Vol. 64 No.08

Maternal death in rural America

August 17, 2018

Women who give birth in rural areas face unique challenges because of geography but state-based data collection hampers efforts to understand and address the factors that place them at particular risk for morbidity and mortality.

How should states support pregnant teens?

August 17, 2018

A national poll suggests that most adults with children favor some type of state support for pregnant teens. But how strongly someone feels about that and whether the help comes with caveats may be influenced by the person’s gender.

Transgender teens: What about fertility preservation?

August 17, 2018

Research presented during the Pediatric Academic Society (PAS) 2018 Meeting suggests that when it comes to decision-making about hormone therapy (HT), transgender teens and their parents may have different views about preserving biologic fertility.

How do young women feel about IUD insertion?

August 17, 2018

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are a highly effective form of long-acting reversible contraception but insertion can be associated with discomfort. In a new study, researchers from Pennsylvania sought to quantify the impact of the procedure on IUD satisfaction in younger women.

Seven recommendations for mild fetal ventriculomegaly

August 15, 2018

Ventriculomegaly, or dilation of the fetal cerebral ventricles, is a relatively common finding on prenatal ultrasound. This summary of SMFM Consult Series #45 reviews key points for diagnosis, evaluation, and management of mild fetal ventriculomegaly.

The neglected challenge: Saving America’s rural ob care

August 14, 2018

More than half of rural counties in the United States have no hospital obstetrical services, many remaining services are closing at a frightening pace, and maternal and perinatal mortality and/or morbidity are rising as a consequence.