The Women's Health Research Institute (WHRI) recently held a special gathering to celebrate their 10-year anniversary.
The institute – embedded within BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre – has come a long way, and as part of the celebration attendees learned about all the amazing work happening in the area of women’s health research.
Some notable research that has come out of WHRI include:
- Canadian Contraception Access Research Team (CART), which aims to ensure equal access to family planning by providing access to free contraception to high risk populations;
- Safe Methods at the Right Time (SMART), a program that came out of the work of CART that provides free contraception to women at the time of abortion to decrease incidences of abortion; the role of gene mutation in endometriosis;
- Wel-Tel Oak Tree project, a pilot program that utilizes text messaging to connect with patients for more engaged care.