Category: In the News

Racism is a Public Health and Women’s Health Crisis

We are reaching out to all our patients, families, and friends during this unprecedented time in our community and nation.   In the wake of the recent police killings of George Floyd and Breanna Taylor, and the murder of Ahmaud Arbery while jogging, we are writing to say that all of us at El Camino Women’s […]

The Microbiome at Birth

We all now know that there are trillions of bacteria in and on our bodies that are vital for day to day function. They are present in our gut, on our skin, and in our mouths. Our microbiome consists of all bacteria and microbes present in our bodies, and it plays a crucial role in […]

COVID-19 in Women’s Health

Are women less likely to get infected and die from COVID-19? Current data says: Yes. As of April 15th, the death rate among confirmed cases of COVID-19 in men is 4.7% while only 2.8% in women. In Italy, 70% of people who died from the virus are men. Are women just naturally resistant to the […]

Information on the Coronavirus for our Patients

People have a lot of question about the Coronavirus.  We’ve put together this information for our patients to answer the most common questions women have.  Please follow us on social media for ongoing updates from our office.  You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram.  From the Santa Clara County Public Health Department: […]

Could stem cell therapy be the next step to help cure endometriosis?

Recent research shows that defective fibroblast cells, which are cells that synthesize the “glue” that holds your tissues together, can cause many diseases such as cancer. There is a family of fibroblasts cells in the endometrial lining of the uterus that has been linked to endometriosis, infertility, and even cancer if mutated. However, scientists at […]

Addyi

  We’ve all heard of Viagra, but did you know there was a libido pill for women? Addyi is a once daily medication for pre-menopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). In this disorder, women experience a lack of desire for sexual activity, causing distress or interpersonal difficulties. While counseling used to be the […]

Breast implants, new risks as surgeries increase

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that there were about 300,000 cosmetic breast augmentation surgeries in 2017, up 41% since 2000. Using a filler material such as saline or silicone, a plastic surgeon can change the size, shape, and contour of a person’s breast. While most of these surgeries can be done safely, there […]

CDC Report – Uterine Cancer Rates Increasing in the US

  While many cancers are on a nationwide decline, uterine cancer is on the rise. In a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), uterine cancer incidence rates have increased by 0.7% per year from 1999 to 2015, while death rates have increased by 1.1% per year from 1999 to 2016. […]

Where are the Babies?

The modern vision of working motherhood is not working out for a lot of women.   In a big way.  The number of babies being born in the US is dropping, to the lowest levels in 30 years!   In 2017, 3.8 million babies were born.  That’s a huge number, unless you consider that it’s a 2% […]

Uterine Transplants

Uterine Transplants!   Baylor University has just announced it’s second livebirth after uterine transplantation.   For women born without a uterus, usually affected by  Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, and for women who’ve had to have their uterus removed due to cancer, the idea of getting pregnant and carrying a fetus were impossible just a few years ago. […]