Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Common after Childbirth

After having my first child, I remember telling friends that while I didn’t think it was a great way to spend a day, childbirth wasn’t nearly as bad or scary as I thought. For many women, however, this is not the case. A new study published in the Israel Medical Association Journal suggest that one out of three women experience some of the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (which is more often associated with natural disasters, accidents, and returning war veterans) and three percent have full on PTSD.

Researchers interviewed 89 women between the ages of 20 and 40, first within two to five days after delivery and then again one month after delivery. They found that 25.9 percent of the women interviewed displayed symptoms of post-trauma, 7.8 percent suffered from partial post-trauma, and 3.4 percent exhibited symptoms of full-blown PTSD. The most common symptoms included flashbacks to labor, avoidance of discussing the events, physical reactions like heart palpitations during such discussions, and a unwillingness to consider having another child.

Moreover, the researchers found that pain management during labor had a large impact on PTSD symptoms later on. About 80 percent of women who experienced partial or full post-trauma symptoms had delivered via natural childbirth, without any pain relief. According to one of the authors:

In addition, 80 of the women who experienced PTSD said they were uncomfortable being unclothed.

Other factors such as having a midwife or doula during labor, socioeconomic status, marital status, level of education, and religion did not help women avoid PTSD symptoms caused by childbirth according to this study.

Given the vitriol with which the topic of pain relief during labor is often debated, I can imagine that this study could become controversial especially because the sa.

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CDC Concludes that Hormonal Birth Control Does Not Increase HIV Risk

Recent studies raised some concerns about whether hormonal methods of contraception, including birth control pills and injectable contraceptives, increase a woman’s risk of contracting HIV. Last week after reviewing all available evidence, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concluded that there is no clear evidence of such a link and that women at risk of HIV infection or those who already have the virus “can continue to use all hormonal contraceptive methods without restriction.”

Specifically, the study concluded that the “evidence does not suggest” any link between increased HIV risk and the birth control pill or oral contraceptives. The research on injectable contraception — sold under the bondage sex toys brand name Depo-Provera — is less conclusive. In fact, it was a study published last October in the Lancet Infectious Diseases which spurred these doubts. That study of women in areas with high rates of HIV found injectable contraception could double the risk of women contracting HIV and that hormonal contraceptive use in women who have the virus could double the risk that they transmit it to a male partner though it is unclear why this would be the case.

The CDC’s review determined that the evidence about Depo-Provera and HIV transmission is inconclusive but said in the absence of more definitive research the shot is still considered safe. As a result of this review the CDC did add a clarification to its Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraception in which it says that when treating women at high risk for HIV infection who use male sex toys at progestin-only injectables providers should “… acknowledge the inconclusive nature of the body of evidence regarding the association between progestin-only injectable use and HIV acquisition.” One of the authors of the review explained: “Because we can’t say from the evidence that there is an increased risk, they [hormonal contraceptives] are all still considered safe.

He blood of a patient. Using a 3D microscope technique, we reveal that malaria uses a scaffold of special proteins to form a banana shape before sexual reproduction, said Dr Dixon.

As the malaria parasite can only reproduce in its 'banana form', if we can target these scaffold proteins in a vaccine or drug, we may be able to stop it reproducing and prevent malaria transmission entirely.

When in its banana shape, the malaria parasite is passed from a human host to a mosquito where it reproduces in the mosquito gut. The study found that specific proteins form scaffolds, called microtubules, which lie underneath the parasite surface and elongate it into the sexual stage banana shape.

The work suggests that when the parasites are ready for sexual reproduction, they adopt the banana shape so that they .

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Poll Shows Wide Support for Contraception and Sex Ed Among Blacks and Latinos

In this election year in which birth control is front and center and both side are courting the African-American and Hispanic vote, there is new information that suggests a majority of people in these communities support access to contraception and sex education.

The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) surveyed a random sample of 810 non-Hispanic black American adults and 813 Hispanic American adults who are part of the Knowledge Networks’ KnowledgePanel. Interviews were conducted online in English sexy guys among the black American sample and in both English and Spanish among the Hispanic sample. The poll focused on views about abortion and contraception, and also asked about sex education. Below are some of the findings.

Findings on Abortion

67 percent of black Americans and 46 percent of Hispanic Americans believe that abortion should be legal in all or most cases.51 percent of black Americans believe having an abortion is morally wrong compared to 33 percent who believe it is morally acceptable while 61 percent of Hispanic Americans believe that having an abortion is morally wrong compared to 25 percent who believe it is morally acceptable.78 percent of black Americans and 60 percent of Hispanic Americans believe that it is possible to disagree with their religion’s teachings on abortion and still be considered a person of good standing in their faith.72 percent dildos of both black Americans and Hispanic Americans say that the concept of “not judging other people” is important in shaping their views on abortion. Similarly, 69 percent of both black Americans and Hispanic Americans believe that the concept of “showing compassion for women in difficult circumstances” is very important in shaping their views on the issue of abortion. In addition, 70 percent of Hispanic Americans and 63 percent of black Americans say that the concept of “promoting personal responsibility” is a very important value shaping their views on the legality of abortion.

Findings on Contraception

81 percent of black Americans and 79 percent of Hispanic Am.


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