August 1, 2018
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Join the Mission: Increase HPV Vaccinations for Girls and Boys
The 67 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers and a host of other cancer organizations now are fully endorsing the goal of eliminating cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) through gender-neutral HPV vaccination and evidence-based cancer screening.
Add the IUD to EC Counseling
Results of a new study indicate that many young women don’t know that the IUD can be used for emergency contraception or that it is effective. Researchers report that if young women needed emergency contraception, most indicated they would want to know about IUDs in addition to emergency contraceptive pills.
Blood Test for Pregnant Women May Predict Preterm Births
In pilot studies of pregnant women, data indicate that ribonucleic acid-based tests of maternal blood can predict delivery date and risk of early childbirth.
Research Examines Options for Those With Early-stage Breast Cancer
Results of a large-scale study indicated that 70% of women with a common type of breast cancer do not experience a benefit from chemotherapy. Data suggest that for women with hormone receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative, axillary lymph node-negative breast cancer, post-surgery combination chemotherapy and hormone therapy treatment provides no additional benefit over hormone therapy on its own.
Data Suggest Abortion Does Not Lead to Depression
Results of a new study of almost 400,000 women indicate that having an abortion does not increase the risk for depression in women. The publication comes at a time when many state policies restricting abortion access have been justified by claims that abortion causes women psychological harm.
Trump Administration Revives Title X ‘Domestic Gag Rule’
The administration published a series of proposed changes that would alter the services and providers that could be supported by Title X.