Exploring the toxic relationship between mental illness and miscarriage

By Ray Jerram Dr Nathan Hodson Miscarriage and mental illness are common but often hidden life experiences. Emerging evidence reveals the toxic symbiotic relationship between these two stigmatized parts of life. To some extent their connection may be unsurprising, considering how we increasingly recognise the pervasiveness of psychiatric issues, as well as the trauma of […]

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Postal semen testing after vasectomy increases compliance

By Dr. Melanie Atkinson Vasectomy offers non-reversible contraception to men but efficacy is not immediate and requires examination of a semen sample post-vasectomy to confirm successful occlusion of the vasa deferentia so that other methods of contraception can be discontinued. This post-vasectomy semen analysis (PVSA) was, in the past, always completed on fresh specimens examined […]

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US abortion rights under attack: before, during, and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

By Malia Maier, Goleen Samari, and Terry McGovern In 1973, in Roe v. Wade, the United States (US) Supreme Court affirmed that access to safe and legal abortion is a constitutional right. However, abortion rights in the US have since been under fierce attack. In the 48 years since Roe, state legislatures have enacted 1,320 […]

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Crisis Pregnant Centers Are Not Essential Healthcare, Yet Stayed Open As COVID-19 Spread in the U.S.

By Jenifer McKenna, Tara Murtha, Kim C. Clark, Christy L. Hall, Wendy Lee Basgall, Amy C. Poyer and Laura E. Dodge In March 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly spread across the United States, a singular question emerged: What are essential services? The answer to this critical question shaped COVID-19 response efforts and the trajectory […]

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