I Gave Birth During the COVID-19 Pandemic I Gave Birth During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Leana Wen, MD, is an emergency physician, public health professor, and former health commissioner of Baltimore. She describes her experience in delivering a baby during the COVID-19 pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - May 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Botox: A New Option for Endometriosis Pain? Botox: A New Option for Endometriosis Pain?
Botulinum toxin injections into the vagina appears to relieve pain associated with endometriosis by relaxing the pelvic floor muscles, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - March 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

International Consensus Statement Combats Obesity Stigma International Consensus Statement Combats Obesity Stigma
Statement targets multiple fronts calling for an end to the"pervasive, resilient form of social stigma" associated with the disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - March 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Guideline in Reproductive Health for Rheumatic Diseases New Guideline in Reproductive Health for Rheumatic Diseases
Among its many recommendations, the guideline strongly advises that women with RMD considering pregnancy switch to pregnancy ‐ compatible medication and pause to assess its efficacy and tolerability.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - March 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

CMS Aims to Reduce Physician Burden While Improving Quality CMS Aims to Reduce Physician Burden While Improving Quality
The federal agency unveiled new'rules of the road'for setting standards for quality care and its oversight of measures to improve patient safety and reduce physician burden.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - February 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Endometriosis: Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges Endometriosis: Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges
Noninvasive diagnostic methods and novel treatments are on the horizon for this debilitating and painful condition.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - January 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

No Link Between Abortion and Suicide Attempts No Link Between Abortion and Suicide Attempts
Abortion does not increase a woman's risk of attempting suicide, calling into question state policies that require providers to tell women about its potential mental health risks, including suicide.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - November 20, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

It's OK to Use Vaginal Estradiol Cream Longer Than 4 Weeks -- Here's Why It's OK to Use Vaginal Estradiol Cream Longer Than 4 Weeks -- Here's Why
Recent guidance stating that women should limit their use of vaginal estradiol cream for safety reasons is not based on the evidence.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - October 30, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Proton Beam Therapy Completes Step Toward Breast Cancer Use Proton Beam Therapy Completes Step Toward Breast Cancer Use
Phase 2 trial findings show rates of disease control and toxicity that are similar to historic standards, paving the way for randomized trials.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - October 17, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Does One Ectopic Pregnancy Lead to Another? Does One Ectopic Pregnancy Lead to Another?
And does a history of ectopic pregnancy affect outcomes of later intrauterine pregnancies?Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - October 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

Dieting Doesn't Have to Be Drastic to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Dieting Doesn't Have to Be Drastic to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
Study suggests a"window of opportunity" in the first few years after diagnosis of type 2 diabetes during which modest weight loss, without need for extreme calorie restriction, can lead to remission.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - October 8, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Let the Women Decide Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Let the Women Decide
Dr Andrew Kaunitz recommends keeping our eyes on the'big picture'in decisions about the use of menopausal hormone therapy.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - October 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Oral Contraceptives Tied to Psychiatric Symptoms in Teens Oral Contraceptives Tied to Psychiatric Symptoms in Teens
Use of oral contraceptives is associated with an increased risk for depressive and other psychiatric symptoms in teenage girls, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - October 2, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

To Prevent Dementia, Focus on the Heart To Prevent Dementia, Focus on the Heart
We have the strongest evidence to date that what's bad for the heart is also bad for the brain.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - September 26, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

High-Intensity Surveillance Decreases CRC Risk After Adenoma High-Intensity Surveillance Decreases CRC Risk After Adenoma
A modeling study predicts benefit for high-intensity surveillance in these patients; experts emphasize the need for high-quality studies to establish evidence-based surveillance policies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - September 24, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Estrogen Therapy After Oophorectomy: Age Matters! Estrogen Therapy After Oophorectomy: Age Matters!
A new study informs clinical decision-making about starting estrogen-alone hormone therapy in menopausal women of different ages.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - September 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Couldn't Be Easier: A Handy Chart for Well-Woman Care Couldn't Be Easier: A Handy Chart for Well-Woman Care
This interactive chart is a helpful reminder of best practices in well-woman preventive screening and care.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - September 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Stage Set for Big Measles Outbreaks in Texas, Other States Stage Set for Big Measles Outbreaks in Texas, Other States
The high — and rising — rate of nonmedical vaccine exemptions has left major metropolitan areas vulnerable to measles outbreaks; other states have similar pockets of undervaccinated schoolchildren.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - August 21, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Preventing Fatal Maternal Stroke and Other CV Events Preventing Fatal Maternal Stroke and Other CV Events
Tragic maternal complications can be prevented with closer attention to blood pressure and other CV risk factors.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - July 25, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Ordering Advanced Imaging? Get Ready for New Medicare Rules Ordering Advanced Imaging? Get Ready for New Medicare Rules
Starting in January 2020, Medicare will require that providers use a certified clinical decision support system when ordering advanced imaging tests for eight common conditions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - June 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Assays for Extragenital Chlamydia/Gonorrhea Testing FDA Clears Assays for Extragenital Chlamydia/Gonorrhea Testing
The Aptima Combo 2 Assay and the Xpert CT/NG are the first tests cleared for diagnostic testing for Chlamydia and gonorrhea via throat and rectal samples.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

High Vitamin B6, B12 May Increase Hip Fracture Risk High Vitamin B6, B12 May Increase Hip Fracture Risk
A combined high intake of vitamins B6 and B12 was linked to an increased hip fracture risk, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Frozen Embryo Transfer in IVF--As Good as Fresh? Frozen Embryo Transfer in IVF--As Good as Fresh?
Birth outcomes are compared after elective cryopreservation and delayed transfer versus fresh embryo transfer.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

FDA Finds High Systemic Absorption of Sunscreen Ingredients FDA Finds High Systemic Absorption of Sunscreen Ingredients
Every patient in a standardized trial of sunscreens quickly reached systemic concentrations of the active ingredients that exceeded the level the FDA views as a trigger for systemic safety testing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - May 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Acog 2019 acog 2019
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ACOG 2019Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Ulipristal Tied to Improved Quality of Life With Fibroids Ulipristal Tied to Improved Quality of Life With Fibroids
Study found ulipristal was linked to significantly improved quality of life and symptom severity in women with symptomatic fibroids. Expert says women should be counseled about rare but serious liver toxicity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - April 23, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Risk: 1 Bottle of Wine Equals 5-10 Cigarettes Weekly? Cancer Risk: 1 Bottle of Wine Equals 5-10 Cigarettes Weekly?
A new study estimated cancer risk associated with drinking moderate levels of alcohol and compared it with the risk associated with smoking.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mitigating Implicit Bias in Med Schools Boosts Diversity Mitigating Implicit Bias in Med Schools Boosts Diversity
When one medical school implemented training to reduce the effects of implicit bias on admissions, student diversity improved. Other schools are taking notice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

What We Can Do About Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy What We Can Do About Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy
The latest CDC analysis shows opioid use disorder during pregnancy is a growing national problem.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - January 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Younger Women Misinterpret Risks of HRT, Forgo Benefits Younger Women Misinterpret Risks of HRT, Forgo Benefits
A new analysis documents the hows and whys of the dramatic reductions in HRT use following the halting of the Women's Health Initiative trial. Risks and benefits of HRT continue to be misinterpreted.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Many Clinical Guideline Authors Have Undeclared Conflicts Many Clinical Guideline Authors Have Undeclared Conflicts
One quarter of clinical guideline authors had undeclared payments from pharmaceutical companies, a study found. Another study also found many undeclared payments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

The Quest for the Perfect Vagina The Quest for the Perfect Vagina
Retooling the female genital anatomy is catching on in the United States, outpacing the data on safety and effectiveness.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Article Source Type: news

Endometriosis: 5 Things to Know Endometriosis: 5 Things to Know
As one of the most common conditions affecting women, all clinicians should have an understanding of endometriosis and its effects on a woman's health. Start with these five key facts.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Article Source Type: news

Jaundice Meters Subject to FDA Class I Recall Jaundice Meters Subject to FDA Class I Recall
Draeger Medical Systems, Inc, has recalled more than 4500 JM-103 and JM-105 jaundice meters because users have misinterpreted display messages, leading to serious injuries.News Alerts (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Mifepristone-Misoprostol More Effective Than Misoprostol in Pregnancy Loss Mifepristone-Misoprostol More Effective Than Misoprostol in Pregnancy Loss
Mifepristone pretreatment followed by misoprostol was more effective than misoprostol alone in women who experienced early pregnancy loss, a new study has found. But REMS for mifepristone may limit use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Taytulla Birth Control Pills Recalled Due to Packaging Error Taytulla Birth Control Pills Recalled Due to Packaging Error
Allergan has recalled a single lot of Taytulla oral contraceptive sample packs provided to US doctors because of a packaging error that placed placebo capsules out of order.News Alerts (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

HHS Unveils Controversial Rule on Title X Abortion Restrictions HHS Unveils Controversial Rule on Title X Abortion Restrictions
The Trump administration released its long-awaited ruling on title X funds and how they relate to abortion and family planning.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Attempted Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Tied to Higher Risks for Mother, Infant Attempted Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Tied to Higher Risks for Mother, Infant
Although absolute rates of adverse outcomes are low, attempted vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) delivery is associated with higher relative rates of morbidity and mortality in mothers and infants, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Heavy Alcohol Consumption May Worsen PMS Heavy Alcohol Consumption May Worsen PMS
Heavy drinkers are at increased risk of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Low-dose Vaginal Estrogen Not Linked to Breast Density Changes Low-dose Vaginal Estrogen Not Linked to Breast Density Changes
Low-dose vaginal estrogen used for one year or longer does not appear to make the breasts appear more dense on mammography or to increase Bi-RADS scores, a case series and literature review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Antimycotics Unlikely to Increase Miscarriage Risk Antimycotics Unlikely to Increase Miscarriage Risk
Use of vaginal antimycotics during the first trimester is not associated with an increased risk of miscarriage, researchers in Israel say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Metformin May Prevent Pregnancy Complications in PCOS Metformin May Prevent Pregnancy Complications in PCOS
In women with polycystic ovary syndrome, metformin treatment during pregnancy cut the risks for late miscarriage and preterm birth, but didn't prevent gestational diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - March 22, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Teen Pregnancy Risk Higher in Sexual-minority Teens Teen Pregnancy Risk Higher in Sexual-minority Teens
Adolescents and young women who identify themselves as lesbian or bisexual are at significantly increased risk of teen pregnancy, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Pregnancy Apps: Your Patients Use Them — Are You Up to Speed? Pregnancy Apps: Your Patients Use Them — Are You Up to Speed?
Pregnancy apps are popular. How can we help patients evaluate and choose useful, reliable apps?Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - February 28, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Article Source Type: news

Exercise, Pregnancy, and Preterm Birth: What Advice Can We Give? Exercise, Pregnancy, and Preterm Birth: What Advice Can We Give?
A systematic review of studies that looked at physical activity in pregnancy and risk for preterm delivery provides some answers.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - February 27, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

FDA Approves Mylan's Copy of Allergan's Vaginal Cream FDA Approves Mylan's Copy of Allergan's Vaginal Cream
Mylan NV said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had granted it the approval for a generic version of Allergan's Estrace cream for vaginal atrophy.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Guidelines for Medical Care of Postbariatric Patients Guidelines for Medical Care of Postbariatric Patients
New guidelines from the European Association for the Study of Obesity provide recommendations targeting primary care clinicians who manage patients after bariatric surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: OBGYN Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Spontaneous Preterm Birth Rates Higher With IVF/ICSI Spontaneous Preterm Birth Rates Higher With IVF/ICSI
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - December 5, 2017 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

NAMS' New Hormone Therapy Position Statement: Clinical Takeaways NAMS' New Hormone Therapy Position Statement: Clinical Takeaways
Who can safely take hormone therapy and for how long? Are there alternatives? Dr JoAnn Manson answers questions based on the new position statement from the North American Menopause Society.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: OBGYN Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

IV Iron Shows Promise for Treating Anemia in Pregnancy IV Iron Shows Promise for Treating Anemia in Pregnancy
Intravenous (IV) iron is safe and effective for treating anemia in pregnancy, according to a small study, the first US prospective study of this treatment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news