Well Woman

Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB 8): NOT just another anti-abortion bill

September 23, 2021

On May 19, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott signed Texas Senate Bill 8 (also known as the Fetal Heartbeat Bill) into law with the statement that this will save lives in the state of Texas. This law is recognized as the most restrictive anti-abortion regulation in the United States today.

Bringing sexual dysfunction into the conversation for women with diabetes

July 27, 2021

The management of diabetes is multifaceted, often requiring the collaboration of a multidisciplinary team of providers. While sexual side effects of diabetes are not commonly discussed during patient visits, there is a correlation between the presence of diabetes and frequent sexual dysfunction in women.

Use of women's preventive health services during COVID-19

July 22, 2021

All categories of women’s preventive health services that required an in-person visit plummeted during the spring of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in comparison to 2019, but then rebounded to near 2019 levels by July 2020.

Gynecologic Care Needs to Improve in Women With Down Syndrome

April 12, 2021

A team of investigators has found that women with Down Syndrome received gynecologic care at lower-than-recommended rates and at substantially lower rates than other forms of health care. The investigators have called for efforts to improve gynecologic care for this vulnerable population.