The Pill Has Prevented 200,000 Endometrial Cancer Cases in the Last Decade Alone
Experts have known that women who take birth-control pills have a lower risk of endometrial cancer, and a new study offers insight into how long the protective effect lasts and how many cancer cases have likely been prevented.Source: New York Magazine
Five Yale researchers awarded grants to study women’s reproductive cancers
Five researchers from the Yale School of Medicine have received grants from Discovery to Cure, a program at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences that advances the prevention, early detection, and treatment of women’s reproductive cancers such as ovarian, uterine, cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers.
Expert Opinion: FDA considers drug known as the ‘female Viagra’
Expert Opinion is a new series where Yale experts give their opinion on medical-themed stories in the news. In this edition, OBGYN Mary Jane Minkin explains how flibanserin, dubbed the 'female viagra' in the press, works and why the name might be misleading.Source: YouTube/YaleMedicine
Long-Term Data on Complications Adds to Criticism of Contraceptive Implant
When a new contraceptive implant came on the market over a decade ago, it was considered a breakthrough for women who did not want to have more children, a sterilization procedure that could be done in a doctor’s office in just 10 minutes.Source: New York Times
Preventive cancer surgery to remove ovaries and fallopian tubes: Yale experts provide insight
Two years after actress Angelina Jolie’s preventive double mastectomy, her doctors removed her ovaries and fallopian tubes when a blood test showed early signs of ovarian cancer. For women with the same genetic mutations considering a similar surgery, a personalized approach that examines age and other factors should be considered, according to Yale ovarian cancer experts.
Take 5: Fertility expert Pasquale Patrizio
Yale fertility expert Dr. Pasquale Patrizio is professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences and director of the Fertility Preservation Program at Yale School of Medicine. The goal of his latest research is to make in vitro fertilization (IVF) accessible to more patients. He and his research colleagues are also interested in finding ways to reduce multiple births associated with IVF. IVF can cost upwards of $10,000 for a full cycle.
Lower Levels of Alcohol Consumption While Pregnant are Not Associated with Increased Risk of Poor Birth Outcomes
Heavy alcohol consumption during pregnancy has long been linked to a range of developmental problems and birth defects including fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), but a new study led by Yale researchers shows that low to moderate alcohol consumption is not associated with an increased risk for specific birth outcomes and measures of fetal growth.
Are Artificial Wombs on the Horizon? And Those Egg-Freezing Parties…
Reportedly, younger women of child-bearing age are paying $10,000 to freeze their eggs, hoping to preserve their viability until the women find mates, or their careers and finances allow them to become pregnant. That's just one issue addressed by Faith's guests, regular contributor Dr. Mary Jane Minkin and new guests Dr. Erin Wysong Hofstatter and Dr. Elena Ratner, all affiliated with Yale's School of Medicine.Source: WNPR
Advances May Improve Success Rate for In-Vitro Fertilization:Two New Techniques Aim to Make It More Likely That a Single Embryo Will Lead to a Pregnancy
New techniques offer the possibility of improving a patient's odds of having a baby through in-vitro fertilization.Source: The Wall Street Journal
Brain injuries no match for sPIF treatment
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine and their colleagues have uncovered a new pathway to help treat perinatal brain injuries. This research could also lead to treatments for traumatic brain injuries and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
WHRY Funds Studies on Stroke, Endometrial Cancer, and Addiction to Opioids
Women’s Health Research at Yale today announced funding for three studies investigating sex differences in stroke, endometrial cancer, and alternate pain relief for women recovering from past opioid use who are giving birth via cesarean section.
High exposure to harmful chemical impacts thyroid hormones in pregnant mothers
Studies conducted by Assistant Professor, Zeyan Liew, at the Yale School of Public Health, focus on a group of harmful chemicals known as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) that can affect hormones during pregnancy crucial to fetal development. Efforts are underway by Yale professors, Dr. Krystal Pollitt and Dr. John Fortner, to investigate the chemical structures and ban the use of PFAS as well as determine routes for removing or destroying the substances from the environment.Source: Yale Daily News