OB/GYN Clinical Alert – December 1, 2020
December 1, 2020
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In this retrospective cohort study of 147,895 singleton births, epidural anesthesia was used in 74.2% of cases and the hazard ratio for the subsequent diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders was 1.37 (95% confidence interval, 1.23-1.53).
One-third of patients presenting for urogynecologic subspecialty care are caregivers. Of these, women caring for an adult are more likely to delay seeking care for pelvic floor disorders.
In this retrospective cohort study of women in Sweden, receipt of human papillomavirus vaccination prior to age 17 years was associated with an 88% decrease in cervical cancer, and vaccination at ages 17 to 30 years was associated with a 53% decrease in cervical cancer.
The obstetrical effect of COVID-19 has received attention worldwide. However, data examining the psychological effect on women in the perinatal period still are emerging. Although there is little doubt that COVID-19 has increased depression and anxiety in many demographic groups, a small amount of existing literature begins to give us some insight into the incidence, risk factors, and protective factors for mental illness in perinatal women during the COVID-19 pandemic.