Gynecology

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.

Improved survival rate in patients with advanced endometrial cancer

December 31, 2020

Pembrolizumab plus lenvatinib induced a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in overall survival, progression-free survival, and objective response rate compared with chemotherapy in patients with advanced endometrial cancer after prior systemic therapy in the phase 3 KEYNOTE-775/Study 309 trial.

Oral and IUD emergency contraception provision

November 25, 2020

Less than half of ob/gyns offer their patients the two most effective forms of emergency contraception -- ulipristal acetate and the copper intrauterine device (IUD) -- according to a national survey.

Infectious complications after massive blood loss from gynecologic laparotomy

October 19, 2020

Massive intraoperative blood loss (MIBL) is strongly and independently linked to postoperative febrile morbidity following gynecologic laparotomy, according to a retrospective cohort study in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC).

Recurrence of high-grade cervical dysplasia

September 18, 2020

Women with high-grade cervical dysplasia are much less likely to have recurrence after primary conization if they undergo laser conization than a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), according to a 5-year follow-up study.