Educating patients about toxins to avoid in daily life may seem daunting but the authors advise focusing on simple, concrete steps that women can take.
Obstetrics-Gynecology & Women's Health
State policies targeting drug and alcohol use during pregnancy have increased in number and have become more punitive, but findings show that these policies may not encourage women to seek the needed care.
Proposed changes to the regulations threaten the preventive health care benefits for women and families that the program was originally created to provide.
Contemporary OB/GYN readers react to some of our articles and share their perspective on issues facing the industry.
A recent study looked at whether a cost-effective finger-prick whole-blood test for toxoplasmosis can reliably detect the presence of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. PLUS: Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) tests are increasingly being offered to women in the first trimester of pregnancy but results from a recent study suggest cfDNA tests may not significantly reduce miscarriage risk.
Contemporary OB/GYN launched the Maternal Mortality Special Series in January with a guest editorial from the series editor, Carolyn Zelop, MD. This quiz goes over some of the important takeaways on the issues she covered. If you need a refresher before taking the quiz, her article can be found here. The answers to each question can be found on the following page.
Doctors in high-stress environments may have the right information but don’t always act on it correctly, study finds.
A collection of standards, guidelines, tools and articles for the OB interested in learning more about initiatives organizations are taking to reduce maternal mortality.
Women who give birth in rural areas face unique challenges because of geography but state-based data collection hampers efforts to understand and address the factors that place them at particular risk for morbidity and mortality.
Research presented during the Pediatric Academic Society (PAS) 2018 Meeting suggests that when it comes to decision-making about hormone therapy (HT), transgender teens and their parents may have different views about preserving biologic fertility.