OB/GYN Clinical Alert – May 1, 2022
May 1, 2022
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Pregnant patients with severe cardiac disease experience a higher risk of adverse cardiac outcomes compared to those with mild to moderate disease.
Black adult women in three cities in the United States describe using a range of actions to protect themselves against racism in the reproductive healthcare space.
This long-term follow-up study of three cluster-randomized trials of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination evaluated cancer protection over up to 11 years of follow-up. During this time, 17 HPV-positive cancers were identified in the unvaccinated group, and 0 were identified in the vaccinated group, indicating 100% vaccine efficacy at preventing HPV-associated cancers.
In this retrospective cohort study of 6,203 women, there was no difference in expulsion rates between individuals using the levonorgestrel intrauterine device (IUD) for heavy menstrual bleeding and those using it for contraception, using a protocol where the IUD for patients with heavy menstrual bleeding was inserted only after bleeding had ceased or lessened.