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It’s long been assumed that women who get pregnant on birth control pills somehow erred. But a new study suggests some women may inherit genes that break down contraceptive hormones more rapidly.
Source:Well and Good
IUDs are not a new form of birth control, but they have seen a wild resurgence in popularity in the past few years. A record 4.4 million women now have IUDs.
Now well into her third trimester of pregnancy, Meghan Markle made headlines flying into New York City this past weekend for her baby shower.
Doctors diagnosed the intense abdominal cramping that hit Sharon Rosenblatt every month as kidney stones, a muscle pull, or the result of too much exercise.
Source:SheKnowsFebruary 14, 2019
Let’s talk about how birth control works. Dr. Ana Cepin, an obstetrician-gynecologist at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, breaks it down for us.
Source:HealthlineFebruary 11, 2019
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. women of reproductive age are currently using contraception. The most common methods used are female sterilization, oral contraception, and IUDs.
- February 1, 2019
Ron Wapner, MD, is the lead investigator on a study published in The Lancet.
Source:HealthlineJanuary 29, 2019
Preeclampsia is a condition that can affect pregnant women, causing high blood pressure that increases the risk of major cardiac events, seizures or even death.
- January 3, 2019
Fulgent Genetics and the Precision Genomics Laboratory, in collaboration with the Department of Ob/Gyn announced a partnership to make on-site expanded carrier screening available.
- December 6, 2018
The Department of Ob/Gyn at Columbia University Irving Medical Center convened a panel of experts to discuss the role of race in women’s health, including racial disparities in obstetric outcomes.
Source:Reuters HealthNovember 2, 2018
Teens seeking to buy emergency contraception at pharmacies continue to face significant roadblocks, a new U.S. study suggests.
Source:BridesOctober 30, 2018
All women who use the Pill as their preferred form of birth control know how easy it is to forget to take that pesky pink pill at the same time every day.
- October 1, 2018
Meera Garcia, MD is the Division Chief of General Ob/Gyn at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital