Tag Archives: Reproductive health

Pregnancy Linked to Elevated Crash Risk


Pregnancy Linked to Elevated Crash Risk

Pregnant women may want to keep off the roads after learning this statistic: women in their second trimester are 42 percent more likely to be involved in a car crash that sends them to the hospital than they were prior to becoming pregnant. Why this is remains to be determined, but researchers suspect that the physical effects of pregnancy at this stage—fatigue, nausea, anxiety, mood fluctuations—can lead to distractedness behind the wheel. More… Discuss

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Today’s Birthday: MARIE CARMICHAEL STOPES (1880)


Marie Carmichael Stopes (1880)

A Scottish paleobotanist whose first marriage was annulled—and allegedly never consummated—Stopes went on to publish a controversial yet highly influential sex manualMarried Love, in 1918. Thereafter, she became a pioneer in the field of family planning, opening the first birth-control clinic in the British Empire in 1921. Stopes helped break down taboos and improve women’s reproductive health, but her support of what field of reproductive science has somewhat marred her reputation? More… Discuss