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Women's health

Public Health
Efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 disproportionately affected women and girls
Published July 19, 2022
While the safety measures taken at the beginning of the pandemic saved lives, a full accounting of COVID-19's impact must include the economic, social, and health effects of pandemic response strategies
Voices
After Roe falls
Published June 21, 2022
Johns Hopkins experts discuss a future without the safeguards outlined in 'Roe v. Wade'
Women's health
U.S. infertility rate plateaus
Published June 21, 2022
A new analysis of data shows a plateau in infertility rates, but also shows disparities for women of color and for women with less access to health care, highlighting the need for continued work in public health services
Commentary
'A full-throated reversal' of abortion rights
Published May 13, 2022
Health law and policy scholar Joanne Rosen discusses the legal arguments laid out in the pending 'Dobbs' decision that may prove the undoing of 'Roe'
Q+A
The rising maternal health risks facing American women
Published May 4, 2022
Andreea Creanga, program director for health research and policy program MDMOM, discusses troubling trends in maternal health and the work she and her colleagues are doing to make pregnancy and childbirth safer
Q+A
Why COVID-19 poses greater risks for men
Published June 17, 2020
Johns Hopkins biologist Sabra Klein discusses why men tend to be affected more severely and require hospitalization from COVID-19
A place to heal
Published Spring 2020
Susan Sherman's SPARC Center serves some of the Baltimore's most vulnerable. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Incarcerated Women
Landmark study compiles data on pregnant women in prisons
Published April 11, 2019
Groundbreaking study calculates prevalence of pregnancy in prisons and tracks health outcomes of incarcerated mothers and their babies
Male circumcision boosts women's health
Published Oct 10, 2017
Procedure shown to reduce transmission of HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases
Women's health
Better health linked to decline in domestic violence
Published March 8, 2017
Researchers find reduction in domestic violence when chronically ill women receive life-saving treatment