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Range of treatments can lessen heavy periods

Dear Mayo Clinic: After almost a year of having a period that is much heavier than normal, my gynecologist recommended an IUD as treatment. How does this work, and is it safe? I am 38, and I'm done having children, but don't ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Pattern of estrogen-progestin use from 1970 to 2010 described

(HealthDay)—The use of estrogen-progestin has varied over the past 40 years, peaking in the 1990s and declining in the early 2000s, according to a study published online Sept. 8 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Progestin Tx reasonably effective for early endometrial cancer

(HealthDay)—Conservative management with oral progestin can be a reasonable treatment option for many patients with stage 1A endometrial cancer, according to research published in the July issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Use of morning-after pill on the rise: CDC

(HealthDay)—The number of U.S. women using the "morning-after" contraception pill has risen dramatically in the last decade, federal health officials report.

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