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Susan C. Olmstead
Ms. Olmstead is the Editorial Director of Contemporary OB/GYN.
Ethical considerations to NIPT
A look at the frameworks for decision-making regarding reproductive choice and prenatal testing.
Cost major barrier to NIPT use, say physicians
Changes to practice guidelines and insurance coverage are needed, the authors say.
Large study of maternal alloimmunization yields a surprise
Relative risk of stillbirth and preterm birth associated with less well-known antibodies was of similar magnitude to that found for anti-D.
Should birth control be OTC?
Some states are implementing dispensing laws, and others may follow suit. What does this mean for access?
First US uterus transplant attempt ends in disappointment
First US uterus transplant attempt ends in disappointment
Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic performed the procedure in hopes of "curing" absolute uterine-factor infertility, but announced on March 9 that the organ had had to be removed.
Single-dose azithromycin still effective against chlamydia, study finds
The study was designed for tight control of the usual variables.
ACOG: The menstrual cycle is a vital sign
ACOG: The menstrual cycle is a vital sign
A new ACOG Committee Opinion stresses the importance of menstruation status as a part of the adolescent's medical history.
The economics of uterine fibroids
A study tabulates the direct and indirect costs.
A genital herpes vaccine still far off
Researchers are genetically sequencing the virus in hopes of one day developing better prevention and treatment.
A 'window' into the female immune system
A 'window' into the female immune system
Opportunistic infections tend to invade the female reproductive tract during certain "windows of vulnerability," researchers have found.

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