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Friday, December 4, 2015

Women's Health: Window into women's sexuality ♦ Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth ♦ Live together or get married?

Window into women's sexuality Heterosexual women have more diverse patterns of sexual response than previously reported, new research shows. Among women, say the authors, there is significant diversity among women in their sexual attractions to other women and men, regardless of sexual identity.
Incarcerated mothers impact children's future criminal involvement Children of incarcerated mothers are twice as likely to be arrested, convicted and incarcerated as adults. The survey, conducted in four waves, includes data on social, economic, psychological, and physical well-being, as well as information on the family, neighborhood, community, school, friendships, peer groups, and romantic relationships, to see how behavior and environment are linked to health and achievement outcomes.
Live together or get married? Study finds similar emotional benefits When it comes to emotional health, young couples -- especially women -- do just as well moving in together as they do getting married.
Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth and infant death Mothers of healthy weight during their first pregnancy who gain even a moderate amount of weight (around 6 kg in a woman of average height) between their first and second pregnancies increase the risk of their baby dying in its first year of life.

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