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Risks of pregnancy via egg donation similar for women over age 50 as for younger women
Although women over age 50 who become pregnant via egg donation are at an elevated risk for developing obstetrical complications, their complication rates are similar to those of younger recipients. View News Article (2012-02-01)

Developing a noninvasive test for endometriosis
Researchers at UC San Francisco have identified patterns of genetic activity that can be used to diagnose endometriosis and its severity, a finding that may offer millions of women an alternative to surgery through a simple noninvasive procedure. View News Article (2014-11-24)

New strategy helps reduce errors in obstetrical care
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have implemented patient safety enhancements to dramatically reduce errors and improve the staff's own perception of the safety climate in obstetrical care. View News Article (2008-02-04)

Is prenatal screening for rare diseases like spinal muscular atrophy too costly?
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is one of many serious disorders for which prenatal testing is available. SMA affects approximately 1 in 10,000 live births and is the leading genetic cause of infant mortality and the second most common autosomal recessive disorder, after cystic fibrosis. View News Article (2010-03-09)

Women, regardless of their backgrounds, seek help for the 'got to go' feeling
Regardless of their racial, ethnic, educational or socioeconomic background, women seek help for a frustrating -- and ubiquitous -- feature of becoming "a woman of a certain age:" the need be close to the women's room. View News Article (2015-04-08)

A new method to improve the pre-operative diagnosis of ovarian cancer based on ultrasound
In a landmark study, investigators from Europe propose a new and simple method to assess the risk of malignancy of women with an adnexal mass.  View News Article (2016-01-19)

Common plastics chemical BPA linked to preterm birth
Higher concentrations of the common plastics chemical and environmental pollutant Bisphenol A, or BPA, in a pregnant mother's blood may be a contributing factor in preterm births, according to a new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. View News Article (2016-03-28)

Continuous oral contraceptive pills offer women earlier pain relief
Taking oral contraceptives continuously, rather than as traditionally prescribed for each cycle, provides earlier relief for moderate to severe menstrual cramps -- dysmenorrhea -- according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine.  View News Article (2012-08-16)

Higher risk of maternal complications/preterm deliveries for women undergoing multiple caesareans
The risk of maternal complications and preterm deliveries is significantly higher for women undergoing their fifth or more caesarean section, finds a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. View News Article (2012-10-31)

What does delaying childbearing cost?
Freezing eggs or ovarian tissue for the sole purpose of delaying childbearing for social reasons may prove too costly for society, according to a recent analysis by a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher. View News Article (2012-03-15)

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