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Low-dose levonorgestrel IUDs are safe and effective in preventing pregnancy,and their use could be expanded among women who have not yet had children.
IVF Will Continue in ND as Voters Reject Measure 1
Voters in North Dakota sent a clear message that health care decisions, from pregnancy to end-of-life care, must involve only patients and their physicians.
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.
Measure 1 Will End IVF in North Dakota
A consequence of Measure 1, which may or may not be a "personhood" amendment, is that IVF and other infertility services in North Dakota will end.
Oh, Boy! Does Quicker Conception Mean More Males?
Folklore or fact? Getting pregnant soon after stopping contraceptives results in a higher chance of having a baby boy. New research answers this question once and for all.
Freebies Can Reduce Teen Pregnancies
People like free stuff, especially teenagers. And if you give them free birth control, particularly LARC, they tend to use it.
Poll: Are You in Favor of OTC Birth Control?
There is a movement under way to make oral contraceptives over the counter. As a clinician, would you be in favor of this?
Coronal Plane and 3D Imaging Key for IUD Complications
This case demonstrates the utility of 3D ultrasound, using the coronal plane as a reference point, for patients with an IUD who have pelvic pain.
VIDEO: Trapped IUD Extracted via Laparoscopy
This video demonstrates a case in which an intrauterine device (IUD) IUD was trapped--not in the uterine cavity and not outside the uterine wall, but within the muscle of the uterus. It was extracted under laparoscopic guidance.
Video: Postpartum IUD Compliance: Do Demographic Factors Matter?
Do age, race, or other demographics influence postpartum IUD compliance? The results of this retrospective chart review were presented at ACOG's Annual Clinical Meeting.
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