A large case-control study using the Danish National database found a slight increase in the risk of glioma in ever-users of hormonal contraception, which increased with duration of use. Users of progestin-only methods were at higher risk. However, these findings should not influence clinical practice or perception of contraceptive safety.
A single prenatal testing center with a large volume of patients has experienced a dramatic drop in the rate of chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis after the introduction of noninvasive prenatal testing.
The elderly operative patient has very different and specific needs compared to a younger woman. In addition to a higher risk of medical comorbidities, elderly women are affected by cognitive impairment, depression, gait, and balance disturbances.