2010 Women's Health News

U.S. Failing Women's HealthU.S. Fails to Meet Key Women's Health Goals

10-Year State-by-State Report Shows the Good, Bad, Ugly in Women’s Health

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As featured in: New York Times   U.S. News & World Report

National Report Card on Women's HealthNew State by State Report Card Released

The 2010 edition of Making the Grade on Women’s Health: A National and State-by-State Report Card, is the fifth in a series of reports since 2000. It grades and ranks each state based on 26 health status benchmarks and also identifies whether states have met 68 health policy goals. The project is a partnership of OHSU and the National Women's Law Center.

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Ethiopia  CollaborationOHSU Team Returns from Successful Medical Trip to Gimbie Ethiopia

The team completed 49 surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse in addition to providing educational efforts in family planning and midwifery.

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Aaron B Caughey

The First 100 Days With Center Director Aaron B Caughey, M.D., Ph.D.

Over the past four months, I have had the opportunity to interact with committed, passionate, and skilled individuals who make up our Department and Center.

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Dr. Jensen at OHSUInnovative OHSU Study Of Nonsurgical Family Planning Option

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded OHSU scientist Jeffrey T. Jensen, M.D., M.P.H., a $100,000 grant to investigate the safety and effectiveness of a novel low-cost family-planning option that may be applicable to women in low-resource countries worldwide.

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Cervical Screening ProgramFree Cervical Cancer Screenings at OHSU Center for Women’s Health

The OHSU Center for Women’s Health is offering free cervical cancer screenings for women who’ve encountered barriers to receiving a Pap test and pelvic exam.

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Feature by The Oregonian
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Maternal Mental ReportOregon Maternal Mental Health Report Released

Created in 2009 by House Bill 2666, the purpose of the maternal mental health work group is to study maternal mental health disorders in Oregon and make recommendations to the Legislature. The work group includes a broad group of representatives including Jillian Romm, R.N., L.C.S.W., from the OHSU Center for Women's Health.

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TripletsNorth Portland couple welcomes identical triplets at OHSU Hospital

Though they had months to prepare, Janet and Philip Pittsenbarger were nervous -- but thrilled -- Wednesday about becoming parents to identical triplets, an occurrence in about one in 100,000 births.

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As featured on: oregonlive.com kgw.com

WomanWoman finds the Center for Women's Health at OHSU a peaceful 'in-between'

Woman who spent years giving to breast cancer research is now a patient.

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Doctors at workOHSU surgeons first in Oregon to perform dual console robotic surgery

OHSU doctors continue to expand robotic surgery options for patients. Robotic surgery has shown numerous potential benefits over traditional approaches.

Tom Gregory, MD, urogynecologist at OHSU, was the attending surgeon in Oregon’s first dual console robotic surgery in July.

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