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5 Predictions for Prenatal Genetic Testing in 2015

From NIPT to microarray and from cost to quality, these 5 predictions by Adam Wolfberg, MD, provide insight into how genetic testing continues to evolve. 

Contraception

Blame autocorrect for misinformation related to an IUD, or intrauterine device.

New research highlights a way to reduce the rate of unintended pregnancies, but it requires two changes to current policy.

Another option for long-term reversible contraception has been approved, but this one will be available to many public health clinics as well.

Hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants effectively prevent pregnancy at least 1 year beyond their approved duration of use.

Opioid use in women of reproductive age should be better monitored, and physicians should be more judicious in their prescribing, says a CDC report.

A history of hormonal contraceptive use in younger women for 5 years or more was found to be associated with a possible increased risk of glioma.

A meta-analysis shows use of hormonal contraception, compared with nonhormonal or no contraception, ups the risk of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa.

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