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This Fertility App Is a Jackpot for Stalkers

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th January 2018

The pregnancy and period app Glow unwittingly exposed women’s health information to anyone who wanted to look.”> Fertility-tracking apps like Glow ask for intimate details: sexual activity, history of abortions, cervical mucus consistency, orgasm frequency, preferred sex stances. And 4 million Glow users complied, uploading exceedingly private information about their health and sex lives. But […]

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One Major Downside To IUD Use

Published in Odd and Fun on 5th January 2018

<span class="articleLocation” >( Reuters Health) – High school girls who use the most effective methods of family planning are less likely to also use condoms, stimulating them vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections( STIs ), researchers say. Girls who use intrauterine devices and implants to prevent pregnancies are less likely to use condoms than their peers […]

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Why 2016 marked a major moment for ‘femtech’

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th December 2017

Apps for birth control and other startups working on women’s health grew in prominence in 2016. Image: TIM MATSUI/ GETTY IMAGES Last month, Ida Tin raised $20 million for her period-tracking app. A few weeks earlier, the telemedicine startup Nurx brought in $5.3 million for prescribing birth control through an app, and the company Ava […]

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15 Intimate Photos Of Women In Bed With Their Birth Control

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th November 2017

Over the last 10 years, I’ve employed five different types of birth control: two types of pills, condoms, Plan B and, most recently, an IUD. Devoted that I’m only 28, family planning is probably something I will have to think about actively for the next two decades, and I’m not unique. Yet women’s “sagas” with […]

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The Cruelest Part Of Having An Abortion No One Talks About

Published in Odd and Fun on 15th September 2017

Im not saying youre going to hell, but youre in deep, a woman my age tells me, as we stand between two parked vehicles, a sympathetic smile spreading across her face. Its a Saturday morning in Northern San Diego and Im standing in the parking lot of a reproductive health clinic. The female, an anti […]

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Meet Ava, the wearable that helps girls get pregnant

Published in Odd and Fun on 7th September 2017

The Ava fertility wearable .Image: ava The next round of wearables is good for more than tracking your steps. Ava, a fertility wearable that helps couples conceive, created $9.7 million in a Series A round this week. The round was led by Polytech Ventures, a European VC firm. The FD-Aapproved medical device tracks measurings like […]

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IVF Connected To Birth defect And Childhood Leukemia

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th August 2017

<span class="articleLocation” >( Reuters Health) – Women who use in vitro fertilization( IVF) and other reproductive technologies may be more likely to have children with certain cancers or developmental lags than their peers who conceive the old-fashioned route, two new analyses suggest. The increased risk of complications may be due at the least in part […]

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Females are sharing their abortion tales in massive online speakout

Published in Odd and Fun on 31st July 2017

Abortion is not uncommon. Roughly one in three women in the United States will terminate a pregnancy before the age of 45. Yet despite how many females have chosen to end an unintended or unwanted pregnancy, most tales about abortion remain hidden. Who are these women? What are their tales? And what can we learn […]

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Baby’s Delivery Method Linked To Immunity-Boosting Gut Bacteria

Published in Odd and Fun on 28th July 2017

The gut bacteria of 6-week-old newborns may be related to the route the newborns were delivered and what they have been eating, a new study suggests. The newborns in the study who were delivered vaginally had a different composition of gut bacteria than the newborns who were delivered by cesarean section, the researchers found. Moreover, […]

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Cameron Diaz, 43, Tells Women How To Get Ready For Menopause

Published in Odd and Fun on 20th July 2017

Cameron Diaz has never been one to shy away from talks about aging. The 43 -year-old has now co-authored an upcoming book, The Longevity Book , in which she talks about how women can take care of their bodies in every decade of their lives. Diaz also appears on the cover-up of the April issue […]

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