Spotlight on Women's Health

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Being a woman can be crucial to health and access to medical care. In many parts of the world, women are for example denied the right to contraception and safe abortion. To some extent, the biological sex also affects the types of illnesses we suffer from – as well as what treatments that are most effective. On this webpage we have collected a number of popular science articles on the topic of women's health. 

Healthy skin contact

Skin-to-skin contact immediately after delivery has been shown to have many positive health effects for both the mother and the newborn child. Together with colleagues at Makerere University and University of Gulu, researchers at the Division of Reproductive Health, Karolinska Institutet have developed a routine to increase the proportion of mothers and newborns in Uganda who have early skin-to-skin contact. This film has been produced in collaboration with the Healthy Children Projectin the US, and will be used to educate midwives and doctors.

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