In case you missed it: January 9 to January 13


A look at this week's top stories.

Sleep quality affects newborns’ weight in women with IVF pregnancies

A study published in the journal Sleep and Breathing found sleep quality influenced newborn weight in a gender-specific and trimester-specific way.

Who needs a fetal echocardiogram?

A review of the risks, benefits, and indications for appropriate referral of fetal echocardiography

Hormonal contraceptives and adverse effects: What’s the evidence?

An umbrella review of meta-analysis studies on hormonal contraceptives published in JAMA Network Open finds no high-quality evidence that they cause major adverse health outcomes such as stroke or cancer.

Contraception and its impact on acne

Understanding the effects is imperative for patient satisfaction.

Abnormal uterine bleeding patterns detected among women with obesity, hyper- and hypothyroidism, endometriosis in Apple Women’s Health Study

In an effort to identify abnormal bleeding patterns and their prevalence and confirm existing and expected associations, a study was conducted as part of Apple’s larger Women’s Health Study.

Only about half of all breast cancer survivors seek gynecological care

Fertility myths and declining sexual satisfaction may contribute to shortfalls in contraceptive use after cancer treatment, a new study concludes.

Menopause-like symptoms may arise prior to the menopause transition

Women in the late reproductive stage may experience menopause-related symptoms that could impact their quality of life, according to new research.

The FDA alters guidance to say morning-after pills are not abortion pills

Labels of Plan B One-Step had previously stated—without scientific evidence—that the pill might block fertilized eggs from implanting in the womb.

FDA approves Tdap vaccine for use during pregnancy to prevent whooping cough

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved another Tdap vaccine option for use during pregnancy to prevent pertussis, otherwise known as whooping cough.

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