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Our top gynecology articles of this year

Take a look at our most popular gynecology articles from 2022.

Expanding treatment horizons for vaginal stenosis

While it has been nearly 50 years since vaginal dilators were introduced as a therapy to decrease VS, the medical community still knows very little about the potential impact on long term outcomes.

Poll: Will new technology bring a resurgence in enthusiasm for single port surgery?

Much innovation has taken place in the field of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery in the last decade. Enthusiasm for single-port surgery has waned over the past decade, due to factors like Reimbursement issues and technical demand led to a decrease in enthusiasm, but robotics companies continue to develop new solutions.

Robotic surgery: A viable option for pectopexy

While sacrocolpopexy has been the gold standard for the anatomical correction of pelvic organ prolapse for more than three decades, it is a technically challenging procedure that results in dividing the pelvis by mesh material and often requires extensive bowel manipulation.

Understanding abnormal uterine bleeding in adolescents

Experts take a look at 2 cases to understand abnormal uterine bleeding in adolescents and provide a useful screening tool.

Adnexal torsion requires careful diagnosis, management

Torsion of adnexal structures can occur in pregnant women, women post-hysterectomy, and postmenopausal women.

Gender-affirming care improves mental health for transgender and nonbinary people

A report provides information on how gender-affirming care such as the use of puberty blockers can positively impact the mental health of transgender and nonbinary teenagers and young adults.

How prevalent is PCOS in teen girls with type 2 diabetes?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and type 2 diabetes have some markers that suggest a connection, with PCOS patients exhibiting certain symptoms at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes later. A systematic review examines the prevalence of the 2 conditions occurring in adolescent girls.

Strategies to improve DEI in obstetrics and gynecology

Catherine Cansino, MD; Andrea Braden, MD; and Lisa Foglia, MD, spoke on how Metrics, wellness models, and management change are essential to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in obstetrics and gynecology at the 2022 ACOG Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting.

Making obstetrics and gynecology a more diverse and equitable environment

In this EdTalk, presented at the 2022 American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists' Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting, Lisa Foglia, MD; Andrea L. Braden, MD; and Catherine Cansino, MD, MPH, discuss strategies for improving diversity and equity within obstetrics and gynecology.

The world of the pediatric adolescent patient

This month we focus on pediatric adolescent gynecologic topics, which are critical to our practices (and our families).

Managing genital and pelvic pain in young patients

Part 2 in a series on emergencies in pediatric and adolescent gynecology.

Providing the best care for transgender adolescents

Offering an inclusive, safe space along with the best care for transgender and nonbinary adolescent patients is more important than ever.

Is cephalexin dosing for uncomplicated UTIs in the ED appropriate?

While antibiotic dosing was correct, therapy duration was frequently inappropriate.

Zinc-containing vaginal gel for the prevention of recurrent vaginal infections: a pilot trial

Zinc plays a pivotal role in the body to prevent infection and maintain epidermal balance. At the 2022 American Urogynecologic Society and International Urogynecological Association’s 47th Annual Meeting, a poster presentation showed that using a zinc-containing vaginal gel may decrease the reoccurrence of vaginal infections in women.

How prevalent are urinary tract injuries during gynecologic surgeries?

During the poster session of the 2022 American Urogynecologic Society and International Urogynecological Association’s 47th Annual Meeting, 2 researchers shared their study insights, which honed in on key risk factors for urinary tract injuries during major surgery.

Improving contraceptive care for marginalized populations

Consider the needs of marginalized patients to promote equity

Essentials of vulvovaginal dermatology

Correct terms and education can help normalize the conversation for patients.

Cervical cancer screening guidelines for adolescents

Teenaged girls at average risk don’t need Papanicolaou tests, but some special populations do.

Reproductive health care for adolescents with disabilities requires special consideration

Despite a painful history, equitable care is imperative.

Improving contraceptive care for marginalized populations

Consider the needs of marginalized patients to promote equity.

Essentials of vulvovaginal dermatology

Correct terms and education can help normalize the conversation for patients.

Cervical cancer screening guidelines for adolescents

Teenaged girls at average risk don’t need Papanicolaou tests, but some special populations.

Higher hepatitis viral load increases risk of vertical transmission

Among pregnant women coinfected with HIV, a higher hepatitis C viral load increased the likelihood of transmitting HCV to children.

Survey addresses concerns regarding reproductive health care communication in women with RA, PsA

Although the proportion of women treated with biologics continues to grow, data on treatment recommendations among both physicians and female patients of childbearing age remain limited.

COVID-19 vaccine associated with increased menstrual cycle length

In a recent study, participants who had received a COVID-19 vaccine saw an average increase in menstrual cycle length of less than 1 day.

Artificial sweetener consumption linked to increased cardiovascular disease risk

An analysis of data from more than 100,000 individuals living in Europe is providing insight into the risk of cardiovascular disease associated with consumption of artificial sweeteners.

UTIs: Why did you have to go and make things so complicated?

Although hospitalizations due to urinary tract infections have increased, there are some investigational antibiotics in clinical trials. Here is a review of some of these therapies in the pipeline.