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No link between covid-19 vaccination in pregnancy and higher risk of preterm birth or stillbirth

Findings can help guide decision making about covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy Vaccination against covid-19 during pregnancy is not associated with a higher risk of preterm birth, small for gestational age


Doctors’ reluctance to discuss anal sex is letting down young women, warn researchers

Open conversations and better public health education will help women make informed choices Clinicians’ reluctance to discuss possible harms of anal sex is letting down a generation of young women


Infertility and pregnancy loss may increase women’s risk of stroke later in life

A history of miscarriage or stillbirth could be considered a female-specific risk factor for stroke  Infertility and pregnancy loss are associated with an increased risk of non-fatal and fatal stroke


Medicalising menopause may be unhelpful for some women

Experts call for a more realistic and balanced narrative to help improve women’s experiences of the menopause Treating menopause as a hormone deficiency requiring treatment is inaccurate and fuels negative


New study gives a more accurate picture of pregnancy related diabetes risks

Caesarean delivery, breathing problems, and large birth weight among potential complications for both mother and baby  Diabetes in pregnancy (known as gestational diabetes mellitus) is associated with increased odds of


Pregnancy complications linked to heightened risk of heart disease and stroke in later life

Along with several other factors, including starting periods early, use of combined oral contraceptives, and early menopause Pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, diabetes in pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and pre-term