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CU Menopause Specialist Exposes Bioidentical Hormone Risks

University of Colorado menopause expert, Nanette Santoro, M.D., urges women not to fall prey to false claims of bioidentical hormone benefits and absence of risks, according to a scientific statement she coauthored for the Endocrine Society.

Five Thousand Adolescent Mothers Helped at CU’s CAMP

CAMP’s philosophy recognizes that adolescent pregnancies are not the same as older-age pregnancies. The traditional care model of a doctor acting as a gatekeeper and referring for other services as they recognize needs is not appropriate for adolescent mothers. CAMP looks for those problems from the start.

Breakthrough Birth Control Pills Being Tested in Denver

CU Family Planning is recruiting select participants for an NIH clinical trial testing a breakthrough form of birth control. “This research will test the first completely new molecule to be used in daily contraception since the hormones progesterone and estrogen. It has the potential to be a major advancement, the introduction of a new first line contraceptive,” explains Dr. Stephanie Teal.

Flu Danger for Pregnant Colorado Women

A spike in hospitalizations for pregnant women this season highlights their special vulnerability to H1N1, with reluctance to vaccinate playing a role. CU OB/GYN physicians encourage all pregnant women to get the flu vaccine.

Morning After Pill Not Effective for Overweight Women

With the emergency contraction pill Plan B coming under scrutiny about its ineffectiveness for overweight women, Dr. Teal encourages women to use the more effective but lesser-known ulipristal acetate for emergency contraception.

Painful Periods: Millions of Women Suffer Physical and Emotional Effects

Women suffering from reproductive diseases like endometriosis can experience painful emotional and physical effects of their periods. “People don’t realize how debilitating it can be for women suffering from endometriosis,” said Dr. Jaime Arruda. “There’s a stigma attached to painful periods or female problems.”