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Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland today released the following statement following the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs, State Health Officer of the Mississippi Department of Health, et al. v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization et al.: “Today, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey and held that the right to abortion is no longer protected by […]

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CMA president issues statement in response to U.S. Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade

California Medical Association (CMA) President Robert E. Wailes, M.D., issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning abortion rights: “Today the U.S. Supreme Court has rolled back the fundamental rights of Americans to receive evidence-based reproductive health care, and in doing so has put the lives and welfare of […]

Outcomes for pregnancies resulting from infertility treatments

It is known that babies conceived through medically assisted reproduction for infertility have a greater incidence of premature birth and lower birth size, but a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology showed there are other reasons that could explain this.   The study used birth certificates from all babies born in Utah from 2009 […]

Positive News in Breast Cancer Rates

Breast cancer remains one of the most common cancers in women and often develops during a very busy period of a woman’s life.   Fortunately, between office based breast exams and regular mammograms, we’ve made a lot of headway in catching the disease at earlier and earlier stages.   But recently there’s been good news on the […]

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Yes, Women with PCOS Gain More Weight

A new study published in Human Reproduction in Nov 2021, looked to find if factors like lifestyle, psychological factors, and healthcare professional engagement contribute to weight gain in women with and without PCOS.    The participants were women in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health who were born from 1973 to 1978. The study […]

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Ramadan and Pregnancy

Ramadan and Pregnancy Sarah Azad, MD This Ramadan will start in early April, and the fasts will be from 14-16 hours.   Fasting during pregnancy brings up a lot of questions. Every pregnancy is different.  Each person has various medical issues, different weight issues, and different issues with their pregnancy, so please bring up fasting during […]

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Outpatient Cervical Ripening (Staring your induction at home!)

A new study reported in Obstetrics & Gynecology’s February 2022 issue found that using balloon cervical ripening at home shortens the amount of time women spend in labor and delivery and decreases cesarean section occurrence compared to women that undergo the procedure in the hospital. A previous study in 2019 showed there is no difference […]

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Maybe Ovarian Cancer is Not So Silent?

Obstetrics & Gynecology published in February two studies that showed more than 70% of ovarian cancer patients showed symptoms prior to being diagnosed, as opposed to the common belief that ovarian cancer is a silent disease.   One of the studies performed a retrospective chart review of 419 patients with high-risk early-stage epithelial ovarian cancer. […]

Yes, the COVID19 Vaccine can Change your Period–but only briefly

A new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology supports what most women have been reporting since vaccination against COVID-19 started: their menstrual cycles or period length change after vaccination. Women have reported their periods were late, their bleeding was heavier than usual or even painful. Even some postmenopausal women have reported having a period after […]

COVID19 Vaccine Safety Update

During this pandemic, one of the most common questions from our pregnant patients has been “is it safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot while I’m pregnant?” Taking into consideration the different variants, how fast these vaccines were developed and widespread misinformation, the concern our patients have for their unborn babies is completely […]