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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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At the Crossroads" is a publication from Womankind Worldwide, which supports women's rights in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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It was stressed that the womankind must adopt the way of life as taught by Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and become a model of honour and dignity besides bringing up their next generations on true Islamic principles.
It's a single step for a woman like me, but a huge step for womankind.
This female character's dual names and fluctuating identity mark her as a kind of conflated womankind.
Such an invention will surely put the sexes less at loggerheads and more attuned to the needs of womankind.
Quoting plenty from the original Hebrew in its text, "Feminine Faith" is a top pick for Jewish women who want to gain a greater appreciation for the place of womankind in Judaism.
Writer-director Shane Acker greatly embellishes his original 11-minute vision into a 79-minute quest to sow the seeds of a new man and womankind.
are the reflections of Aisha Curry as she presents her own thoughts of ideas on the fate of young womankind of all races and creed.
As she goes she reminds us of the limitations of male regard of women at the time, and how difficult it was for even the most sensitive male to reconcile the two traditional conditions of womankind with the new reality.
For the independent and dell market, Drink Me thai has launched a Fairtrade giftbox Chai for the Christmas market, which supports charity Womankind Worldwide.
Six years later, the burka is more common than before, an "overwhelming majority" of Afghan women suffer domestic violence, according to aid group Womankind, and honor killings are on the rise.