Researchers find association between obesity and HMB

April 19, 2021

“Researching how obesity impacts menstrual blood loss is important to improve the ways we prevent and treat the debilitating symptom of heavy menstrual bleeding,” said Jacqueline Maybin, MBChB, PhD, senior research fellow and honorary consultant gynecologist at the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Edinburgh.

In case you missed it: April 12 to April 16
FDA Approves New Oral Contraceptive Nextstellis
ACOG Committee Opinion No. 825 advocates trauma-informed model of care
Radiofrequency ablation of uterine fibroids

Economic impact of coverage expansion for NIPT

April 15, 2021

Expanding coverage for noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) through a performance-based, risk-sharing agreement (PBRSA) resulted in a significant increase in NIPT use, a significant decrease in conventional prenatal screening methods, and a negligible increase in per member per month (PMPM) cost at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) in New England.

Gynecologic Care Needs to Improve in Women With Down Syndrome

April 12, 2021

A team of investigators has found that women with Down Syndrome received gynecologic care at lower-than-recommended rates and at substantially lower rates than other forms of health care. The investigators have called for efforts to improve gynecologic care for this vulnerable population.

Dermatoses of Pregnancy

April 12, 2021

Curbside Consults delivers expert perspectives from physicians outside of the OB/GYN specialty to provide insight into various health issues affecting pregnant women. This new section is the brainchild of Editorial Advisory Board member Christine Isaacs, MD.

Take Note: Lessons from a Doctor

April 09, 2021

A young general practitioner in New York was on the front lines of an epidemic that was as mysterious in its pathology as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Some patients would develop only mild symptoms, but others would get the worst of it, ultimately succumbing to the disease, as medical professionals and other scientists rushed to understand how the disease was being spread.

Reduced Testing, Higher Positivity Rates for Prescription and Illegal Drugs During the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020

April 08, 2021

Lower levels of testing and higher positivity rates, higher rates of dangerous drug combination use, and increases in fatal and non-fatal overdoses during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic reveal a need for more resources to address the opioid epidemic in the United States.

S3E5: LARC in the time of COVID-19 and telehealth: Part 2

April 07, 2021

This video interview features Rachael Phelps, MD, Medical Director at Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, and of the Rochester LARC Initiative; and Amber Truehart, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research at the University of Chicago.

LARC in the time of COVID and telehealth: Part 1

March 31, 2021

This video interview features Rachael Phelps, MD, Medical Director at Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, and of the Rochester LARC Initiative; and Amber Truehart, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research at the University of Chicago.