September 9, 2016

The ‘Grassroots Campaign’ for ‘Female Viagra’ Was Actually Funded by Its Manufacturer

(New York Magazine) – Last August, the FDA delivered its approval, overturning its own internal reviewers’ recommendations. In an editorial accompanying the recent JAMA review, Steven Woloshin and Lisa Schwartz, physician-researchers at Dartmouth Medical School and the founders of pharmaceutical … Read More

September 5, 2016

Rural Nepal: Despite Evidence That Hospital Births Are Safer, Poverty Keeps Women Home

(Eurekalert) – Encouraging hospital births are an important component of reducing maternal mortality in low-resource settings. Now, new research shows certain factors, including age and income, determine whether women living in rural Nepal have home births or hospital deliveries. Sheela … Read More

August 25, 2016

India to Ban Rent-a-Wombs, Limited Surrogacy Allowed But Not for Single Women, Gays

(The Wire) – Once approved, there will be a complete ban on commercial surrogacy, but altruistic surrogacy will be permitted for needy infertile couples under strict regulations. The draft law allows only Indian citizens to avail of surrogacy, not foreigners, NRIs or PIOs. … Read More

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