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August 1st, 2018

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  • Management of Pain Associated With Intrauterine Device Placement

    With long-acting reversible contraceptive methods (intrauterine devices and implants) showing an increased proportion of users each year at the expense of permanent and short-acting hormonal methods, it makes sense to consider how best to improve the IUD placement experience, particularly for young nulliparous women.

  • Recommendations for Surgical Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

    This is a summary of the 2017 International Consultation on Incontinence recommendations for surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse.

  • Is Human Placentophagy Safe? What Patients Should Know

    In this cross-sectional study of U.S. women who delivered at home or at a birth center, 30.8% consumed their placenta, and, of those, 58% consumed the placenta in a raw form. The most common reason for consuming placenta was to prevent or treat postpartum depression. There was no association between placentophagy and neonatal hospitalization or death within six weeks of birth.

  • All About Cesarean Delivery

    A collection of articles and letters to the editors suggests that postpartum ultrasound evaluation of uterine wall thickness is of little value in predicting uterine wall complications in subsequent pregnancies, that two-layer closure of the uterus during cesarean delivery probably is better than single-layer closure, and that staple closure of the skin in patients with three or more previous cesarean deliveries is associated with more wound complications than suture closure.