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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.

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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.

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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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Let’s Talk About Painful Periods And Endometriosis | Gender Equality Week

Earlier this year Kate Wahl co-authored a piece for The Huffington Post about painful periods and endometriosis.

For Gender Equality Week, Kate has written an introduction to the article, emphasizing the importance of destigmatizing menstruation as a step toward greater equality for all Canadians.

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Nature publishes an article featuring Dr. Moe Elgendi’s research

Dr. Elgendi’s recent work used machine learning to examine 200 articles for insight into common characteristics among highly cited papers.

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“I Should Be Allowed to Leave Men Out of My Studies”

Check out this piece authored by Dr. Liisa Galea, which breaks down the reasons research shouldn’t always need to consider both sexes.

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Dr. Wendy Norman speaks with Genesa Greening on CTV Morning Live

Watch their discussion on equitable access to abortion care during the show’s Her Health segment.

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Dr. Pascal Lavoie’s work with the BC Women’s Hospital Preemie Biobank has been featured in the news

Check out the coverage from the CBC, Vancouver Sun, and CTV.

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Dr. Roopan Gill has been featured in the news for her work on a web-portal providing post-abortion support

Read the article on the Abbotsford News site.

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