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Monday, June 29, 2015

Woman's Health: In ERs, UTIs and STIs in women misdiagnosed ♦ India's abortion law puts women at risk ♦ Women in developed world still face many barriers to early abortion

In ERs, UTIs and STIs in women misdiagnosed, even mixed up nearly half the time Urinary tract and sexually transmitted infections in women are misdiagnosed by emergency departments nearly half the time, according to research. These misdiagnoses result in overuse of antibiotics, and increased antibiotic resistance.
Women's sport participation and gender equality: African women in the beautiful game Despite a notably high percentage of women in political positions, South Africa has high rates of rape and domestic violence, suggesting poor gender equality, widespread discrimination and male dominance in (South) Africa. New research examines women’s involvement in sport, specifically soccer and its impact on balance of gender power in South Africa on National, community and personal levels.
Women have up to a fourfold increase in risk of stillbirth following a previous stillbirth Women who have experienced a stillbirth have up to a fourfold increased risk of stillbirth in a second pregnancy compared to those who had an initial live birth
India's abortion law puts women at risk, should be changed, experts say Proposed amendments to India's abortion law are 'contradictory' and need 'urgent redrafting' to prevent women from making ill informed decisions and risking their lives with illegal terminations
Women in developed world still face many barriers to early abortion Women in developed countries still find it very difficult to get an abortion in early pregnancy, despite facing fewer legal constraints than in other parts of the world.

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