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Endocrine experts call for more research into leading cause of infertility
More research is needed to better understand polycystic ovary syndrome - one of the leading causes of infertility, according to the Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society. View News Article (2015-11-24)

FIGO calls for treatment developed at Wayne State to fight worldwide preterm birth
Recommendations to reduce the rates of preterm birth developed at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health's Perinatology Research Branch were introduced as worldwide best practices in maternal-fetal health Thursday during the World Congress of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Vancouver. View News Article (2015-10-09)

Vaccine clears some precancerous cervical lesions in clinical trial
Scientists have used a genetically engineered vaccine to successfully eradicate high-grade precancerous cervical lesions in nearly one-half of women who received the vaccine in a clinical trial. The goal, say the scientists, was to find nonsurgical ways to treat precancerous lesions caused by HPV. View News Article (2015-09-18)

Fewer women getting minimally invasive hysterectomies since FDA guidelines
Since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautioned against using a minimally invasive method to treat fibroid tumors called power morcellation, there was a nearly quarter increase in hospital readmissions and 27 percent increase in major postoperative complications after hysterectomies in Michigan, a new University of Michigan study says. View News Article (2015-09-11)

Cervical pessary doesn't reduce rate of preterm birth or neonatal complications in twin gestatations
Having twins accounts for only 1.5% of all births but 25% of preterm births, the leading cause of infant mortality worldwide.  View News Article (2015-08-28)

Breast cancer survivors who experience pain during intercourse may benefit from lidocaine
Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University report that breast cancer survivors who experience pain during sexual intercourse, a common side effect of breast cancer treatment, may achieve comfort when liquid lidocaine is applied strategically to prevent pain. View News Article (2015-07-28)

Researchers find molecular mechanisms within fetal lungs that initiate labor
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified two proteins in a fetus' lungs responsible for initiating the labor process, providing potential new targets for preventing preterm birth. View News Article (2015-06-23)

No waiting game: Immediate birth control implant more cost-effective
Women who have just given birth are often motivated to prevent a rapid, repeat pregnancy. For those who prefer a contraceptive implant, getting the procedure in the hospital immediately after giving birth is more cost-effective than delaying insertion to a 6-8 week postpartum visit. View News Article (2015-06-10)

Research published about unexpected complications of low-risk pregnancies
When a woman becomes pregnant or is planning a pregnancy, one of her first decisions is where she will deliver her baby. View News Article (2015-06-08)

New risk factor for pregnancies
Women who were born preterm have a higher risk of giving birth to preterm children, according to a study, published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, from researchers of the CHU Sainte-Justine and the University of Montreal. View News Article (2015-05-19)

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