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

Spotting May Be Endometriosis Marker for Women With Infertility

Premenstrual spotting for two or more days is associated with endometriosis in women with infertility.

Placenta's Role in Preeclampsia Challenged in Editorial

In a new editorial, the traditionally held belief that preeclampsia may be caused by an issue with the placenta is challenged and a new unified theory is presented.

Medicare Subsidy Improves Breast Cancer Treatment After Surgery

A Medicare subsidy program makes it more likely that breast cancer patients in all racial and ethnic groups will continue hormone therapy after surgery for their cancer, according to research scheduled to be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's 2014 Quality Care Symposium.

Egg Freezing Offered to Female Facebook, Apple Employees

Apple and Facebook will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs, making them the first major employers to offer this benefit for non-medical reasons.

Elective, Cesarean Delivery Rates Not Tied to Maternal, Neonatal Morbidity in Hospitals

Hospital-level perinatal indicators (elective delivery <39 weeks and cesarean delivery) are not significantly associated with maternal or neonatal morbidity.

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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