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Bob Kronemyer


Freelance writer for Contemporary OB/GYN


Efficacy of N. sativa-honey vs. clotrimazole for VVC

November 09, 2022

A study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that both Nigella sativa (N. sativa) (black seed and black cumin)-honey vaginal cream and the antifungal medication clotrimazole significantly improve the symptoms of vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC).

Preventing unintended pregnancies with an OTC progestin-only pill

November 08, 2022

An over-the-counter (OTC) progestin only pill (POP) could potentially reduce the overall number of unintended pregnancies in the United States, according to a modeling study published in the journal Contraception.

Consensus statement on Rh pregnancy testing

November 02, 2022

Rhesus (Rh) immunoglobulin should be given only after 12 weeks gestation for spontaneous abortion, or for medication or uterine aspiration abortion, according to a new consensus statement from the Society of Family Planning (SFP).

Disparities in prenatal health of infants conceived by assisted reproduction

November 01, 2022

Racial and ethnic disparities in adverse perinatal outcomes were significantly greater among women who used medically assisted reproduction (MAR) than those who conceived spontaneously, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.

Abortion restrictions during COVID-19 pandemic

October 24, 2022

A study in the journal Contraception found that, within the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, abortion clinics in states with low or medium hostility to abortion were significantly more likely to embrace innovative medication abortion practices such as changing ultrasound requirements, offering telehealth or dispensing medications without a physical exam, compared to abortion clinics in states with high or extreme hostility to abortion.