Bob Kronemyer


Freelance writer for Contemporary OB/GYN


Health literacy and maternal/neonatal outcomes

September 15, 2021

Pregnant individuals with inadequate health literacy have a greater risk of cesarean delivery, major perineal laceration, small-for-gestational-age status and low birth weight, compared to individuals with adequate heath literacy, according to an analysis of data from a large, multicenter cohort study of nulliparous individuals in the United States.

Balstilimab for patients with metastatic cervical cancer

September 15, 2021

Results of a phase 2 study demonstrate that the anti-programmed death-1 (PD-1) antibody balstilimab from Agenus Inc. provides meaningful and durable clinical activity in patients with previously treated, recurrent/metastatic cervical cancer.

Certain incentives may help those with OUD prevent unintended pregnancy

September 10, 2021

Among women with opioid use disorder (OUD) at high risk for unintended pregnancy, on-site contraceptive services coupled with financial incentives to attend follow-up visits to assess contraceptive satisfaction was a significantly more effective and cost-beneficial intervention than without incentives or with usual care, according to a prospective randomized clinical trial in JAMA Psychiatry.