Impact of menopause on workplace
In a recent study, menopause was associated with an estimated annual financial loss of $1.8 billion in work time and $26.6 billion in medical costs in the United States.
Cesarean delivery associated with colorectal cancer
In a recent study, female patients born by cesarean delivery were more likely to experience early-onset colorectal cancer.
Interest in over-the-counter oral contraception among BIPOC
In a recent study, individuals who had experienced challenges accessing contraceptive care, common among Black, Indigenous, and people of color, were more likely to use an over-the-counter oral contraceptive pill.
Effects of smoking, alcohol, and coffee on female reproductive health
In a recent study, female reproductive hormone concentration and age at menopause were impacted by smoking, alcohol, and coffee consumption.
Induction of labor reduces cesarean delivery rates
In a recent study, rates of cesarean delivery were significantly reduced across a wide variety of hospitals following non-medically indicated induction of labor.
Maternal mortality from COVID-positive pregnancy
In a recent study, significant maternal mortality was found in mothers infected with COVID-19 during pregnancy, with worse outcomes during the second wave of the pandemic compared to the first.
Emotional costs of forced travel for abortion care
In a recent study, being forced to travel out of state for abortion care led to increased feelings of worry, stigma, and being cast out among patients.
Passive smoking effects on nausea and vomiting of pregnancy
In a recent study, rates of severe nausea and vomiting of pregnancy were higher in passive smokers than non-smokers.
Supreme Court votes to keep mifepristone on market
On Friday, the Supreme Court voted to keep mifepristone (Mifeprex; Danco Laboratories) on the market, maintaining its availability for women seeking an abortion.
Preference of digital prenatal education among parents
In a recent study, the SmartMom digital program was able to provide valuable prenatal education through SMS text messaging.
Association between psychiatric and reproductive disorders
In a recent study, anxiety- and depression-related disorders were more common in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, chronic pelvic pain, and other reproductive disorders.
Impact of COVID-19 on abortion care
In a recent review, increased requests for telemedicine abortion and decreased in-person visits to abortion clinics were observed.
Factors influencing self-managed abortion
In a recent study, knowledge and consideration of self-managed abortion was common for patients before accessing in-clinic care.
Racial survival disparities among patients with uterine cancer
In a recent study, histologic subtype accounted for 54.1% of the excess relative risk for Black patients compared to White patients with uterine cancer.
Supreme Court extends abortion pill access to Friday
The Supreme Court will make a decision on whether restrictions on mifepristone (Mifeprex; Danco Laboratories) should pass by Friday night.
Association between obstetric interventions and gestational age
In a recent study, changes in gestational age distribution in the United States reflected increasing induction of labor rates between 1990 and 2017.
Topiramate and oral contraception use not linked to unintended pregnancy
In a recent study, the contraception failure rate for patients taking topiramate and oral contraceptives was similar to patients taking other maintenance therapies and oral contraceptives.
Phase 1 study demonstrates positive results for DARE-HRT1 as VMS treatment
In a recent phase 1 trial, DARE-HRT1 showed positive safety and acceptability results for treating moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms in postmenopausal women.
Prenatal stress during COVID-19
In a recent study, greater levels of prenatal concern were associated with higher risks of anxiety, insomnia, and depression.
Association between prenatal COVID-19 exposure and neurodevelopment
In a recent study, Developmental Assessment of Young Children, second edition scores for neurodevelopmental outcomes did not differ between infants exposed to maternal COVID-19 during pregnancy and those not exposed.
Recent increase in barriers to reproductive care observed
In a recent study, the mean number of barriers to reproductive health care experienced by patients increased from 1.09 in 2017 to 1.29 in 2021.
Association between eviction and child health outcomes
In a recent review, recent eviction was associated with worse child health outcomes.
Can hormone levels be lowered in contraceptives?
A recent model indicates anovulation can be achieved through lower estrogen and progesterone levels in contraceptives than what are currently used.
Florida 6-week abortion ban signed into law
A new abortion ban is set to hit the southern states, this time in Florida, with Florida Governor Robert Desantis signing a 6-week abortion ban into law. Florida is now 1 of 12 US states with approved bans on abortions after 6 weeks.
Doxycycline effectiveness against STIs
In a recent study, doxycycline use reduced the incidence of sexually transmitted infections among transgender women and men who have sex with men.
How timed birth affects preeclampsia rates
In a recent study, timed birth was indicated to reduce the risk of preeclampsia by over half.
State fertility rates during COVID-19 and associated factors
In a recent study, investigators found changes in fertility rates during the COVID-19 pandemic varied, with differences in states’ political leanings and social distancing efforts linked to this variety in impact.
Impact of social determinants of cardiovascular disease risk
The American Heart association has released a statement highlighting the need to include nonbiological factors and social determinants of health in assessments for cardiovascular disease risk.
Mortality risk from pregnancy-associated cancers
In a recent study, women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy and postpartum periods experienced greater rates of mortality than those diagnosed outside of pregnancy.
Impact of ultrasound policies on rate of undiagnosed term breech presentations
In a recent study, routine facility-based third-trimester ultrasounds and point-of-care ultrasounds were both effective in reducing the rate of undiagnosed term breech presentations.
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