rise in the number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States say health officials. Remarkable rise has been noted in Hawaii... more
Sperm and egg cell 'immune response' protects koala DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Discovery of a type of immunity that protects koalas' DNA from viruses has importance for the survival of koalas and our fundamental understanding of evolution. A team of scientists are... more
France OKs bill legalizing IVF for lesbians, single women  ABC NEWS · 1 week
France's lower house of parliament approves a bill that would give single women and lesbian couples legal access to in vitro fertilization, egg freezing and fertility medication more
Researchers solve puzzle about link between genetic mutations, mating in fruit flies  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
More than a century ago, early geneticists showed that the inheritance of a single mutation by fruit flies can change the insect's body color... more
Did early mammals turn to night life to protect their sperm?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Humans are diurnal—we are active in the day and sleep at night. But diurnalism is by far the exception rather the rule in mammals. About 250-230... more
France: Vote set to legalize IVF for lesbians, single women  ABC NEWS · 1 week
France's lower house of parliament is expected to approve a bill that would give single women and lesbian couples legal access to in vitro fertilization, egg freezing and... more
French lawmakers to vote on giving IVF to lesbians, singles  ABC NEWS · 1 week
France's lower house of parliament is set to adopt a bill that would give single women and lesbian couples access to in-vitro fertilization and related procedures more
Medical News Today: Can males get bacterial vaginosis?  MNT · 1 week
Bacterial vaginosis is a common infection in women. We discuss whether men can also get the infection and describe its symptoms, causes, and treatments. more
Maternal stress during pregnancy could affect baby's sex and birth outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
It's becoming well established that maternal stress during pregnancy can affect fetal and child development as well as birth outcomes, and a new study from researchers... more
Investing in love and affection pays off for species that mate for life  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study by biologists explains how sexual cooperation and bonding evolves in bird species that form pair bonds. more
Medical News Today: What causes cysts on the penis?  MNT · 2 weeks
Many factors can cause a cyst to form on the penis, and the cyst can lead to varying symptoms. Here, we discuss the causes, symptoms, treatment options, and risk factors... more
New findings can redefine the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment in men and women  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Using sex-specific scores on memory tests may change the diagnosis for 20 percent of those currently diagnosed with mild cognitive... more
Medical News Today: 10 maneras para elevar la libido  MNT · 2 weeks
El deseo sexual o libido varía naturalmente. Si una persona desea aumentar su libido, existen muchos métodos que puede probar, incluso el estilo de vida, dieta, remedios y consejos sexuales.... more
Study pinpoints a gene that allows chlamydia to pick up DNA from host environment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chlamydia trachomatis is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted bacterial disease... more
Researchers discover how chlamydia takes up new DNA from host  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chlamydia trachomatis is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted bacterial disease in the U.S., totaling 1.7 million cases in... more
New diagnostic criteria may enable earlier detection of cognitive impairment in women  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Study finds when verbal memory test cut-offs were tailored to patient sex, more female patients and fewer male patients were considered to have amnesic... more
Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke win Nobel literature prizes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke won the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prizes for literature on Thursday, after a year's hiatus in awarding the prize due to sex abuse... more
2 Nobel literature prizes to be awarded after 2018 scandal  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Two Nobel Prizes in literature will be announced Thursday after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy. more
New STD data exposes dangerous gaps in public health infrastructure  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The continued steep increase in incidence of sexually transmitted diseases reported in the 2018 data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday, is a... more
Sex-specific verbal memory test cut-offs may improve amnestic MCI diagnoses  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Women make up two-thirds of patients with Alzheimer's disease - so why is it that women are less likely than men to be diagnosed with its precursor, amnestic... more
Scientists identify strong genetic markers for PTSD  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the most commonly occurring and seriously debilitating disorder that happens when a person gets exposed to traumatic events, including sexual assault, combat, and natural disaster. more
Medical News Today: How often should a man release sperm?  MNT · 2 weeks
Frequently releasing sperm may have many health benefits and effects on the body. Learn more here about how frequent or infrequent ejaculation affects sperm count and overall well-being. more
Medical News Today: What to know about female-to-male surgery  MNT · 2 weeks
Female-to-male gender-affirming surgery may involve the creation of a new penis. Learn more about what to expect from different forms of this surgery here. more
Scientists find gender-distinct circuit for depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Depression affects women nearly twice as much as men, but unraveling the brain's blueprint that regulates this behavior, let alone identifying specific molecular differences between sexes, has proven difficult. Researchers, however, have found and flipped a... more
MSU researchers identify gender-distinct circuit for depression that activates during stress  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Depression affects women nearly twice as much as men, but unraveling the brain's blueprint that regulates this behavior, let alone identifying specific molecular differences between sexes,... more
Adult severe obesity risk rates vary by sex, race and other childhood factors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Severe adult obesity carries many risks to health, but until now, little has been known about childhood risk factors involved. Now, a... more
Study highlights potential impact of chlamydia infection on men's fertility  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The potential impact of undiagnosed sexually transmitted chlamydia infection on men's fertility has been highlighted in a study led by Queensland University of Technology (QUT), which for the... more
Chlamydia in testicular tissue linked to male infertility  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The potential impact of undiagnosed sexually transmitted chlamydia infection on men's fertility has been highlighted in a study, which for the first time found chlamydia in the testicular tissue biopsies of infertile... more
Dietary supplement from tomatoes discovered to boost sperm quality  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Sperm quality can be improved with a simple diet supplement containing a compound found in cooked tomatoes, according to new research. more
Workplace sex discrimination claims are common – but they're not making it into court  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Several cases addressing whether it's legal to fire a worker because of their sexual orientation and gender identity were taken... more
Lost Version of '50 Shades' of Medieval Erotica Is Rediscovered  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Researchers have rediscovered an early version of a medieval popular romance with a steamy sex scene. more
Hormone therapy worsens quality of life in women with breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Analysis of the CANTO cohort published in the journal Annals of Oncology will upset received wisdom on the effects that hormone therapy and chemotherapy have on... more
Simple diet supplement from tomatoes can improve sperm quality  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Sperm quality can be improved with a simple diet supplement containing a compound found in cooked tomatoes, according to new research by the University of Sheffield. more
Medical News Today: How does a vasectomy affect ejaculation?  MNT · 2 weeks
Once the body has healed, ejaculation after a vasectomy should be the same as it was before. Learn more about this and how long sperm remains in the semen here. more
Medical News Today: What causes sores on the penis?  MNT · 2 weeks
Many sores on the penis occur due to sexually transmitted infections or chronic skin conditions. Learn about 12 possible causes and their treatments here. more
Medical News Today: How to manage hair on and around the penis  MNT · 2 weeks
It is normal for hairs to grow on the penis. However, if a person wishes to remove them for cosmetic reasons, there are many... more
Weight stigma affects queer men using dating apps  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Weight stigma is an issue for queer men using dating apps, says a new University of Waterloo study. more
3 sexually transmitted diseases hit new highs again in US  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
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Vaginal fluid transplant could help treat recurring bacterial vaginosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Bacterial vaginosis is a common and irksome problem for many women. Now researchers have found the transplanting vaginal fluids of a healthy woman to women with troublesome bacterial vaginosis could... more
Women with early menopause need to be wary of heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Women who attain menopause between the age of 40 and 50 years need to watch out for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the risk being almost doubled in... more
Hundreds of trans people regret changing their gender, says trans activist  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A transactivist has claimed that hundreds of have gender reassignment regret the decision and want to return to their original sex. more
French conservatives protest bill allowing IVF for lesbians  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Conservative activists are gathering in Paris to protest a French bill that would give lesbian couples and single women access to in vitro fertilization and related procedures more
Gay neighborhoods twice as likely to have indoor tanning salons, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Neighborhoods with high proportions of gay and bisexual men are twice as likely to have an indoor tanning salon than neighborhoods with fewer sexual... more
Gender-affirming surgery can lead to long-term mental health benefits for transgender individuals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
For transgender individuals, gender-affirming surgery can lead to long-term mental health benefits, according to new research published online today in the American Journal of... more
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