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Stress and Midlife

This series highlights key questions confronting women and clinicians regarding stress and its impact on health and functioning during the midlife years.

  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Some women with genetic risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer (e.g., BRCA1/2) opt to undergo prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy (PSO, or surgical removal of the ovaries & fallopian tubes) in order to reduce the...

    Authors: Zarah Batulan, Nadia Maarouf, Vipul Shrivastava and Edward O’Brien

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:7

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  2. Content type: Research

    Because the ovarian follicle pool is established in utero, adverse exposures during this period may be especially impactful on the size and health of the initial follicle endowment, potentially shaping traject...

    Authors: Maria E. Bleil, Paul English, Jhaqueline Valle, Nancy F. Woods, Kyle D. Crowder, Steven E. Gregorich and Marcelle I. Cedars

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:5

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  3. Content type: Research

    In women, midlife is a period of social and physiological change. Ostensibly stressful, cross-sectional studies suggest women experience decreasing stress perceptions and increasing positive outlook during thi...

    Authors: Elizabeth Hedgeman, Rebecca E. Hasson, Carrie A. Karvonen-Gutierrez, William H. Herman and Siobán D. Harlow

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:2

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  4. Content type: Commentary

    Stress is ubiquitous in everyday life, and chronic stress can have negative consequences for health and social welfare. Although a growing body of research addresses the relationships between stress, health, a...

    Authors: Lynnette Leidy Sievert, Nicole Jaff and Nancy Fugate Woods

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:4

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