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China rebuked at UNHRC for restricting culture-religion, forced labour, forced birth control in Xinjiang and Hong Kong

‘Culture and religion are severely restricted and we have seen credible reports of forced labour and forced birth control’: Western nations rebuke China at UNHRC over human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong
Western nations rebuke China at UNHRC over human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong(Twitter/ML03509599)
Western nations rebuke China at UNHRC over human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong(Twitter/ML03509599)
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 10:23 AM IST
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Geneva [Switzerland] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

HT Brunch cover story: Every woman’s most personal problems

Shruti Haasan details her battle with PCOS, a common, but largely under-addressed women’s sexual health problem. Plus! The embarrassing health issue Padma Lakshmi never talked about!
From her early teens, period cramps and the remedial painkillers have wreaked havoc on Shruti Haasan’s life. Make-up: Vishruti Vinay ; Hair: Cristiano Pereira(Tushar Bhardwaj)
From her early teens, period cramps and the remedial painkillers have wreaked havoc on Shruti Haasan’s life. Make-up: Vishruti Vinay ; Hair: Cristiano Pereira(Tushar Bhardwaj)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 12:56 PM IST
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32% spike in non-Covid deaths of senior citizens in April in Chandigarh, admn to examine trend

Last year, 118 deaths of senior citizens were reported in April, which increased to 156 this time, as per data obtained from the municipal corporation’s birth and death control department
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Updated on May 05, 2020 11:08 PM IST
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Do spermicide condoms work?

Condoms are a popular and an effective form of birth control and protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
When it comes to “spermicide” condoms, although one would think that they would be more effective than routine condoms in preventing unwanted pregnancies and STIs, it’s in fact a misconception.(Unsplash)
When it comes to “spermicide” condoms, although one would think that they would be more effective than routine condoms in preventing unwanted pregnancies and STIs, it’s in fact a misconception.(Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 10:14 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Determining common menopause timing for women is difficult

The causes were assumed to be the same as those of women’s menarche (onset of menstruation) occurring at an ever-younger age: better diet and health, along with improved maternity care.
Determining common menopause timing for women is difficult. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)
Determining common menopause timing for women is difficult. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 08, 2020 03:23 PM IST
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Gothenburg [Sweden] | ByAsian News International

Mumbaiwale: It All Ads Up

Bombay knows how to sell. And print advertisements from a century ago show that we were just as gullible then
At a lecture this week, I glimpsed the parallel world of ads for medicines, tonics and toiletries in colonial Bombay.(Alamy Stock Photo)
At a lecture this week, I glimpsed the parallel world of ads for medicines, tonics and toiletries in colonial Bombay.(Alamy Stock Photo)
Updated on Nov 16, 2019 12:39 AM IST
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The perils of a two-child policy

Concerns about a national law on population revolve around two questions. Will it be coercive and will it further skew our already precarious sex ratio?
At 1.37 billion people, projected to swell to two billion by the end of the century, concerns about India’s burgeoning numbers are not new(RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)
At 1.37 billion people, projected to swell to two billion by the end of the century, concerns about India’s burgeoning numbers are not new(RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 10:57 PM IST
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Teen birth control use linked to adult depression

Teenage girls who used oral contraceptives during adolescence are three times more likely to be clinically depressed in later life.
Teenage girls who used oral contraceptives during adolescence are three times more likely to be clinically depressed in later life.(Unsplash)
Teenage girls who used oral contraceptives during adolescence are three times more likely to be clinically depressed in later life.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 05:03 PM IST
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Toronto | ByIndo Asian News Service

Male birth control pill passes human safety tests

A new male birth control pill passed tests of safety and tolerability when healthy men used it daily for a month, a recent study has found.
Birth control pills (representational image)(Unsplash)
Birth control pills (representational image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 29, 2019 04:23 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]

Contraceptive pills may impair women’s emotion recognition

The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience, found that oral contraceptive pill (OCP) users were nearly 10% worse on average than non-users in deciphering the most enigmatic emotional expressions.
More than 100 million women worldwide use oral contraceptives, but remarkably little is known about their effects on emotion, cognition and behaviour.(Unsplash)
More than 100 million women worldwide use oral contraceptives, but remarkably little is known about their effects on emotion, cognition and behaviour.(Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 09:54 AM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India, Berlin

Donald Trump birth control coverage rules blocked nationwide

US District Judge Wendy Beetlestone in Philadelphia agreed with a lawsuit originally filed by Pennsylvania, citing the potential harm to states should the rules be enforced.
A federal judge on Monday put a nationwide hold on Trump administration rules that allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control.(REUTERS)
A federal judge on Monday put a nationwide hold on Trump administration rules that allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 15, 2019 12:06 PM IST
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Harrisburg | ByAssociated Press

US judge blocks Trump govt’s birth control rules in some states

A judge in California on Sunday partially blocked a set of Trump administration rules that allow employers to opt out of providing health insurance that covers women’s birth control from taking effect.
Margot Riphagen of New Orleans, La., wears a birth control pills costume during a protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.(AP)
Margot Riphagen of New Orleans, La., wears a birth control pills costume during a protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.(AP)
Updated on Jan 15, 2019 12:08 AM IST
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Oakland | ByReuters

Being on the pill can cut ovarian cancer risk

Contraceptive pills may not only help with birth control, but may also reduce risk of ovarian cancer, says a new study.
The latest form of oral contraceptives — containing both oestrogens and progestogens — may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in young women, says a new study.(Shutterstock)
The latest form of oral contraceptives — containing both oestrogens and progestogens — may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in young women, says a new study.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 30, 2018 02:17 PM IST
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World Contraception Day: Common types of birth control, apart from condoms

World Contraception Day: We list some of the most common birth control methods available in India, and let doctors explain just how effective they really are.
Since the pill needs to be taken daily, even missing a single day can mean you’re at risk for pregnancy. (AFP)
Since the pill needs to be taken daily, even missing a single day can mean you’re at risk for pregnancy. (AFP)
Updated on Sep 26, 2018 10:23 AM IST
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Chemicals in cosmetic items can harm women’s hormones

The beauty products you use could be harmful for your reproductive system. A new study shows how cosmetics used in personal care products can cause changes in reproductive hormones.
Chemicals used in cosmetic and personal care products and changes in reproductive hormones.(Unsplash)
Chemicals used in cosmetic and personal care products and changes in reproductive hormones.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 14, 2018 10:08 AM IST
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Tanzanian president seeks end to contraception, says ‘country needs more people’

President John Magufuli has urged Tanzanian women to “give up contraceptive methods” insisting his country needs more people, local media reported Monday.
President John Magufuli urged Tanzanians to ignore bad advice disseminated by outsiders saying: “It is important to reproduce.” “Women can now give up contraceptive methods,” he added.(John Magufuli /Twitter)
President John Magufuli urged Tanzanians to ignore bad advice disseminated by outsiders saying: “It is important to reproduce.” “Women can now give up contraceptive methods,” he added.(John Magufuli /Twitter)
Published on Sep 10, 2018 07:42 PM IST
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AFP, Nairobi | ByAgence France Presse

Secondary infertility, losing weight could help improve your chances of getting pregnant

Secondary infertility is the inability to become pregnant or to carry a baby to term after previously giving birth to a baby. Studies suggest that losing 5-10% of the body weight can reduce the risk of secondary infertility.
Here’s how you can reduce risk of infertility.(Shutterstock)
Here’s how you can reduce risk of infertility.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 20, 2018 12:00 PM IST
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Contraception and women’s empowerment: Here’s how safe, reliable contraceptives are freeing women to earn

Much like the birth-control pill drove women’s sexual and economic emancipation in the west in the ’60s, modern contraception is quietly changing lives in India.
The Union health and family welfare ministry last year launched Mission Parivar Vikas in 145 districts across seven states that have the highest fertility rate.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Union health and family welfare ministry last year launched Mission Parivar Vikas in 145 districts across seven states that have the highest fertility rate.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 10, 2018 10:04 AM IST
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Blue Cross veterinary hospital’s ‘birth control’ operations leave animals injured and mistreated

A stray dog (female) brought in for regular animal birth control operation died while recuperating at a veterinary hospital run by the Blue Cross society of Pune.
A kennel at Blue Cross society hospital. Many animal welfare board volunteers allege that dogs found inside the hospital are often mistreated and kept in extremely unkempt kennels.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
A kennel at Blue Cross society hospital. Many animal welfare board volunteers allege that dogs found inside the hospital are often mistreated and kept in extremely unkempt kennels.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 03:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPrachi Bari, Pune

This new form of male contraception doesn’t have any side effects

A study has discovered a form of male contraception which can stop sperms without affecting hormones, thanks to a compound that binds to sperm proteins and slows the overall mobility of the sperm without affecting hormones.
Currently, condoms and surgical vasectomy are the only safe forms of birth control currently available for men.(Shutterstock)
Currently, condoms and surgical vasectomy are the only safe forms of birth control currently available for men.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 03:26 PM IST
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