OBGYN and Women's Health

Home OBGYN and Women's Health
There is great variability in coverage and medical necessity criteria for gender-affirming top surgery across insurance companies

Insurance Plans Vary in Policies for Gender-Affirming Surgeries

Plans often deviate from recommended criteria for coverage; some insurers categorically deny access
Birth in a nontertiary hospital and transfer within 48 hours is associated with poorer outcomes compared with birth in a tertiary hospital for extremely preterm infants

Outcomes Poorer for Extreme Preemies Transferred After Birth

Outcomes worse for birth in nontertiary hospital, transfer within 48 hours versus birth in tertiary hospital
Abnormal menstrual cycle characteristics are associated with elevated mortality risk

Abnormal Menstrual Cycle Linked to Elevated Mortality

Women reporting irregular menstrual cycle at 14 to 17, 18 to 22 more likely to die from any causes
Patients in the United States and Canada receive prescription opioids after surgeries at a rate that is approximately seven times higher than the rate in Sweden

Postop Opioid Rx Sevenfold Higher in U.S., Canada Versus Sweden

About 75 percent of patients in U.S. and Canada fill opioid prescriptions versus 11 percent in Sweden
Maternal elevated lead exposure is associated with an increased risk for intergenerational overweight or obesity

Maternal Lead Exposure Tied to Obesity Risk in Offspring

However, adequate maternal folate status appears to mitigate risk
Topical supplemental testosterone increases running performance and lean body mass in young

Boosting Testosterone Ups Women’s Athletic Performance

Authors say findings have implications for classification in international sporting competitions
The postoperative risk for pulmonary embolism extends more than six weeks for six types of surgery

Pulmonary Embolism Risk Elevated for More Than Six Weeks Postop

Findings based on six common surgery types in large French study
From 2009 to 2015

2009-2015 Saw Breastfeeding Up for Most Races/Ethnicities

Disparities in breastfeeding rates increased between black, white infants from 2009-10 to 2014-15
The authors of a recent study downplaying the health risks of red meat have financial ties with meat producers. The international group of researchers has received funding from a university program partially backed by the beef industry

Meat Study Authors Have Financial Ties to Beef Industry

Annals of Internal Medicine study claims the health threat from red, processed meat is overstated
Infants born to women who have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery have a lower risk for major birth defects than those born to matched control women

Gastric Bypass Linked to Lower Risk for Major Birth Defects

Major birth defects recorded in 3.4 percent of infants born to mothers with gastric bypass surgery