Obstetrics & gynaecology

Major complications after abortion are extremely rare, study shows

In the most comprehensive look yet at the safety of abortion, researchers at UC San Francisco have concluded that major complications are rare, occurring less than a quarter of a percent of the time, about the same frequency ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Proinflammatory response in women with vaginal mesh

(HealthDay)—Women with vaginal mesh with complications have a significantly increased proinflammatory response, according to a study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

The global cost of unsafe abortion

Seven million women a year in the developing world are treated in healthcare facilities for complications following unsafe abortion, finds a study published today (19 August) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study looks at impact of FDA safety alert on morcellation

(HealthDay)—The use of minimally invasive hysterectomy decreased and postoperative complications increased following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration safety communication discouraging use of laparoscopic power morcellation ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Childbirth risks not the same for all obese women

Obesity raises the chances of complications and medical interventions in childbirth. But a new study by Oxford University shows the risks are not the same for all obese women.


Non-certified providers provide initial care in Bangladesh

(Medical Xpress) -- In rural Bangladesh, non-certified providers such as village doctors and untrained birth attendants are the first-line providers for women with severe obstetric complications, according to a new study ...

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