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Researcher Leslie Myatt, Ph.D. (pictured left), and clinician Ildiko Agoston, M.D. (right).

Model of excellence in women's health

September 2013

by Natalie Gutierrez

What if that special woman in your life - your mother, grandmother, sister or friend - was sick? What if she needed a doctor, medication or a medical procedure to make her better?

Today, women make up almost half of the U.S. labor force. About 40 percent of all households with children under 18 include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for the family. Single moms account for 8.6 million of those. And, grandmothers are more often becoming primary caregivers for the 1 in 10 children who live with a grandparent.

At The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, researchers and physicians understand the profound impact women have on our lives and society. That’s why women’s health care is a top priority.

The following pages illustrate just a few examples of how Health Science Center researchers, such as Leslie Myatt, Ph.D. (pictured left), and clinicians, like Ildiko Agoston, M.D. (right), are collaborating and leading efforts to enhance the care and services provided to women of all ages and backgrounds in San Antonio and South Texas.

Source: Pew Research Center

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