Gynecology

Researchers find association between obesity and HMB

April 19, 2021

“Researching how obesity impacts menstrual blood loss is important to improve the ways we prevent and treat the debilitating symptom of heavy menstrual bleeding,” said Jacqueline Maybin, MBChB, PhD, senior research fellow and honorary consultant gynecologist at the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Edinburgh.

ACOG Committee Opinion No. 825 advocates trauma-informed model of care

April 15, 2021

New guidance from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) calls on ob/gyns to recognize the prevalence of trauma and its impact on patients and health care teams and outlines the importance of trauma-informed approaches to delivery of care.

Gynecologic Care Needs to Improve in Women With Down Syndrome

April 12, 2021

A team of investigators has found that women with Down Syndrome received gynecologic care at lower-than-recommended rates and at substantially lower rates than other forms of health care. The investigators have called for efforts to improve gynecologic care for this vulnerable population.

Contraceptive counseling via volunteer reproductive health educators

January 19, 2021

Initiation of more effective contraception occurred more often among patients who were seen by a volunteer reproductive health educator during routine visits at a resident obstetrics and gynecology clinic, according to a study published in Maternal and Child Health Journal.