Category: Women’s Health

Obesity & Body Size Perception in Moroccan Women

Zabin Patel (WCAS 2014) Sara Kashani (WCAS 2012) Project: Obesity & Body Size Perception in Moroccan Women Fellowship: John & Martha Mabie Fellowship for Global Health Research Summer 2012 We are walking past a security guard at Hospital Ibn Tofail, the public hospital of Marrakesh. He stands in front of the white gates, barring entry to

Reflections on Summer Global Health Research in Ho, Ghana by the GlobeMed Grow Team

Matthew Zhou, Ragini Bhushan, & Sasha Jones GlobeMed’s Grow Team Location: Ho, Ghana John & Martha Mabie Fellowship for Global Health Research In Ghana, the traditional greeting to welcome guests is “Woé zɔ”, literally translated as “You are welcome”. Ghanaian hospitality exemplified this idea, unreservedly welcoming us into their country, culture, and homes. GlobeMed at

Oncofertility: A global perspective

No longer just an old person’s disease, cancer among young people is increasingly prevalent. And while the growing field of oncofertility is gaining steam here in the U.S., more education and coordinated efforts are required to provide global awareness of the issues that young cancer patients face. One of the main problems patients around the

A champion for fertility preservation and quality of life after cancer

  Reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Teresa Woodruff  pioneered the field of oncofertility. Source: Woodruff Lab A pioneer in the world of fertility preservation for young cancer patients, Dr. Teresa Woodruff of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, coined the term oncofertility and champions the idea of looking beyond the lab bench to the cancer patients affected by

Female circumcision: A practice hard to change

Bettina Shell-Duncan, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Washington and a Northwestern University alum, shared her research on female genital cutting in an event on campus Wednesday afternoon. The lecture, sponsored by International Program Development and the Program of African Studies, was entitled “Between Law, Religion and Tradition: Contesting Female Genital Cutting