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While cervical screening has saved countless lives, we overscreen in Canada. Women don’t need to be screened until the age of 25 for cervical cancer. (Shutterstock)

Doctors must stop misleading women about cervical screening

Medical research suggests cervical cancer screening for women under the age of 25 has little impact. Women should therefore be screened at a later age, and less often.
Millions of women around the world are estimated to be living with depressive symptoms after stillbirth. from

Five ways to help parents cope with the trauma of stillbirth

Stillbirth deeply and profoundly affects parents and families. Here are five actions in response to this hidden tragedy.
Egg donors, sperm donors and surrogates are critical participants and patients in the use of reproductive technologies - so why are their rights and heath repeatedly overlooked? (Shutterstock)

Egg donors and surrogates need high-quality care

Health Canada is drafting important regulations for assisted reproductive technologies. Initial documents treat egg donors and surrogates as little more than spare parts and walking wombs.
More mammography, for instance, starting at a younger age or screening more often, isn’t necessarily better. from

Three questions to ask about calls to widen breast cancer screening

Calls to routinely offer breast cancer screening to more women might sound like a good idea, but can harm. Here are three questions to ask when figuring out whether more screening really is better.
Women can experience significant distress in the lead-up to their periods. from

Men can help women deal with their PMS

A new study found a woman's partner can help decrease PMS symptoms, rather than exacerbating them.

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