Tag Archives: Women

Life as a recovery coach: ‘Drunk women are portrayed very differently to men – women are shamed more’

“I started drinking when I was 12 or 13 in response to a lot of drama going on in my house. There was a lot going on with mental health and there was a big tragedy that happened too. lcohol helped enormously but once I started drinking, I couldn’t stop. I liked it so much… Read More »

Culturally tailored intervention results in fewer STIs and less condomless sex among Black women in criminal justice system

A randomised clinical trial found that Black justice-involved women who took part in an intervention to prevent STIs and HIV were 54% less likely to be diagnosed with an STI and reported 38% fewer acts of condomless anal and vaginal sex compared to the control group over one year of follow-up. The intervention featured themes… Read More »

High Prevalence of OCD in Pregnant and Postpartum Women

While we have relatively limited information regarding the prevalence of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OC) during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Previous studies have indicated that women may be more vulnerable to the onset of OCD during the postpartum period. Other studies indicate that women with OCD  may experience worsening of OCD symptoms during pregnancy and the… Read More »

High rates of starting and staying on PrEP in pregnant South African women, despite barriers

High initiation and persistence on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been documented in pregnant women in Cape Town, South Africa, with 91% of those offered PrEP starting it and nearly half of those continuing to take PrEP six months later. While women who had given birth and those reporting side effects were less likely to stay… Read More »

Women with HIV have six-fold increase in risk of cervical cancer

Vaccination, screening and treatment could achieve elimination with a decade, say World Health Organization Women with HIV have a six-fold increase in the risk of cervical cancer compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators report in The Lancet Global Health. They also found that globally 6% of all cases of cervical cancer are in women with… Read More »

Study of injectable PrEP reports the best efficacy seen yet for any form of PrEP in women

HPTN 084 study finds significantly lower adherence in women taking daily PrEP pills A second study of an injectable HIV drug used to prevent HIV has had its randomised phase stopped early after it became clear that giving women a two-monthly injection of a prevention drug resulted in nearly nine times fewer infections than giving… Read More »