Tag Archives: Women

Menopausal Symptoms More Common in Women with History of Intimate Partner Violence

While we have identified various sociodemographic variables as factors which modulate vulnerability to menopausal symptoms, no studies (to my knowledge) have looked at how a history of intimate partner violence (IPV) or other traumatic exposures may affect susceptibility to menopausal symptoms.   A recent study looked at menopausal symptoms in 2,016 women (40 to 80… Read More »

High levels of unmet PrEP needs among transgender women in Brazil

Qualitative data from focus groups carried out with trans women in Brazil provides more context to the quantitative data presented above. Six focus groups were conducted with 36 trans women in 2015 in Rio de Janeiro. Three groups were held with 21 HIV-negative trans women and three with 15 HIV-positive trans women. Health professionals, including… Read More »