Ob/Gyn Information Center Opinion Archive

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.

Supreme court ruling puts gynecologic cancer prevention at risk

SCOTUS decision in Hobby Lobby case reaches beyond contraception.

Reconsidering second stage labor guidelines

New data may result in fewer instrumented deliveries and cesarean sections for second stage arrest.

Elevated ALP and normocytic anemia

What is the significance of an isolated alkaline phosphatase (ALP) of 161 IU/L in the absence of gallbladder, pancreas or liver disease?

The 100-day cough: clinicians be(a)ware

Only 5.9% of eligible candidates receive the recommended pertussis booster vaccine, and the disease remains one of the leading causes of vaccine-preventable deaths worldwide.

Emergency contraception: just a hoax?

Emergency contraception is no more contraception than abortion. Now don't get me wrong: I am very pro-choice. But the emergency contraceptive pill implies to misguided people that they don't have to take responsibility for sexual activity until after the fact.

Gaps in pregnancy diabetes testing

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a serious health condition that occurs in 4% to 12% of pregnancies, but recent research showing significant screening gaps for the disease makes the problem an even greater concern.

Talking through the mammogram furor

Clinicians need to better screen their patients and educate them about when best to begin obtaining routine mammograms.

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