February 1, 2019
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Help Teens and Young Women Manage Dysmenorrhea Symptoms Effectively
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has issued a new committee opinion designed to help clinicians aid patients in managing symptoms of dysmenorrhea effectively so that women may continue everyday activities with minimal disruption.
For Contraceptive Use, Both Intention and Attitude Matter
In a just-published study, researchers used data from a nationwide survey to understand the relationships among intention about pregnancy, attitude toward a hypothetical pregnancy, and contraceptive use for women who are at risk for unintended pregnancy.
Less Surveillance for Simple Ovarian Cysts? Research Indicates Yes
In a recent study of more than 72,000 U.S. women, researchers found that results indicate ongoing surveillance of simple cysts may not be necessary.
At-Home HPV Tests May Be Key to Reaching Patients
Researchers are looking at the effectiveness of using at-home HPV collection kits for women who are overdue for screening to overcome barriers to care.
Understand New Advances in Menopause Management
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved two new modalities to aid in menopause management: MenoCheck, a diagnostic tool to show a woman’s menopausal status, and Bijuva, a medication to help with hot flashes.
Adolescents Too: Young People Affected by Sexual Harassment and Assault
Experiences of sexual harassment and assault are unfortunate realities for many adolescents and young adults. Many youth-serving health professionals have begun to ask how they can contribute to addressing or even preventing sexual harassment and assault in their patients’ lives.