Vol 64 No 12

Managing endometriosis pain with cannabis

November 12, 2019

Women with endometriosis seeking pain relief may want to consider cannabis or cannabidiol (CBD), according to a recent study presented at the 2019 American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Global Congress.

Oral contraceptives and concurrent depressive symptoms

November 07, 2019

A JAMA Psychiatry prospective cohort study found that scores for depression were higher among younger adolescents who used oral contraceptives (OCs) than those who did not, but the connection did not remain when all included age groups of the study were combined. 

How common are volatile organic compounds in feminine hygiene products?

November 06, 2019

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have been associated with several toxic effects and a recent study appearing in the Journal of Women’s Health suggests that douching may contribute to higher VOC exposure in women.