Dr Lockwood's 2016 resolutions


Dr Lockwood reflects on the potential challenges of 2016.

As 2015 came to a close, Contemporary OB/GYN's editor-in-chief penned a list of 10 resolutions to work on in 2016. 



No. 10: Thank March of Dimes for helping get preterm birth rate <10%.  http://ow.ly/VqR6M



No. 9: Elevate the discourse and tone of political discussions.



No. 8: Eliminate all tobacco use by all pregnant women. http://ow.ly/VwOVl


No. 7: Teach residents to use forceps & do vaginal hysterectomies again. http://ow.ly/VwOMW



No. 6: Let patients-not the US Food and Drug Administration- decide if morcellation is worth the risk. http://ow.ly/VqTAQ


No. 5: Up HPV vaccinations; end US cervical cancer deaths. http://ow.ly/FZD8d



No. 4: Make legislators go to med school before writing laws telling MDs how to practice.



No. 3: Don’t let tribalism trump globalism – we are our brother’s keeper.



No. 2: Peg National Institutes of Health funding to 0.25% of gross domestic product to keep up with EU and China.




No. 1: Remember why you went into ob/gyn; it’s still the best field!


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