All articles related to "reproductive health":

Gaining insight into women's health

Could an app help scientists better understand menstruation, fertility, and menopause? On the latest episode of This Week in Health, Shruthi Mahalingaiah and JP Onnela talk about the groundbreaking Apple Women’s Health Study. Shruthi Mahalingaiah, an assistant professor of environmental, reproductive, and women’s health, and JP…

Exercise may boost sperm quality

Men who exercise regularly appear to have higher quality semen compared with men who don’t exercise regularly, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers and colleagues. The study examined data collected from 746 sperm donors…

Understanding the risks of ‘forever chemicals’

News about a family of toxic synthetic chemicals called PFASs—“per- and polyfluoralkyl substances”—has recently been making headlines in New England. In Connecticut, PFASs were found to be leaching out of landfills in Hartford and Ellington. In Massachusetts, a Lowell wastewater facility was…

Exploring coercive practices regarding contraception

Global family planning policies may incentivize health care providers to coerce women into adopting contraceptive services they don’t fully understand or want, according to a new study in the journal Social Science & Medicine. Study author Leigh Senderowicz, SD ’19, of the…

PFASs found in some Massachusetts schools

Significant amounts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances—toxic chemicals known as PFASs—have been found in the drinking water of some schools in Massachusetts. High levels of the chemicals turned up in schools in Stow and several other communities after targeted testing by the…

Could midwives, doulas help reduce maternal deaths in U.S.?

In the U.S., women are dying from complications of childbirth more frequently than women in any other developed nation, and numbers are on the rise. Experts say one reason for the problem may be that American women don’t have adequate access to…