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Judith M. Orvos, ELS
Judith M. Orvos, ELS, is a a BELS-certified medical writer and editor and an editorial consultant for Contemporary OB/GYN.
FDA approves morcellation containment system
The FDA approves the first containment system for morcellation. Plus: ASRM provides guidance for Zika virus. And, the impact of HRT timing and its impact on cardiovascular disease.
CDC urges Zika virus precautions in L&D setting
The CDC offers new guidance on Zika virus and the labor and delivery unit. Plus: How are out-of-hospital trends moving? Also, a look at whether or not planned cesareans mean poorer outcomes for children.
Why a longer labor could cut cesarean delivery rates
A new study wonders if allowing a longer labor could help reduce rates of cesarean delivery. Plus: Does placing a cervical pessary prevent preterm birth? Also, a look at why teenaged LARC users aren't using condoms for STI prevention.
Does low-level arsenic exposure affect fetal growth?
A study looks at how much low-level arsenic exposure impacts fetal growth. And, is there a link between intimate partner violence and adverse birth outcomes? Plus: Should all elective early-term deliveries be avoided?
Rates of unintended pregnancy in US at historic low
Data from the National Center Health Statistics (NCHS) show that rates of unintended pregnancy in the United States have a hit a 3-decade low.
Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies: Depression
A snapshot of Protocol 3 from the 6th edition of Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies: An Evidence-Based Approach
Zika on the ground: Clinical impact update
An update on the Zika virus and its impact on your practice. And, a look at whether or not vaginal delivery increases risk of incontinence. Plus: What was the impact of the HPV vaccine on HPV rates?
Is there a link between asthma and infertility?
A small Danish study examines if a link exists between asthma and infertility. Plus: Can regular exercise during pregnancy prevent maternal hypertension?
Does prehypertension in pregnancy increase risk of stillbirth?
A look at the impact of prehypertension on the risk of stillbirth. And, the CDC issues guidance on alcohol consumption in women of childbearing years. Plus: Does the type of hysterectomy alter endometrial cancer survival?
ACOG, SMFM issue updated guidance on Zika
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) have released updated guidelines for clinicians caring for women of reproductive age amidst the Zika virus outbreak.