Guidelines to Aid Providers in Inquiring about and Responding to Women’s Trauma

Physician listening to a female patient

In response to the growing recognition of the role of trauma in physical and behavioral health conditions and the need or guidance on how to offer trauma-informed care, a group of trauma experts from multiple disciplines published a commentary in Women’s Health Issues. Edward L.

Study Highlights Pregnant Sexual Minority Women’s Greater Likelihood of Having Unmet Medical Care Needs

A new study shows that pregnant sexual minority women are more likely to have unmet medical care needs owing to cost, frequent mental distress, depression, poor/fair health, activity limitations, chronic conditions, and risky health behaviors compared with pregnant heterosexual women.

How Attitude Towards Pregnancy Matters When Women Select Contraception

To broaden understanding and knowledge about how women make decisions about contraception, a group of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh explored the relationship between pregnancy attitude, as well as intention, and contraceptive use in a large, diverse population with low-cost access to a range of contraceptive options.

Report Describes Threats to the Use of Science in Government Decisions Regarding Public Health

A new report from a wide-ranging group of organizations that promote science-based policy making describes threats to the use of science in government decisions regarding public health and recommends steps Congress can take in response.

Data on Veterans’ Use of Complementary Health Therapies

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A new study published in Women’s Health Issues reports the results of an analysis of the use of complementary health therapies by 468,806 U.S. veterans with chronic musculoskeletal pain.