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July 2020 | Vol 65 No 07

Though theoretical, the threat of aerosolized viral particles places health care providers at risk. Certain safety measures can be taken. View the full, peer-reviewed article, and more, in this month's edition of Contemporary OB/GYN.

Insulin resistance contributes to racial disparities in breast cancer prognosis in US women

August 04, 2020

The lack of data on the possible connection between race and breast cancer prognosis is what led a group of Mount Sinai researchers to conduct this new multicenter, cross-sectional study.

Addressing inequalities in women's health research

August 04, 2020

In this month's issue, Contemporary OB/GYN Editor-in-Chief Dr. Catherine Y. Spong talks about the ways in which women's health research has and continues to be marginalized. Addressing these inequalities, Dr. Spong says, demands a change of culture led by committed and accountable leadership.

Chairman's message: Implicit bias and racism

August 04, 2020

This month’s issue takes on the pervasive problem of implicit bias and systemic racism in health care.

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.”

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.

COVID-19 Pregnancy Data in the United States: July 31 Update

July 31, 2020

Here’s the latest data, updated on July 31:

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.

Menopausal hormone therapy and mortality in breast cancer survivors

July 30, 2020

A study from the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project (LIBCSP) investigated the association between menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) and mortality outcomes among breast cancer survivors.