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Women's health

Why women lose their sex drive

Physical and psychological factors could explain why many women are losing their sex drive, shows new study.

Reproductive health causes tension in South Sudan

South Sudanese women find themselves in the middle of a tug-of-war between traditional and modern views on their reproductive health.

Higher mortality among mothers of children with birth defects

Mothers of children with severe birth defects are more likely to die in the years following the birth. The cause could be additional stress, say scientists.

New treatment increases life expectancy of cervical cancer patients

Women now have a much better chance of surviving cervical cancer thanks to the new treatment protocols.

Multiple abortions despite use of contraceptives

Many of the women in Norway who have abortions more than once say they conceived even though they used contraceptives. Researchers advice women to switch to securer methods of birth control.

The women's cancer nobody talks about

They’re thrown into menopause in their twenties, lose the possibility to have biological children, and struggle with their sex life. But they don't talk about it. For while breast cancer is business, pink ribbons and celebrities - gynecological cancer is still taboo.

Shorter waiting time due to abortion pill

Nearly all abortions in Norway today are performed with the abortion pill Mifepristone. This has resulted in shorter waiting time, earlier abortions, and the possibility to have abortions at home.

Obesity during pregnancy puts children at risk of developing diabetes

New study links obesity in the early stages of pregnancy with an increased risk of type 1 diabetes in children.

Myths surrounding single women seeking donor-sperm busted

Single women seeking to have a baby by donor sperm are dreaming of the same thing as other women who are trying to conceive: a family.

Menopause symptoms six years shorter in Norwegian women

African American women report having hot flashes and night sweats for more ten years. Norwegian women suffer from symptoms of menopause for an average of just four years.