Gynecology

PFAS in drinking water and its impact on the female reproductive system

September 07, 2021

A Swedish cohort study in the journal Environment International has found that women of fertile age who were exposed to high levels of perfluorinated substances (PFAS) in drinking water were significantly more likely to subsequently have a diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and possibly uterine leiomyoma (or uterine fibroids [UFs]), but not endometriosis.

Maternal and neonatal outcomes by cervical ripening agent

September 03, 2021

For full-term, low-risk, nulliparous patients, induction of labor with a Foley balloon alone or concurrent with prostaglandins (PGE) is associated with a significantly lower risk of adverse neonatal outcomes than with PGE alone, according to a study in the American Journal of Perinatology.

FDA approves Visby Medical ™ handheld STI testing device

September 02, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 501(k) clearance for Visby Medical’s Sexual Health Click Test, a single-use, instrument-free polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic test for sexually transmitted infections (STI).

The impact of nutrition on gynecological diseases

August 20, 2021

Several dietary supplements and nutrients potentially provide benefits in preventing and treating common gynecological diseases like uterine fibroids (UFs), endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), infertility, menstrual disorders and vaginal infections, according to an article in the journal Nutrients.

Beyond the Pandemic: Articles and Resources for Self-Education

June 11, 2021

This list was compiled by Christine R. Isaacs, MD; and William M. Leininger, MD, as a supplement to their presentation from the 2021 American College for Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting (ACSM), held virtually April 30-May 2.