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

participants in a yoga class

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.

To Counter Pain and Opioid Use in Women, Commentary Recommends a Physical Activity Research Agenda

In a new commentary in the journal Women’s Health Issues, a group of researchers notes that as many as one-third of U.S. and Canadian women suffer from chronic pain, and commonly prescribed opioid treatments come with substantial risks. National health agencies recommend physical activity as a nonpharmacologic pain management strategy, but health professionals don’t yet have enough information about the type and intensity of exercise to recommend for specific groups of patients, or how best to make physical activity accessible to those who could use it to manage chronic pain.

Study Shows Gender Differences in the Use of Parks in High-Poverty Neighborhoods

Study in the journal Women’s Health Issues suggests addressing safety concerns might get more women to use public parks