Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Put birth control in place right after childbirth

(HealthDay)—Obstetrician-gynecologists should counsel pregnant women about use of long-acting reversible contraception, such as implants and IUDs, immediately after they give birth, a leading group of U.S. doctors says.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Rise in preterm births linked to clinical intervention

Research at the University of Adelaide shows preterm births in South Australia have increased by 40 percent over 28 years and early intervention by medical professionals has resulted in the majority of the increase.

Oncology & Cancer

Western diet may contribute to dense breasts

(HealthDay)—Overweight and obese women who eat a Western diet may develop more dense breast tissue, possibly increasing their risk for breast cancer, according to research published in the September issue of Obstetrics ...

Health

Warning against domperidone use for lactating women

(HealthDay)—The dopamine receptor antagonist domperidone, which may increase milk production in lactating women, is associated with serious cardiac risks, and should not be used for lactation enhancement, according to a ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Reoperation rate 4 percent for mesh-based prolapse surgery

(HealthDay)—For women undergoing mesh-based prolapse surgery, the reoperation rate is 4.0 percent at a median of 1.17 years, with reduced risk for patients of surgeons with very high volume, according to a study published ...

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