McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Women's Health

Being a man or a woman has a significant impact on health, as a result of both biological and gender-related differences. The health of women and girls is of particular concern because, in many societies, they are disadvantaged by discrimination rooted in sociocultural factors. Poverty tends to yield a higher burden on women and girls' health.

World Health Organization (WHO)

Let's talk about endometriosis

Video about endometriosis

This video describes the symptoms of and treatment for endometriosis, a common condition among women that is often not discussed.

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Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Maternal and Fetal Health

Video about IPF effects

This video discusses the harmful effects of intimate partner violence (IPV) on mothers and babies.

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Flibanserin: The Female Viagra

Video about Flibanserin

This video promotes awareness of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) in women and looks at using Flibanserin to treat the condition.

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Video about pregnancy

These videos discuss issues involved with pregnancy.

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Contraceptives 101

Video about contraceptives

Contraceptives are methods or devices that prevent pregnancy. This video focuses on 2 main categories of contraceptives: physical barriers and hormonal contraceptives.

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Does the Birth Control Pill Lead to Weight Gain?

Video about birth control pills and weight gain

This video explains what the birth control pill is, the different types of birth control pills, how the pill works and if long-term weight gain can result from using the pill.

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Demystifying Birth Control Pills

Video about birth control pills

This video provides an overview of the female reproductive system and how the birth control pills work to alter the menstrual cycle.

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What is Breast Cancer?

Overview video about breast cancer

This video provides an understanding of what breast cancer is, what its risk factors are and insight into what breast cancer researchers are doing to help.

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Are you there Quterus, It’s me, Peri!

Video about first menstrual period

This video debunks myths and clarify everything you need to know about getting your first period.

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Busting Sexual Health Myths — What is a Hymen?

Video about hymen

There are many misconceptions regarding the hymen. In this video learn more about this mysterious organ so you can make safe and educated decisions about your body.

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What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

Video about polycystic ovarian syndrome

This video provides an overview of polycystic ovarian syndrome.

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Pathophysiology

Video about pathophysiology of polycystic ovarian syndrome

This video looks at the pathophysiology of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

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