Nearly 80 million Americans have some strain of the human papillomavirus, which can cause several types of cancer in men and women. The CDC recommends that adolescents receive the HPV vaccine, which protects against cancer-causing strains, but vaccine uptake remains low. To learn more about the virus, vaccination, and new projects to fight HPV at the University of Wisconsin, we talked to Dr. Jake Lauer of the UW Department of Ob-Gyn.
Dr. Kristen Sharp, assistant professor in general obstetrics and gynecology and medical director of the UW-Madison Department of Ob-Gyn's CenteringPregnancy program, plays pregnancy true or false and discusses the value of group prenatal care.
In the first episode of Women's Healthcast, Dr. Deborah Ehrenthal discusses Wisconsin's recent ranking as the worst state in the US for African-American infant mortality, and new health disparities initiatives in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Ehrenthal is the director of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive and Population Health.