The USPSTF has found that screening for intimate partner violence is beneficial for reproductive-aged women, although there is inadequate evidence to weigh the balance of benefits and harms of screening for abuse in elderly and vulnerable adults.
Cesarean delivery is associated with a reduced rate of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, but this should be weighed against the association with increased risks for fertility, future pregnancy, and long-term childhood outcome.
The USPSTF has issued an updated recommendation statement on ovarian cancer screening.
Laparoscopy became the most common surgical approach for hysterectomy between 2010 and 2013, with associated changes in payments statistics for hysterectomy.
Body mass index BMI at a cut-point of 30 kg/m2 may not be an appropriate indicator of obesity in postmenopausal women.
The CDC revised its US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use categorization for DMPA injection in women at high risk for HIV infection from US MEC category 1 to US MEC category 2.
More than half of women receiving a new HIV diagnosis have already received this diagnosis in the past but are not undergoing HIV medical care.
Consensus regarding mammography screening varies, and conflicting guidelines from medical organizations can cause confusion for patients and providers.
Among women, but not men, mid-adulthood hypertension correlated with a 65% increased dementia risk.
Duration of total and exclusive breastfeeding was significantly associated with a decreased risk of endometriosis.
A variety of non-hormone options and therapies are available for treatment of estrogen-depletion symptoms and clinical problems after a diagnosis of breast cancer.
Overall, 54% of women with bipolar disorder reported sexual distress and 39% were not satisfied with their sexual life.
Early diagnosis and treatment play a substantial role in a patient's prognosis and result in a decreased risk of malignancy and scarring.
The standard treatment option for premenopausal women who do not wish to get pregnant is hysterectomy.
The prevalence of COPD globally is increasing more rapidly in women than in men.
The largest increase in reported STD cases occurred in P&S syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia.
Women who use hormonal contraception have an increased risk for first use of an antidepressant and first diagnosis of depression.
Screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria may not lead to better outcomes among pregnant women and exposes them to unnecessary antibiotics.
LGBT practice management includes routine cancer screening in accordance with current guidelines.
50% of women studied met the American Cancer Society requirements for early mammography screening.
In an update to its 2009 recommendations, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has presented its final guidelines on mammography screening for breast cancer.
Couples conceiving within the 0- to 3-month interval are more likely to achieve live birth.
Denosumab may reduce the risk of fracture in women with breast cancer on aromatase inhibitor therapyJanuary 06, 2016
Denosumab has been shown to reduce fracture risk in women with breast cancer with bone metastases.
Vitamin D deficiency is especially prevalent in postmenopausal women, and recommendations from current guidelines are inconsistent regarding vitamin D use.
Starting January 1, the state of Oregon no longer requires a prescription for birth control for women 18 years of age and older.
For women who are pro-life advocates, copper IUD devices that prevent fertilization may be an acceptable alternative.
Confusion surrounds the current screening recommendations and guidelines.
False-positive results on a screening mammogram are associated with a greater risk of developing breast cancer in the 10 years following the result.
Correctly position your patient to ensure a proper Pap smear.
A new study of women with at least 2 risk factors for breast cancer found that ultrasound and mammography have similar breast cancer detection rates.