Ob/Gyn

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Payment Policies Vary by State

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Payment Policies Vary by State

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Payment policies for long-acting reversible contraception are inconsistent at the state level and often do not include critical aspects of care.

Economic Inequalities of Cesarean Delivery Observed in Some Countries

Economic Inequalities of Cesarean Delivery Observed in Some Countries

Cesarean delivery rates vary considerably based on within-country economic inequalities.

Risk for Gynecologic Complications Higher With Hysteroscopic Sterilization

Risk for Gynecologic Complications Higher With Hysteroscopic Sterilization

However, hysteroscopic sterilization was not associated with significantly increased risks of medical outcomes.

Urban and Rural Variation Reported in Fertility-Related Behaviors in US Women

Urban and Rural Variation Reported in Fertility-Related Behaviors in US Women

The CDC found that there is urban and rural variation in fertility-related behavior among US women.

Urinary and Genital Problems Seen in Girls After Years of Sexual Abuse

Urinary and Genital Problems Seen in Girls After Years of Sexual Abuse

Girls sexually abused in childhood experience more urinary and genital health problems, even years after the abuse.

USPSTF Releases Recommendation for Menopausal Hormone Therapy for Chronic Conditions

USPSTF Releases Recommendation for Menopausal Hormone Therapy for Chronic Conditions

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The USPSTF has released its final recommendation statement on the use of menopausal hormone therapy for the primary prevention of chronic conditions.

Multimodal Ovarian Cancer Screening May Be Cost-Effective in the United States

Multimodal Ovarian Cancer Screening May Be Cost-Effective in the United States

Researchers found that multimodal screening is both more expensive and more effective in reducing ovarian cancer mortality over a lifetime.

More Infants Born With Low Birth Weight in Flint, Michigan During Water Crisis

More Infants Born With Low Birth Weight in Flint, Michigan During Water Crisis

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Birth weights decreased among infants born in Flint, Michigan, after the city's shift to the Flint River for its tap water source.

International C-Section Outcomes: The "C" Is Not for Certainty

International C-Section Outcomes: The "C" Is Not for Certainty

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Recent data show incredible variation in C-section rates from country to country.

OB/GYNs Can Help Identify and Increase Access to Care for Sex Workers

OB/GYNs Can Help Identify and Increase Access to Care for Sex Workers

Sex workers should be counseled about the health risks associated with sex work.

New Media Attention on Rising Maternal Mortality in the United States

New Media Attention on Rising Maternal Mortality in the United States

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Why is maternal mortality increasing in the US? Like most complicated issues, there is no simple answer.

Too Many US Hospitals Surpass HHS Target C-Section Rates

Too Many US Hospitals Surpass HHS Target C-Section Rates

Consumer Reports finds rates for low-risk births vary from 7 to 64.6% across the United States.

Female Preference From Immigrants Often Resisted by OB-GYN Physicians

Female Preference From Immigrants Often Resisted by OB-GYN Physicians

Findings were based on physician interviews regarding immigrant women's requests.

Perinatal HIV Infections Decreased in US From 2002 to 2013

Perinatal HIV Infections Decreased in US From 2002 to 2013

Approximately 37.5% of mothers had HIV infection diagnosed pre-pregnancy in 2002-2005 vs 51.5% in 2010-2013.

Exploring the Legality of Curbside Consulting in Medicine

Exploring the Legality of Curbside Consulting in Medicine

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The answer to the question regarding legal responsibility seems to revolve around the issue of whether or not a physician-patient relationship exists.

Is There Still a Place for Patient-Centered Care in OB/GYN?

Is There Still a Place for Patient-Centered Care in OB/GYN?

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It is completely acceptable for a woman to choose her management, even if the physician disagrees.

Night Float Call System Associated with Increased Trial of Labor

Night Float Call System Associated with Increased Trial of Labor

There is increased likelihood of having patients with prior C-section undergo trial of labor and achieving vaginal birth during night floats.

Trump and Reproductive Healthcare

Trump and Reproductive Healthcare

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OB/GYNs should be taking a more active role in protecting their patient's rights.

Similar Outcomes for Varied Doses of MTX in Ectopic Pregnancy Treatment

Similar Outcomes for Varied Doses of MTX in Ectopic Pregnancy Treatment

Similar initial hCG levels with single- and double-dose MTX protocols, but shows a more rapid decline with single-dosage.

Use of Antenatal ART Associated with Higher Maternal and Neonatal Adverse Outcomes

Use of Antenatal ART Associated with Higher Maternal and Neonatal Adverse Outcomes

However, the use of antiretroviral therapy is associated with significantly lower rates of early HIV transmission.

No Significant Effect of Oral Probiotics on Vaginal Health During Pregnancy

No Significant Effect of Oral Probiotics on Vaginal Health During Pregnancy

There was a similar decrease in the proportion of normal vaginal microbiota for both the treatment and placebo groups.

New Guidelines Suggest Water Immersion is Not Recommended for Delivery

New Guidelines Suggest Water Immersion is Not Recommended for Delivery

ACOG states that although water immersion may help during early labor, it actually poses significant risks during delivery.

Home Births: Responding to a Cultural Shift in Medicine

Home Births: Responding to a Cultural Shift in Medicine

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We can no longer dismiss the dissatisfaction many women feel with the medicalization of the birthing experience.

OB/GYN Hospitalists: One Hospitalist's Take

OB/GYN Hospitalists: One Hospitalist's Take

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It was hoped and expected that OB/GYN Hospitalists would improve the quality and safety of obstetric care.

The “Love Surgeon” Was Nothing but a Brutal Butcher

The “Love Surgeon” Was Nothing but a Brutal Butcher

"Women are structurally inadequate for intercourse. This is a pathological condition amenable by surgery," so claimed Dr. James C. Burt, a gynecologist and obstetrician, in his 1975 book, Surgery of Love. Unfortunately, for many patients, Dr. Burt's genital reconstruction typically resulted in the exact opposite effect he proclaimed his procedures would have on them. Most of his patients suffered several side effects, including sexual dysfunction because of pain during intercourse, infection, and the need for corrective surgery after undergoing Dr. Burt's bizarre medical procedures.

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