Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Vaginal microbiome does not influence babies’ gut microbiome
New University of British Columbia research is challenging a longstanding assumption that a baby’s gut microbiome is primarily shaped by their mother’s vaginal microbiome, while shedding new light on the factors that do influence its development.
Mar 31, 2023
Bivalent vaccines are here: What it means for people who are pregnant
We spoke with Dr. Deborah Money about what expecting parents need to know about vaccinations this fall.
Nov 8, 2022
UBC professor’s new workbook offers tools for a better sex life
When UBC psychologist and sex researcher Dr. Lori Brotto published her first book, Better Sex Through Mindfulness, she upended convention by revealing how mindfulness can be used to treat sexual difficulties in women, such as lack of desire, pain and trauma.
Oct 18, 2022
National survey of abortion care providers shows access has improved
Researchers from UBC’s department of obstetrics and gynaecology recently surveyed 465 healthcare professionals who provided abortion care in Canada in 2019—the first such survey in seven years.
Sep 27, 2022
UBC experts on access to abortion
The U.S. Supreme Court appears set to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion in the U.S., according to a draft majority opinion leaked to news outlets. UBC experts are available to comment.
May 3, 2022
Sexual health and domestic violence during COVID-19
Dr. Lori Brotto, a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at UBC’s faculty of medicine, is leading a national survey to measure changes in sexual health and the prevalence of gender-based violence during COVID-19.
Jul 16, 2020