Dr. Gina Ogilvie is featured in the news!

Dr. Gina Ogilvie is the lead study author on a publication in the Canadian Medical Association Journal about the sexual health practices of teen girls after the introduction of the HPV vaccine in BC public schools. The publication has been featured in the Vancouver Sun, Newsweek, and more!

The study found that teen girls’ sexual behaviour generally stayed the same or became less risky after HPV vaccines were introduced into BC public schools.

Read the UBC press release here.

Read the full publication in the Canadian Medical Association Journal here.

News publications:

CBC

The Vancouver Sun

Science Daily

Newsweek

The Abbotsford News

Newstral

Yahoo News

Dr. Ogilvie and team featured in the media for new study on the use of HPV testing to screen for cervical cancer

Dr. Gina Ogilvie and team have been featured by multiple news outlets for their new publication in JAMA, Effect of Screening With Primary Cervical HPV Testing vs Cytology Testing on High-grade Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia at 48 Months: The HPV FOCAL Randomized Clinical Trial.

Read more about the study:

 

Dr. Tim Oberlander featured in the Vancouver Sun

WHRI member Dr. Tim Oberlander has been featured in the Vancouver Sun for research on the effects of pre-natal SSRI exposure in children.  Preliminary results from the longitudenal study show that children whose mothers took SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy “scored higher on computerized tests to measure thinking and memory”, although the team is “very cautious about making any firm conclusions at this point”.

Read the article here.

New publication from Dr. Lori Brotto

Better Sex Through Mindfulness book cover

Dr. Lori Brotto has a new book! In Better Sex Through Mindfulness Dr. Brotto walks readers through the different reasons that women experience decreased sexual desire, and provides mindfulness exercises that can help restore a healthy sex life.

Follow Dr. Brotto on Twitter @DrLoriBrotto and track #BetterSexThroughMindfulness to join the conversation.  And, stay tuned for Dr. Brotto’s appearance on the Savage Lovecast podcast to discuss her book with Dan Savage.

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 her work here.