How semen affects period pains, endometriosis

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Thanks to a new study, we are closer to understanding endometriosis risk factors and, in particular, how semen affects the condition.

Understanding endometriosis

A lot remains unknown about what causes, and how to effectively prevent and treat endometriosis. However, researchers are a step closer to understanding the risk factors associated with endometriosis, thanks to a new University of Adelaide study.

“Endometriosis, when tissue that normally grows inside a women’s uterus grows outside the uterus, affects one in ten reproductive-aged women. The condition’s symptoms vary but include painful periods, pelvic pain and women with endometriosis may have difficulty conceiving,” says Associate Professor Louise Hull, from the University’s Robinson Research Institute.

Semen and endometriosis

Dr Jonathan McGuane, from the University’s Robinson Research Institute, says they discovered, for the first time, an association between contact with seminal fluid and the development of endometriosis.

“In laboratory studies, our research found that seminal fluid (a major component of semen) enhances the survival and growth of endometriosis lesions,” says Dr McGuane, co-lead author on the paper.

“This is an important finding and raises the possibility that exposure of the endometrium (the inner lining of the uterus) to seminal fluid may contribute to the progression of the disease in women,” says Associate Professor Hull.

Associate Professor Hull says a lot more research is needed to uncover what this means for the relationship between endometriosis and sexual activity.

“We now need to apply these laboratory findings to real life and determine whether the exposure of seminal fluid that occurs naturally during intercourse puts women at increased risk of developing endometriosis. And if modifications to sexual activity could lower the severity of the disease in women with endometriosis,” she says.

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  • Skimani

    If these allegations are found to be true, then some people should not be our leaders. We can never realize a united Kenya under them.

    • I suppose then in your mind, you will realise a united Kenya under the bums that preached kabila adui na madoadoa? All are guilty

  • The constitution of Kenya  of Kenya should make it plain and clear that any Kenyan who has been involved or mentioned in any heinous crime against the people of Kenya, cannot be eligible for any position of leadership in the Republic of Kenya. The on-going trials at the Hague will be food for thought for Kenyans. Kenyans must choose their future leaders carefully if they want to leave in peace as a nation. If we go for criminals as our leaders, then, that will obviously define our future stability. But, I know Kenyans will this time, play their cards wisely. There are so many Kenyans out there who are very clean – those who have never even contemplated vanguishing an entire ethnic group simply to retain power. We can still do it with the less known among our midst!

    • Realist

      The constitution of Kenya is very clear. However, the people of Kenya are very weird. Take Otieno Mabre for example and his tunnel vision. People can sound sane but their intent gives them away. Calling for the elimination of a particular tribe should be equated with treason and punishable by death, not just disqualification from leadership. We should start with those that have publicly declared that Kenya has 42 tribes but one is an enemy and so it is made up of 41 tribes against one. That is calling for genocide!! The Prime Minister should be the first one to face the music for inciting the public against one tribe!

  • Omolo

    Ocampo, meeting on 27th jan. Ok give us a solution to someone who attacks and kill anyone around. What response do you expect?? Govt was not involved. UK went to help his people evacuate. Do you have videos of UK and Ngumo going around kiambu telling locals not to fight.  OCAMPO SHAME

  • Annvalle

    this is pure fiction that cannot stand in any legitimate court of law

    • Anantpanchmatia

      Is it because your side    was made to victories ?

  • Dake36

    Does Muthaura have an office at state hse? That means if the alleged meeting took place at state hse , then they should go for Kibaki not UK.Uk brought us peace,.Being fabricated changes, UK atatjitetea , kwani huko ni kwa mamaye?

  • Anonymous

    Their goose is already cooked especially if Ocampo have phone records, meeting records, citi hoppa being burnt with weapons, Certain tribes of police being deployed to ODM areas . These are facts and mind you no prosecutor want to loose the case. Ocampo has enough evidence

    • Realist

      These are facts by whom? Do you realize that your opinion is like any body body part? Let us have those phone records, citi hoppa and number of police deployed to “ODM areas”. Hopefully the records are not as ignorant as you sound.

      • Omollo

        I can tell which side of the divide you hail from. u mean you are supporting the uhuru’s and muthaura’s of this world? get a life and shut the f*ck up!

        • Gabby

          ahhaha u too  shut it up!i  also knw wea u side with.too bad like father like son,RAO will ask to be let to sit in that high office for one minute like the father did,CRAP….

  • Dan

    WHAT IS LEFT FOR KIBAKI IF NOT TO STEP ASIDE…! THESE ALLEGATIONS THAT THINGS WERE COOKED AT STATE HOUSE PUT’S KIBAKI’S LEADERSHIP AND LEGITIMACY IN EMBARASSEMENT. KIBAKI SHOULD HONOURABLY TELL KENYANS WHAT HE KNOWS ABOUT ALL THESE BECAUSE NOTHING CAN HAPPEN AT STATE HOUSE WITHOUT HIS FULL BLESSINGS! NOWONDER THAT’S WHY HE HAS TRIED HARD TO PULL KENYA OUT OF ICC AND USELESS SHUTTLE DIPLOMACIES. KIBAKI’S LEGACY IS GONE! IF HE DOESN’T VACATE STATE HOUSE VOLUNTARILY THEN KENYANS MUST PREPARE FOR A PEACEFUL REVOLUTION LIKE IN EGYPT. KIBAKI MUST GO!!!!

    • Loyal One

      In the same vein RAILA must GO

      • Dito

        Really? How mypoic. If anything Raila was the wronged one, his victory was stolen by the one in State house…who apparently was sleeping in his bedroom or whatever when all this was happening! Everyone knew about this State House meeting, Ocampo is only confirming that it was no rumour. P.s Mass actions, which is what Raila called for are legal world over. Ask Egypt, Libya, Syria, Algeria….Those who crack down on the protesters thereby causing chaos-just like PEV-are clearly the problem! YEAH, KIBAKI GET OUT NOW!!!

        • Realist

          Y’all don’t start this again. Allegations and counter allegations have been raised in all forma and manners and languages and there has never been a consensus because adherents only believe the side they support. Enough already! The question here is whether there was a meeting at Statehouse or not. Unless Ocampo has solid evidence, his will remain just that, allegations. We want pictures and minutes – no more allegations.

          • Loyal One

            Thank you for being real. What i cant fathom is how we tend to go back into must go!!! syndrome, without clearly looking at what we have achieved. Or we haven’t achieved anything? I got heated, even though i do not believe that making the person with a different opinion look bad, makes me look good. Abraham Lincoln had the same opportunity to make the southerners look bad but he chose the higher path. My prayer is that we will choose the higher path devoid of simplistic rhetoric. Kibaki has made this country a great country I don’t always agree with him but he deserves kudos for building our self esteem as a nation through infrastructure and democratic space. 

          • Dito

            I do like you’re reasoning and I agree that we should always choose the higher path. But you can never move forward if you don’t address the past! That’s why this country keeps going back, we throw everything under the carpet & hope to move on. When our Lord returns, all things will be brought to account, it is the natural cause of justice! The same applies to us today.
            You say, Kibaki has made this country great….Others beg to differ!

          • Dito

            *Course of justice*

          • Dito

            Realist, still living in Utopia huh? Were you in the country at that time? I bet no…This is the truth, you’re just not comfortable with it! But as the sure as the sun rises in the east & sets in the west, EVERYTHING regarding the stolen election, the violence that followed will come to light. This began a loooong time ago. If you won’t like the coming heat…do yourself a favour & stay out of the kitchen!

          • Ask Miguna who stole the election! Atakwambia

        • Stolen by whom?! He never won any elections and when you lose you go to court not call for mass akson in this case interpreted to mass arson by his illiterate and jealous followers! He will never be Kenya’s president! Nimesema

          • Dito

            HAHAHAHA! Please come back & repeat those words after the next election….Hope you don’t forget:-)

      • Worrior

        To where?

  • Simbaleake

    hooo yoooooyoyoyo

  • betty lels

    oh not again,what the heck is tiz

  • Anonymous

    If these people, I mean Muthaura, Uhuru and Ali used telephones to coordinates these attacks, then they are done. E-mails and text messages are not admissible in our courts, but in courts such as ICC, they can be used to pin someone down.

  • Anantpanchmatia

    This is an open Secret that the State House was involved all the way.The 6 must be punished.

  • Malema

    These bastards must rot in the Hague jail but Ocampo, leave Gaddafi a lone. We are not happy on how you are being used as a puppet to mess with African leaders who don’t agree with the Western colonial powers who are the real criminals. Keep off Gaddafi

  • MAIKO

    UNFORTUNATELY THIS IS NOT ORIGINAL WORK,BUT A CUT AND PASTE WORK FROM THE STANDARD NEWSPAPER. UTTER PLAGARISM,SHAME..!!!!!!

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