Morgan Petronelli
Morgan Petronelli, Managing Editor


How technology can improve obstetric care

In this video interview, experts provide a synopsis of their presentation about technology and obstetric care at the 2023 ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting.

Jessica Wolfe, PhD, MPH


Violence against women and acquired brain injuries

Violence against women and resulting traumatic brain injuries increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brian Miller, MD, PhD, MPH


Bipolar disorder in perinatal women

Researchers performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the prevalence of bipolar disorder and associated mood episodes in perinatal women.

Karissa A. Leong, MD


Accidental bowel leakage

These tips for the ob-gyn specialist can help patients manage.

Frank McGillin


Why specialty care outcomes depend on virtual access to expertise

Difficulties accessing virtual care and support remain a barrier to the best care for patients facing complex conditions.

Quinn Everts


US district judge hearing arguments to potentially halt distribution of abortion pill mifepristone

Contemporary OB/GYN® will continue to update this story as new information becomes available.

Jon Matthew Farber, MD


Study: Association between COVID-19 vaccination and vulvar ulcers

Patients first reported systemic symptoms, such as fevers, headache, and myalgias; vulvar symptoms, which included vulvar pain and dysuria, typically developed 2 days after vaccination and peaked within 5 days.

Vanessa L. Rogers, MD


Addressing health care disparities: A simple way to better serve your patients

Vanessa L. Rogers, MD, shares her expert insight into ways practitioners can address health care disparities in their area and provide patients with better care.

Sarah Pitts, MD


Hormonal contraception’s effect on adolescent bone health

Hormonal implants are generally thought to be safe for bone, although whether a young adolescent would reach their genetically determined PBM while using a contraceptive implant is not known.

Rana F. Hamdy, MD


What you need to know right now about the COVID-19 Omicron variant

An update from infectious disease expert, Rana F. Hamdy, MD, on the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Kristie L. Kahl


Study confirms adding palbociclib to endocrine therapy may not improve outcomes in early breast cancer

The addition of palbociclib to endocrine therapy was not associated with preventing disease recurrence in patients with hormone receptor (HR)–positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)–negative early breast cancer, according to final results of the phase 3 PALLAS trial.

Jordan Rosenfeld


What do younger doctors want from their careers?

Because practicing medicine in 2022 looks very different than practicing medicine 40 or even 20 years ago, younger doctors are setting different priorities for their careers than their older peers.

Erin Smith


Violence against women and acquired brain injuries

Violence against women and resulting traumatic brain injuries increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Isabella Ciccone, MPH


FDA clears Theranica's Nerivio for migraine prevention

The wearable device received its original FDA go-ahead in 2019, and has since demonstrated effectiveness in preventive and acute care for migraine treatment in adolescents and adults.

Jun Hu, MD


Vulvar infection in patient with acute myeloid leukemia

This vulvar infection rarely is seen but presents an intriguing case.

Jared Robins, MD


Not just abortion: How the demise of Roe v Wade may impact fertility care

As we were going to press with the July issue, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion, and leaving the question of abortion rights to the states.

Antonia DePace


Gut health may impact tumor response to radiation

The overgrowth of fungi could cause the immune system to stop fighting cancer, according to a study.

Ilya Petrou, MD


Atopic dermatitis and infertility

A recent study showed that patients with atopic dermatitis have a higher prevalence of infertility, highlighting the need for clinicians to be wary of this increased risk and improve the care and management of this patient population.

Louis Damiano, DO


Solutions for spinal headaches

Curbside Consults delivers expert perspectives from physicians outside the ob-gyn specialty to provide insight into various health issues affecting pregnant women. In this installment, we learn more about the diagnosis and management of headaches in postpartum patients.

Matthew Fowler


Detecting endometrial cancer with new non-invasive blood test

Researchers from a study published in Cancers discovered a new method of detecting endometrial cancer in women via a simple, non-invasive blood test.

Oluyemisi A. Adeyemi-Fowode, MD


Understanding abnormal uterine bleeding in adolescents

Experts take a look at 2 cases to understand abnormal uterine bleeding in adolescents and provide a useful screening tool.

Daphna Stroumsa, MD, MPH, MSC


How health care systems and providers can address cisnormativity

Halley Crissman, MD, MPH, shares her insight on the ways in which hospital systems reinforce cisnormativity and focal points to address for a more welcoming environment.

Amanda Hill, JD


3 ways to better negotiate your physician employment contract

Know the market and be reasonable when requesting changes.

Jessica Rohr, PhD


Motherhood and the 4 symptom domains of borderline personality disorder

Borderline personality disorder is a common diagnosis among young women that is highly understudied in pregnancy and motherhood. Learn more here.

Renata Arrington Sanders, MD, MPH, SCM


The role of the pediatric provider in supporting gender-diverse youth

Pediatricians, adolescent medicine physicians, and other youth providers can play a crucial role in mitigating this risk by supporting SMGD youth and their families and promoting resilience through inclusive and clinically, culturally competent care.

Mazi Rasulnia, PhD, MPH, MBA


Addressing differences in patient engagement across racial and ethnic groups

There are interesting differences in the ways patients of varying ethnicities and races engage with technology.

Renee Dowling


Your coding questions answered

What you need to know about prolonged services, medical assistant, and E/M codes.

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