Tag Archives: Women

HIV and Women

HIV and Women Last Reviewed: April 18, 2019 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2016, 23% of people living with HIV in the United States were women. The most common way that women get HIV is through sex with a male partner who has HIV. Several factors can increase the… Read More »

Depression and Anxiety in Women with Recurrent Pregnancy Loss 

In a recent study, Chinese researchers looked at the prevalence of depression and anxiety among women who had experienced recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL, defined as 3 or more losses).  The study included 1138 non-pregnant women (20 – 40 years old) who were attempting to conceive; participants completed completed a Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS) and a… Read More »

High-Risk Women Can Benefit From Medications to Prevent Breast Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued updated recommendations on the use of medications to reduce the risk of breast cancer. The experts recommend that clinicians should offer preventive medications to women with an elevated risk of developing breast cancer due to factors such as family history or harmful BRCA mutations, but women… Read More »