Freezing embryos linked to more IVF pregnancies
A study led by Stanford and a biotechnology company found that women who have high progesterone levels when their eggs are retrieved benefit from waiting to receive embryos.
Helping women identify their risk for cancer
Researchers assigned levels of risk to 25 mutations associated with breast and ovarian cancer in a large, Stanford-led study. The results may be helpful in guiding treatment and screening recommendations.
Experts: Funding ban harms women
“The reinstatement of the Mexico City policy is a stark example of ‘evidence-free’ policy making that ignores the best scientific data,” Nathan Lo and Michele Barry write.
Maternal, child health research grants made
The Stanford institute’s grant program funds projects that support innovative clinical and translational research on maternal and child health.
Leslee Subak is new chair of ob/gyn
Subak, who earned her medical degree at Stanford, is an expert in urogynecology, particularly in researching and treating urinary incontinence in women.
Mothers’ quandary on female circumcision
More Egyptian women are seeking the opinions of physicians on whether their daughters should undergo female genital cutting, which is illegal in the country, but they say doctors don’t advise against the procedure.
Hormone therapy: No effect on mental skills
Hormone therapy for postmenopausal women has been controversial, with some studies suggesting benefits and others not. Now, a study finds the treatment’s effect on women’s mental skills is negligible.
Symposium on sex differences in heart disease
Heart experts will convene Feb. 24 to discuss the role gender differences play in the research and treatment of heart disease.
Optimal C-section rate
A new study suggests that the World Health Organization recommendation for cesarean delivery rates should be re-examined.
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