An essential part of delivering critical preventive services to youth includes discussing confidentiality and private time (without a parent in the room) between adolescents and young adults and their healthcare provider to build trust and promote optimal health and well-being.
A new committee opinion issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, in conjunction with the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative’s rollout of a “Well-Woman Chart,” is designed to help clinicians follow the latest updates for preventive care.
Compared to women who undergo breast cancer screening with mammography alone, those receiving MRI exams experience a two- to fivefold increased rate of core and surgical biopsy. However, the biopsies have a lower cancer yield rate than mammography alone.
There are more reported cases of primary and secondary syphilis in the United States now than there have been in more than 20 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a call to action to reverse the trend.
A coalition of national health professional organizations, as well as women’s health consumer and patient advocates, are updating the federal Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines. If the recommendations are adopted by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration, it will help ensure that women receive a comprehensive set of preventive services without having to pay a copayment, co-insurance, or deductible.
Young women ages 18 to 25 represent a heterogeneous population transitioning from adolescence into adulthood who might present with unique issues and challenges, including a potential gap in healthcare after pediatric healthcare. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has just released a committee opinion to help providers structure preventive healthcare visits to screen for health issues and counsel patients about a variety of health topics, including reproductive health.