News: Women's Health Monthly

August 2019

Does the morning after pill work for high-BMI women?

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We asked Dr. Alison Edelman to help us understand what women with high BMIs who need emergency contraception should do. Read more

The extra challenge of breastfeeding

8 to 12 nursing sessions per day. 15 to 45 minutes each session. All day and all night. Breastfeeding is a full-time job. Read more

Women Who Inspire Us: Aidy Bryant

Even before she addressed the issue of emergency contraception for higher-BMI women in her new Hulu comedy Shrill, Aidy Bryant was a woman to admire. Read more

May 2019

When it comes to health, men and women should not be treated equal

Michelle Berlin, M.D., Director of the OHSU Center for Women's Health

Michelle Berlin, M.D., director of the OHSU Center for Women's Health, speaks out on women's differences, from their disease risks, to their symptoms, to what treatments work best. In a world rightfully striving for gender equality, there should be one exception: health. Read the full article

Mythbusters: our experts tackle six women's health myths

Do periods really cause migraines? Is hormone therapy risky? In honor of National Women's Health week, we asked our expert providers to confirm or bust a few women's health myths that we hear in our clinic or in the media. Read the full article

Women Who Inspire Us: Florence Nightingale

We've all heard of Florence Nightingale. She founded the first nursing school in London in 1860 and millions of nurses have followed in her footsteps. We've dug up a few little known roles Nightingale played in her life to share with you. Read the full article