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

Is Herceptin Best for HER2+ Breast Cancer Patients?

Trastuzumab (Herceptin) is the best drug treatment for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive breast cancer and should remain the standard of care for that type of tumor, according to new research.

IUDs, Contraceptive Implants Should Be "First-Line" for Teen Girls, Says AAP

Long-acting contraceptive devices should be the first choice of birth control for teenage girls, new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics state.

Time Between Pregnancies May Influence Autism Risk

Research indicates that both short and long interpregnancy intervals (IPI) may increase the risk of adverse conditions for fetal development, specifically autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Nearly 2 Million Women Infected with Chlamydia, But Many Unaware

An estimated 1.8 million Americans aged 14-39 are infected with Chlamydia trachomatis, and many don't know it.

Can Skirt Size Predict Breast Cancer Risk?

For each increase in skirt size every 10 years, the risk of developing breast cancer after menopause could increase by 33%.

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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