Combined pills’ effect on mood disorders

While most patients with depression and related disorders will do well on most types of combined oral contraceptives, some have difficulty finding a satisfactory pill. For these patients, consider progestin type, phasic dosing, and extended or continuous regimens, say Kelli Stidham Hall and Julia R. Steinberg in the upcoming 21st edition of Contraceptive Technology, available August 2018. In a brand new chapter on mental health and contraception, Hall and Steinberg examine that broader scope of situating contraception in the context of patients’ mental health…

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Abortion in the U.S.: safe, declining, ...

Between 1980 and 2014, the abortion rate declined by more than half, from 29.3 to 14.6/1000 women, according to a major new consensus study report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. While the advisory committee said the reason for three-decade decline was not fully understood, it called out the increasing use of contraceptives, especially long-acting methods and historic declines in the rate of unintended pregnancy, which readers may assume go hand-in-hand with more widespread use of contraception and of highly effective contraceptive methods. Additionally, rates have been impacted by more limited access to abortion services.

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Hope for ovarian cancer screening test

Most cancers can be cured by surgery in their early stages, when the tumors are localized. What makes ovarian cancer so deadly is that distinct symptoms seldom develop until the cancer spreads outside the ovaries. The major goal for screening, therefore, is to detect ovarian cancer before it metastasizes. Researchers have developed a new “liquid biopsy” test that they hope has the capacity to identify the presence of relatively early cancers. In an early assessment, this test detected 98% of ovarian cancers in a test group of patients who had stage II or greater disease that had not yet metastasized.

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The Book
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Now available in a new 21st edition, this well-known text with more than 2 million copies in print has been the leading family planning resource... Read more
Covering the most important advances in women’s health and contraception, Contraceptive Technology is designed for health professionals just like you. Chaired by Dr. Robert Hatcher, the conference faculty includes the authors of the well-known reference text Contraceptive Technology, and other nationally known reproductive health experts. Conference topics include: new and future methods of contraception, sexuality issues, recurrent vaginitis, case studies, adolescent health, STD treatment, flexible OC management and much more.

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The “Contraceptive Technology” conferences will help you synthesize the data and translate the evidence into clinical “pearls” you can put directly into practice. With an array of Preconferences delving into selected specialty areas of interest, plenary sessions focusing on the “hottest” topics, a thought-provoking luncheon presentation, and 30 dynamic, interactive Concurrent Sessions, including hands-on workshops…this conference is certain to improve your clinical practice and expand your network of colleagues. Read more