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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786828/oral-contraceptives-for-pain-associated-with-endometriosis
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Julie Brown, Tineke J Crawford, Shree Datta, Andrew Prentice
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is a common gynaecological condition which affects many women of reproductive age worldwide and is a major cause of pain and infertility. The combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) is widely used to treat pain occurring as a result of endometriosis, although the evidence for its efficacy is limited. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of oral contraceptive preparations in the treatment of painful symptoms ascribed to the diagnosis of laparoscopically proven endometriosis...
May 22, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785864/are-there-unmet-needs-in-contraceptive-counselling-and-choice-findings-of-the-european-tanco-study
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G S Merki-Feld, C Caetano, T C Porz, J Bitzer
INTRODUCTION: Effective use of contraception requires women to make an informed choice about methods that match their individual needs and expectations. The European Thinking About Needs in Contraception (TANCO) study is a quantitative, online survey of healthcare provider and women's views on aspects of counselling around contraception and contraceptive use. METHODS: Healthcare providers and women attending their practices for contraceptive counselling were invited to complete online questionnaires...
May 22, 2018: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785760/thyroid-function-in-hidradenitis-suppurativa-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-from-denmark
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I M Miller, G Vinding, H A Sørensen, H Rytgaard, U B Mogensen, C Ellervik, G B Jemec
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory disease. Numerous studies have associated HS with obesity, and recently with metabolic syndrome (MetS). Both obesity and MetS are linked with metabolic changes. Thyroid hormones play a central role in metabolism and exert pleiotropic effects on adipogenesis and the basal metabolism of lipids and glucose. We hypothesized that patients with HS have an altered or dysfunctional metabolism expressed as thyroid function. AIM: To investigate thyroid function in individuals with HS compared with healthy controls (HCs)...
May 21, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785717/the-place-of-abortion-in-the-pregnancy-decision-making-process-in-young-adult-women-in-catalonia-spain
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Laia Ferrer Serret, Montserrat Solsona Pairó
Induced abortion is one option to control fertility in Spain. Young adult women (25-34 years old) show a different abortion pattern compared to women in other age groups, being less likely to seek abortions than younger women and having one of the lowest proportions of unintended pregnancies. We aimed to analyse the factors involved in the pregnancy decision-making process to better understand why young adult women seek abortions in Catalonia, Spain. In-depth semi-structured interviews with 25 nulliparous pregnant young adult women and one focus group discussion with healthcare providers were conducted in 2008/2010...
May 21, 2018: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785475/cohort-study-of-psychiatric-adverse-events-following-exposure-to-levonorgestrel-containing-intrauterine-devices-in-uk-general-practice
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Jim Slattery, Daniel Morales, Luis Pinheiro, Xavier Kurz
INTRODUCTION: Intrauterine devices are implantable contraceptives of which some brands steadily release levonorgestrel over an extended time period. Exposure to a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device has been associated with depression and, more recently, a connection to anxiety, panic attacks, sleep problems and restlessness has been suggested. This study uses data from the THIN database of UK general practice to investigate these suggestions. METHODS: A cohort study was performed to compare the incidence of psychiatric adverse events between groups of women who were new users of levonorgestrel-releasing and non-hormonal intrauterine devices...
May 21, 2018: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783670/adult-premenopausal-bone-health-related-to-reproductive-characteristics-population-based-data-from-the-canadian-multicentre-osteoporosis-study-cam-os
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Azita Goshtasebi, Claudie Berger, Susan I Barr, Christopher S Kovacs, Tanveer Towheed, K Shawn Davison, Jerilynn C Prior
Amenorrhea is important for women's bone health. However, few have reported reproductive, anthropometric (body mass index [BMI], height) and bone health (areal bone mineral density [BMD], prevalent fractures) in a population-based study. The purposes of this cross-sectional study of women in the randomly-selected Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaM os ) population were: (1) to describe reproductive, demographic, anthropometric and lifestyle variables; and (2) in menstruating women, to relate reproductive and other variables to BMD at the lumbar spine (L1-4, LS), femoral neck (FN) and total hip (TH) sites and to prevalent fragility fractures...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783630/does-molimina-indicate-ovulation-prospective-data-in-a-hormonally-documented-single-cycle-in-spontaneously-menstruating-women
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Jerilynn C Prior, Chiaki Konishi, Christine L Hitchcock, Elaine Kingwell, Patti Janssen, Anthony P Cheung, Nichole Fairbrother, Azita Goshtasebi
Approximately 33% of normal-length (21⁻35 days) cycles have subclinical ovulatory disturbances and lack sufficient progesterone, although their normal length ensures enough estrogen. Subclinical ovulatory disturbances are related to significant premenopausal spine bone loss (-0.86%/year). Molimina, non-distressing premenstrual experiences, may detect ovulation within normal-length cycles. This prospective study assessed the relationship between molimina and ovulation. After 1-cycle of daily diary and first morning urine collections, women answered the Molimina Question (MQ): " Can you tell by the way you feel that your period is coming? " and were invited to share (a) predictive premenstrual experience(s)...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783092/the-impact-of-intimate-partner-violence-on-women-s-contraceptive-use-evidence-from-the-rakai-community-cohort-study-in-rakai-uganda
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Lauren Maxwell, Heena Brahmbhatt, Anthony Ndyanabo, Jennifer Wagman, Gertrude Nakigozi, Jay S Kaufman, Fred Nalugoda, David Serwadda, Arijit Nandi
A systematic review of longitudinal studies suggests that intimate partner violence (IPV) is associated with reduced contraceptive use, but most included studies were limited to two time points. We used seven waves of data from the Rakai Community Cohort Study in Rakai, Uganda to estimate the effect of prior year IPV at one visit on women's current contraceptive use at the following visit. We used inverse probability of treatment-weighted marginal structural models (MSMs) to estimate the relative risk of current contraceptive use comparing women who were exposed to emotional, physical, and/or sexual IPV during the year prior to interview to those who were not...
May 5, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782306/urticarial-lesions-in-a-pregnant-woman
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Sergio Santos-Alarcón, Cesar Benavente-Villegas, Isabel García-Briz, Magdalena Moneva-Léniz, Celia Sanchis-Sánchez, Almudena Mateu-Puchades
Dear Editor, Gestational pemphigoid (GP) is a rare autoimmune bullous dermatosis in pregnancy. GP usually occurs during the second or third month of pregnancy. It clinically manifests as the development of either early-onset urticarial lesions or late-onset subepidermal blisters that may linger for weeks or even months. Herein we report the case of a 45-year-old woman with the distinctive clinical onset of GP. A forty-five-year-old woman, gravida I, para 0, at 27 weeks gestation, was referred for evaluation to our Department with an extensive pruritic eruption that had developed over the previous 7 days...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782296/sexual-behaviors-attitudes-and-knowledge-about-sexually-transmitted-infections-a-cross-sectional-study-in-romania
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Alecsandra Iulia Grad, Simona Corina Senilă, Rodica Cosgarea, Alexandru Dumitru Tataru, Stefan Cristian Vesa, Mihaela Laura Vica, Horea Vladi Matei, Loredana Ungureanu
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are serious public health problems. Little is known about sex knowledge, attitudes, and sexual behaviors among young adults in Romania; an effective preventive campaigns should be based on an appropriate understanding of these factors. The aim of the present study was to obtain data about sexual behavior, attitudes, and knowledge about STIs among university students aged 18-25 in Romania. 3872 persons completed an internet-based questionnaire, advertised on Facebook, regarding sexual behavior, attitudes, and knowledge about STIs from January 28 to February 28, 2016...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782195/acute-pancreatitis-secondary-to-oral-contraceptive-induced-hypertriglyceridemia-a-case-report
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Matheo Augusto Morandi Stumpf, Ana Claudia Garabeli Cavalli Kluthcovsky, Jefferson Matsuiti Okamoto, Gianna Carla Alberti Schrut, Patricia de Oliveira Cajoeiro, Ana Paula Marte Chacra, Ricardo Bizeli
Hypertriglyceridemia is the third most common cause of acute pancreatitis. Among the causes that lead to secondary hypertriglyceridemia, the use of contraceptive agents is the main reason to be assessed in young women. We report a case of a 31-year-old woman who had suffered two acute pancreatitis episodes secondary to hypertriglyceridemia. In the investigation, the previous medical team indicated a genetic screening before ruling out all secondary causes. LPL, apo CII and apo AV genes were negative for mutations...
May 21, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782074/supporting-women-at-the-time-of-abortion-a-mixed-methods-study-of-male-partner-experiences-and-perspectives
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Brian T Nguyen, Luciana E Hebert, Sara L Newton, Melissa L Gilliam
CONTEXT: Although men are commonly viewed as unaware, uninvolved and even obstructive regarding their partner's abortion access, those who accompany women to an abortion appointment may be more supportive. A better understanding of men's motivations could inform clinic policies regarding their involvement. METHODS: In 2015-2016, data were collected from male partners of women seeking an abortion at two clinics in a large Midwestern city. Twenty-nine interviews were conducted to explore how men wanted to be involved in the abortion and why they accompanied their partners...
May 21, 2018: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781528/assessing-the-competency-and-acceptability-of-community-health-worker-provision-of-standard-days-method%C3%A2-in-family-planning-services-in-gisagara-district-rwanda
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Lauren VanEnk, Victoria Shelus, Catherine Mugeni, Marie Mukabatsinda, Jeannette Cachan
This study assesses the competency and acceptability of community-based provision of Standard Days Method® (SDM) to first-time users in Rwanda. The national strategy equips community health workers (CHWs) to resupply pills, injectables and condoms to existing clients. With the aim of expanding access, SDM provision to first-time users was added to the method mix in Gisagara district and assessed with a 12 month prospective, mixed methods study. Thirty percent of SDM clients had never used a method of family planning and 58 percent had not been using a method for at least three months...
May 21, 2018: Studies in Family Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781525/effect-of-deploying-trained-community-based-reproductive-health-nurses-corn-on-long-acting-reversible-contraception-larc-use-in-rural-ethiopia-a-cluster-randomized-community-trial
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Taddese Alemu Zerfu, Henok Taddese Ayele, Tariku Nigatu Bogale
To investigate the effect of innovative means to distribute LARC on contraceptive use, we implemented a three arm, parallel groups, cluster randomized community trial design. The intervention consisted of placing trained community-based reproductive health nurses (CORN) within health centers or health posts. The nurses provided counseling to encourage women to use LARC and distributed all contraceptive methods. A total of 282 villages were randomly selected and assigned to a control arm (n = 94) or 1 of 2 treatment arms (n = 94 each)...
May 21, 2018: Studies in Family Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781292/adaptation-of-the-contraceptive-behavior-scale-for-mexican-heterosexual-populations
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María Luisa Flores Arias, Jane Dimmitt Champion, Norma Elva Sáenz Soto, Vianet Nava Navarro, Lucia Caudillo Ortega
INTRODUCTION: The Contraceptive Behavior Scale requires adaptation for use by health professionals among Mexican heterosexual populations of reproductive age. METHODS: Cross-sectional, descriptive, correlational design assessed adaptation of the Contraceptive Behavior Scale. RESULTS: Six hundred Mexican men and women of reproductive age (18-35 years) were recruited from a second-level health care unit in a metropolitan area in Mexico. Exploratory factor analysis identified two factors with an explanatory variance of 69...
January 1, 2018: Hispanic Health Care International: the Official Journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779566/hormonal-contraception-and-breast-cancer
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Carolyn L Westhoff, Malcolm C Pike
The recent Danish cohort study reported a 20% increased risk of breast cancer among current and recent hormonal contraception users. These results are largely consistent with previous studies. This study did not report on stage of disease at diagnosis and it is not clear to what extent the apparent increased risk may be due to a small advance in the timing of diagnosis. This study did not report on the risk associated with the use of a 20-μg ethinyl estradiol pill. They did find an increasing risk in current users of longer duration and an increased risk with use of the levonorgestrel intrauterine system-both of these potentially important findings have not been consistently found in previous studies and require further investigation...
May 17, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778587/the-politics-of-place-presidential-voting-patterns-and-providers-prescription-of-emergency-contraception
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Kelly Cleland, Brandon Wagner, Pelin Batur, Megan McNamara, Justine Wu, Michael B Rothberg
OBJECTIVE: The most effective forms of emergency contraception (EC) require a prescription or a medical procedure; therefore, provider willingness to offer EC remains critical to patient access. This study seeks to assess whether political alignment of a provider's county is associated with provider attitudes and behaviors regarding EC. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed survey data collected from 1313 healthcare providers from February 2013 to April 2014 at 14 academic medical centers in the United States...
May 17, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778586/comparison-of-an-additional-early-visit-to-routine-postpartum-care-on-initiation-of-long-acting-reversible-contraception-a-randomized-trial
#18
Caitlin Bernard, Leping Wan, Jeffrey F Peipert, Tessa Madden
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether an early 3-week postpartum visit in addition to the standard 6-week visit increases LARC initiation by 8weeks postpartum compared to the routine 6-week visit alone. STUDY DESIGN: We enrolled pregnant and immediate postpartum women into a prospective randomized, non-blinded trial comparing a single 6-week postpartum visit (routine care) to two visits at 3 and 6weeks postpartum (intervention), with initiation of contraception at the 3-week visit, if desired...
May 17, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778585/surgical-sterilization-among-u-s-men-and-women-with-employer-based-insurance-a-claims-data-analysis
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Amir Ishaq Khan, Dattatraya Patil, Jennifer Fay Kawwass, Vitaly Zholudev, Akanksha Mehta
OBJECTIVE: To assess variability in the use of surgical sterilization among privately insured U.S. men and women. STUDY DESIGN: We queried the MarketScan Commercial Claims database using CPT, ICD9, and HCPCS codes to identify 658,509 individuals between 18-65years old (0.37% of total) who underwent male or female sterilization between 2009-2014. We examined annual trends using Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel test. We analyzed differences in age, geographic distribution, and family size using Wilcoxon sum-rank and generalized chi-squared tests...
May 17, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778584/evaluating-the-capacity-of-california-s-publicly-funded-universities-to-provide-medication-abortion
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Sarah Raifman, Patricia Anderson, Shelly Kaller, Diane Tober, Daniel Grossman
OBJECTIVE: To explore the capacity of the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) student health centers to provide medication abortion (MA), to identify gaps in resources required to implement proposed Senate Bill 320, which would mandate the provision of MA on UC and CSU campuses, and to explore California student health center staff perspectives on the benefits and challenges of providing MA. STUDY DESIGN: UC and CSU student health center (SHC) staff participated in a self-administered online survey; we conducted in-depth data collection including site visits and conference calls at a subset of campuses...
May 17, 2018: Contraception
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