Category: Women’s Health

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

Initiative addresses maternity care concerns in Tanzania

Imagine being pregnant, without a car and more than six miles away from the nearest hospital. This is the reality for many women living in rural north-central Tanzania. As a result, giving birth can be dangerous and even fatal. But, global public health agendas, like the Safe Motherhood Initiative and 2015 Millennium Development Goals, have

Northwestern student researches domestic violence in India

In India domestic violence kills more people than terror attacks, according to a survey by the United Nations. Emotional, physical, sexual and financial abuse runs the gamut of intensity in India, says Feinberg medical student Maya Ragavan. The most common form, she says, is yelling while the more sensational include throwing acid at a woman.

NU students unite for global health

On Wednesday, Sept. 7, Northwestern medical students came together to share their work in global health with colleagues, peers and professors. At the Feinberg School of Medicine’s Global Health Poster Session, students presented posters that showcased projects from around the world, and offered first-year med students a glimpse of what they too can achieve in