Posts Categorized: Women’s Health

OB-GYN Visits Play an Important Role in Women’s Heart Health

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that all women should undergo an annual “well-woman visit” with their OB-GYN to evaluate their reproductive health, assess disease risk factors and promote positive disease prevention practices. These visits typically cover a wide variety of topics, and they can be tailored to suit the unique health histories… Read more »

Treat Yourself to an Annual Well-Woman Visit [Infographic]

It’s safe to say that most people don’t exactly look forward to visiting the doctor, but regular checkups are an important part of a proactive health regimen. These doctor appointments can allow women to tackle a variety of health issues head-on, from family planning concerns to cancer screenings and heart disease risk assessments. Unfortunately, however,… Read more »

Research Suggests America Could Soon Face an OB/GYN Shortage

According to a new study by Doximity, a wave of retirements over the next 10 years could mean a shortage of obstetricians and gynecologists, making it increasingly difficult for women to access essential reproductive health services. The survey, which was conducted by a social network for physicians and advanced practice clinicians, ultimately found the average… Read more »

Lab Device Helps Scientists Study Female Reproductive Cycle

Half of the human population has female reproductive organs, and yet a significant amount of mystery still surrounds women-specific health issues. But hope may be on the horizon: only a few weeks ago, scientists revealed they had successfully created a miniature device that can mimic the female reproductive cycle. What does this mean for women… Read more »

Trudeau Pledges $650 Million for Reproductive Health Efforts

Earlier this month, International Women’s Day sparked demonstrations around the world in an encouraging show of support for women and gender-oppressed individuals. It also represented an important day for global health efforts, in large part due to a $650 million pledge made by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to “close existing gaps” in reproductive health… Read more »

Experts Recommend Expanding Women’s Healthcare Coverage

In 2012 the Institute of Medicine (IoM) – now known as the National Academy of Medicine – compiled a list of eight recommended preventative healthcare services that insurance providers should provide for women without requiring them to pay money out of pocket. These services included routine STD screenings, breastfeeding support and supplies, FDA-approved methods of… Read more »

Pregnancy-Related Deaths Spike in Texas After Funding Cuts

In 2011, the Texas State Legislature voted to cut funding for family planning clinics by 66 percent statewide. Following the budget cuts, 82 family planning clinics were forced to close. Then, in January 2013, Texas eliminated Planned Parenthood from their Medicaid program. At the time, many public health officials raised concerns that the budget cuts… Read more »