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STUDY SPOTLIGHT Gender-based violence during perinatal care: the experience of women and healthcare providers

Dr. Jila Mirlashari is a post-doctoral fellow at UBC, working with Dr. Lori Brotto and Dr. Ann Pederson to understand the experiences of women who have experienced gender-based violence during perinatal care, so that healthcare providers are better equipped to help patients.

2019 Women’s Health Research Institute Catalyst Grant Recipients

The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) is very pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2019 Women’s Health Research Institute Catalyst Grants. This competition was funded thanks to the dedicated support of the BC Women’s Health Foundation.

Research Spotlight: An interview with Dr. Azita Goshtasebi

Is there a relationship between combined hormonal contraception and bone mineral density in adolescent women? In honour of Osteoporosis Month, we spoke to Dr. Azita Goshtasebi about the latest research from the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research.

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Research finds that episiotomies may help reduce tearing in assisted births

A new study, co-authored by Giulia Muraca, suggests that episiotomy may be key to reducing vaginal and anal tearing during births assisted by forceps or vacuums.

BC Women’s Health Foundation launches In Her Words report

On October 9th, 2019 the BC Women’s Health Foundation, in partnership with Pacific Blue Cross, released the In Her Words report, exposing women’s experience with the healthcare system in BC.

New research from Dr. Gina Ogilvie’s team makes waves in the news

The study, in partnership with the BC Centre for Disease Control, shows that BC’s HPV immunization program has cut pre-cancer rates in half for women.

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