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Bayer halts sales of Essure outside US
Bayer (ETR:BAYN) said today it is halting sales of its Essure contraceptive device outside the US in response to “commercial reasons” and not due to safety or product quality issues. The company said it originally announced it would pull the device from the shelves in most countries in May, and added that it will not resume commercialization in the European Union with no plans to renew its CE Mark. Bayer said it has seen a decline in demand, with a specific drop in France, after the CE Mark for Essure was temporarily suspended in August, according to a French press release. The company went on to again rei...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Women's Health Bayer Source Type: news

Fortimedix launches short instruments for SymphonX single-port platform
Fortimedix Surgical said today it launched a shorter set of instruments for its SymphonX single-port surgical platform in the US. The newly launched product line offers shorter instrumentation for use with the SymphonX surgical platform, a single-port system designed for microlaparoscopic surgical procedures, Fortimedix said. The instrument portfolio for the SymphonX system includes products for grasping, mobilizing, dissecting, retracting, cutting, cauterizing, ligating and suction and irrigation of tissues and vessels, the Netherlands-based company said. “This product line extension was developed in response to sur...
Source: Mass Device - August 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Surgical Fortimedix Source Type: news

Coerced sterilizations of Indigenous women in Saskatoon troubling: Bennett
Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says she's troubled by reports of Indigenous women in and around Saskatoon being coerced into tubal ligation procedures. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

'No woman should be treated the way you were': Apology for Indigenous women pressured into sterilizations
Indigenous women in Saskatoon who were coerced into having tubal ligation surgery after giving birth often experienced racism and degradation during their hospital visits and have mistrusted the medical system ever since, according to a new report. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatoon Source Type: news

Missouri judge slashes 86 plaintiffs from Essure suit against Bayer
A federal judge in Missouri cut 86 of the 94 plaintiffs from a group of consolidated lawsuits filed against Bayer (ETR:BAYN) over its Essure female sterilization device. Essure is a small metal coil that’s placed in the fallopian tubes via catheter. The FDA said in 2015 that it received 5,093 complaints in the 13 years since Essure’s approval, including for pain or menstrual irregularities after using the device and complaints of the device breaking. In addition to five fetal deaths, there were four reports of adult deaths for reasons such as infection and uterine perforation, the FDA&n...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Product Liability Women's Health Bayer Source Type: news

With a nudge from their wives, three longtime friends get vasectomies in solidarity
Paul Diaz, Basilio Santangelo and John Lambrechts had shared a lot of memorable experiences in their decades of friendship, but going to the doctor to all get vasectomies was one they never expected.The three — each married with two children — had decided with their wives that they didn’t want to continue growing their families. After a pregnancy false alarm, Diaz and his wife, Lisa, agreed that they were happy with their two girls. Lisa brought up the idea of Paul getting a vasectomy, but there wa s a problem.“Like most men,” Diaz said, “I don’t like going to the doctor. I don&rsq...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

'This has not been an easy journey': Saskatoon woman welcomes review into sterilization
A Saskatoon woman who says she was sterilized against her will is welcoming the launch of an external review of the Saskatoon Health Region's tubal ligation policies. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Femasys Inc. raises $4m
Femasys Inc. said last week that it raised $4 million, according to a regulatory document filed with the SEC. Atlanta-based Femasys wrote that 8 investors contributed to the round and that it paid Los Angeles-based investment bank Salem Partners LLC an estimated $200,000 in sales commissions. The 1st sale in the financing round happened on Jan. 6 this year, the company said in its filing. In December last year, Femasys closed a $40 million Series C round that it said it will use to fund a pivotal trial for its FemBloc permanent female contraception device. The financing round was arranged and led by Salem Partner...
Source: Mass Device - January 17, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Funding Roundup Gynecological Wall Street Beat Women's Health Femasys Inc. Source Type: news

Femasys raises $40m Series C for FemBloc permanent female contraception device
Femasys said earlier this month that it closed on a Series C round worth $40 million it plans to use on a pivotal trial of its FemBloc permanent female contraception device now that it has FDA approval for the study. Atlanta-based Femasys said the round was arranged and led by Los Angeles-based investment bank Salem Partners, with “multiple institutional investors, family offices and a multibillion-dollar global medical device company” also contributing. The company bills FemBloc as a non-surgical procedure that can be performed at the doctor’s office that’s designed to occlude the fallopi...
Source: Mass Device - December 29, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Women's Health Femasys Inc. Source Type: news

French women file complaints over complications with Bayer ’ s Essure
Two French women who’ve used Bayer‘s (ETR:BAYN) controversial Essure contraceptive implant have filed a legal complaint alleging similar side-effects to those filed in the U.S. Essure is a small metal coil that’s placed in the fallopian tubes via catheter. The FDA said last year that in the 13 years since Essure’s approval, the agency had received 5,093 complaints, including for pain or menstrual irregularities after using the device, and complaints of the device breaking. In addition to 5 fetal deaths, there were 4 reports of adult deaths for reasons such as infection and uterin...
Source: Mass Device - December 9, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Women's Health Bayer HealthCare Source Type: news

Woman who had her tubes tied after tubal ligation welcomes miracle baby girl after having procedure reversed
An Australian woman has become a mum at 40 after having a tubal ligation procedure reversed in order to have a baby. Donna Fiorenza, fell pregnant  after having her fallopian tubes untied. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It ’s Not Just for Women, You Know: 5 Ways for Men to Get More Involved in Contraception
September 25, 2016When it comes to who ’s using contraception, we aren’t even close to 50-50. It ’s pretty clear that at a basic level, men are just as involved in the act ofconceptionas women are. But when it comes to who ’s usingcontraception, things aren ’t even close to 50-50.Women have upwards of 10 modern methods of contraception they can use. There are caps and rings, patches and sponges, diaphragms and female condoms and improved fertility awareness methods. Oral contraceptive pills that come in three categories, including an extended-cycle version. Injectable contraceptives that ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

FDA recommends new label for Bayer ’ s Essure
The FDA this week released new labeling requirements for Bayer‘s (ETR:BAYN) controversial Essure and other permanent hysteroscopically-placed tubal sterilization implants. Essure is a small metal coil that’s placed in the fallopian tubes via catheter. The FDA said last year that in the 13 years since Essure’s approval, the agency had received 5,093 complaints, including for pain or menstrual irregularities after using the device, and complaints of the device breaking. In addition to 5 fetal deaths, there were 4 reports of adult deaths for reasons such as infection and uterine perforati...
Source: Mass Device - November 1, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Bayer HealthCare Source Type: news

Federal Register: Labeling for Permanent Hysteroscopically Placed Tubal Implants Intended for Sterilization; Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability
The FDA is announcing the availability of the guidance ``Labeling for Permanent Hysteroscopically-Placed Tubal Implants Intended for Sterilization.'' This guidance addresses the inclusion of a boxed warning and patient decision checklist in the produc... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - October 31, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Perth mother whose baby girl passed away regrets having her tubes tied after giving birth
Katherine Lawson, 27, from Perth, had a tubal ligation procedure shortly after giving birth to her third child, Imogen. But just over two months later, Imogen tragically passed away. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: More Rwandan Women Opt for Birth Control
[East African] Rwandan population is likely to drop in the next decade as a result of more women opting for permanent birth control methods such as tubal ligation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 18, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Pregnancy Is Scary Enough Without Having To Worry That a Catholic Hospital Might Turn You Away
Maybe I'm just more attuned to it these days -- your 30s will do that to you -- but lately it feels like everyone I know has a scary story about pregnancy. After the adorable photographs have been posted, the celebratory texts sent, the welcome-back-to-the-world-of-sushi-and-beer meals eaten, they tell you about the darker parts of the experience. The nightmarishly long labor. The NICU. The miscarriages that sometimes came before. The last thing any of these women should have to worry about -- the last thing anyone who is pregnant, or their family, should have to worry about -- is being denied appropriate medical care be...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: More People Embrace Permanent Forms of Family Planning
[Monitor] Tubal ligation (TL) and vasectomy are surgical family planning procedures which render women and men permanently incapable of giving birth or making someone pregnant. But what would make someone decide never to get pregnant or impregnate someone again? (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 14, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Young Women Opting for Tubal Ligation in Busoga
[Observer] Hasfa Logose cuddles and plays with her four-month-old baby in the waiting area at Marie Stopes clinic in Jinja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Federal Register: Labeling for Permanent Hysteroscopically-Placed Tubal Implants Intended for Sterilization, Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability
The FDA is announcing the availability of the draft guidance entitled "Labeling for Permanent Hysteroscopically-Placed Tubal Implants Intended for Sterilization." This draft guidance addresses the inclusion of a boxed warning and a patient decision... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - March 4, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

UPDATE: FDA mandates new study, ‘black box’ label for Bayer’s Essure
Updated with comment from Bayer The FDA today said it would put a pair of measures in place for the controversial Essure permanent contraception device made by Bayer (ETR:BAYN), mandating a new clinical study and new guidance on using the device. Essure is a small metal coil that’s placed in the fallopian tubes via catheter. The FDA said last year that in the 13 years since Essure’s approval, the agency had received 5,093 complaints, including for pain or menstrual irregularities after using the device, and complaints of the device breaking. In addition to 5 fetal deaths, there were 4 r...
Source: Mass Device - February 29, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Bayer HealthCare Source Type: news

Labeling for Permanent Hysteroscopically-Placed Tubal Implants Intended for Sterilization - Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff
This draft guidance identifies content and format for labeling materials for permanent, hysteroscopically-placed tubal implant devices intended for female sterilization. FDA believes this guidance, when finalized, will help to ensure that a woman... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - February 29, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

India to Change Its Decades-Old Reliance on Female Sterilization
For decades, India has relied on female sterilization as its primary mode of contraception, funding about four million tubal ligations every year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELLEN BARRY and CELIA W. DUGGER Tags: India Women and Girls Sterilization (Reproductive) Modi, Narendra Birth Control and Family Planning Indian National Congress World Health Organization Source Type: news

Birth Control & Cancer: Which Methods Raise, Lower Risk
By Kelli MillerIf you're a woman of childbearing years who wants to delay pregnancy, you might have heard that some birth control methods are linked to cancer. Spend a minute online and you'll probably find more than a handful of contradicting reports saying some types cause cancer, while others fend it off. How do you know what to believe?"This is a perplexing issue for many women," says Mia Gaudet, Strategic Director of Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research at the American Cancer Society. For example, "there is consistent evidence that oral contraceptives (birth control pills) increase a woman's risk of b...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - January 22, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cancer Risks/Causes Source Type: news

Patient Denied Tubal Ligation on Religious Grounds: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, should hospital employees be allowed to bring emotional support animals to work? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 18, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Catholic hospital allowed to deny sterilization procedure, judge says
Hospital in California argued that the procedure known as ​tubal ligation would violate its religious freedom (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Permanent Birth Control: His and Her Options
If you're sure you don't want kids, find out from WebMD what's involved with permanent birth control options like vasectomy and tubal ligation. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Catholic Hospitals Say No to Life-Saving Abortions?Can Catholic Hospitals Say No to Life-Saving Abortions?
Are Catholic hospitals legally bound to provide such procedures as emergency abortions or tubal ligations? The hospitals say no, but the ACLU says yes. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 12, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Essure sterilisation implant has 'high risk' of complications
ConclusionThe results of this study seem clear: women undergoing hysteroscopic sterilisation are more likely to need a repeat operation than women undergoing the standard laparoscopic sterilisation. However, we don’t know why.The study indicates that women having the newer procedure may have a higher risk of complications because of their age, and previous problems such as pelvic inflammatory disease. Although the researchers took these issues into account, they may have missed other factors contributing to the results. One additional factor is that all women undergoing a hysteroscopy have a standard check three mont...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

FDA panel recommends limited use of Bayer’s Essure until more is known about safety
An FDA advisory panel yesterday recommended that the agency limit the use of Bayer‘s (ETR:BAYN) Essure female sterilization device until more is known about its safety, after thousands of women reported serious health issues they attribute to the nickel-titanium implant. Essure, the only approved permanent birth control device in the U.S., is a small metal coil that is placed in the fallopian tubes via catheter. The FDA approved the device in November 2002. In the near 13 years since then, the health regulator said it had received 5,093 complaints, including those of pain or menstrual irregularities af...
Source: Mass Device - September 25, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Bayer HealthCare Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Advisory Panel Source Type: news

Tubal Ligation, Salpingectomy, and Ovarian CancerTubal Ligation, Salpingectomy, and Ovarian Cancer
Dr Peter Kovacs reviews the results of nationwide, case-control study. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - June 23, 2015 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

Tubal Ligation Cuts Risk of Aggressive Endometrial Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lower mortality rate with the procedure (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - June 21, 2015 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Should I Get My Tubes Tied?
Tubal ligation is one of the most popular types of birth control. What should you consider to help you decide whether this method is right for you? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

30-day wait before tubal sterilization is unjust, say experts
Current U.S. health policy requires Medicaid beneficiaries to wait 30 days before tubal sterilization. Ob/gyn experts argue that this violates health care justice as elective tubal sterilization is readily available to women with a private source of payment. They urge obstetricians to advocate for change to eliminate health care injustice in women’s access to elective tubal sterilization. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 8, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

30-day wait before tubal sterilization is unjust, say Ob/GYN experts
(Elsevier Health Sciences) Current US health policy requires Medicaid beneficiaries to wait 30 days before tubal sterilization. Ob/gyn experts argue that this violates health care justice as elective tubal sterilization is readily available to women with a private source of payment. Writing in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, they urge obstetricians to advocate for change to eliminate health care injustice in women's access to elective tubal sterilization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 7, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Thirty-day wait before tubal sterilization is unjust, say ob/gyn experts
(Elsevier Health Sciences) Current US health policy requires Medicaid beneficiaries to wait 30 days before tubal sterilization. Ob/gyn experts argue that this violates health care justice as elective tubal sterilization is readily available to women with a private source of payment. Writing in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, they urge obstetricians to advocate for change to eliminate health care injustice in women's access to elective tubal sterilization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

U.S. bishops take aim at sterilization
A toughening of Catholic medical directives could include enforcing a ban on tubal ligations. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, shown in New Orleans in June, voted in November to tighten its rules on partnerships and collaborations between Catholic and non-Catholic health care providers. (Gerald Herbert/AP Photo) by Nina Martin, ProPublica ProPublicaNews Wellread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 5, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Source Type: news

The Pill Remains Most Common Method of Birth Control, U.S. Report Shows
But long-acting IUDs are gaining in popularity, experts noteSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Birth Control, Tubal Ligation, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Scalpel, No Needle And Virtually Painless Vasectomy
Dr. Monteith is the first provider of Gentle Touch Vasectomy. This is a no scalpel form of vasectomy that does not require a needle or a scalpel and can be completed in less than 15 minutes. This is an open ended technique that has been shown to result in the least amount of pain and lowest complications of any form of vasectomy which currently exists. (Source: Tubal Ligation Reversal News)
Source: Tubal Ligation Reversal News - September 13, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: news

Vasectomy and Vasectomy Reversal
Dr. Monteith is pleased to announce the addition of vasectomy and vasectomy reversal as services offered at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center. Dr. Monteith has performed over 500 vasectomies since 2006. In 2014 he relocated the practice to Raleigh North Carolina. Starting September 11th 2014, Dr. Monteith will begin offering no-scalpel vasectomy and mini incision vasectomy reversal to male patients. (Source: Tubal Ligation Reversal News)
Source: Tubal Ligation Reversal News - September 5, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: news

Best Place To Have A Vasectomy? Raleigh, North Carolina
Dr. Monteith of A Personal Choice is proud to be the only provider of Gentle Touch Vasectomy in the Carolinas.This is vasectomy that is done without a scalpel, without a needle, and with an open ended technique. Dr. Monteith's goal in offering vasectomy is to reduce barriers and make it easier for men to control their fertility. He is the only provider offering No-needle vasectomy, single visit vasectomy appointments, and the option to return semen samples after vasectomy by mail. (Source: Tubal Ligation Reversal News)
Source: Tubal Ligation Reversal News - September 4, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: news

California lawmakers pass bill banning inmate sterilizations
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California lawmakers sent a bill to ban sterilization surgeries on inmates in California prisons to Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday, after media reports and a later audit showed officials failed to follow the state's rules for obtaining consent for the procedure known as tubal ligation from incarcerated women. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

One Woman’s Struggle to Find the Right Contraceptive
Because men wield power in decisions around pregnancy, family planning services should include them. Couple-centred family planning services are sorely needed in Africa. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPSBy Miriam GathigahNAIROBI, Aug 14 2014 (IPS) Beatrice Njeri had just come home from her job as a janitor at a primary school in Nairobi. It was August 2009. Arriving home earlier than usual, the married mother of two found her husband waiting for her in their shanty at Kisumu Ndogo, in the sprawling Kibera slums. He had just discovered he was HIV positive. A week later, she too tested positive. Both were 29 years old at the tim...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Miriam Gathigah Tags: Africa Countdown to ZERO Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health Population Projects Regional Categories Women's Health Contraception Family Planning HIV/AIDS Kenya Source Type: news

Can You Have Symptoms After Tubal Ligation?
Most women who have their tubes tied will not have any problems. Some women will get a tubal ligation and have tubal ligation problems and side-effects. The symptoms many women experience are varied and include; menstrual pattern changes, painful periods, hot flashes, irritability, mood swings, insomnia, and decreased sex drive. We encourage patients to be evaluated by their local physicians and if no immediately identifiable are revealed then patients should consider tubal repair surgery. If pregnancy is desired then tubal surgery can be even more beneficial. Give the reversal experts a call today at (919)968-4656 and the...
Source: Tubal Ligation Reversal News - June 26, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya: Tubal Ligation Is a Choice - Women
[The Star]Getting your tubes tied as a birth control method is a personal choice. A number of women we spoke to say that they would undergo the procedure if they do not intend to have more children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 17, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cannabis and sunshine may damage sperm quality
ConclusionThis study has found that the shape of sperm is less likely to be normal when samples are provided in summer and if cannabis has been consumed in the previous three months. It has also found that normal-shaped sperm are more likely to be produced after six days of abstinence. It did not find any other links between lifestyle factors and sperm shape.The results of this study alone do not show that lifestyle factors other than cannabis are harmless. Male fertility is not just determined by the shape of the sperm; it is also dependent on the concentration, motility and viability of the sperm, as well as the quality ...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells Lifestyle/exercise Cancer Source Type: news

Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Rethinking the Tubal Ligation Consent Procedure for Federally Insured Women (FREE)
By the NEJM Journal Watch Editors Requiring 30-day … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 2, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study shows breastfeeding, birth control may reduce ovarian cancer risk in women with BRCA mutations
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Breastfeeding, tubal ligation -- also known as having one's 'tubes tied' -- and oral contraceptives may lower the risk of ovarian cancer for some women with BRCA gene mutations, according to a comprehensive analysis from a team at the University of Pennsylvania's Basser Research Center for BRCA and the Abramson Cancer Center. The findings, a meta-analysis of 44 existing peer-reviewed studies, are published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 14, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pregnancy Due Date
How Pregnancy Due Date is Calculated From conception vs last menstrual period The average duration of pregnancy is 38 weeks (266 days) from conception. Predicting the pregnancy due date based on conception is the most accurate way to calculate one’s due date, but usually the date of conception is not known. Therefore, the due date is generally calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period (LMP). In this case, 2 weeks are added to the calculation giving a total of 40 weeks (280 days). This is based on the assumption that ovulation/conception occurs on cycle day 14 in the “average” 28 day menst...
Source: Tubal Ligation Reversal News - April 29, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: tube Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news