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July 2013

Melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer. It often develops as a new lesion but can sometimes develop from a pre-existing mole.

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A Question of Health

Every month Women’s Health Matters will be recruiting an expert to answer a question about a health issue that’s in the news or on women’s minds.

This month’s topic: When should I have a mole checked out?

In July, Women’s Health Matters spoke with Dr. Jensen Yeung, medical director of the Ricky Kanee Schachter Dermatology Centre and the Phototherapy Education and Research Centre at Women’s College Hospital, about how to monitor your own skin for suspicious moles.

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Sexual assault services: how male victims use resources
Services for sexual assault survivors are often thought of as resources for women, and that’s not surprising given the numbers: the overwhelming majority of adult sexual assault victims are women. But recent research sheds light on how male victims of sexual assault use those services, and it shows that these resources are also valuable to men.

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Women are at an increased risk of developing mood and anxiety disorders, especially during their reproductive years. For pregnant women and new mothers, a change in hormones, body and emotions may provoke a potential vulnerability in developing mental health difficulties. The most common perinatal mental health difficulties that affect women during this transition are anxiety and depression. Visit the Perinatal Mental Health section of our Online Mental Health Centre to learn more about the signs of postpartum depression, the risk factors of perinatal depression and how to cope with the disorder.

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