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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.

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.

Improving risk outcomes: Invasive breast cancer after DCIS

July 08, 2020

Women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) may experience higher risk of developing invasive breast cancer (IBC) and of death from breast cancer than the general population, according to new research.

NIH launches clinical trials network to test COVID-19 vaccines and prevention strategies

July 08, 2020

This new network aims to enroll thousands of volunteers in trials testing investigational vaccines and monoclonal antibodies to fight COVID-19.

Aromatase inhibitors for climacteric symptoms in women with breast cancer

July 08, 2020

New research shows that, in postmenopausal women undergoing hormone therapy for breast cancer, aromatase inhibitors (AIs) lead to a reduction in climacteric symptoms and significantly improved quality of life.