From women seeking infertility care to those managing menopause, keeping healthy is crucial—whether preventing pregnancy complications, cancer, or heart disease—no matter what your age or stage.

This guide offers information on what’s new and now, such as ovarian cancer vaccine research and the latest in genetic testing. It also shares tips on ongoing health issues and questions, including the benefits of exercise and which vitamin supplements may be right for you. You may also be surprised to discover that cardiovascular disease remains the leading killer of women—but one of the most preventable. You’ll hear from our doctors, in their own words, about contraception. And finally, with health care reform continuing in Oregon, perhaps at a faster pace than ever before, we’ll explain what it might mean for you.

At the OHSU Center for Women’s Health, we offer a wide variety of specialty services, from overall wellness to highly specialized care—including infertility, obstetrics, high-risk pregnancy care, urogynecology, and oncology. As an academic medical center, our environment is fueled by research, teaching, care, and innovation. We spread this knowledge and ongoing learning, sharing exciting health developments and improving the health of all women throughout our community.

While this information can serve as a guide to the latest in women’s health, it’s not a substitute for talking to your health care provider about your own personal concerns. Each woman is different, and we encourage all women to have regular and ongoing communications with their provider of choice to achieve the best possible health and wellness.

Aaron Caughey, MD, MPH, PhD

Professor & Chair,
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Julie Neupert Stott Director,
Center for Women’s Health

Womens Health Annual