March 15th 2023
A model to estimate the optimal number of oocytes to try to fertilize during assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment predicted that 43.4% of oocyte retrievals were day 3 transfers; hence, exposing all oocytes to sperm is recommended.
March 8th 2023
PFAS in drinking water and its impact on the female reproductive systemSeptember 7th 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 agentSeptember 3rd 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 deviceSeptember 2nd 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 diseasesAugust 20th 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-EducationJune 11th 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.
The role of the pediatric provider in supporting gender-diverse youthJune 10th 2021
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.
Sexual orientation and provider-patient communicationJune 8th 2021
The interaction of sexual orientation and provider-patient communication on sexual and reproductive health (SHR) can be tricky to navigate, according to the results of a prospective study of a sample of U.S. women of diverse sexual orientations in the journal Patient Education and Counseling.
Researchers find association between obesity and HMBApril 19th 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 careApril 15th 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.
AUGS Clinical Consensus Statement: Association of Anticholinergic Medication Use and Cognition in Women With Overactive BladderApril 13th 2021
Overactive bladder affects a significant portion of the overall population and has substantial impact on daily activities and quality of life.
Gynecologic Care Needs to Improve in Women With Down SyndromeApril 12th 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 educatorsJanuary 19th 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 cancerDecember 31st 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.
Infectious complications after massive blood loss from gynecologic laparotomyOctober 19th 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).