Study Examines Theory on Menopause Age and Symptom Severity
A recent theory states that women enter menopause at different ages and have varying extents of symptoms due in part to residence patterns after marriage—or whether couples disperse to live with paternal or maternal kin. Investigators found little support for this theory in a study…
Metformin has less risk for preterm delivery in PCOS
Metformin can halve the risk of late miscarriage and preterm births for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Weight Loss Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk for Postmenopausal Women
In a study of postmenopausal women, participants who lost weight had a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintained or gained weight. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings suggest that weight loss…
Many young people don’t know when female and male fertility declines, study finds
Most students underestimate the impact of female and male age on fertility, new research published in Human Fertility finds. Less than half could correctly identify the age when a woman’s fertility declines and even fewer knew when male fertility declines.
Careful patient selection is the key to achieving the best results for vaginal mesh surgery
Despite recent negative reports, data published in The Journal of Urology® indicate good outcomes and less risk of repeat surgery in patients with specific types of pelvic organ prolapse
Extended Tamoxifen Therapy May Increase Risk of Endometrial Cancer
There is clear evidence that extended adjuvant tamoxifen therapy for 10 years reduces local recurrence and improves breast cancer-free survival in women with oestrogen receptor–positive breast cancer.
Adolescent childbirth associated with early menopause and hysterectomy
A new study has shown that women who gave birth as adolescents tend to have a greater chance of an early menopause or a hysterectomy. The study, which looked at reproductive histories of women from several countries and income groups, was presented at the World…
Cochrane Review: Does HPV vaccination prevent the development of cervical cancer?
Does HPV vaccination prevent the development of cervical cancer? Are there harms associated with being vaccinated?
Annual well woman visit to the OB/GYN can keep heart healthy
Annual well woman exams by OB/GYNs provide a golden opportunity to evaluate a woman’s heart health, according to a new joint advisory from the American Heart Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) which stresses the benefits of collaborative care between…