2011 Women's Health News
When Twentysomethings Choose Sterilization
OHSU's Dr. Paula Bednarek discusses factors to consider for women choosing tubal ligation, and why they might be changing.
One in five pregnant American women are put on bed rest annually: Is it working?
Though often prescribed, there is little evidence that bed rest helps prevent complications from pregnancy or improves the health of babies.
Women don’t have to push so much: On Labor and How Epidurals Changed Childbirth
OHSU's Dr. Aaron Caughey talks about factors influencing c-section rates and why women may need more time to labor.
September is National Ovarian Cancer Month: Screening Efforts Continue
Through the Oregon Ovarian Cancer Registry, OHSU is working to develop better hereditary screening methods for ovarian cancer.
Research Forefront: Fetal Origins of Obestity and Disease
OHSU research shows how moms who eat a high-fat diet before and during pregnancy may 'program' their babies to be fatter, at risk for chronic disease in later in life. More
Nov 3-4: 35th Annual Pacific NW Update in OB/GYN and Women’s Health
Our annual conference at the Governor Hotel in downtown Portland is less than two months away, and the excitement continues to build.
See course details and registration
Breast Milk Donations Help Save Lives
Breastfeeding moms can help critically ill children by donating excess milk. OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital opens Beaverton's first breast milk drop-off site. Read more
OHSU Study Shows It's Safe to Get IUD Right After Abortion, Miscarriage
Research at Oregon Health & Science University found that women who delayed their insertion of an intrauterine birth control device, or IUD, after an abortion were more likely to become pregnant. Read more
Study Reveals How High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Stillbirth
New research shows eating high-fat diet during pregnancy decreases blood flow from the mother to the placenta, increasing the risk of still birth. Read more
2011 Circle of Giving Awards
Martha Goetsch, M.D., M.P.H., will receive $125,000 for her project entitled Therapy to Prevent Sexual Pain in Menopausal Survivors of Breast Cancer. The Cirlce of Giving program is supported philanthropically by a group of women who are passionate about advancing women’s health research at OHSU. Read more
Home Births on the Rise in the U.S.
Director of the OHSU Center for Women's Health, Aaron Caughey, M.D., Ph.D., talks to WebMD about the possible correlation between the recent increase in homebirths and the rising c-section rate.
Economy Pushes Birth Rate Down
Multnomah County records show a steep drop in births over the past three years. Aaron Caughey, chairman of the Oregon Health & Science University Department of Obstetrics, says he’s convinced the drop in the local birth rate is tied to the economy.
Our Internal Medicine Program is Undergoing a Transition
A thriving internal medicine practice within the Center for Women's Health continues to be an integral part of our vision. Planning for an updated internal medicine program is currently underway. Read more
Research Collaboration Advances Fertility Protection During Cancer Treatment
As a result of research conducted at OHSU, Massachusetts General Hospital and Battelle, many women may be able to beat cancer and still maintain fertility. Read more
Do Birth Control Pills Cause Weight Gain? New Research Says No
OHSU study debunks contraceptive weight-gain issue. Read more
OHSU Research Yields New Treatments for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Two recently completed studies done at OHSU have led to new FDA-approved treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding. Read more
Winter 2011 Newsletter Released
Dr. Caughey's first 100 Days at OHSU
Progress report on Circle of Giving Awards
Update on the Campaign to Eradicate Cervical Cancer
And other articles