Sexuality
Thousands of 'penis fish' exposed on California beach  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Thousands of marine worms dubbed "penis fish" for their shape and color appeared this week on a California beach after a strong winter storm exposed them. more
Barrels of ancient Antarctic air aim to track history of rare gas  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
An Antarctic field campaign last winter led by the US and Australia has successfully extracted some of the largest samples of air dating from... more
Menopause hormones causing breast cancer risks that may last decades  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause may still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills more
NIH director pledges to move quickly on recommendations to stop sexual harassment  Science Magazine · 3 days
Advisory group calls for wide-ranging changes to policies for labs receiving NIH grants that would parallel process for research misconduct more
Breast cancer risk from menopause hormones may last decades  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause may still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills more
10-year results from clinical trial of extended letrozole therapy for women with HR+ breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In the updated results from NRG Oncology/NSABP B-42 trial through 10 years of observation, extending letrozole therapy for... more
Short-lived light sources discovered in the sky  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A project lead by an international team of researchers use publicly available data with images of the sky dating as far back as the 1950s to try to detect and analyse objects that have... more
Anastrozole can be preventive drug-of-choice for women with high breast cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The Queen Mary University of London professor leading an international breast cancer study says anastrozole - rather than tamoxifen - should be the preventive drug-of-choice for... more
World's oldest artwork uncovered in Indonesian cave: study  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An Indonesian cave painting that depicts a prehistoric hunting scene could be the world's oldest figurative artwork dating back nearly 44,000 years, pointing to an advanced artistic culture, according to new research. more
Medical News Today: STDs: How do you get one?  MNT · 5 days
People can transmit and contract sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections, through several types of sexual contact. Learn more about STDs here. more
Medical News Today: What does it mean to be asexual?  MNT · 5 days
Asexuality is a sexual orientation that involves a lack of sexual attraction. This article looks at what it means to be on the asexual spectrum. more
Nano-sized vesicles released by bacteria may protect against HIV infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Nano-sized vesicles released by certain bacteria that inhabit the vagina may protect against HIV infection, suggests a study of human cells and tissues by researchers at the National... more
Transplant patient finds out his DNA has been replaced by that of his donor  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A bone marrow transplant recipient later found out that the DNA in his blood and semen had been replaced by... more
It's time to stop viewing dating apps as a risk, experts report  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Australians using online dating apps understand the risks involved and are sharing new skills for pursuing safe interactions, an Australia-wide report has found. more
Study uses machine learning and health data to identify suicide risk factors  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
First-of-its-kind study used machine learning and health data from the entire Danish population to create sex-specific suicide risk profiles, illuminating the complex mix of... more
Killer whale grandmothers boost survival of calves  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Post-menopausal killer whale grandmothers improve the chances of survival for their grand-calves, new research has found. more
High HIV infection rates attributed to transgender community's social stigmatization and isolation  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Although HIV infection rates are high among the transgender community in Russia, many transgender people know very little about the virus, as well as... more
Medical News Today: Probiotics: Benefits for immunity may depend on sex  MNT · 7 days
New research in piglets suggests that the immune systems of males and females respond differently to pre- and probiotics as early as in infancy. more
Research lifts the lid on the influence of pornography  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Society needs a more critical, nuanced, and gendered understanding of pornography in the digital age, says Samantha Keene, who graduates with a Ph.D. in Criminology from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University... more
Piglet study shows probiotics and prebiotics work differently in girls and boys  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The team from the Universities of Bristol and Reading found that 28-day old piglets produced very different levels of immune cells, antibodies and other... more
Medical News Today: What to know about testosterone injections  MNT · 1 week
Testosterone injections are a hormone treatment for low testosterone in males and postmenopausal symptoms in females. Doctors also use them in masculinization therapy for transgender men and nonbinary people. Learn... more
Birth control pills shrink hypothalamus  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Birth control pills have been found to reduce a part of the brain that is associated with controlling the sex drive finds a new study. The study results are being presented as a preview in the annual conference... more
Record-size sex chromosome found in two bird species  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have discovered the largest known avian sex chromosome. The giant chromosome was created when four chromosomes fused together into one, and has been found in two species of lark. more
New study aims to understand surrogate decision challenges for LGBT patients with Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Facing Alzheimer's disease in a loved one is challenging under any circumstances but may be even more challenging when the patient is... more
Mating avoidance in female olive baboons (Papio anubis) infected by Treponema pallidum  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are ubiquitous within wild animal populations, yet it remains largely unknown whether animals evolved behavioral avoidance mechanisms in response to... more
Sexually transmitted diseases reduce the willingness of female baboons to mate  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Sexually transmitted diseases are widespread among animals and humans. Humans, however, know a multitude of protective and hygienic measures to protect themselves from infection. An international... more
Record-size sex chromosome found in two bird species  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers in Sweden and the UK have discovered the largest known avian sex chromosome. The giant chromosome was created when four chromosomes fused together into one, and has been found in two... more
Study finds major sex differences when considering link between psoriasis and metabolic disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An analysis published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology revealed considerable sex differences when considering links between... more
Why some sperm swim in circles – it’s a protein defect  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study published in the journal PNAS shows that some sperm cannot swim straight because they lack a protein called VSP. This motility defect seriously... more
New project could mark a pivotal advancement in therapies to address male sterility  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers from the University of Georgia, Emory University School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh have received a $2.9 million grant... more
Medical News Today: Penile melanosis: What to know  MNT · 2 weeks
Penile melanosis is a benign condition that causes dark patches of skin to appear on the penis. Learn about its appearance and more in this article. more
The neurobiological basis of gender dysphoria  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new theory of gender dysphoria argues the symptoms of the condition are due to changes in network activity, rather than incorrect brain sex, according to new work. more
220-lb. 'Litter Ball' Found Inside a Dead Sperm Whale's Belly  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Whale experts who visited the scene described the amount of plastic in the animal's body as 'horrific.' more
Protein defect leaves sperm chasing their tails  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have characterized a protein, called VSP, that keeps sperm swimming in straight lines. Deletion of the protein caused sperm to swim in circles, significantly reducing fertilization rates. VSP also controlled the influx of... more
Biologists examine sperm quality on the basis of their metabolism  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Every tenth couple worldwide is affected by infertility. The reasons for this are manifold, but mostly well researched. Nevertheless, about fifteen percent of cases remain unexplained. A team... more
Protein defect leaves sperm chasing their tails  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team led by researchers from Osaka University identify a protein required for electrical signal sensing, which, when defective, causes sperm to swim in circles. more
Scientists race to document Puerto Rico's coastal heritage  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico's coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a... more
Medical News Today: Do soft drinks affect women's bone health?  MNT · 2 weeks
People in the United States drink more than almost every other country. A new study asked if this might impact the bone health of postmenopausal women. more
Biologists examine sperm quality on the basis of their metabolism  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Every tenth couple worldwide is affected by infertility. The reasons for this are manifold, but mostly well researched. Nevertheless, about fifteen percent of cases remain unexplained. A team... more
Tinder is a waste of time for most people  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Dating apps won't help you much if your goal is to have more relationships. You would probably succeed just as well—or poorly—without it. more
Ionizing radiation in the Chernobyl region lowers the population sizes of bank voles  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Population sizes of bank voles are lower in the areas where radiation level in the environment is increased. In her dissertation at... more
Medical News Today: What to know about diphallia (double penis)  MNT · 3 weeks
Diphallia, or double penis, is a very rare genetic condition. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and treatment options, as well as its effects on a male's life, here. more
HIV positive sperm bank launched in New Zealand  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In pursuit of greater acceptance for HIV positive people, an organization in New Zealand aspires to begin an HIV positive sperm bank called Sperm Positive. It will start by accepting sperms from... more
The homophobic and transphobic discrimination in sport  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The overarching aim of the Europe-wide joint project was to develop strategies and training measures in the field of sport in order to counter discrimination and violence related to sexual orientation or gender identity. more
Ostrich eggshell beads reveal 10,000 years of cultural interaction across Africa  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Ostrich eggshell beads are some of the oldest ornaments made by humankind, and they can be found dating back at least 50,000 years in Africa. Previous... more
New analysis shows three different, equally prevalent purposes behind sexting  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Let's talk about sext. Sexting is extremely common among adults - but maybe not for the reasons you think. more
Losing Nemo: clownfish 'cannot adapt to climate change'  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The star of Pixar's blockbuster "Finding Nemo" may be about to vanish again—this time for good—as its peculiar mating habits put it at risk from climate change, scientists said on Tuesday. more
Financially dependent men's health may be affected based on their gender ideology views  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
As it becomes more common for women to be the breadwinner of their family, men's health may be affected depending on their views on... more
Who profits? An analysis of the income-generating activities under the Green Morocco Plan  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Since 2005, major donors have been expanding Morocco's programs to combat poverty, social exclusion and gender inequality. However, despite newly designed programs... more
Are we looking for happiness in all the wrong places?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
If only we could win millions on the lottery—or failing that, at least convince our boss to give us a massive raise. And then, if we could just... more
A gender lens is essential to sustaining peace: Evidence from Mozambique  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Despite decades of relative peace and recent efforts to promote gender equality, women and girls in Mozambique continue to experience a disproportionate amount of insecurity. A... more
Community-based clinics and clinicians play key role in reshaping LGBT mental health care  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
New research reveals that community-based clinics and clinicians play an essential role in reshaping both mental health care for LGBT people and... more
Income inequality fuels status anxiety and sexualisation, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Women's appearance enhancement is driven partly by status anxiety and income inequality, according to new research. more
Progressive gender views may protect health of financially dependent men  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As it becomes more common for women to be the breadwinner of their family, men's health may be affected depending on their views on gender ideology, according to... more
Sexually dimorphic gene found to affect sexual receptivity for female fish  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A peptide expressed in the brains of fish helps to determine the different mating behaviors of the two sexes, RIKEN and University of Tokyo scientists have... more
Two Lion Cub Mummies Discovered in Egypt for the First Time  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Two mummified lions, dating back about 2,600 years, have been discovered in a tomb full of cat statues and cat mummies in Saqqara, in Egypt. more
Milan hospital displays X-rays of women attacked by men  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A Milan hospital is exhibiting X-rays of women beaten or stabbed by men to highlight gender violence more
How primordial germ cells commence sperm and egg production in the embryonic gonad  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Early in mammalian embryonic development, long before the organism's ultimate form has taken shape, a precious subset of its cells are set... more
Beetle horns evolved from wing serial homologs  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Understanding how novel complex traits originate is a foundational challenge in evolutionary biology. We investigated the origin of prothoracic horns in scarabaeine beetles, one of the most pronounced examples of secondary sexual traits in... more
Peptide in male fruit fly semen found to enhance memory in females after mating  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A quartet of researchers with PSL Research University, CNRS, has found that a peptide in male fruit fly semen somehow... more
Was Same-Sex Behavior Hardwired in Animals from the Beginning?  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Same-sex sexual behavior might have started out on an equal footing with different-sex sex. more
LGBTQ beauty vloggers draw on queer culture to stand out  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
"Yo! What's up? Welcome back to my channel," Patrick Starrr says in a deep voice, hair wrapped in his signature turban and face in full, elaborate makeup. more
Low libido in older women not just down to menopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Menopause marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. Along with it, comes various effects, including irregular to the complete cessation of periods, insomnia, mood swings, irritability, hot... more
Sexual dysfunction is a common complication in type 1 diabetes patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A recent study published in Muscle & Nerve explored the prevalence of male sexual dysfunction in type 1 diabetes. Written by Ana Calzada-Reyes of Havana, Cuba,... more
A sperm peptide enhances long-term memory in female Drosophila  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Can mating influence cognitive functions such as learning and memory in a permanent way? We have addressed this question using a combined behavioral and in vivo imaging approach, finding that... more
Medical News Today: Short sleep may harm bone health in older women  MNT · 4 weeks
A study of 11,000 postmenopausal women has linked sleeping for no more than 5 hours per night to a higher risk of having low... more
Hormone clue to snail shells' spiral  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An enzyme that makes the male sex hormones has unravelled a fresh clue about how snail shells come to be curly.  more
New IOF-ESCEO position paper provides guidance for management of osteoporosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In 2018 the International Osteoporosis Foundation and European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis published the updated European guidance for the diagnosis and management... more
Women from Appalachia less likely to have breast reconstruction surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
It is estimated that nearly 40 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer will require a mastectomy. For those patients, breast reconstruction surgery is a valuable part of... more
Study shows gender differences in prognosis predictive utility of breast cancer recurrence score  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The TAILORx study published last year offered good news for women with early-stage ER-positive breast cancer who scored at intermediate risk for... more
Medical News Today: What to know about endometrial thickness  MNT · 4 weeks
Endometrial thickness can change throughout a person’s life and in different situations, for example during pregnancy or the menopause. Learn what is normal and how to measure endometrial thickness here. more
Majority of childhood sexual-abuse survivors meet the criteria for complete mental health  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Most research on child sexual-abuse survivors focuses on negative consequences such as depression and suicide. A new study instead examines factors associated with resilience... more
Striking variation in mechanisms that drive sex selection in frogs  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have discovered striking variation in the underlying genetic machinery that orchestrates sexual differentiation in frogs, demonstrating that evolution of this crucial biological system has moved at a... more
Anal cancer diagnoses and death rates have increased dramatically over the last 15 years  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Rates of new anal cancer diagnoses and deaths related to human papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted infection, have increased... more
Researchers discover remarkable variation in genetic mechanisms that drive sexual differentiation of frogs  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers from McMaster University have discovered striking variation in the underlying genetic machinery that orchestrates sexual differentiation in frogs, demonstrating that evolution... more
New research finds gender inequality extends beyond the grave  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Ghosts of sexism past haunt the world's most famous rich list for dead celebrities, according to a new study from the University of York. more
Mitochondrial mixing mechanism critical for sperm production in mice  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Mitochondria, often thought of as the powerhouses of cells, are just one part of a larger living thing, but they are unique among cellular structures in that they have their... more
A genetic tug-of-war between the sexes begets variation  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
In species with sexual reproduction, no two individuals are alike and scientists have long struggled to understand why there is so much genetic variation. A new study shows that a genetic tug-of-war... more
UNT scientist helps advance archaeology millions of years  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Reid Ferring, a professor in the University of North Texas Department of Geography and the Environment, is part of an international team of scientists who have developed a breakthrough method of identifying... more
Medical News Today: Common fire retardant makes prairie voles anxious, less social  MNT · 4 weeks
New research examines the gender-specific effects of a common flame retardant mixture on the social and affective behavior of prairie voles. more
How HIV self-testing affects diagnosis and behaviour in MSM  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Men who have sex with men (MSMs) are among the most high-risk groups for acquiring and transmitting HIV infection. A new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicinesays that... more
Common fire retardant makes prairie voles anxious, less social  MNT · 4 weeks
New research examines the gender-specific effects of a common flame retardant mixture on the social and affective behavior of prairie voles. more
'Gay' Penguin Couple Had No Egg of Their Own. So They Stole One.  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
A pair of mated male penguins in a Dutch zoo were so eager for offspring that they stole an egg from another... more
Study examines sexual harassment among physicians and other faculty at academic medical center  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study has shown that the majority of women (82.5%) and men (65.1%) working at an academic medical center reported at... more
Hospital: Mold outbreak linked to infections since 2001  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Seattle Children's Hospital said Monday it believes a mold outbreak that has sickened seven patients, one fatally, since summer 2018 is linked to mold-related infections dating back nearly two decades more
Should scientists change the way they view (and study) same sex behavior in animals?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Over the years, scientists have recorded same-sex sexual behavior in more than 1,500 animal species, from snow geese to common... more
A genetic tug-of-war between the sexes begets variation  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In species with sexual reproduction, no two individuals are alike, and scientists have long struggled to understand why there is so much genetic variation. In a new study published in Nature Ecology... more
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