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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.

Parental use and adolescent misuse of marijuana

July 13, 2020

I n the United States, marijuana use by adults has increased in recent years.

COVID-19 Pregnancy Data in the United States: July 9 Update

July 13, 2020

Data on COVID-19 during pregnancy, as reported by the CDC, in collaboration with state, local, and territorial health departments and external partners.

Healthcare usage and prevalence of menopausal symptoms

July 13, 2020

Medically documented menopausal symptoms result in a significant increased burden of disease and use of healthcare in Israel, according to a real-world analysis in the International Journal of Women’s Health.

Too many teen pelvic exams and Pap tests?

July 10, 2020

Results of a nationally representative study indicate that many young women receive bimanual pelvic exams (BPEs) and Pap tests that may be unnecessary, and not in compliance with the latest guidance from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

Menopause symptoms through the seasons

July 10, 2020

A peak in hot fl ash reports was observed in July, while January had a trough in hot fl ash reports.

Domestic violence reports increase in two major cities during COVID-19

July 10, 2020

A new analysis by researchers who analyze crime statistics shows that in two major metropolitan areas, domestic violence reports increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now is the time for over-the-counter hormonal contraception

July 09, 2020

“This wouldn’t have happened if I was still in Brazil!” exclaimed my patient.

Shoulder dystocia: The unpredictable nightmare

July 09, 2020

This case involves induction of labor for a suspected large for gestational age (LGA) baby in a mother with a normal antepartum course.

Early menopause and cardiovascular disease

July 09, 2020

The authors noted that, although recent guidelines embrace using history of menopause before age 40 to refine atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk assessments in middle-aged women, “robust data on cardio-vascular disease risk in this population is lacking.”

Did delay in bladder repair cause urologic issues?

July 08, 2020

Allegations in this complex case include negligence in performing laparoscopic hysterectomy and delaying treatment of bladder injury.