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Hormonal contraception and breast cancer: Is there a link?Results of a prospective cohort study by Danish investigators suggest that current or recent use of hormonal contraceptives may be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Plus, Editorial Board Member, Ilana Cass, MD, weighs in on the impact of the study's findings.
Hereditary cancers in gynecology:  What clinicians need to know
Hereditary cancers in gynecology: What clinicians need to knowThe contribution of hereditary cancer syndromes to many gynecologic malignancies has been increasingly recognized over the past decade. As they often serve as primary care providers, ob/gyns are uniquely positioned to help identify at-risk women before they develop cancer.
Were these infant’s delays secondary to fetal distress and hypoxia?A patient sues alleging that her child was in distress, became hypoxic and that a cesarean should have been performed much earlier.
Study: Clinical trials indicate positive results for Zika vaccineThree Phase 1 human clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of an Army-developed Zika purified inactivated virus (ZPIV) vaccine have shown it to be safe and well tolerated, according to a recent study. Plus: Another study has found an association between postmenopausal vasomotor symptoms (VMS), including hot flashes and night sweats, and elevated risk of diabetes.
Breast cancer screening and prevention: Results that matterRandomized controlled trials have established that mammography reduces breast cancer mortality. However, mammography is less effective in women with dense breasts.
ACOG Guidelines at a Glance: Diagnosis and management of benign breast disordersExpert commentary on Practice Bulletin #164: Diagnosis and Management of Benign Breast Disorders
Young People Can Suffer from Sexual DysfunctionAlthough most young people have a healthy sex life, many—and particularly young women— may have one or more sexual dysfunction issues, according to results of health survey.
Impact of Delivery Type on Female Sexual Function ExploredThe route of delivery of a child does not have a long-term effect on female sexual dysfunction in primipara mothers, according to a study.
Condom Use Should Be Encouraged for All Women with BVWomen with bacterial vaginosis (BV) should be encouraged to use condoms with all acts of sex, according to a recent multicenter study.
Are there non-glycemic benefits of continuous glucose monitoring?A multinational randomized controlled trial indicates, for what may be the first time, that continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) may have health benefits that go well beyond control of maternal hyperglycemia. Plus: Does postmenopausal HT impact risk of stroke? Also: A study suggests that late puberty affects bone mineral density.

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