Women’s Health

Women’s Health


Feature/Patient Information

Statin Use in Women Free

Benefits and risks of statin therapy for primary prevention remain less well defined in women than in men.

Statin Medications to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease in Women Free

For some women, taking a statin can help prevent heart attacks and strokes from happening or recurring.

Guideline Watch

Best Practice Advice for Cervical Cancer Screening in Average-Risk Women Free

New recommendations from the ACP reflect a better understanding of the transient nature of most HPV infections and the harms of too-frequent screening.

Recognition and Management of Early Pregnancy Loss Free

Evidence-based guidance from ACOG indicates that women with early pregnancy loss can usually choose among expectant, medical, and surgical management.

News In Context

Which SSRIs Are Safest in Pregnancy? New Findings May Help Guide Treatment Decisions Free

A new study in the BMJ may help guide clinicians' and patients' choice of antidepressant in pregnancy.

Risk for Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn After Maternal SSRI Use Is Small Free

The absolute risk for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) after maternal use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) late in pregnancy is small, suggests a JAMA study.

Practice Watch

Department of Health and Human Services Clarifies Guidance on Contraceptive Coverage

All nongrandfathered health plans and insurers must cover 18 categories of contraceptives.

Understanding the Implications of Expanded Carrier Screening for Genetic Conditions

Expanded carrier screening is not generally recommended by professional organizations and, if undertaken, should be approached with caution.