#ItsNotInYourHead is a campaign launched by Dr. Lori Brotto and the Women’s Health Research Institute to raise awareness about provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) and evidence-based psychological interventions for improving pain management. PVD is pain experienced when contact is made with the area near the entrance to the vagina, known as the vulvar vestibule. This pain often […]
WHRI researcher, Dr. Wendy Norman, is featured in a CBC Health news story
WHRI researcher, Dr. Wendy Norman has been featured in CBC News discussing women’s rights in physician offices while ingesting mifepristone. Dr. Norman discusses a myth that exists which claims physicians are required to watch a patient ingest mifepristone — one of a two-drug combination packed together as Mifegymiso, for medical abortions. “The evidence is clear that having […]
WHRI Member, Dr. KS Joseph, Studies How Parenting Affects Younger Moms’ Mental Health vs. Older Moms’ Mental Health
WHRI Member, Dr. KS Joseph, and Giulia Muraca have recently conducted a study looking at how parenting affects younger mothers mental health compared to older mothers mental health. Data from women between the ages of 20-44 was used in this study, stratifying women according to whether they had a live birth within five years preceding each participants […]
How Can Twitter Benefit Researchers? Ask the Expert!
Recently our Communications Assistant, Rebecca Tingling, had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Kendall Ho, Lead of UBC’s Digital Emergency Medicine and Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Ho has been an active Twitter user for over 6 years and we wanted to hear his advice and lessons learned for other researchers who may […]
Save the Date: Women’s Health Research Symposium
On Wednesday, October 25th 2017, Simon Fraser University and the Women’s Health Research Institute will be hosting the Women’s Health Research Symposium taking place at the Diamond Alumni Centre. The symposium will examine diversity across disciplines, decades and distances to continue the discussion surrounding women’s health and health research.
WHRI Member, Dr. Wendy Norman, featured in CBC Health News
WHRI Member, Dr. Wendy Norman, is featured in CBC Health News for writing an editorial accompanying the new study surrounding telemedicine. Dr. Norman discusses the role telemedicine could play in countries where abortion services are highly restricted, suggesting women in these areas could use telemedicine to connect with a doctor and safely terminate their pregnancies at home.
WHRI Member, Dr. Ruth Martin, featured in Montreal Gazette, The Ottawa Citizen and The Times Colonist
WHRI member, Dr. Ruth Martin, is featured in articles in Montreal Gazette, The Ottawa Citizen and The Times Colonist discussing the damaging separation effects due to lack of mother-child bonding time in Canadian correctional facilities.
WHRI Member, Dr. K.S Joseph, featured in CTV News and Science Daily
WHRI member, Dr. K.S. Joseph, is featured in articles in CTV News, and Science Daily. Research led by Dr. Joseph is the first study in Canada looking at pregnancy outcomes in reduced multi-fetal pregnancies resulting from fertility treatment. Joseph links fetal reduction in multi-fetal pregnancies with better birth outcomes, suggesting the selective reduction technique is […]
WHRI Member, Dr. Paul Yong, Recent Findings Featured in Vancouver Sun and New England Journal of Medicine
Dr. Paul Yong and colleagues were featured in an article by the Vancouver Sun for their recent findings regarding endometriosis after discovering gene mutations in the pelvic lesions of women with endometriosis which are similar to those found in cancerous tissue. The findings of this study were published this week in the New England Journal […]