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Cervical cancer screening: recommendations from the USPSTF

Cervical cancer screening: recommendations from the USPSTF

The major change includes screening with hrHPV testing alone as an alternative to cytology screening alone starting at age 30 years.

Clinical practice guideline for antiretroviral therapy in pregnant women with HIV

Alternative treatments should be offered to pregnant women with HIV instead of tenofovir or emtricitabine.

Risk of premature birth, SGA with antiepileptic drugs

Women on AEDs during pregnancy are at a higher risk of delivering prematurely and giving birth to SGA newborns.

Opinion

Treating premenopausal women with fibroids and dysmenorrhea

The standard treatment option for premenopausal women who do not wish to get pregnant is hysterectomy.

Teen pregnancy prevention program

The program strives to modify teen attitudes toward sexuality and bring about life-changing behavior.

Reconciling birth plans with reality

Patients who have birth plans should be prepared to make concessions to ensure the safety of their newborn.

Features

Breast cancer screening: a review of current mammography guidelines

Breast cancer screening: a review of current mammography guidelines

Consensus regarding mammography screening varies, and conflicting guidelines from medical organizations can cause confusion for patients and providers.

Birth control leads to a blood clot

Birth control leads to a blood clot

A patient presents with chest pain 6 weeks after beginning use of a contraceptive device.

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