Women, especially pregnant women, are frequently excluded from immunisation programmes. The reasoning is often flawed—and the consequences can be fatal – with comments from our Carleigh Krubiner

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“The cost of doing this research versus the cost of essentially denying women access to something that could be highly beneficial, there’s really no comparison.”, says our Carleigh Krubiner, coauthor of a recent report on maternal immunization

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“A lot of women don’t understand just how poor the evidence base is,” said Carleigh Krubiner, PhD, a research scholar at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Ethics. “It really is shocking when you think about how poorly the research enterprise has done.”

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The exclusion of pregnant and lactating women from an effort to vaccinate people exposed to the Ebola virus in the current outbreak is wrong, indefensible, and should be reversed, three Johns Hopkins public health experts wrote Monday in an opinion article published in STAT.

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Addyi Rises Again

July 11, 2018

Addyi, a drug that made a splash when it was approved in the summer of 2015 as the first “female Viagra,” is back. Its rise, fall, and rise again is an example of shrewd pharmaceutical marketing and the potential dangers it can have on patients

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J. Marion Sims’s advances in medical science were made through experimentation on enslaved women

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In a recent essay in Vogue, Lena Dunham described her decision to have a hysterectomy at age 31 after a decade of unsuccessful attempts to control increasingly excruciating pain from endometriosis. The decision was difficult because it meant that she would never be able to become pregnant, something she had long dreamed of, but also because her health care providers did not take her pain seriously

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Clinical trial will compare three antiretroviral drug regimens. It will provide data on the use of these newer drugs during pregnancy, helping to ensure that women living with HIV and their infants receive the best available treatments

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