Freelance writer for Contemporary OB/GYN
Preterm delivery and mother’s long-term risk of hypertensionDecember 16th 2021
A study in JAMA Cardiology found that women who delivered preterm had greater than a 50% increased risk of hypertension within the next 10 years, and that risk more than doubled in cases of extreme preterm, compared to women who delivered full term.
Premenopausal ovaries removal and subsequent cognitive performanceDecember 14th 2021
A study in JAMA Network Open has concluded that women who undergo bilateral oophorectomy before menopause are significantly more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment and poorer performance on cognitive tests about 30 years later compared to women who do not have the procedure.
Laser for postmenopausal vaginal symptomsDecember 2nd 2021
For women with postmenopausal vaginal symptoms, fractional carbon dioxide laser versus sham treatment fails to significantly improve vaginal symptoms after 12 months, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial in JAMA.
Counseling on adverse events of intrauterine contraceptionDecember 2nd 2021
Professionals who provide contraception counseling need sufficient training and resources to offer comprehensive information about adverse reactions of intrauterine contraception, according to 2 web-based discussion boards about sexual and reproductive health.
Midlife vision impairment and depressive symptomsDecember 2nd 2021
Midlife women with early-stage vision impairment are significantly more likely to develop depressive symptoms, according to a study in the journal Menopause, which used data from the Michigan site of the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN).
The relationship between uterine fibroids and infertilityNovember 12th 2021
Due to uterine fibroids being a potential cause of infertility, treatment options like myomectomy should be discussed individually with the patient, according to an article published in Diagnostics that evaluated the relationship.
Increasing access to contraception in the United StatesNovember 11th 2021
One year after the close of the Increasing Access to Contraception (IAC) Learning Community, participants had sustained their efforts in support of at least 1 goal: to improve women’s access to the full range of contraceptive options.
Robotic-assisted surgery for gynecologic proceduresNovember 9th 2021
“Today, many of these cases are done as open surgery, including approximately 60% of all hysterectomies performed globally, despite the clear benefits of minimally invasive surgery, which includes fewer complications, a shorter hospital stay, and a faster return to normal activities,” Peron told Contemporary OB/GYN®.
Menopause preparedness for patient, provider, and policymakerOctober 27th 2021
A more standardized approach to menopause preparedness, including educating both patients and providers, is needed to improve care and quality of life for individuals during and after menopause, according to a study in the journal Menopause.
New risk factors for vulvovaginal candidiasis and recurrenceOctober 20th 2021
A study in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases has identified 2 new risk factors for vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC)—frequency of indigestion of milk and dairy products, and changes in bowel habits.