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Mining the Gap: Deriving Pregnancy Reference Intervals for Hematology Parameters Using Clinical Datasets

Vilte E Barakauskas, Mary Kathryn Bohn, Emma Branch, Amelie Boutin, Arianne Albert, Sabrina Luke, Michelle Dittrick, Victoria Higgins, Khosrow Adeli, Hilary Vallance,
Benjamin Jung, Kent Dooley, Leanne Dahlgren-Scott, Wee-Shian Chan

‘Feeling Ready’: A Feminist Poststructural Analysis of Postpartum Sexual Health

Rachel Ollivier, Megan Aston, Sheri Price, Debbie Sheppard-Lemoine, and Audrey Steenbeek

Reactogenicity, pregnancy outcomes, and SARS-CoV-2 infection following COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy in Canada: A national prospective cohort study

E. McClymont, A. Atkinson, A. Albert, G. Av-Gay, J. Andrade, J. Barrett, T. Bogler, I. Boucoiran, E. Castillo, R. D’Souza, D. El-Chaâr, S. Fadel, D.B. Fell, I. Korchinski, V. Kuret, G. Ogilvie, V. Poliquin, M. Sadarangani, H. Scott, J.W. Snelgrove ,D. Money


Changing Perceptions of Sexual Assault: Research Findings and Recommendations for Improving the Healthcare Response

BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, Ending Violence Association of BC.


Transitioning from the “Three Delays” to a focus on continuity of care: a qualitative analysis of maternal deaths in rural Pakistan and Mozambique

Marianne Vidler, Mai-Lei Woo Kinshella, Esperanca Sevene, Gwyneth Lewis, Peter von Dadelszen, Zulfiqar Bhutta & the CLIP Working Group

Sex, Gender, and Women’s Heart Health: How Women’s Heart Programs Address the Knowledge Gap

Mahraz Parvand MSc, Siavash Ghadiri MD, Emilie Théberge MSc, Lisa Comber BA, KTPC, Kerri-Anne Mullen MSc, PhD, Natasha Prodan Bhalla DNP, Denise Johnsen,Gayl McKinley,Tara L. Sedlak MD. 

#DebunkingDesire: Sexual science, social media, and strategy in the pursuit of knowledge dissemination.

Lavery, B.M., Nelson, M., Firican, D., Prestley, N., Kumru, R., Jabs, F., O’Loughlin, J., & Brotto, L.A. (2023).

“Don’t Turn a Blind Eye”: An instruction for supporting meaningful conversations about gender-based violence during perinatal care

Jila Mirlashari , Ann Pederson, Janet Lyons, and Lori A. Brotto

Critical perspectives in public health feminisms

Renée Monchalin

A qualitative study exploring access barriers to abortion services among Indigenous Peoples in Canada 

Renée Monchalin, Astrid V. Pérez Piñán, Madison Wells, Willow Paul, Danette Jubinville, Kimberly Law, Meagan Chaffey, Harlie Pruder, and Arie Ross 

Effects of the ARRIVE (A Randomized Trial of Induction Versus Expectant Management) Trial on Elective Induction and Obstetric Outcomes in Term Nulliparous Patients

Elizabeth Nethery, Barbara Levy, Kate McLean, Kristin Sitcov, and Vivienne L. Souter

Key takeaways:

This study used a rigorous quasi-experimental approach to understand how the publication of a large randomized trial (ARRIVE) impacted obstetric practice among nulliparous birthing people in Washington State. We found that elective inductions increased after the trial was published but there was no observed change in cesarean births, hypertensive disorders or neonatal adverse outcomes. Findings from randomized trials should be validated in real-world settings.

Expanding midwifery care in the United States: Implications for clinical outcomes and cost

Kate A. McLean, Vivienne L. Souter, and Elizabeth Nethery

Key takeaways:

This study used data from Washington state and extrapolated cost data to the broader US context. Key findings were that midwifery care is associated with a lower risk of cesarean birth and other interventions versus care provided by obstetricians and is therefore likely lower-cost. 

Oral micronized progesterone for perimenopausal night sweats and hot flushes a Phase III Canada-wide randomized placebo-controlled 4 month trial

Jerilynn C. Prior, Andrea Cameron, Michelle Fung, Christine L. Hitchcock, Patricia Janssen, Terry Lee & Joel Singer

  • Canadian SARS-CoV-2 serological survey using antenatal serum samples: a retrospective seroprevalence study
  • Andrea Atkinson, Arianne Albert, Elisabeth McClymont, Janice Andrade, Lori Beach, Shelly Bolotin, Isabelle Boucoiran, Jared Bullard, Carmen Charlton, Joan Crane, Shelley Dougan, Jean-Claude Forest, Greg J. German, Yves Giguère, Gabriel Girouard, Catherine Hankins, Mel Krajden, Amanda Lang, Paul Levett, Jessica Minion, Cory Neudorf, Vanessa Poliquin, Jason L. Robinson, Heather Scott, Derek R. Stein, Vanessa Tran, George Zahariadis, Hong Y. Zhou, Deborah Money and The Antenatal Serostudies Team