Women with disabilities nearly twice as likely to experience life-threatening pregnancy complications

Women with disabilities are nearly twice as likely to experience life-threatening pregnancy complications or maternal death, a new study from the University of Toronto has found. The research, which is the largest study of maternal outcomes for women with disabilities in Canadian history, shines a spotlight on the urgent need for improved pregnancy guidelines for … Read more

Laura Elvery on the 20 women Nobel Laureates who have redefined science

The first Nobel Prize for science was awarded in 1901, with the first woman, Marie Curie, being awarded the prestigious prize two years later. Since then, female scientists have been accoladed only twenty times more. Today, we mark the 6th International Day of Women and Girls in Science by chatting with author Laura Elvery, whose … Read more

Lockdown baby boom could lead to challenges to rights at work for parents

With a lockdown baby boom expected early this year, thousands of new parents across the country are preparing to take parental leave for the first time. However even while they are holding their new bundles of joy, some will be worrying about their rights at work, their ongoing income, and whether they’ll have a job … Read more

Evidence of an Impending Breakup May Exist in Everyday Conversation — Months Before Either Partner Realizes Their Relationship Is Tanking

By Sarah Seraj, The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts; James W. Pennebaker, The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts, and Kate G. Blackburn, The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts When doubts about a relationship start to creep in, people don’t just blurt them out. … Read more

HPV Facts Every Woman Should Know

What Is HPV? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease worldwide. In America, 79 million people, mostly in their teens and early twenties, are infected. HPV can be passed by any type of sex, regardless of the person is experiencing symptoms. Often symptoms don’t appear for years after the initial infection making … Read more

Kuwait’s women launch “I will not be silent” campaign

Kuwaiti fashion blogger and influencer Ascia Al Faraj has sparked a #MeToo-esque social media campaign, calling out the damaging conservatism of her country’s attitudes towards women, and encouraging them to speak out against sexual harassment.  The account on Instagram, called “Lan Asket” – Arabic for “I will not be silent”, has so far featured several … Read more

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