Women's Health

See below for all Women's Health programs, or browse by topic:

Breast Cancer
Pregnancy and Prenatal Care
Reproductive and Sexual Health

Videos & Podcasts

Dr. Chambers is a professor of pediatrics at University of California, San Diego and Director of Clinical Research for the Department of Pediatrics at UCSD and Rady Children's Hospital. She is a perinatal epidemiologist, whose research is focused on environmental exposures in pregnancy and child health outcomes, including birth defects. In this talk she explores the need for better data on medication safety for pregnancy and breast-feeding. Recorded on 11/6/2018.
Date: 1/15/2019 Hits/Views: 26,528
WatchAudio Podcast

There are many kinds of providers who can care for you and your baby during pregnancy. Which one is right for you? Dr. Julia Cormano explains how obstetricians, certified nurse midwives, family medicine physicians, and perinatologists work with you from conception through delivery.
Date: 11/26/2018 Hits/Views: 5,183
WatchAudio Podcast

As you enter your second trimester, it is time to start thinking about prenatal classes. What classes are commonly offered and how can they help you prepare for the birth of your child? Dr. Julia Cormano walks you through some of your options and shares valuable questions you can ask during each class.
Date: 10/25/2018 Hits/Views: 8,794
WatchAudio Podcast

Miscarriage is more common than most people realize. Dr. Julia Cormano walks you through the common causes of miscarriage and ways to reduce your risk. She also explains the signs and symptoms of miscarriage and when you should call your provider.
Date: 10/24/2018 Hits/Views: 6,849
WatchAudio Podcast

At around 35 weeks into your pregnancy, your provider will order a Group B Strep test. What is Group B strep and how does it affect your baby? Dr. Julia Cormano explains the test, what your results mean, and how it impacts you and your baby during labor and delivery.
Date: 10/24/2018 Hits/Views: 8,300
WatchAudio Podcast

Food is medicine. That insight inspired the late rancher and developer Dick Krupp to endow one of the largest funds of its kind to support integrative nutrition research at UC San Diego. As Gordon Saxe, MD, the director of UCSD's Center for Integrative Nutrition and others explain, the Krupp-funded projects focus on how diet and natural therapeutics can help reduce or cure common health problems. Among the projects featured feeding cancer patients congee, a grain-based porridge to ease the side effects of chemotherapy, a study led by Caitlin Costello, MD, of the Moores Cancer Center. Also, Sanjay Agarwal, MD, looks at the impact of a healthy diet on women who suffer from endometriosis. And finally, Robert Weinreb, MD, the director of the Shiley Eye Institute, introduces a new field of medicine called Integrative Ophthalmology. All agree: what you eat matters!
Date: 1/19/2018 Hits/Views: 20,649
WatchAudio Podcast

A panel of experts in health policy and women's health programs discuss how maternal and child health care, family planning and reproductive health services may be affected by potential changes coming out of Washington both through the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and administrative actions. Recorded on 07/19/2017.
Date: 9/15/2017 Hits/Views: 116,006
WatchAudio Podcast

Clinical psychologist Erik Groessl talks about research showing the value of yoga in reducing pain, improving physical function and overcoming opioid addiction in military veterans, among other patients, in this conversation with Paul J. Mills of UC San Diego.
Date: 9/8/2017 Hits/Views: 34,318
WatchAudio Podcast

Osteoporosis compromises your bone strength - increasing your risk of fractures. Heather Hofflich, DO, FACE, Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego Health System explains how osteoporosis is diagnosed, its secondary causes, as well as treatment and prevention options.
Date: 8/10/2017 Hits/Views: 62,297
WatchAudio Podcast

Surgeon and historian Jack C. Fisher sits down with Dr. David Granet to discuss fundamental differences between silicon and silicone. Though the fear surrounding their usage was unwarranted and not based in scientific fact, battles waged about their safety and government regulation followed suit.
Date: 6/30/2017 Hits/Views: 30,228
WatchAudio Podcast

Drawing on her own experience growing up in the caste system in India, Sudha Shetty channels her compassion for others into research and advocacy for victims of domestic violence.
Date: 6/23/2017 Hits/Views: 10,447
WatchAudio Podcast

Drawing on her own experience growing up in the caste system in India, Sudha Shetty channels her compassion for others into research and advocacy for victims of domestic violence.
Date: 6/23/2017 Hits/Views: 6,076
WatchAudio Podcast

Surviving gynecologic cancer means follow-up care and regaining sexual health. Learn how often to be seen and what tests are needed. Learn how to manage symptoms from medication, surgery, and chemotherapy. Almost all cancer treatments have the potential to alter sexual function which represents a major quality of life issue. With treatment, many patients can have improved functioning. Recorded on 03/28/2017.
Date: 6/19/2017 Hits/Views: 52,569
WatchAudio Podcast

Explore treatments, other than surgery, to treat gynecologic cancer: radiation, cytotoxic chemotherapy, targeted treatments, and immunotherapy. Recorded on 03/21/2017.
Date: 6/12/2017 Hits/Views: 57,133
WatchAudio Podcast

Find out the ways you can reduce your risk of gynecologic cancers. Learn about the risk factors, symptoms and prevention of cancers such as ovarian, uterine, and cervical. Recorded on 03/14/2017.
Date: 6/5/2017 Hits/Views: 55,757
WatchAudio Podcast

Genetics underlies all cancers. Early-onset cancer, multiple primaries, family history, and ancestry can suggest inherited risk. UCSF Dr. Jocelyn Chapman and genetic counselor Julie Mak explain that genetic testing with multi-gene tests identify inherited risk and can improve early detection, prevention, and treatment of cancer. But tests vary widely in quality and scope. Find out what you need to know to make the best decisions about managing complex genetic information. Recorded on 02/28/2017.
Date: 5/22/2017 Hits/Views: 77,611
WatchAudio Podcast

Learn about the risk factors, prevention and treatment of gynecologic cancers: ovarian cancer, uterine (endometrial) cancer, and cervical cancer Recorded on 02/21/2017.
Date: 5/15/2017 Hits/Views: 66,744
WatchAudio Podcast

Drawing on her own experience growing up in the caste system in India, Sudha Shetty channels her compassion for others into research and advocacy for victims of domestic violence and child abduction. As she describes here in a conversation with Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, Shetty has helped judges and others in the legal community protect women and children from the unintended consequences of poorly drafted policies.
Date: 5/12/2017 Hits/Views: 13,818
WatchAudio Podcast

Nancy Bardacke, nurse-midwife, mindfulness teacher, and originator of the Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting program at UCSF has been assisting birthing families for more than four decades. She explores the benefits of mindfulness meditation for childbirth and parenting. Recorded on 06/02/2016.
Date: 9/5/2016 Hits/Views: 97,600
WatchAudio Podcast

Dr. Tami Rowen discusses women's sexual health as they age. Recorded on 03/23/2016.
Date: 6/20/2016 Hits/Views: 95,521
WatchAudio Podcast

Pelvic floor dysfunction refers to a wide range of conditions that can occur due to muscle weakness, hypertonicity or joint dysfunction and can be related to Incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain. Recorded on 03/16/2016.
Date: 6/13/2016 Hits/Views: 84,881
WatchAudio Podcast

Dr. Jonathan George looks at the thyroid physiology and disorders. Recorded on 03/09/2016.
Date: 6/6/2016 Hits/Views: 133,409
WatchAudio Podcast

A third of premature deaths in the US are attributable to poor nutrition and physical inactivity. Only 10% of Americans eat a healthy diet consistent with current nutrition recommendations. Dr. Robert Baron explains why you should care about what you eat and how to eat for healthfully. Recorded on 02/17/2016.
Date: 5/30/2016 Hits/Views: 189,377
WatchAudio Podcast

Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD, MSc, Distinguished Professor and Chair, UCSF Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences (UCSF OB/GYN & RS) and Past President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Recorded on 10/06/2015.
Date: 12/11/2015 Hits/Views: 127,578
WatchAudio Podcast

Presiding: Jeanne A. Conry, MD, PhD, Past president, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Assistant Physician-in-Chief North Valley, Kaiser Permanente. From Silent Spring to Silent Night. Tyrone B. Hayes, PhD, Professor, Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley. Environmental Reproductive Health in Developing Countries. Katsi Cook, Program Director for Indigenous Communities, NoVo Foundation. Global Reproductive Health and the Environment: What Does the Evidence Say? Tracey J. Woodruff, PhD, MPH, Professor and Director, University of California, San Francisco, Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment. Vision for the Future. Dr. Jennifer Blake, CEO, The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. Recorded on 10/07/2015.
Date: 12/11/2015 Hits/Views: 143,479
WatchAudio Podcast

Surgeon and historian Jack C. Fisher sits down with Dr. David Granet to discuss the controversial history of silicone medical devices - including breast implants. Though the fear surrounding their usage was unwarranted and not based in scientific fact, battles waged about their safety and government regulation followed suit. Dr. Fisher argues that regulatory policy should rely on valid science and not on the fear of risk. Recorded on 04/17/2015.
Date: 5/15/2015 Hits/Views: 40,712
WatchAudio Podcast

Almost 6,000 women in the US reach menopause every day. Kathryn Macaulay, M.D. explains common symptoms of menopause and its potential health effects. Learn the latest methods of managing symptoms and utilizing newer therapies.
Date: 5/14/2015 Hits/Views: 150,899
WatchAudio Podcast

About 25% of reproductive-aged women have fibroids. These non-cancerous tumors are the most common reason for hysterectomies. Drs. Jeannette Lager and Maureen Kohi explore minimally invasive approaches to treating fibroids. Recorded on 03/17/2015.
Date: 4/27/2015 Hits/Views: 68,391
WatchAudio Podcast

About one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer. Dr. Mindy Goldman, Director of the Women's Cancer Care Program at UCSF, specializes in women's health care and gynecology issues for breast cancer patients and those at risk for cancer. She presents a clinician's perspective on screening and prevention of this all-too-common disease. Recorded on 02/24/2015.
Date: 4/6/2015 Hits/Views: 71,139
WatchAudio Podcast

Dr. Michael Policar, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF School of Medicine, explores what's new in the management of menopause. From tips for living with hot flashes to hormone treatment, see what works and what doesn't. Recorded on 02/17/2015.
Date: 3/30/2015 Hits/Views: 98,880
WatchAudio Podcast

Dr. Carlin Senter is a primary care sports medicine doctor whose focus is to help patients of all ages stay active. She explores exercise and the athlete in every woman. Recorded on 02/10/2015.
Date: 3/23/2015 Hits/Views: 52,407
WatchAudio Podcast

Dr. Loris Hwang, UCSF Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, looks at what to consider in choosing a contraceptive method for a teen or young adult. She explains what medical conditions are treated using hormonal contraception and which methods are most effective. Recorded on 11/19/2014.
Date: 2/9/2015 Hits/Views: 74,080
WatchAudio Podcast

Carol L. Wagner, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, discusses how vitamin D status during pregnancy varies around the globe and the implications of maternal vitamin D deficiency for both the mother and her developing fetus. Recorded on 12/10/2014.
Date: 1/23/2015 Hits/Views: 63,361
WatchAudio Podcast

The visual science-based storyline uses time lapse imaging and animation to highlight methods of and theories from biology and physics about breast density and its relationship to cancer risk. It is meant to serve as an educational tool for health care providers and professionals as well as breast cancer advocates and organizations to explain one of the theories regarding the biology behind breast density and its relationship to breast cancer risk.
Date: 11/14/2014 Hits/Views: 29,420
WatchAudio Podcast

Can steroid therapies drive you crazy? Two leading neuropsychiatrists share their dramatic and startling findings that yes, certain glucocorticoids such as prednisone can lead to erratic and self-destructive behavior, especially in women. Dr. Lewis Judd of UC San Diego and Dr. Sherwood Brown of the University of Texas, along with an international roster of co-authors, recently published this eye-opening research in The American Journal of Psychiatry and discuss their work here with Nick Binkley, President of the Diana Foundation. Recorded on 09/11/2014.
Date: 10/3/2014 Hits/Views: 415,340
WatchAudio Podcast

UCSF Kidney Transplant Program - Update in Transplantation 2013 Part Two: Fertility and Pregnancy in Transplantation. Sindhu Chandran, MD discusses the issues, outcomes and treatments for fertility and pregnancy in kidney transplant recipients.
Date: 4/10/2014 Hits/Views: 69,023
WatchAudio Podcast

General manager of the Exergy TWENTY16 cycling team Nicola Cranmer shares insights in to the lives of women in professional cycling. Dr. Kristin Wingfield discusses athletic injuries specific to women including breast pain, amenorrhea, osteoporosis and more.
Date: 8/26/2013 Hits/Views: 340,383
WatchAudio Podcast

Dr. Monica Gandhi addresses the differences in treating men and women; Dr. Deborah Cohan discusses conceiving (or not) in the 21st century; and Dr. Theodore Ruel discusses children and HIV.
Date: 7/8/2013 Hits/Views: 161,710
WatchAudio Podcast

Early pregnancy and multiparity are known to reduce the risk of women to develop breast cancer at menopause. The differentiation of the breast induced by the hormones of pregnancy is thought to play a major role in this protection. Jose Russo, Fox Chase Cancer Center, examines the mechanism mediating the protection of the breast conferred by full term pregnancy.
Date: 5/8/2013 Hits/Views: 75,320
WatchAudio Podcast

The reproductive toxicity of phthalates has been known since the 1990's. Shanna Swan, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has worked for over twenty-five years to understand the threats posed by chemicals to our environment and our health, and, when necessary, to develop new paradigms to assess their risks. Findings warrant concern that low dose prenatal exposure to anti-androgenic chemicals may affect human male reproductive health.
Date: 4/17/2013 Hits/Views: 25,441
WatchAudio Podcast

One "window of susceptibility" that may represent periods of particular vulnerability to specific chemical, dietary, or psychosocial stresses that influence breast cancer risk is pregnancy. Speakers in this session are: Melissa Troester, Jose Russo and Janice Barlow.
Date: 4/10/2013 Hits/Views: 113,303
WatchAudio Podcast

Linda Birnbaum, Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, discusses the future of federally conducted and supported research on breast cancer and the environment.
Date: 4/3/2013 Hits/Views: 63,362
WatchAudio Podcast

Today's fast-paced women can find themselves caught up in what has been called the "Superwoman Syndrome." Women often feel pressure to achieve in many domains: at home, with their families, in their work, in caring for friends, and even with their appearance. Margaret Chesney, Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF, explores how to find balance and your own path to wellness.
Date: 3/11/2013 Hits/Views: 626,435
WatchAudio Podcast

Elissa Epel, UCSF health psychologist looks at social and psychobiological difficulties involved with caregiving and offers practical advice for managing stress, especially in women.
Date: 3/4/2013 Hits/Views: 196,214
WatchAudio Podcast

UCSF's Dr. Mary Whooley explores how psychological stress, particularly depression, influences the onset and progression of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Whooley also discusses studies that point to effective strategies for treating depression and heart disease.
Date: 2/25/2013 Hits/Views: 683,594
WatchAudio Podcast

Sleep deprivation takes a huge toll on society. Kathryn Lee, UCSF School of Nursing, explores sleep, fatigue, and circadian rhythms particularly in women.
Date: 2/18/2013 Hits/Views: 535,247
WatchAudio Podcast

We are bombarded with images of super thin models and actresses. Andrea Garber, UCSF Division of Adolescent Medicine, explores what it means to have a healthy body image and how to help girls attain it.
Date: 2/11/2013 Hits/Views: 178,775
WatchAudio Podcast

Dr. Louann Brizendine is a neuropsychiatrist interested in all aspects of the human mind. The author of "The Female Brain" and "The Male Brain." An expert in women's moods and hormones, she explores the pressures that women face.
Date: 2/4/2013 Hits/Views: 3,062,131
WatchAudio Podcast

Margaret Chesney, Director of the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, explores the role women can play in maintenance of optimal well-being. Recorded on 06/21/2011.
Date: 10/31/2011 Hits/Views: 181,470
WatchAudio Podcast

The National Center of Excellence in Women's Health and Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UC San Francisco present lectures to provide practical, easy ways to be proactive with your health. In this episode, Susan Folkman, Director of The UCSF Osher Center, talks about learning ways to manage and cope with stress. Recorded on 04/14/2009.
Date: 6/1/2009 Hits/Views: 491,237
WatchAudio Podcast

Explore the challenges of teen pregnancy and parenting and learn how communities can come together to reduce teen pregnancy. Recorded on 05/04/2009.
Date: 5/4/2009 Hits/Views: 84,180
WatchAudio Podcast

Dr. Hilda Hutcherson is professor of Clinical Obstetrics/Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center College of Physicians and Surgeons, a columnist for Glamour and Essence Magazines, and the author of three books. She argues that sex is a natural human right and that satisfying sex has health benefits. She explores how women can embrace their sexuality and experience the pleasure they need and deserve.
Date: 3/19/2009 Hits/Views: 42,171
Sign up for UCTV's monthly e-newsletter:
contact info



where to watch

videos & podcasts

live stream


more info
about uctv


program contributors

university of california



©2016 Regents of the University of California. All right reserved. Terms and Conditions of Use.