Gender News

Good Sleep Stimulates Women’s Sexual Desire

Good Sleep Stimulates Women’s Sexual Desire

March 18th, 2015
New research suggests a good night’s sleep increases sexual desire the next day, at least among women. In a study of 171 women, those who obtained more sleep on a given night experienced greater sexual desire the next day. Moreover, the sleep/sex relationship appears ...
Depression in Transgender Youth Eases with Recognition, Treatment

Depression in Transgender Youth Eases with Recognition, Treatment

March 17th, 2015
Transgender youth often suffer from mental health problems, but a new study has found that their depression and anxiety improve greatly when their gender dysphoria is recognized and treated. Gender dysphoria is a condition in which the child's biological gender and the gender ...
War Heroes Show Sex Appeal – But Not If They're Female

War Heroes Show Sex Appeal — But Not If They’re Female

March 14th, 2015
Women are more attracted to war heroes than regular soldiers or men who display heroic traits in other fields, such as sports, according to a new study. The new research also found that men do not find heroism to be a sexually attractive ...
A Man’s Smile Identifies Level of Sexism

A Man’s Smile Identifies Level of Sexism

March 10th, 2015
A new study suggests that watching how a man smiles and talks to a female will give you a good idea on the man's true attitude towards the female sex. Doctoral student Jin Goh and Dr. Judith Hall of Northeastern University say their ...
Borderline Testosterone Levels Linked to Higher Rates of Depression in Men

Borderline Testosterone Levels Linked to Higher Rates of Depression in Men

March 8th, 2015
Men with borderline testosterone levels have higher rates of depression and depressive symptoms than the general population, according to a new study. "Over half of men referred for borderline testosterone levels have depression,” said Michael S. Irwig, M.D., F.A.C.E., associate professor of medicine ...
Abused Women Who Turn to Court Suffer Financial Hardships

Abused Women Who Turn to Court Suffer Financial Hardships

March 7th, 2015
Many women lack the financial means to leave an abusive relationship and find themselves trapped in both poverty and abuse. Of those who do attempt to escape, some choose to petition a judge for a civil restraining order, also called a Protection ...
Divorce More Likely When Wives Get Sick

Divorce More Likely When Wives Get Sick

March 5th, 2015
Divorce is six percent more likely when the wife becomes seriously ill, compared to marriages in which the wife remains healthy, according to a new study by Iowa State University researchers. When a husband becomes ill, however, there is no increase in divorce ...
Study Finds Men More Narcissistic than Women

Study Finds Men More Narcissistic than Women

March 5th, 2015
An analyses of over three decades of data on 475,000 individuals suggests that men, on average, believe they are entitled to preferential treatment. University of Buffalo School of Management researchers examined 31 years of narcissism research and found that men consistently scored higher in ...
Online Support Can Help Spouses of Alcoholics

Online Support Can Help Spouses of Alcoholics

March 4th, 2015
Women married to men with alcohol abuse problems can face a host of barriers that prevent them from obtaining necessary support. A new program, developed by researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), helps these women receive Internet-based, interactive support program. Approximately ...
Female Veteran Heart Patients Tend to Be Younger, Obese, More Depressed

Female Veteran Heart Patients Tend to Be Younger, Obese, More Depressed

March 2nd, 2015
Female veterans who have gone through the Veterans Administration (VA) system to receive cardiac catheterization tend to be younger, more obese, more depressed and more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than their male counterparts, according to a new study ...