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May 30, 2016

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May 30, 2016

Underestimated Burden: Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Impair Sexuality

May 29, 2016 — Neurological disorders can impair sexuality on a much more massive scale than frequently assumed, leaving loss of desire, erection problems and infertility in their wake. Both men and women are ... read more

Confidence: How Has It Achieved ‘cult’ Status in the 21st Century?

May 20, 2016 — How has the notion of ‘confidence’ infiltrated consumer body culture and discussions about gender and work? Researchers pitch the idea that there is a new "cult(ure) of confidence" in ... read more

Girls from Progressive Societies Do Better at Math, Study Finds

May 13, 2016 — New research shows that the performance gap between girls and boys is far less pronounced in societies that hold progressive and egalitarian views about the role of ... read more

Race and Gender May Not Affect Employer Interest in Resumes

Apr. 26, 2016 — In 2004, research found that resumes submitted by people with distinctly sounding African-American names were less likely to get callbacks regarding the job. Now, new research finds no evidence of ... read more

What Scientists Know -- And Don't Know -- About Sexual Orientation

Apr. 25, 2016 — Over the last 50 years, political rights for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals have significantly broadened in some countries, while they have narrowed in others. In many parts of the ... read more

Americans Believe Civility Is on the Decline

Apr. 22, 2016 — A recent survey finds that 74 percent of Americans think manners and behavior have deteriorated in the United States over the past several decades. A large majority believe that politicians should be ... read more

Girls More Anxious About Mathematics, STEM Subjects Compared to Boys

Apr. 21, 2016 — Women are underrepresented in some science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and fields, global studies have shown. Even in countries with higher gender equality, sex ... read more

School Affects Girls' Chances of Being Diagnosed With an Eating Disorder

Apr. 20, 2016 — After allowing for other factors, a joint UK-Swedish team finds that the school a girl attends can affect her chance of being diagnosed with an eating disorder. More eating disorders occur in those ... read more

What Are the Factors Affecting Whether Women Choose a Medical Research Career

Apr. 19, 2016 — Unless exposed to positive research experience and role models during their medical education and training, women are unlikely to consider careers in academic medicine seriously, a new study finds. ... read more

Transgender College Students at Higher Risk for Suicide Attempts After Denial of Access to Bathrooms, Appropriate Housing, Study Finds

Apr. 19, 2016 — Transgender university and college students are at a significantly higher risk for suicide attempts when their campus experience includes denial of access to bathrooms and gender-appropriate campus ... read more

New Study Finds Shifted Sleep-Wake Cycles Affect Women More Than Men

Apr. 18, 2016 — A new study involved the assessment of performance in participants being placed on 28-hour days to shift the sleep-wake cycle out of phase with the brain (circadian) clock. Performance was more ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — Women are closing the education gap with men, but a global study of gender equality using two decades of data form more than 150 countries shows these advances are failing to bring equal access to ... read more

International College Students Are Less Likely to Experience Violent Crimes

Apr. 12, 2016 — International students attending universities in the United States, particularly females, may be less at risk for violent, non-sexual victimization than their domestic counterparts, due, in part, to ... read more

New Study Shows How Age, Sex Affect Social Activity

Apr. 11, 2016 — The number of connections you will have reaches a maximum at the age of 25 for both genders, new research suggests. At the age of 25 age both men and women are able to invest time in maintaining ... read more

Gender Perceptions of Sexual Harassment Can Influence Workplace Policy Effectiveness

Apr. 7, 2016 — Although 98 percent of all organizations have sexual harassment policies, sexual harassment remains an issue in the workplace. Researchers are evaluating how employees' interpretations of sexual ... read more

Research Into Correlation Between Beauty and Body Size Shows That Women Are Harshest Judges, and Harshest Judged

Apr. 7, 2016 — In assessing attractiveness, females judge men and women with higher BMI as less attractive, a new research study concludes. Additionally, men do not judge a man with a higher weight negatively, but ... read more

Discrimination on Facebook Is a Matter of Gender

Apr. 6, 2016 — While young, less educated males are those who share a greater amount of discriminatory content on Facebook, young university females share the least. According to a study conducted by sociologists ... read more

Gamblers Anonymous Associated With Progress, Could Benefit from More Combined Approach

Apr. 5, 2016 — People who attended Gamblers Anonymous gambled less often, showed increased readiness for change and enhanced coping skills, but appeared to fair better when Gamblers Anonymous was combined with ... read more

Objective Predictors of Suicidality in Women Identified

Apr. 5, 2016 — Researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers and developed questionnaire-based apps that may help clinicians identify which of their female patients being treated for psychiatric disorders are ... read more

Closer Examination Reveals Changes to the 'Gender Gap' in Drinking

Apr. 5, 2016 — Previous research on an apparent narrowing of the historical “gender gap” in drinking prevalence found that girls were more likely to start drinking before 18 years of age compared to boys. This ... read more

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