Don’t let time constraints and large patient loads prevent you from providing a thorough well-woman visit. Are you covering all the bases?
Marijuana and e-cigarettes can cause harm in more ways than you may think. Do you ask your patients about their marijuana or e-cigarette use? The numbers may surprise you.
Diet can’t cure endometriosis, but dietary recommendations could be part of the treatment. Find out here why choosing certain foods may help reduce symptoms.
A striking number of sexually active women experience reproductive coercion by their male partners, and their ability to use contraception and plan pregnancies may be compromised.
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.
More Ob/Gyns are probably discussing sex with teenage patients than pediatricians, but a new study serves as a good reminder that physicians need to initiate these conversations.
The levonorgestrel IUD is particularly helpful in patients with abnormal uterine bleeding who require an interval therapy before surgery can be performed, Harvard physicians find.
Among women who choose IUDs or implants and then discontinue use, the most common subsequent contraceptive choice is another long-acting reversible contraceptive.
New research shows low-dose intrauterine contraceptive devices are safe and effective in preventing pregnancy after 3 years, and their use could be expanded among women who have not had children.
Use of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate for 24 months was associated with a significant decrease in bone mineral density compared with nonhormonal contraception.