Tag Archives: Research

New study: LGBT issues barely taught in medical school

TweetA new study authored by the LGBT Medical Education Research Group at Stanford has found that LGBT-related content gets barely any time in medical school classes: 44 medical schools reported dedicating no teaching time to LGBT-related content during clinical years, and in preclinical curricula, nine medical schools reported spending no time on LGBT issues, according to a study [...]
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Quick Hit: New research on gender differences and casual sex

TweetWhat would your reaction be if a complete stranger walks up to you in the middle of the day and asks if you’d like to have casual sex? Thomas over at Yes Means Yes has some fantastic analysis on new research done around a study that tested this very interaction. This kind of (cisnormative and [...]
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A Record Low for Teen Birth Rates

TweetNew research released today from the National Center for Health Statistics reports that the teen birth rate for 2009 hit a record low. According to the study, the birth rate among U.S. girls aged 15 to 19 fell to 39.1 births per 1,000 teens in 2009, a 6 percent drop from 2008 and the lowest [...]
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New study debunks link between abortion and mental health problems

TweetGuttmacher Institute has a new report out about a study that tried to replicate the findings of research claiming a higher incidence of mental health problems among women having abortions. In a new analysis, Julia Steinberg, of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and Lawrence Finer, of the Guttmacher Institute, show that the findings [...]
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8 Isn’t the Magic Number

TweetInsomniacs and night owls rejoice! Researchers from the UC San Diego School of Medicine conducted a long term study to monitor the effects of sleep on longevity among women, and found that the women who had between 5 and 6.5 hours of sleep lived the longest. Whhhhhhhatttttt? (Insert Lil Jon voice) For years, the common [...]
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