October news roundup

This month's top stories.

A glimpse into GLP-1 receptor agonists: what to know about the market of obesity and weight loss drugs

A plenary session presented at the Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) 25th Annual Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference explored how different pharmacological treatment options can help patients with obesity and weight loss management.

Medications for early pregnancy loss with Amy Levi, CNM, WHNP-BC, FACNM, FAAN

Amy Levi, CNM, WHNP-BC, FACNM, FAAN, Albers Endowed Professor of Midwifery at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing, sits down to discuss her presentation at the NPWH 25th Annual Premier Women's Healthcare Conference on medications for early pregnancy loss.

A rising interest: Why obstetrics and gynecology is seeing an increase in applicants

Why obstetrics and gynecology is seeing an increase in applicants.

Retention beats recruitment

How to keep your team together

Levonorgestrel emergency contraception for obese women

Women with higher body mass indexes (BMI) and weights are significantly more likely to experience failure with levonorgestrel as emergency contraception than women with lower BMIs and weights.

Diet impacts menstrual cramps

In a poster presentation at the North American Menopause Society Annual Meeting, researchers found that diets high in oil, meat, salt, sugar, and coffee contributed to menstrual cramps.

Women more inclined to gain weight during menopause transition

In a presentation at the North American Menopause Society Annual Meeting, a study found that women may be more inclined to gain weight during the menopause transition.

IUDs and bleeding changes

The fact that copper-containing intrauterine devices (Cu-IUDs) can increase bleeding and discontinuation rates compared to levonorgestrel-releasing IUDs (LNG-IUDs) does not mean clinicians should steer patients toward the latter, according to a review published in BMC Women’s Health. Due to high satisfaction rates with both devices, authors recommend letting patients choose based on their needs and preferences.

Past traumas may worsen menopausal symptoms and wellbeing at midlife

Research in Menopause connects history of physical/sexual abuse, financial instability with worse menopausal symptoms and overall wellbeing at midlife.

Counseling patients on ways to minimize exposure to environmental toxins

Katie Huffling, DNP, RN, CNM, FAAN, sits down to discuss highlights of her presentation at the Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) 25th Annual Conference in Houston, Texas from September 28 to October 2022.

Abortion restrictions during COVID-19 pandemic

A study in the journal Contraception found that, within the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, abortion clinics in states with low or medium hostility to abortion were significantly more likely to embrace innovative medication abortion practices such as changing ultrasound requirements, offering telehealth or dispensing medications without a physical exam, compared to abortion clinics in states with high or extreme hostility to abortion.