Reproductive decisions for women with disabilities should be based on each individual's abilities and desires, Stanford gynecologist Paula Hillard writes.
Category: Women’s Health
Improving domestic violence screening: A Q&A
NFL cheerleader and Stanford scribe and research coordinator Laurel Sharpless has improved screening for intimate partner violence in primary care clinics.
A look at how California lowered maternal mortality rates
A new NPR story explains how California experts have been examining the causes of maternal mortality and successfully figuring out how to counteract them.
Starting a family, against the odds
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.
What everyone should know about HPV
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.
Contraception: An evolution and history
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.
New toolkit aims to prevent dangerous blood clots in pregnancy
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.
In Uganda, women with heart disease shown to take great risks to have a family
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.
Depression in reproductive-age women is relatively common and undertreated, new research suggests
Stanford research shows that nearly one in 20 reproductive-age women have depression and less than one-third are taking antidepressants.
In study, Stanford researchers analyze ovarian cancer cells at unprecedented level of specificity
This Stanford Medicine study clarifies the underlying biology of high-grade serous ovarian cancer and could help lead to future therapies.
A look at cervical cancer prevention and screening
Douglas Lowy, deputy director of the National Cancer Institute, recently spoke at Stanford Medicine.
How sexual harassment can hurt victims’ health
In a recent report on KQED, Stanford’s David Spiegel explains how a victim's health can be affected by sexual harassment in the short and long term.
New toolkit will help doctors spot heart disease linked to pregnancy
Heart problems are the leading cause of death in pregnant women and new moms. A new set of guidelines will help doctors spot heart disease in these women.
Incontinence drug also improves quality of sleep
Among women who had experienced accidental urination, those who took fesoterodine reported better sleep, Stanford researchers found.
16 Days of Activism campaign aims to end violence against women and girls
Violence against women and girls is one of the most common and tolerated violations of human rights in existence today. To raise awareness of …
More-frequent pot smoking found to correlate with more frequent sexual intercourse
The jury's still out on rock 'n' roll. But the link between sex and at least one drug, marijuana, has been confirmed. According to the …