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June 1, 2012

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  • Guidance issued on cervical cancer screening: Update your practice now

    Get ready to add two sets of guidance on cervical cancer screening to your practice database: the most current recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and joint cervical cancer prevention guidelines issued by the American Cancer Society, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and American Society for Clinical Pathology (ACS/ASCCP/ASCP).
  • Take aim at lowering cervical cancer rates

    A study of cervical cancer incidence and mortality in North Carolina has revealed areas where rates are unusually high, prompting public health officials to call for education, screening, and vaccination programs in impacted areas.
  • Too few young women get tested for chlamydia

    How many chlamydia tests were performed on sexually active women ages 15-25 in your clinic last year? If your numbers are similar to a new national analysis, about 38% of sexually active young women ages 15-25 were screened for the sexually transmitted disease (STD).
  • Add treatment option for heavy menstrual bleeding

    About three million U.S. women experience heavy menstrual bleeding each year.1 With the recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Natazia (Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Wayne, NJ) for treatment in women who choose an oral contraceptive (OC), clinicians now have another therapeutic option.
  • Female condom effective in fight against HIV

    According to a new economic analysis of the DC Female Condom program, a public-private partnership to provide and promote FC2 Female Condoms (Female Health Co., Chicago), the program prevented enough HIV infections in the first year alone to save more than $8 million in future medical care costs over and above the cost of the program.
  • Teen Topics: Record low teen pregnancy — What is next step?

    A report from the Guttmacher Institute reveals the U.S. teen pregnancy rate is at its lowest level in 40 years and the teen birth rate is at the lowest point since consistent data was collected in the 1950s.