Swiss Vending Machines to Sell Pregnancy Tests

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Swiss vending machines, like this one in Germany, will offer a
more discreet option for buying pregnancy tests or condoms.

Next time you shop for a chocolate bar at the train station’s vending machine, you may find a surprise.

Pregnancy tests will soon be offered on display among snacks and sodas across Switzerland, as the market leader company, Selecta, is equipping thousands of machines in train stations, offices and other public areas….

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Contraceptive Injection For Men May Make Condoms History

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It may be time for men to split the contraceptive burden with women, for Scottish scientists have come up with a new ‘Pill’ that drastically reduces sperm count in men.  Professor Richard Anderson, from Edinburgh University, is on the look out for men willing to try the revolutionary hormone injections, containing progesterone and testosterone, to be given in the bum every two months.

 

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Do Women In Brazil Who Watch Soap Operas Have Fewer Babies (But More Men)?

Do Women In Brazil Who Watch Soap Operas Have Fewer Babies (But More Men)?

About 40M people watch Globo, the leading network in Brazil. 

THE glamorised world portrayed on the nightly telenovelas (soap operas) on Brazilian television is, superficially at least, about as representative of the country as a whole as Marie Antoinette and her shepherdesses were of 1780s’ France. But they are all about aspiration. About 40m people watch the mid-evening novela from Globo, the leading network. The action often takes place in Rio de Janeiro, where Globo is based, among families which are smaller, whiter and richer than average. New research suggests that by selling this version of the country to itself, Globo has boosted two important social trends.

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