Kari Oakes reports in Ob.Gyn.News that a woman with a transplanted uterus gave birth to a live baby boy in Dallas, the first birth from a transplanted uterus in the United States. It is also the first birth resulting from uterine transplantation to be performed outside of Sweden, where a total of eight births have occurred.
Alicia Gallegos writes an article in Ob.Gyn.News about the proposal to limit birth control access.
Gemma Francis writes an interesting article in Independent Life about a special day – January 17.
Kari Oakes writes an interesting article published in the October 14, 2017 issue of OB.Gyn News that it is time to take the fear out of the hormone therapy conversation.
“I want to take fear out of the conversation. Hormone therapy remains the most effective treatment for vasomotor symptoms and the genitourinary syndrome of menopause and has been shown to prevent bone loss and fracture,” said Dr. JoAnn Pinkerton, who also chaired the advisory panel that penned the 2017 NAMS position statement on hormone therapy.
A spike in syphilis puts prenatal care in focus
Doug Brunk published an alarming article in OB.Gyn. News in September 2017.
Fifteen years ago, reported cases of syphilis in the United States were so infrequent that public health officials thought it might join the ranks of malaria, polio, and smallpox as an eradicated disease.
That turned out to be wishful thinking.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2012 and 2015, the overall rates of syphilis in the United States increased by 48%, while the rates of primary and secondary infection among women spiked by 56%. That was a compelling enough rise, but freshfrom the agency indicate that the overall rates of syphilis increased by 17.6% between 2015 and 2016, and by 74% between 2012 and 2016.
This article, written by Kjersti Marie Aagard, MD, and Derrick Michael Chu, BSC, presents studies of the placental microbiome are a window into the complex interplay between microbiota and host in spontaneous PTB.
Counseling about sexuality in pregnancy and postpartum offers an opportunity to allay fears and increase patient satisfaction during a unique period in a woman’s life.
This article by My-Linh Nguyen, MD, Yalda Afshar MD PhD, Jenny Mei MD, Tamara Grisales, MD appears in the August 2017 issue of Contemporary OB/Gyne.
This article, appearing in the March 2017 issue of Contemporary OB/GYN and written Yalda Afshar MD PhD and Christina S Han MD, cites preconception care as primary prevention.
The goal is to affirm pregnancy intention, reduce any potential harm, and recognize modifiable risk factors related to pregnancy while stratifying pregnancies on a continuum of low- to high-risk.