Study Calls for More Thyroid Disease Screening
Consider thyroid disorders, such as hyperthyroidism, when evaluating women with fertility problems and recurrent early pregnancy loss.
Are Too Many Hysterectomies Being Performed?
Nearly 1 in 5 hysterectomies for benign indications were unnecessary, and nearly 2 in 5 had unsupportive pathology in women younger than 40.
Episiotomy Rates Declining but Remain Varied
Nonmedical factors seem to be driving the use of episiotomies, and there remains a wide variation in episiotomy rates in hospitals nationwide.
Condom Use Doesn't Explain HIV and Depo-Provera Link
A meta-analysis shows use of hormonal contraception, compared with nonhormonal or no contraception, ups the risk of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa.
Mobility Impairments and Pregnancy
New research sheds light on how pregnancy can affect women with a mobility disability, such as a spinal cord injury or cerebral palsy.
In the UK, Midwife Delivery Is Safer for Many Women
A new recommendation for home birth or delivery at a birth center for certain women with uncomplicated pregnancies in the United Kingdom has been issued.
Weight Gain in Pregnancy Linked to Sex of Baby
Pink or blue? New research shows that low gestational weight gain early in the pregnancy is correlated with having a baby of a certain sex.
Can Salpingo-Oophorectomy Protect Against Prolapse?
Removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes at the time of a hysterectomy doesn't increase the risk of pelvic organ prolapse, new research finds.
What Happens When Hospital Obstetric Units Close?
As obstetric units close and consolidate around the country, ways to improve interhospital communication and to assess patient outcomes are needed.
Another Benefit of Pre-Conception Folic Acid
Be a broken record about the importance of folic acid supplementation. New research finds it is associated with fetal growth benefits.