Women's health newsfeed

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Check out our latest stories from throughout our 132 member societies, and related to our global programmes and advocacy work.

'Fat gene' associated with PCOS

Women's fertility could be damaged by a 'fat gene', according to new research.

Bangkok Hospital launches affordable IVF programme

Bangkok Hospital has implemented a new cut-price fertility programme which aims to save people money.

Vaccine 'could prevent risk of congenital CMV'

An experimental vaccine being developed in the US could reduce babies' risks of being infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV) in the womb.

Medical costs of preterm baby 'could cover 12 full-term newborns'

The medical costs associated with a premature baby during the first year of its life could care for nearly a dozen healthy, full-term babies, it has been claimed.

Rise seen in radiologic exams for pregnant women

A new study has indicated that the number of radiologic exams conducted on pregnant women has more than doubled over the last decade.

Obese women 'less likely to seek breast cancer screening'

A failure to undergo regular screening could put obese women at greater risk of breast cancer, a new study has indicated.

Single embryo transfer 'may improve IVF treatment'

New research from the Reproductive Associates of Delaware (RAD) has indicated that single embryos cultured under proper conditions have a greater chance of implanting and developing successfully in wo

Hormone raises fertility stimulation hopes

A new study indicates that the hormone kisspeptin may be able to help improve fertility treatments.

Young girls 'embrace cervical cancer vaccination'

A vaccination which protects against cervical cancer has been provided to more than four out of five 12 and 13 year old girls in Derbyshire, UK, according to new figures.

'Continued study needed' into mother and baby deaths

The New Zealand College of Midwives has called for increased support for mental health and well child services to ensure mothers and newborns continue to have their needs met.