Women's Health

Maternal STIs Linked With Increased Risk of Preterm Birth

November 29th 2021, 4:00pm


Results of a nationwide retrospective cohort study show maternal infection with syphilis, gonorrhea, or chlamydia was associated with an increased risk of preterm birth.

Achieving Equitable Breast Cancer Care: Clinical Trials, Mental Health, and Digital Therapeutics

November 23rd 2021, 2:00pm


Discussions regarding health equity and access to care have long been implicated in breast cancer. Here, key opinion leaders discuss the latest progress in clinical trial access, digital therapeutics, and other efforts that aim to ameliorate these care gaps.

What We're Reading: Disproportionate Vaccine Access; Mental Health Apps for Men; Stillbirth Risk in Pregnant Women With COVID-19

November 22nd 2021, 3:30pm


Low- and middle-income countries that hosted completed COVID-19 vaccine trials received disproportionately fewer doses than high-income counterparts; mental health apps indicated to increase uptake in underserved men; CDC report finds notable stillbirth risk in pregnant women with COVID-19.

What We’re Reading: Delta Variant in Nursing Homes; Financial Burden of COVID-19 Hospitalization; Heat Wave Impact During Pregnancy

October 4th 2021, 2:31pm


Analysis finds significant spike in deaths among nursing home residents due to the Delta variant; hospitalization charges for patients with COVID-19 vary widely; spotlighting the threat of heat waves and extreme weather conditions for pregnant women.

Study Suggests Diet Could Mediate Link Between Sleep Quality, Obesity in Women

October 2nd 2021, 3:00pm


Women with poor sleep quality were found to be at more than 2 times greater risk of obesity, with this association occurring only in those who did not meet recommended dietary standards.

Race, Ethnicity, and Education Factor Into HPV Diagnosis Gap, Study Suggests

September 1st 2021, 9:45pm


The findings of this study suggest possible poor communication about human papillomavirus infection (HPV), the authors said, since they do not align with epidemiologic evidence.

What We're Reading: Texas Abortion Law Takes Effect; COVID-19 Raises US Mortality Rates; Senate’s Drug Price Bill

September 1st 2021, 3:53pm


A new Texas law ending abortions after 6 weeks takes effect, angering the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; the CDC says mortality rates may not go back to normal until 2023; a Senate version of a bill aimed at lowering drug prices would only impact Medicare.

For National Women’s Health Week, a Look Ahead at the Coming Pandemic-Induced Challenges

May 13th 2021, 7:30pm


To mark National Women's Health Week, The American Journal of Managed Care® assesses challenges posed to women in the United States by the pandemic and looks ahead to potential long-term consequences.

Timely Preterm-Birth Prediction Among Pregnant Women in Medicaid Without Preterm-Birth History

May 6th 2021, 7:00pm


A novel prediction model is developed that accurately predicts preterm birth in a timely manner among pregnant women in Medicaid without preterm-birth history.

Biden Reopens ACA Enrollment, Rescinds Global Gag Rule, Will Reexamine Work Requirements

January 28th 2021, 4:17pm


The Biden administration will reopen the health exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA); direct HHS and other agencies to reexamine other health policies, including Medicaid work requirements; and reverse the so-called global gag rule while affirming support for reproductive health.