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Women News

9 hours ago
Study finds risk of postpartum depression among new mothers also affected by other factors such as length of pregnancy Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely to suffer postnatal depression than at other times of year, a study has shown.Other factors affecting the risk of postnatal [...]
HealthWomenChildren and ParentingWomens Issues
23 hours ago
Risks grow as police closures force sex workers to rent Airbnb and other short-term propertiesThe growth of “pop-up brothels” in Airbnb and other short-term properties is to be investigated by MPs. The all-party parliamentary group on prostitution will launch an inquiry on Monday after reports o[...]
Criminal JusticeWomens Issues
1 day ago
It is no longer about just one disgraced man: testimonies of sexual harassment and abuse are emerging from Hollywood to politics via sport and fashionDrop a stone in a deep enough pond, and you never know how far the ripples will spread. It is more than a fortnight now since Harvey Weinstein was fir[...]
Criminal JusticeWomens Issues
2 days ago
Findings are a cause for concern and symptom of the ‘over-medicalising of human distress’, says co-author of report using NHS dataThe use of electroconvulsive therapy to treat serious mental health problems is more prevalent in women and older individuals, researchers have found.The study, which[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment PolicyWomens Issues
2 days ago
I have never before talked about the sexual harassment I experienced early in my career. This is not just a problem in Hollywood. It happens in charities, tooI was 18 or 19. He was much older, and a very, very senior manager in a global charity. He forced his tongue in my mouth. I remember the feeli[...]
CharitiesWomenCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontology
2 days ago
he screening is directed by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in partnership with the departments of Nursing, Social Work and Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. ″Less than 50 percent of women who experience depression ever receive ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthWomens Issues
3 days ago
Lisa Woodrow travelled to parliament after losing her job, partner and home after suffering complications from surgeryLisa Woodrow, 54, is one of the women who felt compelled to travel to parliament on Wednesday, after suffering serious complications from vaginal mesh surgery that led to her losing [...]
HealthWomenWomens Issues
4 days ago
Bodyform’s new sanitary towel ad uses red liquid to represent period discharge – about bloody time. Making menstruation more visible in advertising – and conversation – is good for us
Bodyform has broken convention: the feminine hygiene brand’s latest sanitary towel advert is the first[...]
HealthWomenHealth and CareWomens Issues
4 days ago
Jackie Doyle-Price announces publication of new guidance but dismisses Labour demands to go furtherLabour and Conservative MPs have called for tighter restrictions on the use of vaginal mesh implants, in a parliamentary debate that heard how the lives of women had been avoidably blighted by complica[...]
HealthWomenHealth and CareWomens Issues
4 days ago
Sharon Hodgson, shadow public health minister, says use of mesh implants is a ‘public health scandal’ as they have left some women in permanent painLabour has called for an immediate halt to the use of vaginal mesh implants and urged the government to launch an independent inquiry into the “on[...]
HealthWomenHealth and CareWomens Issues
5 days ago
Women whose children are removed have often been abused and through the care system themselves. Specialist therapy can help break this cycleSome 90 children a day were taken into care last year – and the total number of children in care is now at a new high: 72,670 according to the latest statisti[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareWomens Issues
6 days ago
Only one in 50 babies born at home in 2016, raising concerns that women in England and Wales are not given range of choicesThe number of women having a home birth has fallen to a 15-year low as concern rises that some expectant mothers are being denied one because there are too few midwives.Only one[...]
HealthChildrenChildren and ParentingWomens Issues
6 days ago
A thin lady is likely to feel colder than a plump one. A recent sample in English homes recorded living-room temperatures from 10C to 25C, explains thermal comfort researcher Sue RoafAs a thermal comfort researcher, men often complain to me that their wives turn up the thermostat because they prefer[...]
HealthWomenWomens Issues
6 days ago
Richard Mountford makes a case for state-run brothels, while Radojka Miljevic says it is depressing to see a movement among the left to embrace legalisation as some form of liberation
Julie Bindel argues convincingly that legalising prostitution is not the best way to prevent women and girls fr[...]
WomenHousing and PovertyWomens Issues
1 week ago
ducation and social services in the 2018 budget. Other issues raised by women include climate change, where most of them said there is need for budgetary allocation towards its mitigation as women suffered most due to issues like floods, environmental ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareWomens Issues
1 week ago
Technology that tracks women’s fertility has been hailed as being more effective than the pill – and without side-effects. Is this a genuine revolution in sexual freedom?When Apple launched their health tracking app in 2014 and didn’t include any features that allowed women to monitor their re[...]
WomenHealthHealth and CareWomens Issues
1 week ago
Minister for women says ‘any suggestion that domestic violence is no longer in the Coag agenda is simply incorrect’The minister for women, Michaelia Cash, has denied that family violence is no longer a priority area for the government, following experts in the sector expressing disappointment ab[...]
Womens Issues
1 week ago
In the last six years, men admitted to hospitals for eating disorders increased by 70%, but experts believe many more are being overlookedAnorexia and bulimia are often thought of as female conditions, but according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 11% of males suffer from an[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment PolicyWomens Issues
1 week ago
Parliament will discuss risks associated with implants after women report debilitating complications, including perforated organs and chronic painThe use of controversial vaginal mesh implants will be debated by MPs next week, amid concerns over the traumatic complications suffered by some patients.[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
Researchers develop gene test that will give more detailed information on risk to women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutationsA genetic test that accurately predicts the risk of developing breast cancer could soon be used on high-risk groups.Researchers behind the test say it could reduce the number of wome[...]
HealthHealth and CareWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
liberty protections by providing or receiving social services, education, or health care” and opponents fear health care providers will be permitted to turn away patients ...
The new guidance also states that “organizations do not give up their religious via Live.com News 
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
An economic model to estimate the costs of intimate partner violence—the most common form of violence against women in the Arab region—was spotlighted this week at the United Nations’ regional commission in Lebanon.
Womens Issues
2 weeks ago
Leading model agencies say calls from worried parents are increasing as scammers use social media to exploit childrenA growing number of teenage girls are being approached online by fake model recruiters who lure them into sending indecent images of themselves, which are later used to extort money.F[...]
ChildrenWomenChildren and Parenting
2 weeks ago
The gloves are off in what is likely to be a bloody fight for the future of a 10-acre plot of land in Jeremy Corbyn’s north Islington constituencyIn north London the gloves are off in what is likely to be an historic and bloody fight for the future of a 10-acre plot of public land on the site of t[...]
HousingCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
he CHWs will help pregnant women and new mothers navigate the health system and connect to vital community and social services. By partnering with and learning from the Latino Community Center’s efforts, WHAMglobal will develop a larger, maternal health ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareWomens Issues
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21 weeks ago
Social workers work with clients who face various disadvantages due to social stigma, discrimination, and oppression. These disadvantages range from race, to ethnic origins, to gender, to sexual orientation, and beyond. One important factor in social stigma and discrimination that social workers nee[...]
 

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31 weeks ago
With the increasing number of women in prison, understanding incarcerated women’s psychological health is a timely and necessary line of research to guide policy and practices within prisons. This understanding influences prison design, service coordination, and intervention development. Social wo[...]
 
38 weeks ago
Hundreds of National Association of Social Workers members attended the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21 and companion marches around the nation. Some wanted to share photos from the event. Here they are:                                           ...
 
38 weeks ago
National Association of  Social Workers Senior Field Organizer Dina Kastner, MSS, MLSP, helped bring hundreds of NASW members to Washington, D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington on January 21. She decided to write about her experiences: On Saturday, January 21, 2017, millions of women, men an[...]
 
39 weeks ago
Thanks again for joining the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) at the Women’s March on Washington on this Saturday, January 21, 2107. The March begins at 10am Eastern Time and will kick off in front of the U.S. Capitol at Independence Avenue and Third Street, SW. The rally will dispers[...]
 
41 weeks ago
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is organizing social workers for the January 21, 2017 Women’s March on Washington. The March is an opportunity to show that women’s rights are human rights and that women, their partners and their children are ready to advocate for policies that [...]
 
44 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social workers are taking the lead in efforts to reduce the number of human trafficking victims and help keep young people from falling prey to traffickers.   Members of the NASW National Committee on Women’s Issues, or NCOWI, have been updating NASW’s public and pra[...]