New Drug Product: Duavee

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

Delayed Cord Clamping, Baby Placement

A new study suggests that in delayed cord clamping, placing the baby at pelvic level for a minute or more is not necessary.

Fertility Treatments Create "Twin Boom"

Twin births have almost doubled over the last three decades and account for more than 20–30% of conceptions via in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

Neonatal Outcomes and Maternal BMI

Increases in maternal body mass index (BMI) are associated with increased risks of adverse perinatal and neonatal outcomes

First Generic Ortho Evra Patch Launched

Mylan announced that it has launched Xulane, the generic version of Janssen's Ortho Evra transdermal patch.

Social Media, Contraceptive Knowledge

Use of social media in addition to standard contraceptive education is associated with improved patient contraceptive knowledge.

FDA: HPV Test Instead of Pap

An FDA panel voted unanimously that a HPV test could be used before or instead of the Pap smear as a first step in cervical ...

Chart: Prenatal Vitamins With DHA

A table of prenatal vitamins that contain DHA including vitamin and mineral content for each vitamin.

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News

First HPV Test for Primary Cervical Cancer Approved

The FDA has approved Roche's cobas HPV Test, the first human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test for women ages >25 that can be used alone to help assess the need for additional diagnostic testing for cervical cancer.

No Link Between Labor Induction, Augmentation and Autism

Current evidence suggests no correlation between labor induction and augmentation and the risk of autism spectrum disorder.

ACA Birth Control Mandate Has Majority Support

Nearly 70% of Americans support the new health care law's mandated coverage of birth control.

Pregnancy Complications with Chronic Hypertension

Meta-analysis shows increased risks of superimposed preeclampsia, preterm delivery, low birth weight

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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