Myths about Later Motherhood: A Fact Sheet By Professor Elizabeth Gregory, Director of Women’s Studies, University of Houston
Today, almost 40 percent of all babies in the United States are born to women over 30, and almost 15 percent – 1 in 7 – are born to […]
1. If taken correctly, the contraceptive pill is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. It also protects against ovarian and endometrial cancer, anemia and acne. 2. However, unpleasant side effects are common. The pill can cause irregular bleeding, nausea, breast tenderness, weight gain, […]
It is simply exasperating to discover that after years of fretting about contraception and unwanted pregnancy, planned conception turns out to be such an unrewarding slog. By the time foreplay involves ovulation kits, calendars, secretions and temperature charts, couples inevitably begin to question […]
Research proves that women who are on the contraceptive Pill tend to choose partners who are less attractive and unsatisfiying in bed, but a more reliable bet for a long-term relationship.
Really, haven’t scientists got anything better to do? Clearly not. This study was lead by Craig Roberts of Stirling University, Scotland and was based on a survey of 2,519 women in the United States, Czech Republic, Britain and Canada who had had […]
Vaginal birth, eh? RCOG figures show 85% of women experience some form of perineal trauma, one in three suffers postnatal incontinence after first child, 50% of all mothers eventually experience prolapse, long-term bladder and bowel symptoms “horrifyingly common” with assisted birth.
This is the full and unedited account of this weeks Times column response Q I cannot get over the damage done to my body from giving birth seven months ago. I’m not referring to a flabby tummy or having put on a […]