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.
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.
"Aperture 2: Portraits of Women Faculty in Medicine," and Dorothy Horstmann Portrait, Will Be Dedicated on Wednesday, Nov. 20
Come to a reception celebrating "Aperture 2: Portraits of Women Faculty in Medicine." This event opens the second part of a series of photographic portraits of women faculty on display on the second floor of Sterling Hall of Medicine. At this time, the portrait of Dorothy Horstmann, MD will be unveiled. A noted epidemiologist whose work on the poliovirus laid the groundwork for the development of a vaccine, in 1961 Dr. Horstmann became the first woman at the School of Medicine to earn tenure as a full professor.
Ensler to Give Keynote Speech at Women's Mental Health Conference at Yale on Oct. 25
Playwright, activist, performer, and feminist Eve Ensler, best known for her play “The Vagina Monologues,” will be the keynote speaker at the first Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale to be held Friday, October 25, 2019, at Yale School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St.
Female Orgasm Is Evolution’s Happy Gift
Yale’s Gunter Wagner, the Alison Richard Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Professor Mihaela Pavlicev from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, have theorized that the orgasm is a sort of happy evolutionary gift inherited from older lineages of animals who only ovulate during copulation.
Once-Common Hysterectomy Technique Linked to Worse Uterine Cancer Outcomes
Every year, nearly 700,000 American women have surgery to remove their uterus (hysterectomy) or uterine fibroids (myomectomy). A laparoscopic surgical technique once commonly used in these procedures could be worsening the outcomes for women who have undiagnosed uterine cancer at the time of the procedure, Yale Cancer Center scientists report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Postdocs Organize First Ever Female Leaders in Science Workshop at Yale
This summer Yale hosted its first Women Leaders in Science Course for women postdocs.Facilitated by HFP Consulting and spearheaded by Genetics Postdoctoral Fellow Sara Gallini from the Greco Lab, the workshop brought together fifteen women postdocs with the goal of providing a path for further empowerment and professional growth within Yale School of Medicine.