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.

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).