Dr. Laurie L. Ray, assistant professor (clinical track) at Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, in Atlanta, Georgia and Editorial Board Member for Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs, discusses how women’s health nurse practitioners can stay up to date on reproductive and sexual health issues. Find links to resources here.
From the Journal
Providing culturally sensitive evidence-based care for Orthodox Jewish women
Destigmatizing abortion in primary care settings
Position Statement: Access to Safe Abortion Care
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): Diagnosis and management
Clinical Topics: Reproductive and Sexual Health
Thyroid autoantibodies and adverse pregnancy outcomes
Current barriers to LARC removal: Threats to reproductive autonomy
Emergency Contraception Update
Despite increases in availability Emergency Contraception (EC) remains an underutilized method of pregnancy prevention.
Highlights on Contraceptive Management
Progestins in Combination Oral Contraceptives
Many factors come into play when making a COC selection. Among them are the patient’s clinical picture, preferences which may include noncontraceptive benefits, past experiences with hormonal contraception, availability, and cost.
What is Sexual and Reproductive Health Equity and Why Does it Matter for Nurse Practitioners?
To fully meet patients’ needs, provide compassionate care that helps our patients thrive, and to create the best health outcomes possible, it is important to make SRHE a priority in our practice.
Highlights of Updated Recommendations in the 2021 CDC Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines
The 2021 guidelines include updated recommendations for treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and Mycoplasma genitalium, and alternative treatment options for bacterial vaginosis (BV).
An Update on Vulvovaginal Candidiasis
One survey found only 66% of patients with a documented diagnosis of VVC received a guideline-recommended workup.
Structured contraceptive counseling with shared decision making: Effects of implementation at a university student health and wellness clinic
Women in their 20s experience the highest occurrence of unintended pregnancy, accounting for 55% of all cases.
Sex in the era of Covid-19
Challenges of testing for genital herpes
Preparing for intrauterine device consults and procedures
Placing the spotlight on maternal morbidity and mortality among Black women in New York
The prevalence of maternal morbidity and mortality affects Black women disproportionately in the United States. Reducing racial and ethnic disparities in maternal mortality must be a priority.
Hyperprolactinemia: The ABCs of diagnosis and management
Describe common causes for and clinical manifestations of hyperprolactinemia.