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Privacy and the Adolescent Patient
Navigating the complexities of privacy in the adolescent gyn patient can be tricky. Here, Deborah Ottenheimer, MD, a specialist in adolescent gynecology, shares her protocol for providing confidential medical care to teen patients.
Do EMRs Make Clinicians Less Ethical?
Electronic medical records have a purpose, but they also may encourage physicians to behave unethically. More to the point: would your patient recognize her exam as described in an EMR?
The key to diagnosing vulvovaginitis in young girls is a good exam and cultures. Poor hygiene is generally the culprit, but other irritants or conditions must be considered.
When Good Intentions Lead to Unethical Prescriptions: A Case Against Bed Rest
Bed rest to prevent miscarriage is a historical treatment unsupported by evidence. Read why one physician believes that prescribing bed rest violates nonmaleficence.
PCOS in Adolescents: A Diagnostic Conundrum
In an adolescent, polycystic ovary syndrome should be diagnosed cautiously. The typical symptoms of PCOS in an adult may just be developmental irregularities in a teen.
Redesigned Fertility Pen Receives FDA Approval
A fertility pen, redesigned to incorporate updates and new features developed from patient and provider feedback, has been FDA approved and will be available December 2013.
The Ethical Ob/Gyn: Designing Babies
The ethical issues between two new technologies are stark. One aims to cure disease, whereas the other threatens to alter fundamentally the parent-child relationship.