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From the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a podcast about issues and innovations in women’s health.

Women's Healthcast UW-Madison Department of Ob-Gyn

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings

From the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a podcast about issues and innovations in women’s health.

    Know Your STIs: Syphilis

    Know Your STIs: Syphilis

    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, rates of the sexually transmitted infection syphilis have been climbing across the country. In Wisconsin in particular, the state’s Department of Health Services recently recommended pregnant people be screened twice during pregnancy for syphilis, which can have significant affects on fetal health and development.


    On this episode Dr. Ryan Luellwitz joins us to talk about signs and symptoms of syphilis, the importance of frequent testing for STIs, and how to lower your risk for encountering syphilis. Dr. Luellwitz is an obstetrician-gynecologist in the UW-Madison Department of Ob-Gyn.


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    • 25 min
    Sexual Health and Cancer Survivorship

    Sexual Health and Cancer Survivorship

    As our ability to detect and treat cancer has improved, more people are living longer after their cancer diagnosis. For survivors of breast and gynecologic cancer, that can mean more time living with the side effects treatment can have on sexual and pelvic health.


    On this episode of the Women’s Healthcast, Dr. Jon Pennycuff talks about what these side effects can include, the variety of options to address sexual health concerns for cancer survivors, and what he wishes more people knew about the connection between cancer treatment and pelvic health. Dr. Pennycuff is a fellowship-trained physician in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.


    Dr. Pennycuff recommends these resources for people with questions about sexual and pelvic health side effects after cancer treatment:


    VoicesforPFD.org


    UW Health Women's Integrative Sexual Health Program (Madison, WI)


    A Woman's Toucn (Madison, WI)


    American Society of Clinical Oncologists Breast Cancer Survivorship


    International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health


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    • 27 min
    REPLAY: Understanding Your Breast Health

    REPLAY: Understanding Your Breast Health

    About one in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re replaying this interview with Dr. Laura Bozzuto. Dr. Bozzuto talks about breast cancer symptoms, the latest in screening guidelines, and how to lower your breast cancer risk. Dr. Bozzuto is an ob-gyn with specialty training in breast cancer surgery.


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    • 15 min
    REPLAY: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    REPLAY: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month, so we're replaying this popular interview with Dr. Laura Cooney! 


    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome affects between 10 and 20 percent of reproductive-aged women, and it's the most common endocrine disorder in that group. But, according to Dr. Laura Cooney, it can be hard to identify and diagnose. Dr. Cooney is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist in the UW Department of Ob-Gyn. She discussed the criteria for diagnosing PCOS, how it can affect fertility, and why she’s so passionate about helping PCOS patients.


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    • 24 min
    REPLAY: Cervical Cancer Prevention, Detection, Treatment

    REPLAY: Cervical Cancer Prevention, Detection, Treatment

    Cervical cancer is the third most common type of gynecologic cancer in the United States. Since September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, we’re replaying this popular episode featuring Dr. Sumer Wallace. Dr. Wallace is a gynecologic oncologist in the UW Department of Ob-Gyn. She talks about what causes cervical cancer, how it’s treated, and why the HPV vaccine and regular screenings are important tools to help prevent cervical cancer.


    If you’re interested in supporting gynecologic cancer research in Wisconsin, please join us for the 2021 Sparkle of Hope gala on Friday, September 24! Learn more about the virtual event and how to register at sparkleofhope.org.


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    • 25 min
    COVID Vaccines and Women’s Health Myths

    COVID Vaccines and Women’s Health Myths

    Vaccines for COVID-19 became available in late 2020, and were immediately followed by a rash of myths and misinformation online. Many of the most pervasive myths – that the vaccine causes infertility, that it’s unsafe for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, that it can cause miscarriage – are specifically focused on women’s health and reproductive health.


    Dr. Michael Beninati joins this episode of the Women’s Healthcast to put a stop to some of the most dangerous misinformation, and talk about the research that shows why these myths just aren’t true.


    Some of the resources Dr. Beninati mentions for up-to-date and accurate COVID-19 and vaccine information: 


    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists


    Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine


    American Society for Reproductive Medicine


    U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention


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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Dee_Dee13694943 ,

FINALLY!

I have been searching for a podcast that delves into these exact issues, and I’ve finally found it. Thank you for the care, research, and expansion you’ve done into these topics!

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Please let Jackie call this “At your Cervix”

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