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Europe assessing if weight affects 'morning after pill' success

LONDON (Reuters) - European regulators said on Friday they would assess whether emergency contraceptives, known as the "morning after pill" worked as effectively in women weighing more than 75 kilograms, and whether the warning labels should be changed. The review was requested by the Swedish medicines regulatory agency, which decided in November to amend the product information for Norlevo, which contains levonorgestrel, the European Medicines Agency said.

Penis hotpots and snake blood: Asia's libido-boosting foods

Holding aloft a half-metre long horse penis, chef Xiao Shan confidently declares it "the most delicious" of the ingredients in a Chinese hotpot of male genitalia, one of many supposed Asian remedies to boost the libido. Penises and testicles from donkey, goat, dog, bull and deer, the other contributors to the $200 feast, are laid out on a kitchen table, like a sorry-looking row of odd-sized sausages and veiny, oval vegetables, all waiting to be sliced up by his looming, intimidating cleaver.

US woman who severed husband's penis no 'black widow'

A US woman cut off her husband's penis because she "wanted him to stop hurting her" with it, and was enraged that she thought he had another woman, her lawyer said Wednesday. Catherine Kieu Becker planted audio devices to try to catch him having sex with a lover, but they failed to find any evidence -- although the bugs did record the night she "took away his manhood," tossing it into the garbage.

Penis size does matter to women, researchers say

The eternal question of whether penis size matters to women has been probed by a team of international scientists who reported on Monday that yes, ladies do find larger men more attractive. What’s more, prehistoric women who could see the sex organs of their scantily clad male counterparts may have helped influence the evolution of larger genitals in men by choosing to mate with partners who were bigger. Researchers said they decided to tackle the topic because past studies had offered conflicting answers, and may have been sullied by asking the women too directly.

Indonesian mother kills son over 'small penis': police

An Indonesian woman drowned her nine-year-old son in the bath, claiming she was worried that his "small penis" would affect his prospects for the future, a police spokesman said Thursday. The 38-year-old woman from the capital Jakarta told police her son had had a small penis prior to being circumcised, but that it appeared to shrink further after the operation, police spokesman Rikwanto, who goes by one name, told AFP. "She told police investigators that she killed him as he would have a bleak future with his small penis," Rikwanto said.

FDA approves Shionogi's drug for painful sex in women

WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators said on Tuesday they have approved a drug made by Japan's Shionogi & Co to treat women experiencing pain during sexual intercourse. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug, Osphena, for a type of pain known as dyspareunia, which is a symptom of vulvar and vaginal atrophy due to menopause.

Sea animal has grow-again penis

Scientists reported Wednesday on the bizarre sex life of a sea slug that discards its penis after copulation. Then grows a new one. "No other animal is known to repeatedly copulate using such 'disposable penes'," Japanese biologists wrote in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters, describing the behaviour as "extremely peculiar". Dubbed Chromodoris reticulata in Latin, the red-and-white slug -- technically a shell-less mollusc -- inhabits warms waters in Southeast Asia.
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