Cultural assumptions create unbalanced risk assessment when the medical community weighs the risks and benefits of common contraceptive methods, the authors of a recent study concluded. Researchers studied contraception risks and assessed how these risks were prioritized in reproductive health providers’ understanding of contraceptives and their potential side effects.
In this retrospective cohort study of 279 women undergoing postpartum partial salpingectomy after vaginal delivery, the mean operative time for women with a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2 was only 5.5 minutes longer than the time for women with a BMI < 30 kg/m2.
International pharmaceutical company Bayer has announced that it will cease U.S. sales of its Essure sterilization device as of December 2018. Although the company is halting distribution because of declining sales, the decision comes amid mounting concerns surrounding its use.
Physicians reported unclean, missing, and damaged instruments
October 10, 2016
“It’s a surgeon’s nightmare.” These words, spoken by a physician at Detroit Medical Center, ran in The Detroit News in a multi-story investigative series about how physicians had reported unclean, missing, and damaged surgical instruments for 11 years without the issue being resolved.
In this retrospective cohort study, women who underwent concomitant hysteroscopic sterilization and endometrial ablation procedures were more likely to have inadequate 3-month hysterosalpingram testing to confirm tubal occlusion.