More than half of fertility and period-tracker apps ineffective at predicting ovulation, study finds

ABC Health & Wellbeing,  17/09/2019

An Australian study of the most downloaded fertility apps has found over half didn’t perform well at predicting ovulation — which is exactly what many users are using these apps for.

The findings, by researchers at Eve Health Fertility in Brisbane in conjunction with Queensland Fertility Group, were presented at a Fertility Society of Australia conference this week in Hobart.

STI screening interventions targeting men in football club settings

Sex Transm Infect 2015;91:106-110 doi:10.1136/sextrans-2014-051719

Background: Uptake of chlamydia screening by men in England has been substantially lower than by women. Non-traditional settings such as sports clubs offer opportunities to widen access. Involving people who are not medically trained to promote screening could optimise acceptability.

HPV urine test could screen for cervical cancer

NHS Choices, Wednesday September 17 2014

Research found urine-based testing for HPV DNA showed signs it might be accurate enough to provide a viable screening method, given further research and development.

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Doctors fear NSW women abandoning Pap smears

Sydney Morning Herald, September 23, 2014 – 12:15AM

The state’s leading cancer body is concerned that as many as 10 per cent of women are putting themselves at risk of developing cervical cancer by skipping their regular Pap smear.