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Vol 67 No 3

March 2022

Bringing awareness to endometriosis

March 01, 2022

National awareness months and days span a variety of topics, from celebrated foods (think National Ice Cream Day, National Bagel Day, National Pizza Day) to businesses (free Slurpee at 7-Eleven) to our terrain: health issues. March alone is a national health awareness month for over 10 conditions, one of which is endometriosis.

Celebrating Laura E. Riley, MD

March 01, 2022

Among other things, March is Women’s History Month, giving us an opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the contributions women have made to society at large while enhancing their own lives.

Women with pelvic pain turn to social media for condition information, management

March 01, 2022

A survey in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology revealed that patients with chronic gynecologic pain were twice as likely to use social media to understand or manage their condition than those without pain, at 37.8% vs 19.7% respectively.

Myfembree for moderate-to-severe endometriosis pain: Potential for adolescents

February 23, 2022

Contemporary OB/GYN® Associate Editor Lindsey Carr sat down with Jessica Shim, MD, an attending at in the Division of Gynecology, Department of Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital; Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts, to discuss Myfembree (relugolix, estradiol, and norethindrone acetate tablets; Myovant Sciences, Pfizer) and its possible approval in May 2022.

Patient perspectives on vulvovaginal candidiasis

January 18, 2022

Among women with vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) or recurrent VVC (RVVC), the 3 most common signs and symptoms are itching (91.2%), burning (68.3%), and redness (58.1%), according to an online patient survey in BMC Womens Health.

Are race, ethnicity, and menopausal status associated with GI symptoms?

January 06, 2022

Being Non-Hispanic (N-H) Asian is a significant influencing factor for the number of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and the severity scores of GI symptoms, according to a study of 4 major racial/ethnic groups of midlife women in the United States.