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Women physicians delay childbearing versus nonphysicians

(HealthDay)—Compared with nonphysicians, women physicians delay childbearing, with median age at first childbearing of 32 and 27 years, respectively, according to a study published online May 3 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Can genetics predict bothersome hot flashes?

Hot flashes are a hallmark of the menopause transition. Yet, they don't strike with the same frequency or severity for all women. A new study suggests that some of the same genetic factors that affect a woman's reproductive ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study indicates longer reproductive life span experienced by US women

As females age, their bodies typically undergo two significant changes that generally occur during adolescence and middle age. The first, known as menarche, is the time during puberty when a girl begins having monthly menstruation ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

NAFLD in pregnancy increases risks for mother and baby

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in pregnancy has nearly tripled over the past ten years. It increases risks for both mother and baby, including hypertensive complications of pregnancy, bleeding after delivery, and ...

HIV & AIDS

Women with HIV at increased risk of early onset menopause

Thanks to medical advancements, HIV-positive women now have a longer life expectancy, exposing them to numerous midlife health issues such as menopause. A new study demonstrates that women with HIV are more likely to enter ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Abnormal menstrual cycle linked to elevated mortality

(HealthDay)—Abnormal menstrual cycle characteristics are associated with elevated mortality risk, according to a study presented at the annual American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Scientific Congress and Expo, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Research shows OB-GYNs hesitate to talk about fertility

A new study shows that many OB-GYNs are uncomfortable counseling their patients on fertility at a time when more women are delaying pregnancy and needing their doctors to be more vigilant about this education.

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