A researcher created a new program for LGBTQ youth based on the idea that this population experiences more difficulty accessing reproductive healthcare, partly because of problems related to their choice of pronouns and names. The program addresses which contraceptives and intrauterine devices transgender boys can use, and which are effective and do not interfere with their hormone treatment.
But the unintended pregnancy rate is higher for Black women
June 8, 2021
Black and white young women share similar desires to avoid pregnancy and similar pregnancy plans, but Black women were much less likely to be pronatal, advocating for a higher birth rate, than were white women, new research revealed. The unintended pregnancy rate is 2.5 times higher for Black women than for white women, which raises questions about why this difference occurs.
New research shows using a low-sensitivity pregnancy test after a medication abortion is both accurate and safe. The 1,000 mIU/mL low-sensitivity pregnancy test or the five-level multilevel pregnancy test can be used safely without a visit to a provider’s office or clinic.
Recent research has shown that a new combined oral contraceptive has high efficacy, cycle control, and safety, even among a diverse American population that included women with a body mass index of 35 kg/m2. The medication contains estetrol (a novel estrogen) and drospirenone.
Stress, burnout, turnover, and retirement have contributed to obstacles in the student-to-nursing workforce pipeline. Nursing students and other healthcare professionals have experienced anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic, research shows. This affected both nursing and medical students as well as nurses working in any healthcare settings.
The United States will soon need millions more nurses than are currently working in healthcare. But employers, including family planning centers and OB/GYN offices, likely will have a difficult time finding nurses. The American Nurses Association predicts more registered nurse jobs will be available through 2022 than any other profession. A half-million nurses are expected to retire by the end of 2022.
Dapagliflozin can be prescribed to lower the risk of hospitalization for heart failure in adults with chronic kidney disease at risk for progression, end-stage kidney disease, cardiovascular death, and sustained estimated glomerular filtration rate decline.