Women's Health

Trump Administration Finalizes Birth Control Coverage Opt-Out

Trump Administration Finalizes Birth Control Coverage Opt-Out

A birth control coverage opt-out for employers was finalized by the Trump administration on Wednesday.

Urinary Incontinence Common in Women Over 50 Years

Urinary Incontinence Common in Women Over 50 Years

Nearly half of women older than 50 years report having urinary incontinence.

Higher Sensitivity With 1-View Digital Breast Tomosynthesis for Breast Cancer Detection

Higher Sensitivity With 1-View Digital Breast Tomosynthesis for Breast Cancer Detection

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One-view digital breast tomosynthesis with a reduced compression force detected breast cancer with higher sensitivity and lower specificity than 2-view digital mammography.

Postpartum Pain Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Pain Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

Patients at high risk for postpartum depression may need denser analgesia control after delivery.

HPV Screening Associated With Reduced Remaining Lifetime Cervical Cancer Risk in Older Women

HPV Screening Associated With Reduced Remaining Lifetime Cervical Cancer Risk in Older Women

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Researchers determined that women ≥55 years of age who underwent a single HPV DNA test with a negative diagnosis as well as routine cytology were found to be at low risk for cervical cancer.

New Method Estimates Risk for Recurrence in Breast Cancer

New Method Estimates Risk for Recurrence in Breast Cancer

The risk for breast cancer recurrence can be extracted using disease-specific survival data.

Black, Low-Income Women May Not Report Barriers to Care

Black, Low-Income Women May Not Report Barriers to Care

Black women, women living in poverty, and those with higher levels of distrust are less likely to report barriers to timely screening mammography.

Paid Family Leave Policies May Modestly Increase Breastfeeding

Paid Family Leave Policies May Modestly Increase Breastfeeding

Women in states with paid family leave policies have a modestly greater likelihood of exclusively breastfeeding at 6 months.

Encouraging Emotional Awareness, Expression of Life Stress in Women With Chronic Urogenital Pain

Encouraging Emotional Awareness, Expression of Life Stress in Women With Chronic Urogenital Pain

Researchers developed a 4-phase life stress interview to determine whether women with chronic urogenital pain could derive benefits from disclosing stressors and gaining awareness of links between stress, emotions, and symptoms.

Bijuva Approved for Moderate to Severe Vasomotor Symptoms From Menopause

Bijuva Approved for Moderate to Severe Vasomotor Symptoms From Menopause

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Approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was supported by the Phase 3 Replenish trial which evaluated the safety and efficacy of Bijuva in generally healthy, postmenopausal women with a uterus for the treatment of moderate to severe hot flashes.

Early Natural Menopause Linked to Shorter Life Expectancy

Early Natural Menopause Linked to Shorter Life Expectancy

Compared with women who experience normal or late menopause, women who experience early natural menopause have a shorter life expectancy and spend fewer years without type 2 diabetes.

Preeclampsia Tied to Increased Risk for Vascular Dementia

Preeclampsia Tied to Increased Risk for Vascular Dementia

Preeclampsia seems to be associated with an increased risk for dementia, especially vascular dementia, with a stronger correlation for late-onset disease.

Postnatal Education Increases Pain Relief Interventions at Vaccinations

Postnatal Education Increases Pain Relief Interventions at Vaccinations

In-hospital postnatal education about infant pain management at vaccinations leads to more frequent use of pain relief interventions

Chemoimmunotherapy Increases Survival in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Chemoimmunotherapy Increases Survival in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

For patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, atezolizumab plus nanoparticle albumin-bound-paclitaxel prolongs progression-free survival compared with placebo plus nab-paclitaxel.

Psychotropic Medications May Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder

Psychotropic Medications May Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder

Reduced head circumference in the offspring of women with untreated bipolar disorder appeared to be related to sociodemographic characteristics.

Positive HPV Status Tied to Better Cervical Cancer Prognosis

Positive HPV Status Tied to Better Cervical Cancer Prognosis

Women with high-risk human papillomavirus-positive cervical tumors have a substantially better prognosis than women with hrHPV-negative tumors.

Weight Loss May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Weight Loss May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Postmenopausal women with weight loss have a reduced risk for breast cancer.

Increasing Water Intake May Reduce Cystitis Recurrence

Increasing Water Intake May Reduce Cystitis Recurrence

For women at high risk for cystitis recurrence who drink low volumes of fluid daily, increasing water intake prevents recurrence.

Disorders in Pregnancy May Increase Risk for Hot Flashes During Menopause

Disorders in Pregnancy May Increase Risk for Hot Flashes During Menopause

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Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes may increase the risk for hot flashes during menopause.

Knowledge, Confidence Barriers Hinder Effective Management of Vulvovaginal Atrophy

Knowledge, Confidence Barriers Hinder Effective Management of Vulvovaginal Atrophy

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Researchers created a 3-part online survey to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and barriers of primary care providers and gynecologists regarding vulvovaginal atrophy.

NAMS: Breast Cancer Diagnosis May Indicate Lower Vitamin D Levels, Obesity in Postmenopausal Women

NAMS: Breast Cancer Diagnosis May Indicate Lower Vitamin D Levels, Obesity in Postmenopausal Women

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The North American Menopause Society has found that postmenopausal women with a breast cancer diagnosis may have vitamin D deficiency as well as higher rates of obesity.

Cell-Free DNA vs Invasive Fetal Karyotyping for High-Risk Pregnancies

Cell-Free DNA vs Invasive Fetal Karyotyping for High-Risk Pregnancies

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For women with pregnancies at high risk for trisomy 21, performing cell-free DNA tests over direct invasive karyotyping procedures did not reduce the risk for miscarriage.

Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause:  A Consensus Statement From the ISSWSH

Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: A Consensus Statement From the ISSWSH

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The International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health convened an expert consensus panel to discuss the use of androgens in the management of genitourinary syndrome of menopause.

Parental Influences on HPV Vaccination Among Low-Income Hispanic Adolescent Girls

Parental Influences on HPV Vaccination Among Low-Income Hispanic Adolescent Girls

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Researchers sought to identify parental predictors of HIV vaccination in low-income adolescent Hispanic girls.

No Impact on Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness Following Cessation of Menopausal Hormone Therapy

No Impact on Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness Following Cessation of Menopausal Hormone Therapy

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A follow-up study from KEEPS found that cessation of menopausal hormone therapy did not change the expected trajectory of carotid artery intima-media thickness over a 3-year period.

Effect of Esomeprazole on Prolonging Gestation in Preterm Preeclampsia

Effect of Esomeprazole on Prolonging Gestation in Preterm Preeclampsia

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As there is currently no treatment option available to slow the progression of preeclampsia, clinicians assess esomeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor, as a therapeutic candidate for this challenging condition.

Higher Risk of In Situ Breast CA, Ovarian Tumors With Fertility Treatment

Higher Risk of In Situ Breast CA, Ovarian Tumors With Fertility Treatment

No increased risk of corpus uteri, invasive breast cancer for women undergoing assisted reproduction.

Quality of Life Maintained With Niraparib for Ovarian Cancer

Quality of Life Maintained With Niraparib for Ovarian Cancer

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The ENGOT-OV16/NOVA trial showed improvements in progression-free survival in patients with ovarian cancer with and without the germline BRCA mutation.

Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Preferred for Nursing Mothers

Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Preferred for Nursing Mothers

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Women receiving the inactivated influenza vaccine demonstrated superior antibody response compared with those receiving the live attenuated influenza vaccine.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Slows Cognitive Decline in Postmenopausal Women

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Slows Cognitive Decline in Postmenopausal Women

Hormone therapy in postmenopausal women with mild cognitive impairment was examined.

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