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ESE Daily News Alert - 14 April 2021

Obesity linked to heavy periods for women

Obesity is associated with heavy periods for women of reproductive age, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology.


Telemedicine may improve access to gender-affirming care for transgender people

According to a study published in Transgender Health, access to gender-affirming care for young people may become easier due to an increase in availability of telemedicine appointments over the COVID-19 pandemic.


Endocrine disrupters may be linked to a decline in fertility rates

According to a new book by Shanna Swan, an environmental and reproductive epidemiologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, endocrine disrupters found in everyday products, such as phthalates and bisphenol A, may be contributing to a decline in fertility rates.


Breastfeeding may reduce risk of diabetes in women

Women who breastfeed may have a lower risk for diabetes due to prevention of fat build-up around the heart and abdomen, according to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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