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September roundup: Top women's health stories

Take a look at this month's top headlines.

Inclusion is not erasure

Antitransgender discourse reinforces attacks on reproductive rights.

Improving contraceptive care for marginalized populations

Consider the needs of marginalized patients to promote equity

Updates on emergency contraception

Nearly half (45%) of all pregnancies in the United States from 2015 to 2019 were unintended.

Reproductive health care for adolescents with disabilities requires special consideration

Despite a painful history, equitable care is imperative

Prenatal cannabis exposure increases risk of mental disorders

In a recent study, prenatal cannabis exposure was associated with greater risk of behavioral problems and mental health disorders in children.

Cesarean section increases risk of Crohn’s disease

In a recent study, offspring delivered through cesarean section were more likely to develop Crohn’s disease than those vaginally delivered.

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.

Study: COVID-19 reduced contraceptive access

In a recent study, it was found that access to contraceptive services declined during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phase 3 data show oral oteseconazole successful for treating vulvovaginal candidiasis and infections

The medication also performed comparably to vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) standard-of-care fluconazole for treating acute VVC infection.

Past traumas may worsen menopausal symptoms and wellbeing at midlife

Research in Menopause connects history of physical/sexual abuse, financial instability with worse menopausal symptoms and overall wellbeing at midlife.