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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.

Overcoming racism and unconscious bias in ob/gyn

August 06, 2020

Drs. Rogers and Nesbitt discuss what obstetricians and gynecologists can do to reduce racism and unconscious bias in their practice.

Diversity and inclusion: How can ob/gyns ensure these practices are being implemented from the top down?

August 06, 2020

When asked how ob/gyns can make sure diversity and inclusion practices happen in their own practices, Drs. Vanessa Rogers and Shawna Nesbitt of UT Southwestern made it simple.

Terminology for ob/gyns to use when treating transgender patients

August 06, 2020

Transgender and nonbinary people face disproportionate rates of stigma and discrimination in seeking healthcare—and may encounter additional unique barriers in attaining gynecologic and reproductive care.

Gynecologic care considerations for transmasculine people

August 05, 2020

Transgender and non-binary people face discrimination and stigma, along with other barriers, in accessing health care.

SARS-CoV-2 detected in placenta and membrane samples

August 05, 2020

In a first-of-its-kind report, investigators from New York City have described identification of SARS-CoV-2 RNS in placenta and membrane samples at time of delivery.

AUGS: Vaginal Energy-Based Devices

August 05, 2020

This clinical consensus statement on vaginal energy-based devices (EBDs) reflects statements drafted by content experts from the American Urogynecologic Society’s (AUGS) EBD writing group.

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.”