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Women who breastfeed for at least five months have more kids

Women who breastfeed their first child for five months or longer are more likely to have three or more children, and less likely to have only one child, than women who breastfeed for shorter durations or not at all. In “Intensive Parenting: Fertility and Breastfeeding Duration in the United States,” ... Read More »

Mixed chemicals in beauty products may harm women’s hormones

As we go about our daily lives, we are exposed to many different chemicals that could have negative effects on our hormones. These hormonal changes have been linked to several adverse health outcomes such as breast cancer and cardiovascular disease. Therefore, understanding chemicals that influence hormone levels is important for ... Read More »

Medical News Today: Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms in women

Rheumatoid arthritis affects more women than men, and female hormones may play a role in the onset of the disease. The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are mostly the same for men and women, but there are key differences in when and why they first appear. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes the ... Read More »

Women lack access to private toilets around the world

One of the most pervasive and common forms of gender discrimination experienced daily by girls and women around the world is their inadequate access to private toilets, according to a new paper by researchers at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and colleagues at the International Rescue Committee. Despite the ... Read More »

Sexual violence haunts women with vivid memories decades later

Women who are sexually assaulted experience more vivid memories than women coping with the aftermath of other traumatic, life-altering events not associated with sexual violence, according to a new Rutgers-New Brunswick study. The research, published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, found that women who had suffered from sexual violence, even those ... Read More »

International Women Entrepreneurs Summit gets underway in Nepal

Vice President of Nepal Nanda Bahadur Pun inaugurated the summit on Monday. In his address, Pun emphasized upon empowering women in all areas including social, political and economic. He also expressed concern over increasing violence against women and highlighted the need for public efforts to eliminate it. The theme of 3-day ... Read More »