How environmental exposures affect women’s health

Katie Huffling, DNP, RN, CNM, FAAN, executive director at Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, recently gave a presentation on how environmental exposures have impacted women’s health at the 25th Annual Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference in Houston, Texas, held in-person from September 29 to October 2. In her presentation, Huffling examined data from the World … Read more

Why a woman’s doctor warned her not to get pregnant in Texas

CNN — Nine years ago, Cade DeSpain messaged a friend about a cute girl he saw on her Facebook feed. The friend introduced him to Kailee Lingo, her sorority sister at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. Kailee remembers that when she and Cade met, it was “a connection at first sight.” A month after … Read more

Protecting maternal health in Rwanda | MIT News

The world is facing a global health crisis. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 810 women die each day due to preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Two-thirds of these deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. In Rwanda, one of the leading causes of maternal mortality is infected Cesarean section wounds. An interdisciplinary team … Read more

Women’s health got worse in 2021, global survey finds

CNN — For women around the globe, the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic brought more health challenges than the first. In 2020, the medical technology company Hologic launched a global survey in partnership with Gallup to assess how well women’s health needs were being met. Countries were scored based on women’s responses to questions … Read more