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Birth control can be confusing—even for those who have been using it since their teens. But if confusion is the cost of abundant contraceptive options, it’s a price most women will happily pay.
A new study shows that a drug given to some pregnant women to prevent severe respiratory ailments in preterm newborns reduces health care costs.
It’s long been assumed that women who get pregnant on birth control pills somehow erred. But a new study suggests some women may inherit genes that break down contraceptive hormones more rapidly.
Egg-freezing startups have a lot of women talking. Dr. Lisa Becht of Columbia University’s Fertility Center weighs in on what to know
Source:Prevention MagazineSeptember 17, 2018
First, some good news: ovarian cancer is actually not all that common, with just 22,240 women diagnosed each year, according to the American Cancer Society.
Source:RomperSeptember 14, 2018
There's a lot of misconceptions about what it means to live with polycystic ovary syndrome. And because people can't see what's causing me pain, my symptoms and my suffering are often overlooked.
Source:U.S. News and World ReportSeptember 11, 2018
Women with high blood sugar during pregnancy run a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes years after giving birth, a new study finds.
Source:SHAPE MagazineSeptember 11, 2018
Earlier this summer, James Van Der Beek and his wife, Kimberly, welcomed their fifth child into the world. The couple has taken to social media several times since to share their excitement.
Source:MetroSeptember 10, 2018
Affecting as many as 5 million women in the U.S., polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the most common causes of female infertility, but most women don’t know how treatable PCOS actually is.
- September 7, 2018
This fall, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center proudly welcomes five new full-time faculty members in four different divisions.
- September 6, 2018
Babies are “due” after 40 weeks of gestation, but evidence suggests that infant mortality and complications are lowest for those delivered at 39 weeks, when a fetus is considered full term
Source:ProPublicaAugust 14, 2018
From the Mayo Clinic to Harvard, sources don't always get the facts right about preeclampsia. Reached by ProPublica, some are making needed corrections.