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Who has higher risk of stis? Bi, hetero women, hetero men, gays, lesbians?

Who has higher risk of stis? Bi, hetero women, hetero men, gays, lesbians?

The careless: There is a risk of STD's in all of these categories. The basic advice is to assess risk, establish honesty and trust, and use protective measures at all times. You will not make a lifestyle choice based on the risk of STD's anyway so what would this information tell you? ...Read more

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Does breastfeeding influence women's sex drive?

Does breastfeeding influence women's sex drive?

Nursing and sex: Of course, every woman is different, and many nursing mothers report that breastfeeding doesn't affect their libido one way or another. Some even feel more sexual than their bottle-feeding peers, finding breastfeeding an extremely pleasant, and even sensual, experience that can translate into amorous feelings for their partner. ...Read more

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Risk of pregnancy during ovulation, age 35?

Risk of pregnancy during ovulation, age 35?

Possible: Generally, 25% of women get pregnant on the first attempt, 30% at the end of 3 attempts, 60% at the end of 6 attempts, 80% at the end of 9 attempts and 85% at the end of a year. The remaining 15%, by definition, are infertile and should consider seeing their gyn or a infertility specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does older women with pcos have increased fertility compared to older woman without pcos?

Does older women with pcos have increased fertility compared to older woman without pcos?

No: Pcos can disturb ovulation & fertility. The woman free of this condition would have better chances. By "older, " though, i hope you don't mean post-menopause? Pregnancy would not happen for either woman after that point. ...Read more

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Why is there a higher risk of ovarian tumours in nulliparous women?

Why is there a higher risk of ovarian tumours in  nulliparous women?

More ovulation: It is thought that nulliparous women have more opportunity to ovulate. Each time an egg is released, there is damage to the ovarian tissue. The more times the tissue is repaired, there are more chances for dna damage and mutations to occur which allow for tumor cells to grow. ...Read more

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How does nulliparity and infertility increase the risk of ovarian neoplasms ?

How does nulliparity and infertility increase the risk of ovarian neoplasms ?

More ovulations: Great question. The theory is that women who have not had children have more ovulations in their life and these ovulations cause scarring of the surface of the ovary and can lead to cancer. Pregnancy and breastfeeding decrease the risk. It is probably not that simple as many other factors are at play. Infertility treatments can also increase risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Does conventional ivf increase risk of genetic defect of baby conceived?

Does conventional ivf increase risk of genetic defect of baby conceived?

IVF & genetic defect: There are genetic causes of infertility that could be passed on to the baby. Otherwise I don't think there is enough data to make conclusions - my opinion. ...Read more

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Can maternal diet during pregnancy influence offspring obesity risk?

Can maternal diet during pregnancy influence offspring obesity risk?

Yes! Via Epigenetics: Epigenetic changes are changes to the child's dna while still a fetus. Tehse changes are induced by the maternal diet. Increasingly epigenetic changes are being implicated in a host of common diseases occuring in offspring. These changes in the babies dna that do not involve changing the dna sequence but rather modify gene expression in children. ...Read more

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Are teenage pregnancies higher risk?

Are teenage pregnancies higher risk?

Yes : Pregnant teenagers face different challenges. Medically speaking, they are at higher risk for preterm birth, low birth weight, and increased infant mortality. They also have higher rates of depression and children with delayed cognitive abilities. This doesn't include the huge socioeconomic burden that teenage pregnancy brings to the table. ...Read more

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Does the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD increase a woman's overall breast cancer risk?

Does the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD increase a woman's overall breast cancer risk?

No: There is really no evidence that the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud increases cancer risk. In fact, there is some (albeit limited) evidence that it may decrease the risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Do women age40 have higher estrogen levels than teen girls?

Do women age40 have higher estrogen levels than teen girls?

Varies: Estrogen levels vary between women and they vary all the time within the same women. There is a generally accepted range based on the time of the menstrual cycle. Women 12 year old woman have higher peak estrogen levels than 40 year old woman and vice versa. So that is a difficult question to answer and may not be as important as why levels change. ...Read more

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Does internal ultrasound shows fertility of women?

Does internal ultrasound shows fertility of women?

Not exactly: But it lets you see alot of the imporatnt anatomy, as well as monitor for ovulation. It cna be very helpful. ...Read more

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A transsexual women is a genetic women?

A transsexual women is a genetic women?

Transsexual: No a transsexual woman is genetically the birth sex and phenotypical the changed sex. ...Read more

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Does the media's portrayal of physical perfection affect girls > women?

Does the media's portrayal of physical perfection affect girls > women?

Media image: Yes it does. Remember most of the media outlets are run by males - they want and fantasize the "perfect women" hence images you see ie in magazines, tv etc.. Are those of their perception of the perfect woman. This ultimately trickles down to the young who try to strive to look like some of those depicted "perfect women" as their idol. ...Read more

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What percent of women inherit a brca1 or brca2 gene?

What percent of women inherit a brca1 or brca2 gene?

Clarifying Q & A: In the general population, the incidence of a brca1 mutation is between 1:500 to 1:800. It is much lower for brca2. For a woman or offspring to inherit the gene from a parent who has one copy of the mutated gene, there is a 50% chance of acquiring the gene in question. It is autosomal dominant and therefore can manifest its deleterious consequences by itself without need of a second copy. ...Read more

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Does fsh(follicle-stimulating hormone) fluctuate in women after menopause?

Does fsh(follicle-stimulating hormone) fluctuate in women after menopause?

Somewhat: Fsh has an inverse relationship to estrogen, as estrogen goes down, FSH rises. It can have minor fluctuations after menopause but it generally remains elevated. This is one tool for assessing if a women is in menopause. ...Read more

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Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Depends: Need more information of what you mean by high risk pregancy. The problem is needed to give odds. ...Read more

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