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Endometriosis and skin cancer: Is there a link?Results of a new prospective cohort study add to existing literature on the association between endometriosis and skin cancer and show that the connection is strongest for melanoma. The findings, published in Cancer Causes and Control, are by researchers from the United States and France.
Does breastfeeding help lower risk of endometriosis?A new analysis of data from Nurses’ Health Study II (NHS II) shows that following the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ recommendations on breastfeeding may lower a woman’s risk of endometriosis. The association between the risk reduction and breastfeeding, the authors say, may be mediated at least in part by amenorrhea
Brain injury allegedly caused by forcepsWhen the head of a Kansas woman's baby did not descend easily, the nursemidwife managing the labor sought an obstetrician’s intervention. The obstetrician used forceps to assist the delivery. The parents sued the obstetrician after the delivery alleging the infant suffered a skull fracture, lacerated ear, bruising around his scalp, and bleeding in the brain as a result of the forceps. What's the verdict? Plus more cases.
Nonpainful vulvar mass in a 42-year-old womanA 42 y.o. woman presents for her annual gynecologic exam and complains of a non-painful mass on her right vulva. Can you make the diagnosis and prescribe the best treatment plan?
ACOG Guidelines at a Glance: Screening for fetal aneuploidyExpert commentary on Practice Bulletin No. 163: Screening for fetal aneuploidy.
Managing complications of perineal lacerations
Managing complications of perineal lacerationsThis article reviews complications that may occur following perineal trauma, techniques to help prevent these complications, and best practices for management using case vignettes.
The opioid pain reliever epidemicThe aim of this article is to educate ob/gyns about what not to do for acute and chronic pain, in the hope that increased awareness will help us prevent suffering and loss of life from opioid pain relievers.
Are hysterectomy volumes in the US really falling?Hysterectomy is the most common nonobstetric surgical procedure performed on women, with 1 out of 9 women undergoing it in their lifetime. Recent reports have indicated a sharp decline in the number of hysterectomies performed annually in the United States.
Menopause updatesGuidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) offer a unique perspective on diagnosis and management of menopause. Plus: A guide for hormone replacement therapy.
Impact of aspirin in reducing preterm preeclampsiaA study looks at the efficacy of aspirin in reducing preterm preeclampsia. Plus: The CDC reports on antidepressant use in the United States. Also, a look at whether vaginal estrogen postmenopause increases the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer.

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