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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘gynecology’

Birth Control Over the Counter Recommended by OB/GYNs

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently recommended that oral contraceptives be sold over the counter in drugstores, without the need for a doctor’s prescription. The group’s recommendation will be published in the December 2012 issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. No oral contraceptives are currently over the counter in the U.S. ACOG cites cost, access, and …

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Hormone Therapy Declining Among Older Women

A study published this week in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that hormone use among postmenopausal women has been declining for at least the past decade. The study, which examined data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, found that less than 5% of postmenopausal women used hormone therapy in 2009. In contrast, that number was just over …

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Cervical Screenings to Occur Less Often: Good News for Women Aged 30-65

New guidelines indicate that women who have had normal HPV and pap test results in the 30-65 year old age bracket will only need to be tested every five years. This revision was put into place after physicians found that “combining a Pap test with a human papillomavirus (HPV) test can safely extend the interval between cervical cancer screenings from …

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