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As the deputy women's health editor for Giddy, an award-winning sexual health platform, I've covered a wide range of healthcare topics, including pregnancy, fertility, menopause, cancer, abortion, COVID-19, and more. I've also had the opportunity to interview leading physicians and representatives at a variety of medical organizations and non-profits.

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Interview | Ovarian Cancer

In this exclusive interview with Giddy for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Olympic gold medalist Shannon Miller discusses her ovarian cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, and what it's like to be cancer-free for more than a decade.

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Interview | Breastfeeding

The USBC is an independent nonprofit organization that was formed in 1998 to collaborate with government representatives, nongovernmental organizations and health professional associations to enhance education, drive policy changes and implement workplace practices in the United States that provide breastfeeding support to all families.

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Policy | Abortion

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade today, June 24, 2022. The court's ruling, split 6-3 along ideological lines, undoes its landmark 1973 decision that a pregnant person's right to an abortion is protected by the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.

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Research | COVID-19

Babies born to mothers who were vaccinated against COVID-19 with an mRNA vaccine during pregnancy were less likely to test positive for SARS-CoV-2 in their first four months of life, according to a new study published in June 2022 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Interview | Pregnancy

Approximately 8 percent of pregnancies involve complications that, if left untreated, put the pregnant person or fetus at risk, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. The healthcare system in the United States can make it difficult to receive the necessary care when complications arise, as Genevieve Grabman, J.D., M.P.H., knows all too well.

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Interview | Sexual Health

"Growing up, my body below my waist was a mystery," writes Kate White, M.D., in the introduction to her book, "Your Sexual Health: A Guide to Understanding, Loving and Caring for Your Body" (Mayo Clinic Press, May 2022).

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Policy | Maternal Health

In mid-April 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a series of proposed policies and actions to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity and improve health equity for birthing people in the United States.

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Interview | Miscarriage 

In this exclusive interview, Kate White, M.D., an OB-GYN, miscarriage survivor and now author, discusses her first book, "Your Guide to Miscarriage & Pregnancy Loss: Hope and Healing When You're No Longer Expecting" (Mayo Clinic Press, October 2021).

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Policy | Parenting

The U.S. Senate voted March 23, 2022, to approve the Safe Cribs Act, a bill that makes it unlawful to manufacture, sell or distribute crib bumpers.

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Policy | Parenting

On February 17, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning on some popular baby formula brands, including Similac, Alimentum and EleCare.

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Research | Abortion

According to preliminary data analysis by the Guttmacher Institute, a research and policy organization on sexual and reproductive health topics, abortion via medication accounted for more than half of all abortions in 2020.

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Research | COVID-19

New research on the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna, indicates they do not affect fertility. The study was published on January 25, 2022, in the peer-reviewed journal Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Interview | Cervical Cancer

The nonprofit organization TogetHER for Health is dedicated to increasing understanding of cervical cancer and access to resources that will help eliminate the disease around the world.

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STDs & STIs | HPV

In December 2021, at age 37, I was rolling up my sleeve to get my first dose of the HPV vaccine. I never received it as a kid—and I'm not alone. Only 2.9 percent of women ages 35 to 39 report "receipt of at least one dose," stated Lauri Markowitz, M.D., a medical epidemiologist with the Division of Viral Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Interview | Cervical Cancer

The national nonprofit organization Cervivor provides resources and a community of support for people with cervical cancer. In this exclusive Q&A with Giddy for Cervical Health Awareness Month, Tamika Felder, founder and chief visionary officer, and Morgan Newman, community engagement liaison—both cervical cancer survivors—discuss their own journeys, what inspires them about the work they do, Cervivor's mission in 2022 and the resources the organization provides to those with cervical cancer.

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Interview | Breast Cancer

In this exclusive Q&A with Giddy for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Janine Guglielmino, vice president of Mission Delivery for Living Beyond Breast Cancer, discusses the common misconceptions the general public has about breast cancer, how to best support a loved one with the disease, and the many initiatives, educational programs and robust communities LBBC has created to support those living with breast cancer.

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Interview | Breast Cancer

In this exclusive Q&A with Giddy for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Meg Russell, president of Breast Cancer Alliance, discusses the promising research being funded by BCA, the pandemic's impact on the organization, and the importance of specially-trained breast surgeons.

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Interview | COVID-19

In this Q&A, Daniel Roshan, M.D., FACOG, FACS, who is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is a renowned maternal-fetal medicine specialist in New York, discusses the potential side effects of the vaccine versus contracting COVID while pregnant, what's driving vaccine hesitancy among pregnant Americans and the advice he offers patients who have concerns.

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Interview | Ovarian Cancer

Giddy talks with Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance about promising scientific advancements. Ovarian Cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, and the American Cancer Society estimates this year, about 21,410 women will receive an ovarian cancer diagnosis and about 13,770 women will die from the disease.