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Trimester zero (Part 1 of 2)Preconception care is primary prevention. The goal is to affirm pregnancy intention, reduce any potential harm, and recognize modifiable risk factors related to pregnancy while stratifying pregnancies on a continuum of low- to high-risk.
Readers React: In defense of breast density notification lawsWe read with interest the article “Breast density laws: Are you in compliance?” [December 2016 Contemporary OB/GYN]. We appreciated the perspective of our gynecologist colleagues. We would like to help clarify and give context to some of the information in the article.
Readers reactReaders write in about their thoughts on the annual labor force survey, the conundrum presented by cesarean delivery and defensive medicine, more information on treating women who have been the victim of sexual assault, and what is adding to the stress of the job.
Homeopathy for endometriosis pain?Potentized estrogen was found to be effective in a recent study.
Infants also at risk from mothers' endometriosisA large study reaffirms that mothers with endometriosis and their babies face more complications than those without the condition.
How quality measures can decrease cesareansCan adopting quality measures decrease the cesarean rate? Plus: The Government Accountability Office issues a report on power morcellators and the FDA's system of evaluation. Also, does the volume of one type of heart fat indicate the risk of heart disease?
Bilateral salpingectomy: An opportunity to reduce cancer risk
Bilateral salpingectomy: An opportunity to reduce cancer riskThe data, say the authors, support counseling post-reproductive women undergoing hysterectomy about the risks and benefits of retaining their fallopian tubes.
OB ignores nursing supervisor, fractures infant’s skull"Reckless" forceps use ends in disaster.
Medical marijuana: An oxymoron and a risk to fetusesIt's never appropriate in pregnancy, says our editor in chief.
Does diet affect bone mineral density?An analysis looks at the impact of diet on bone mineral density. Also, an examination of which antidepressants in pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects. Plus: Is the mortality rate of cervical cancer underestimated?

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