Common Chemical Associated With Low Sex Drive in Women
As a result of concern over widespread phthalate exposure, pregnant women were studied to determine their phthalate level and its effect on reproductive health.
Ebola Kills Pregnant Women, Even if They Don't Have It
The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa rightly has become a world health crisis. But there are other casualties of the outbreak that we don't hear much about.
Reproductive Counseling for Transgendered Men in Sweden
There is little research on preserving fertility in transgendered men. Research from Sweden provides some evidence on reproductive counseling in these patients.
Birthing Collaboration Between Midwives and OB/GYNs
More and more OB/GYNs are eliminating obstetric care from their practice. So who will deliver all the babies if not for midwives?
Racial Differences in Infertility Knowledge and Treatment
Racial and cultural disparities exist in women's understanding of conception and pregnancy, as well as in the effectiveness of infertility treatments.
Treating Sepsis With a "Bionic Spleen"
Researchers have developed a "biospleen"—a device that could filter unknown pathogens from the blood in patients at risk for sepsis.
The Mother of All Birth Simulators?
A new lifelike birth simulator with all the bells and whistles needed to mimic various L&D scenarios may have just raised the bar for competency trainers.
GSM: Little Acronym, Big Impact
Improving patient-doctor communication is the goal of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), the new name for vaginal atrophy and other menopause symptoms.
New Technology Helps Prevent Retained Sponges After Vaginal Delivery
A new scanning device—the RF Assure Delivery System—may make manual counting and vaginal sweeps for avoiding retained sponges or gauze a thing of the past.
Use of Heparin in Pregnancy May Have No Benefit
New research may debunk a 20-year practice of prescribing low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) to pregnant patients at risk for blood clots.