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New study shows that Progesterone is likely to be a safe treatment option for night sweats and hot flushes in perimenopausal women

On March 19th WHRI member Dr. Jerilynn C. Prior presented the results of her study “OR25-7: Oral Micronized Progesterone Beneficial for Perimenopausal Hot Flushes/Flashes and Night Sweats” at the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Illinois. The CIHR-funded study sought to address the gap for effective therapies to treat hot flushes and night sweats in perimenopausal women. … Continue reading “New study shows that Progesterone is likely to be a safe treatment option for night sweats and hot flushes in perimenopausal women”


The Great Hatch 2018

By Caroline Sutton The Great Hatch 2018, an annual hackathon presented by Hatching Health, took place from March 2-4 at the UBC Engineering Design Centre. Sponsored by the UBC Faculty of Engineering, the UBC faculty of Medicine, Joule Inc., and a host of other stakeholders, the annual Great Hatch ‘aims to harness the potential we … Continue reading “The Great Hatch 2018”


The Maternal Microbiome LEGACY Project Launch

The Maternal Microbiome LEGACY Project led by Dr. Deborah Money is launching on March 5, 2018! Preliminary research shows a possible link between vaginal or caesarean delivery and the microbiome (bacterial communities) found in the gut in early infancy. Some research has shown that infants delivered by caesarean section may have an increased risk of … Continue reading “The Maternal Microbiome LEGACY Project Launch”

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Dr. Saraswathi Vedam is in the news!

WHRI member Dr. Saraswathi Vedam has created two tools (the MADM (Mother’s Autonomy in Decision Making) Scale scale and the MORi (Mothers on Respect index) to ensure that women’s needs, respect, and autonomy are at the center of their birthing experiences. The tools are also intended to “provide a standard way to quantify a patient’s experience”. Read more about … Continue reading “Dr. Saraswathi Vedam is in the news!”


Dr. Lori Brotto featured in the Vancouver Sun

WHRI’s Executive Director, Dr. Lori Brotto, has been featured in the Vancouver Sun for her work helping men who have cancer-related erectile dysfunction rekindle their intimate relationships using mindfulness-based therapy. Read the full article here:


Women’s Health Research Symposium Report

On October 25 2017, the Women’s Health Research Institute, together with the Vice President Research Office at Simon Fraser University, hosted a half-day women’s health research symposium at the beautiful SFU Diamond Alumni Centre. The event was entitled, “Examining diversity across disciplines, decades, and distances”. The event consisted of a trainee breakfast, a keynote presentation … Continue reading “Women’s Health Research Symposium Report”

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