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Women's Health


Diane Yamada, MD, and Jennifer Bishop, ovarian cancer survivor

The truth of the matter is that, medically, women and men are different--and the differences go way beyond reproductive issues. Research shows that women may respond differently to some treatments than men do. Women are also more likely to develop a wide range of chronic health problems during their lifetimes--from rheumatoid arthritis and migraines to incontinence and depression. Even heart attack symptoms can differ in a woman than a man.

Choosing a doctor that understands how gender affects medical care can make a world of difference. At the University of Chicago Medicine, our physicians are attuned to the unique aspects of caring for women of all ages, from puberty and pregnancy through menopause and advanced age. All of our experts consider how hormones and other unique gender differences might factor into your health--whether you need help with a “female” issue (such as abnormal menstrual periods or endometriosis) or a health problem that crosses both genders (such as asthma, heart disease or lung cancer).

Many of our physicians and researchers are world-renowned for their expertise in diseases that affect women. For instance, our doctors and researchers are involved in developing new treatments for osteoporosis and are unlocking the mysteries behind autoimmune disorders, such as lupus.

Newborn baby boy at the Family Birth Center

Our Brand New Family Birth Center

If you're pregnant or planning a pregnancy, learn more about optimized natural and traditional birth experiences at our new Family Birth Center.

Our dedicated team of obstetricians, midwives, nurses, lactation consultants and other experts specializes in helping families like yours welcome their newest loved ones in the comfort and privacy of our brand new facility.



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