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Prolonged and heavy bleeding during menopause is common

ANN ARBOR—Women going through menopause most likely think of it as the time for an end to predictable monthly periods. Researchers at ...

Gene linked to excess male hormones in female infertility disorder

Discovery by NIH-supported researchers may lead to diagnostic test, treatment ...

Scientists to investigate whether PCOS drugs change the way women think

A ground breaking study from Monash University will analyse one of the most prescribed forms of treatment for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), to see if it changes the way in which women with PCOS think. ... Full story

GP incentive scheme increases long-term reversible contraceptive prescriptions

by Francesca Davenport - A UK policy to increase long-term contraceptive methods has boosted prescriptions by about 110,000 over three years. ... Full story

Researchers identify a gene that causes excessive androgen production in polycystic ovary syndrome

Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine have found that a specific protein is increased in theca cells, the source of excess male sex hormones, or androgens, that characterizes polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). ... Full story

Internists Must Play a Larger Role in Managing Menopausal Symptoms

New Rochelle, NY — The number of menopausal women is projected to reach 50 million by 2020. ... Full story

Study Aims to Define Risk Factors for Falls in Post-Menopausal Women

Strength Test Results May be Early Indicator of Decreased Physical Performance ... Full story

Female Fertility: What’s Testosterone Got To Do With It?

New Study Shows Male Hormones Play an Important Role; May Enhance IVF Therapy ... Full story

Female Genital Mutilation is child abuse and should be dealt with as safeguarding issue, says GPs

GPs who suspect that a child has been subjected to Female Genital Mutilation should refer the parent or guardian to social services, says the Royal College of General Practitioners. ... Full story

Different eggs in adolescent girls and adult women

Are the eggs produced by adolescent girls the same as the ones produced by adult women? A recent study published in Human Molecular Genetics by Professor Kui Liu from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden shows compelling evidence that there are two completely distinct types of eggs in the mammalian ovary – “the first wave” and “the adult wave”. ... Full story

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