More than 50,000 pregnant women per year experience life-threatening complications of pregnancy and childbirth, but no one understands why.
A compilation of stories highlights the work of Stanford prematurity experts, who are advancing how we understand and predict premature birth.
Increasing numbers of women use long-acting reversible contraceptives, but less than half of family physicians provide these forms of birth control.
Modifying diet and increasing exercise during midlife can help women ward off heart disease and diabetes, Stanford-led study finds.
A Stanford team is developing health education videos that can be used by community health workers to help mothers and babies in South Africa.
A Stanford team has taken a multi-pronged approach to reducing preventable maternal deaths among California women, a new scientific paper explains.
In this Stars of Stanford Medicine Q&A, obstetrics and gynecology resident Nichole Young-Lin discusses her interests and plans to help women worldwide.
Two Stanford physicians would like to expand role of pediatricians in family planning and contraception for both teenagers and new mothers.
Reproductive decisions for women with disabilities should be based on each individual's abilities and desires, Stanford gynecologist Paula Hillard writes.
NFL cheerleader and Stanford scribe and research coordinator Laurel Sharpless has improved screening for intimate partner violence in primary care clinics.
A new NPR story explains how California experts have been examining the causes of maternal mortality and successfully figuring out how to counteract them.
Denise Wong had survived breast cancer treatment at 27. Ten years later, she and her husband wanted to have a child. Her treatment had made that unlikely, but her fertility team at Stanford found a way.
During a recent talk, Lisa Goldthwaite, a clinical assistant professor at Stanford, told the truths of HPV, sharing practical insights and lessons that are important to everyone's health.
At the recent Stanford Women's Health Forum, Kate Shaw, a clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, spoke about the evolution and history of birth control.
The Stanford-based California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative has released a new toolkit to help doctors prevent dangerous blood clots in pregnant women and new mothers.
Thousands of women in the East African country of Uganda suffer from rheumatic heart disease. Although pregnancy can lead to severe complications, a new study shows that many women are putting their health at risk in order to have children.