New Drug Product: Duavee

Treatment of moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause. Prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Stopping SSRI Use, Miscarriage Risk

Increased miscarriage risk was seen in a new study, whether women received SSRIs during early pregnancy or discontinued use before pregnancy.

First Male Contraceptive Injection?

Vasalgel, the first male contraceptive injection, is anticipated to enter its first clinical trial beginning in 2015.

Aspirin for Preeclampsia Prevention

The USPSTF is recommending low-dose aspirin for preeclampsia prevention in high-risk pregnant women.

Oral Contraceptive Use, Panic Disorder

Use of oral contraceptives may be associated reduced occurrence of panic disorder (PD) or diagnosis.

Menopause and Breast Inflammation

Body mass index (BMI) and postmenopausal status are independently associated with breast white adipose tissue (WAT) inflammation.

Are Celiac Disease, Infertility Linked?

The question of whether celiac disease impairs a woman’s fertility is discussed in a new study .

Chart: Drugs Used in Pregnancy

Review this newly updated chart on drugs used in pregnancy for quick information when you need it.

News

Obesity, Endocrine Disruptors Linked to Early Puberty

In a recent opinion article, Dr. Laurence Steinberg describes the association between the obesity rate among children in the U.S. and the falling age of the onset of puberty.

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Screening for All Sexually Active Women, Says USPSTF

All sexually active women should be screened for two of the most common sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Behavioral Counseling for STI Reduction Advised

All sexually active adolescents and adults who are at increased risk for sexually transmitted infections should undergo "intensive" behavioral counseling to help prevent risky sexual behaviors (a B recommendation), according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Standards for Due Date Estimation Issued by ACOG, SMFM, AIUM

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine have jointly released new recommendations for estimating gestational age and the anticipated due date for pregnant women.

Iron Intake in Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

Taking iron supplements as prescribed may play a role in reducing the risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Case Studies

Are Postpartum Women Prone to IUD Uterine Perforation?

Are Postpartum Women Prone to IUD Uterine Perforation?

Ms. R, a 28-year-old G1P1 presents at four weeks postpartum requesting long-acting contraception via an IUD.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Case Reveals More Underlying Conditions

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Case Reveals More Underlying Conditions

Mrs. A, a 35-year-old G2P2 reports for an annual exam and contraceptive counseling as a new patient to your practice. She states that her menstrual cycles are "regular," occurring monthly, but reports heavier bleeding, often passing clots. She also is experiencing increased cramping with her periods.

Postmenopausal Palpable Ovary Discovered

Postmenopausal Palpable Ovary Discovered

Mrs. E, a 55-year-old G1,P1 presents as a new patient, having just moved to the area. She admits to "missing" her annual GYN exams for "several years." She describes herself as "healthy and active" and states that she engages in regular exercise (walking).

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