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JAMA NetSight
October 6, 1999

Women's Health on the Web

Author Affiliations

Dr Cole is Medical Editor for the JAMA Women's Health Information Center Web site and Contributing Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 1999;282(13):1211-1212. doi:10.1001/jama.282.13.1211

You have been asked by the curriculum chairperson at your medical school to develop a module on women's health as a second-year elective for the students. As part of the program you would like to provide the students with a guide to useful Internet sites. Not an avid "Web searcher," you are not sure where to begin.

Women's health encompasses a wide range of topics and cuts across multiple specialties and disciplines. To examine even a small percentage of women's health information on the Internet is a daunting prospect. Entering "women's health" on Yahoo, a popular search engine, resulted in a list of 1617 Web sites and 28 separate categories for more detailed searching.1

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