women's health

Examining the Ethics of Deceased vs Living Uterus Donors

Examining the Ethics of Deceased vs Living Uterus Donors

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The first live birth after a uterus transplant was achieved in Sweden in 2014, followed by 4 more births, all from uteri provided by living donors.

In Shocking Opposition, Trump Administration Denies Decades of Breastfeeding Research

In Shocking Opposition, Trump Administration Denies Decades of Breastfeeding Research

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In a move that shocked world health officials, the Trump administration indicated its opposition to a resolution intended to encourage breastfeeding among new mothers

Conflicting Values, Ethical Questions: When Viewpoints Differ From Your Employer

Conflicting Values, Ethical Questions: When Viewpoints Differ From Your Employer

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How should a clinician act on personal values when those values clash with their employers?

Women Often Unaware of Their Hospital's Religious Affiliation

Women Often Unaware of Their Hospital's Religious Affiliation

Women of reproductive age are often unaware of their hospital's religious affiliation.

New Poll Offers Women's Perspective on Women's Health Issues

New Poll Offers Women's Perspective on Women's Health Issues

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The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released results from a new poll examining the public's view on women's issues.

Placebo Effect of Various Female Sexual Dysfunction Drug Treatments Assessed

Placebo Effect of Various Female Sexual Dysfunction Drug Treatments Assessed

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For this study, the authors aimed to quantify this effect by conducting a systematic review of various databases to identify studies that included a placebo arm and used Female Sexual Function Index as a clinical outcome.

Disparities in Breast Reconstruction Access Persist Despite Advocacy Efforts

Disparities in Breast Reconstruction Access Persist Despite Advocacy Efforts

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Because most reconstructive surgeons are not trained in communicating complex risk information, some women may choose to have the procedure done without fully understanding the risks.

Addressing Conceptions of Hymenoplasty Among Healthcare Providers

Addressing Conceptions of Hymenoplasty Among Healthcare Providers

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Among some communities, hymenoplasty is seen as a "pragmatic choice" for women to conform to societal conceptions of virginity.

In Free Speech-Backed Ruling, Supreme Court Sides With California Crisis Pregnancy Centers

In Free Speech-Backed Ruling, Supreme Court Sides With California Crisis Pregnancy Centers

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra expressed concern that the ruling would create "needless" barriers between women and access to medical care.

Widespread Under-representation of Women in Cardiovascular Disease Clinical Trials

Widespread Under-representation of Women in Cardiovascular Disease Clinical Trials

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While the number of women participating in cardiovascular disease clinical trials has increased, representation varies significantly depending on the type of trial.

ACP Outlines Steps to Improve Women's Healthcare Equity

ACP Outlines Steps to Improve Women's Healthcare Equity

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The American College of Physicians has released 7 position statements supporting equality in healthcare for women.

#WhatIWishIdKnown: National Women's Health Week 2018

#WhatIWishIdKnown: National Women's Health Week 2018

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The goal of National Women's Health Week is to encourage women to take steps to be healthy at any age.

AHA: Annual OB/GYN Appointment Can Benefit Women's Heart Health

AHA: Annual OB/GYN Appointment Can Benefit Women's Heart Health

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An annual wellness exam performed by an OB/GYN can be used to evaluate a woman's heart health.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Create Potential Public Health Concerns

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Create Potential Public Health Concerns

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The debate about crisis pregnancy centers has reached the US Supreme Court.

OB/GYNs Can Help Identify and Increase Access to Care for Sex Workers

OB/GYNs Can Help Identify and Increase Access to Care for Sex Workers

Sex workers should be counseled about the health risks associated with sex work.

New Media Attention on Rising Maternal Mortality in the United States

New Media Attention on Rising Maternal Mortality in the United States

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Why is maternal mortality increasing in the US? Like most complicated issues, there is no simple answer.

Increasing Rates of Breast Cancer Among Asian-American Women

Increasing Rates of Breast Cancer Among Asian-American Women

Out of 7 nationality groups studied, only Japanese women did not have an overall increase in the disease.

Female Preference From Immigrants Often Resisted by OB-GYN Physicians

Female Preference From Immigrants Often Resisted by OB-GYN Physicians

Findings were based on physician interviews regarding immigrant women's requests.

New Drug Approved by FDA to Treat Various Female Cancers

New Drug Approved by FDA to Treat Various Female Cancers

The PARP inhibitor may help fight tumors affecting the ovaries, fallopian tubes or peritoneum.

Fertility Clinic Access Limited for Many American Women

Fertility Clinic Access Limited for Many American Women

Among those of childbearing age, 29% had no access to clinics, while another 11% had only one.

Providing Healthcare for Lesbian and Bisexual Women

Providing Healthcare for Lesbian and Bisexual Women

Health-care providers often overlook the unique health needs of lesbian and bisexual women.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Affected 2.5 Million American Women

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Affected 2.5 Million American Women

The high rate of chlamydia and gonorrhea infections in the US means many women are at risk.

Older, Black Women Have Higher Cervical Cancer Mortality

Older, Black Women Have Higher Cervical Cancer Mortality

Rates increased when women who had already undergone a hysterectomy were excluded.

Shorter Telomeres in Women Linked with Sedentary Behaviors

Shorter Telomeres in Women Linked with Sedentary Behaviors

Cells of elderly women who sit most of the day look much older than their actual age.

Higher Risk of Triple-Negative Breast CA in African-American Women

Higher Risk of Triple-Negative Breast CA in African-American Women

There is an increased risk of TNBC among African-American women with prior diagnosis of benign breast disease.

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Postmenopausal Dyspareunia

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Postmenopausal Dyspareunia

This drug is contained in a once-daily vaginal insert and first to include the active ingredient, DHEA.

Trump and Reproductive Healthcare

Trump and Reproductive Healthcare

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OB/GYNs should be taking a more active role in protecting their patient's rights.

Poorer Outcomes for Women with ACS During 36 Months After Discharge

Poorer Outcomes for Women with ACS During 36 Months After Discharge

There was a higher incidence of composite end point for women during 36 months after acute coronary syndrome.

Gender Gap Now Closing Regarding Alcohol Consumption and Misuse

Gender Gap Now Closing Regarding Alcohol Consumption and Misuse

In addition, women are also closing the gender gap on health problems secondary to alcohol consumption.

Similar Outcomes Observed Between Men and Women With Premature ACS

Similar Outcomes Observed Between Men and Women With Premature ACS

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The prognosis for women is now similar to men following an event of premature ACS, despite higher overall rates of rehospitalizations.

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