Women's Health

Women's Health

Cutting-edge stories about innovations in women's health. Women's Health editor, Anna Villarreal, can be contacted at info@annavillahealth.com.

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Happy 40th Title IX, You Changed Medical School Forever

Authored by Congresswoman Patsy Mink, Title IX, was passed in 1972. Afterward, women applied and got accepted to medical school in droves.
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The Sad Politics of Emergency Contraception

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius instructed FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg not to approve the application to make Plan B One-Step available to all women.
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Wanna harass me? iHollaback

Hollaback! is a movement dedicated to ending street harassment, a common, under-prosecuted, form of gender-based violence, using mobile technology.
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Home HPV Testing – A New Tool for Cervical Cancer Screening

A randomized trial has shown that home sampling for HPV is 3 times as sensitive as conventional Pap smears in detecting advanced HPV-related lesions or cancer.
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Ten Facts About Women and Hunger

Women make up slightly more than 50% of the world’s population but account for over 60% of the world’s hungry. It's time to do something about it.

What Do We Know About the Wisdom of the Crowd?

Dov Michaeli MD, PhD explores what science tells us about the wisdom of the crowd.
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Sajeonogi: Knocked Down Four Times, Rising Up Five

What a 69-year-old South Korean woman can teach us about perseverance and sajeonogi.
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Want to Look Pretty Down There?

The new, mostly male field of Cosmetogynecology seems rife with misogyny and fueled by greed.
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Women with Breast Cancer Can Lower the Risk of Dying by 50%

The pervasive feeling among physicians was that once cancer is diagnosed, changes in lifestyle are a little too late. But a study looked at this issue, and the results were totally unexpected.
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Hormone Therapy: What’s a Woman to Do?

The answer is quite enlightening in terms of trial design, and in terms of public understanding of the complexity of clinical trials.

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