Talk to teens about LARCsNew recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics on contraception use in adolescents urge clinicians to get more involved in educating adolescents about contraception use and, in particular, to recommend the use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) as the first-line contraceptive choice.
Diagnosing PCOS: what to look forMenstrual irregularity, acne, and other characteristics often seen in adolescent girls may be misdiagnosed as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Increasing clothing size tied to breast cancer riskResults from a study of nearly 100,000 women suggest that increasing skirt size over a lifetime--a proxy for waist circumference—may be an indicator of increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer.
Teens educated about long-acting birth control use it when cost no issue
Teens educated about long-acting birth control use it when cost no issueA large, prospective study shows that teens ages 15 to 19 will use choose and use long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) when they are educated about those methods and given them at no cost.
New evidence for cancer-related benefit of breastfeeding in African-AmericansAccording to a recent study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the evidence continues to mount for an association between breastfeeding and reduced risk of aggressive breast cancers in African-American women.
VIDEO: Prevention of ureteral injury in endoscopic hysterectomyJavier F Magrina, MD, demonstates the prevention of ureteral injury while performing an endoscopic hysterectomy.
Does the robot hurt or help?The big question is whether the robot improves outcomes in gynecologic surgery.
Could severe teen acne signal risk of endometriosis?According to a recent prospective cohort study in Human Reproduction, women who have a history of severe acne in their adolescent years may be at greater risk of developing endometriosis.
Medicaid reimbursement impacts Pap, mammography screeningAn analysis of data from 46 states and the District of Columbia shows that the level of Medicaid reimbursement for office visits has an impact on likelihood of patient screening with Pap tests and other diagnostics for cancer.
African-American women with low birth weight infants at risk of diabetesAn ongoing study of African-American women with more than 16 years of follow up suggests that those who deliver very low birth weight or low birth weight infants may be at increased risk of Type 2 diabetes.