Let's talk about women's health

When people talk about "women's health" they often think about women's reproductive health. They think about menstruation, pregnancy and the hormones involved in these processes. But to us, women’s health carries a deeper meaning beyond what happens when someone has XX chromosomes. Biological sex is important, and we talk about this a lot in the Women's Health Blog, but women's health is so much more than that. Gender identity, societal norms, healthcare practices and education are also deeply implicated in all aspects of women's health. All of these factors, and more, come together to impact women in a way that we are just starting to understand. 

What is the blog?

The Women's Health Blog brings you original bi-weekly content to help demystify the complexity of women's health research while reflecting the multifaceted nature of women and gender-diverse people through two types of blogs. The first is a research blog that serves as a platform for new researchers to broadcast their findings to diverse audiences by writing on a topic of their expertise. If you want to write a blog post, check out our writing guidelines and submit your pitch here.

The second is the Behind the Science blog series, which are Q&A interview-style blogs that aim to increase the visibility of diverse individuals who have been historically underrepresented in academia and beyond by showcasing their incredible work. If you'd like to be featured in our Behind the Science series, contact us at womenshealth.blog@ubc.ca 


We strive to bring you up to date research on a variety of topics. When reading our blogs, please note the date they were published to gauge how recent the research is. No information on our blog should be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from a qualified doctor or clinician. Instead, we encourage you to print out our blogs and bring them to your healthcare provider as supplementary material. 

Support the Women's Health Blog

If you believe people should have access to credible information about women's health, consider supporting this project with a monthly or one-time donation. One hundred percent of your donation will be used to hire, train and support students as they search for new research to highlight and curate material for this blog. 

Blog List

  1. bh connection WHRC
    December 30, 2022

    Sex Differences and the Brain-heart Connection

    Author: Emilie Théberge, MSc. Medical Genetics, Clinical Research Coordinator (University of British Columbia/Vancouver General Hospital)   Editors: Romina Garcia de leon & Shayda Swann (Blog Co-coordinators). Published: December 30th, 2022.

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  2. IranOp
    October 7, 2022

    How Oppression in Iran Impacts Women’s Health

     Authors: Shayda Swann, MD/PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia & Bahareh Azadi, Graduate Student, University of British ColumbiaEditor: Negin (Events & Communications Specialist), Romina Garcia de leon (Blog Coordinator).Publication date: Oct 7th, 2022

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