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n. pl. women (wĭm′ĭn)
An adult female human.


an adult female human.
A female person


Vox populi A female person. See Abdominal woman, Declared pregnant woman.

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Q. can staphylococcus in woman cause infertility? staphylococcus/infertility

A. Not that I know about. One of the major routes in which bacteria cause infertility in women is through inflammation of the pelvis (PID), but staphylococcus isn't a major cause of this disease.

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Q. Is it safe to have sex with a woman with cancer of the uterus? My 45-years old wife was told she have cancer in the uterus, and will have an operation soon. Meanwhile, should we use a condom during sex? Can the tumor pass from her to me (like AIDS or HPV)?

A. unless the cancer has lots of bleeding, you don't need to use condoms.
but if your wife would undergo an operation, maybe you need to be off-of-that-sex 1-2 days prior to operation day, just to make sure there's no super infection that will bother the operation plan.

Q. If a woman has a sister with bipolar disorder... If a woman has a sister with bipolar disorder [and no other family history of mental health problems] and she marries a man with no family history of mental health problems. Now anyone tell me what are the chances that their children will have bipolar?

A. There is always a chance when having children that they may develop some kind of illness at some point in their lives. You shouldnt base your decicion to have children on that fact. As time goes on there are better and more effective ways to treat illnesses such as bipolar disorder. There is a chance that there is a wider family history of bipolar disorder in the family and none of the others were diagnosed. Then there is a good possibility that the child may not get bipolar disorder. We can give you odds and statistics but the reality is if you choose not to have children you will never know. Knowledge is power, if you are aware that there is a history, educate yourself on the illness and you will recognize the signs at an early stage if they appear and be able to get your child the help they will require right away.

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Moreover, The Kinsey Syndrome presents a clip of Hefner saying, "I refer to it [Kinsey's Human Female book] in the introduction to the first issue; I called it 'the other great book that was coming out in 1953.
Welcome Alfred Kinsey, the famed biologist from Indiana University, whose landmarks of scientific research--Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953)--raised the roof-beams of American fundamentalism upon their release.
Five years later, when he published the companion volume Sexual Behaviour In the Human Female, America turned on Kinsey, unable to stomach the same frankness about its mothers and daughters.
His frank catalogs of American sexual practices, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), were a revelation at a time when many Americans still told their kids that touching yourself down there was a form of "self-abuse.
By the time Kinsey's second volume, Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, was published in 1953, critics like Billy Graham began to whisper that not only was Kinsey's project tasteless, it must be wrong: His record of brides who weren't virgins at the altar, for example, must be skewed, as "no respectable Christian women" would have participated in such a survey.
The dragons believe that the Mistress of Dragons, a human female who repelled their species from the kingdom of Seth, has gained knowledge of dragon magic from a rogue dragon, Maristara.
12) But coming out in 1953, and based on some interviews that Kinsey and his staff conducted during the late 1940s, Sexuality in the Human Female did not cover the entire decade of the 1950s.
The estrogens in Premarin are perfect for a menopausal mare, but foreign to a human female.
The study is in mice, so it's not clear if this can be replicated in the human female.
She delves deep and wide in this terrain, exploring first how male writers from Saba to Stelio Mattioni variously construct the topography of Trieste in terms of an absorbing maternal womb or female vulva, and of a human female presence or absence.
The descriptions of sex and sexuality in both of Kinsey's best-sellers--Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953)--were based on spoken interviews with 18,000 women and men.
The 'honey poets' instinctually perceives the scenario behind the Love--Marriage--Divorce--of a young couple and build up an intellectual edifice on man-woman relationship--to conclude in fine that woman is not the human female and man is condemned to cross with woman, that is a different species altogether--to end with an outrageous conclusion that man is a cross breed.

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