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Susan C. Olmstead
Ms. Olmstead is the Editorial Director of Contemporary OB/GYN.
"Isn't it time to separate the O from the G?"
This was the question posed by Javier F. Magrina, MD, in his presidential address at the opening ceremony of the 42nd AAGL global congress on minimally invasive gynecology on November 11. His answer to this question (which of course referred to obstetrics and gynecology) was a resounding "yes," and he backed up this conviction with statistics and anecdotes that illustrated the need for specialized training in minimally invasive gynecologic procedures.
AAGL Stump the Professors: 1 win and 1 loss
Panelists Leila V. Adamyan, MD, Alan H. DeCherney, MD, and Linda M. Nicoll, MD, went 1 for 2 during the “Stump the Professors” session at the 42nd AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology in Washington, DC.
Causes of miscarriage commonly misunderstood
A new survey reveals that the public is misinformed about the causes and prevalence of miscarriage.
A little exercise better than none for overweight postmenopausal women
A little exercise better than none for overweight postmenopausal women
Women should not feel that they need to log long hours of vigorous exercise to see any benefits, says a study from Spain.
Does your practice tweet? These do!
10 ob/gyn practices to follow on Twitter. If your practice (or department) tweets, let us know!
Vaginal mesh complications and miscommunications
Better communication between surgeons and pathologists will help to inform understanding of vaginal mesh complications.
The importance of ‘the fertility talk’
Making patients aware of how fertility decreases with age can be difficult, because for many patients, it is a touchy subject. Today’s ob/gyns are saying they are working to make the conversation as routine as the talk about contraception.
Should All Women Freeze Their Eggs?
"Should all women freeze their eggs?" This question was posed by Marcelle Cedars, MD, during a Tuesday afternoon session at ACOG's 61st annual clinical meeting. In a session offering late-breaking news from SGO, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), Dr. Cedars pointed out that as of October 2012, ASRM no longer considers egg freezing experimental.

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