Two Stanford physicians would like to expand role of pediatricians in family planning and contraception for both teenagers and new mothers.
Tag: women’s health
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.
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.
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.
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.
Incontinence drug also improves quality of sleep
Among women who had experienced accidental urination, those who took fesoterodine reported better sleep, Stanford researchers found.
Highlights from inaugural Women Leaders in Global Health conference
The first Women Leaders in Global Health conference brought together more than 400 leaders from 68 countries to discuss how to achieve gender equity.
Few California pharmacists prescribe birth control, a study finds
It takes time and money to visit the doctor’s office to get birth control. This is particularly an issue for low-income women, those who live …
Researchers find decline in chemotherapy use for breast cancers
In a growing movement toward targeted, less-toxic cancer therapies, physicians are growing increasingly less likely to recommend chemotherapy treatment in some early-stage breast cancer patients, …
Study shows women researchers pay more attention to sex and gender in studies
Medicine is moving in a more personal direction, with targeted treatments and tailored healthcare on the horizon. But in medical research, there is still a …
Cancer survivor: “It’s a sense of responsibility to share my experience with others”
The final feature in our series honoring women's cancer awareness months highlights breast cancer survivor Parul Somani, a new mother whose diagnosis during pregnancy inspired her to …
From surviving to thriving: One woman’s story
This week, in honor of two months dedicated to women's cancer awareness, we feature the story of survivor Paula Pretlow. After being successfully treated for breast …
Persistence and passion can make women game-changers in global health
In many ways, the career of Patricia Garcia, MD, PhD, Peru's former minister of health, embodies what it takes for women to advance and bring …
#MeToo: Stanford scholars weigh in on social media campaign exposing sexual assault
"What do you think of this 'me too' thing on Facebook?" my best friend texted me on Sunday afternoon. I didn't know what she was …
“Cancer will always be with me”: How one patient lives with her diagnosis
Last week, as part of our series honoring women's cancer awareness months, we told the story of ovarian cancer survivor Mollie Jarret. In the second installment of our …