Obstetrics

Ensuring racial justice and health equity in ob/gyn

August 03, 2020

“In the past 55 years since I became a physician, progress has been made but we still have so much more to do and a long way to go.”

Progesterone vaginal ring for contraception during lactation

August 03, 2020

Ensuring access to safe and effective contraception for postpartum women is an important national goal for India because only one-quarter of the country’s postpartum population is using contraception.

Overcoming racism and unconscious bias with Drs. Vanessa Rogers and Shawna Nesbitt

August 03, 2020

Senior Editor Angie DeRosa and Associate Editor Lindsey Carr sat down with Drs. Vanessa Rogers and Shawna Nesbitt to discuss racism and unconscious bias in ob/gyn practice.

Do maternal vaccinations lead to adverse early-childhood health outcomes?

July 30, 2020

A literature review published in Pediatrics analyzed whether the practice of immunizations during pregnancy influence other early health outcomes.

Apgar scores and gestational age as predictors for neonatal death

July 30, 2020

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine investigated the joint effect of gestational age and Apgar scores on the risks of neonatal death.

Racial disparities in healthcare impact post-surgery outcomes

July 29, 2020

A new report in Pediatrics investigated whether black children were likely to have more complications and greater mortality following surgery than their white peers.

Live Webinar: Race for a COVID-19 vaccine

July 28, 2020

This Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 6 p.m. EDT, join us for a 1-hour live webinar as experts in infectious disease, virology, and vaccinology break down the top vaccine candidates, key findings from the latest clinical trials, and discuss ways to overcome the logistical hurdles of a vaccine rollout amid a global pandemic.

Pregnancy after breast cancer in patients with germline BRCA mutations

July 24, 2020

The study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology is a follow-up to a study conducted by the same authors to evaluate if pregnancy is safe in breast cancer patients who have hormone-sensitive breast cancer.

Novel autoantibody a major risk factor for recurrent pregnancy loss

July 23, 2020

The results of this study allowed researchers to identify the onset mechanism of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), especially in some cases that would have otherwise remained unexplained.

Video: Racial justice and health equity in healthcare with Dr. Washington Hill

July 21, 2020

Contemporary OB/GYN Senior Editor Angie DeRosa interviews Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Dr. Washington Hill to get his perspective on what practicing ob/gyns can do to address implicit bias and racism in the health care system.