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2021 Women's Health Conference: Conference Topics

March 19, 2021

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Social and Cultural Considerations in Counseling for Contraceptive Care

•  Identify common cultural, social, and religious factors that impact the counseling, initiation, and continuation of contraception
•  Explore provider biases that may impact how contraceptive counseling is administered
•  Integrate patient cultural and social factors with common contraceptive counseling methods to improve initiation and continuation of contraception


Who Is Best to Test? A Systematic Review of Chlamydia Infections in Switzerland.

Haag M, Zemp E, Hersberger KE, Arnet I.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Dec 15;17(24):9389. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17249389.

PMID: 33333868 Free PMC article. Review.


A Novel Contraception Counseling and Shared Decision-Making Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents.

Worthington RO, Oyler J, Pincavage A, Baker NA, Saathoff M, Rusiecki J.

MedEdPORTAL. 2020 Dec 4;16:11046. doi: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.11046.

PMID: 33324751 Free PMC article.


Association of Insurance Status With Provision of Recommended Services During Comprehensive Postpartum Visits.

Geissler K, Ranchoff BL, Cooper MI, Attanasio LB.

JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Nov 2;3(11):e2025095. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.25095.

PMID: 33170263 Free PMC article.


Evaluating a Longitudinal Cohort of Clinics Engaging in the Family Planning Elevated Contraceptive Access Program: Study Protocol for a Comparative Interrupted Time Series Analysis.

Simmons RG, Myers K, Gero A, Sanders JN, Quade C, Mullholand M, Turok DK.

JMIR Res Protoc. 2020 Oct 16;9(10):e18308. doi: 10.2196/18308.

PMID: 32813667 Free PMC article.


From awareness to usage of long-acting reversible contraceptives: Results of a large European survey.

Caetano C, Bliekendaal S, Engler Y, Lombardo M.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2020 Dec;151(3):366-376. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.13363. Epub 2020 Oct 8.

PMID: 32852798 Free PMC article.


Implicit Bias in Counseling for Permanent Contraception: Historical Context and Recommendations for Counseling.

Kathawa CA, Arora KS.

Health Equity. 2020 Jul 17;4(1):326-329. doi: 10.1089/heq.2020.0025. eCollection 2020.

PMID: 32775942 Free PMC article.


Contraception in the Era of COVID-19.

Nanda K, Lebetkin E, Steiner MJ, Yacobson I, Dorflinger LJ.

Glob Health Sci Pract. 2020 Jun 30;8(2):166-168. doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-20-00119. Print 2020 Jun 30.

PMID: 32312738 Free PMC article.


Emergency Contraception Access and Counseling in Urban Pharmacies: A Comparison between States with and without Pharmacist Prescribing.

Stone RH, Rafie S, Ernest D, Scutt B.

Pharmacy (Basel). 2020 Jun 19;8(2):105. doi: 10.3390/pharmacy8020105.

PMID: 32575655 Free PMC article.


Contraception for Adolescents.

Todd N, Black A.

J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol. 2020 Feb 6;12(Suppl 1):28-40. doi: 10.4274/jcrpe.galenos.2019.2019.S0003.

PMID: 32041390 Free PMC article.


Impact of a community contraceptive counselling intervention on adolescent fertility rates: a quasi-experimental study.

Diez E, Lopez MJ, Perez G, Garcia-Subirats I, Nebot L, Carreras R, Villalbi JR.

BMC Public Health. 2020 Jan 8;20(1):26. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-8122-1.

PMID: 31914967 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.

Vulvodynia and Vulvar Lichen

• Review signs/symptoms and diagnosis of vulvodynia
• Explore treatment options for vulvodynia
• Discuss presentation of lichen sclerosus, lichen planus, and lichen simplex chronicus
• Review biopsy technique and treatment options for lichen sclerosus, lichen planus, lichen simplex chronicus


Vulvodynia Viewed From a Disease Prevention Framework: Insights From Patient Perspectives.

Webber V, Miller ME, Gustafson DL, Bajzak K.

Sex Med. 2020 Dec;8(4):757-766. doi: 10.1016/j.esxm.2020.07.001. Epub 2020 Aug 6.

PMID: 32773263 Free PMC article.


Psychosocial factors associated with pain and sexual function in women with Vulvodynia: A systematic review.

Chisari C, Monajemi MB, Scott W, Moss-Morris R, McCracken LM.

Eur J Pain. 2021 Jan;25(1):39-50. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1668. Epub 2020 Oct 19.

PMID: 33001545 Free PMC article. Review.


Exploring Pain-Related Anxiety and Depression in Female Patients With Provoked Vulvodynia With Associated Overactive Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction.

Govind V, Krapf JM, Mitchell L, Barela K, Tolson H, Casey J, Goldstein AT.

Sex Med. 2020 Sep;8(3):517-524. doi: 10.1016/j.esxm.2020.05.009. Epub 2020 Jun 24.

PMID: 32591220 Free PMC article.


Aetiology, diagnosis, and clinical management of vulvodynia.

Vasileva P, Strashilov SA, Yordanov AD.

Prz Menopauzalny. 2020 Mar;19(1):44-48. doi: 10.5114/pm.2020.95337. Epub 2020 Apr 27.

PMID: 32699543 Free PMC article. Review.


Expression of Estrogen-Related Receptors in Localized Provoked Vulvodynia.

Aalto A, Huotari-Orava R, Luhtala S, Mäenpää J, Staff S.

Biores Open Access. 2020 Feb 21;9(1):13-21. doi: 10.1089/biores.2019.0049. eCollection 2020.

PMID: 32117596 Free PMC article.



Faye RB, Piraccini E.

2020 Aug 15. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan–.

PMID: 28613543 Free Books & Documents. Review.


Exploring Hygienic Behaviors and Vulvodynia.

Klann AM, Rosenberg J, Wang T, Parker SE, Harlow BL.

J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2019 Jul;23(3):220-225. doi: 10.1097/LGT.0000000000000477.

PMID: 30973443 Free PMC article.


Vulvodynia, "A Really Great Torturer": A Mixed Methods Pilot Study Examining Pain Experiences and Drug/Non-drug Pain Relief Strategies.

Schlaeger JM, Pauls HA, Powell-Roach KL, Thornton PD, Hartmann D, Suarez ML, Kobak WH, Hughes TL, Steffen AD, Patil CL.

J Sex Med. 2019 Aug;16(8):1255-1263. doi: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2019.05.004. Epub 2019 Jun 14.

PMID: 31204266 Free PMC article.


Combination of Treatments With or Without Surgery in Localized Provoked Vulvodynia: Outcomes After Three Years of Follow-Up.

Aalto AP, Huhtala H, Mäenpää J, Staff S.

Biores Open Access. 2019 Mar 8;8(1):25-31. doi: 10.1089/biores.2018.0044. eCollection 2019.

PMID: 30867980 Free PMC article.


Vulvodynia: A disease commonly hidden in plain sight.

Vieira-Baptista P, Lima-Silva J, Pérez-López FR, Preti M, Bornstein J.

Case Rep Womens Health. 2018 Sep 12;20:e00079. doi: 10.1016/j.crwh.2018.e00079. eCollection 2018 Oct.

PMID: 30245974 Free PMC article.

Racial Justice in Women’s Health: Historical Perspective and Improved Practices

• Review the history of racism/ racial injustice in medicine
• Examine racial disparities in women’s health outcomes
• Discuss practical, clinical actions to reduce racial disparities in one’s own practice


Integrating Intersectionality Into the Exposome Paradigm: A Novel Approach to Racial Inequities in Uterine Fibroids.

Zota AR, VanNoy BN.

Am J Public Health. 2021 Jan;111(1):104-109. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2020.305979. Epub 2020 Nov 19.

PMID: 33211578 Free PMC article.


Axes of alienation: applying an intersectional lens on the social contract during the pandemic response to protect sexual and reproductive rights and health.

Dasgupta J, Schaaf M, Contractor SQ, Banda A, Viana M, Kashyntseva O, Ruano AL.

Int J Equity Health. 2020 Jul 31;19(1):130. doi: 10.1186/s12939-020-01245-w.

PMID: 32736634 Free PMC article.


Exposures to structural racism and racial discrimination among pregnant and early post-partum Black women living in Oakland, California.

Chambers BD, Arabia SE, Arega HA, Altman MR, Berkowitz R, Feuer SK, Franck LS, Gomez AM, Kober K, Pacheco-Werner T, Paynter RA, Prather AA, Spellen SA, Stanley D, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, McLemore MR.

Stress Health. 2020 Apr;36(2):213-219. doi: 10.1002/smi.2922. Epub 2020 Jan 23.

PMID: 31919987 Free PMC article.


Leukocyte Traits and Exposure to Ambient Particulate Matter Air Pollution in the Women's Health Initiative and Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.

Gondalia R, Holliday KM, Baldassari A, Justice AE, Stewart JD, Liao D, Yanosky JD, Engel SM, Jordahl KM, Bhatti P, Horvath S, Assimes TL, Pankow JS, Demerath EW, Guan W, Fornage M, Bressler J, North KE, Conneely KN, Li Y, Hou L, Baccarelli AA, Whitsel EA.

Environ Health Perspect. 2020 Jan;128(1):17004. doi: 10.1289/EHP5360. Epub 2020 Jan 6.

PMID: 31903802 Free PMC article.


"You Do Not Think of Me as a Human Being": Race and Gender Inequities Intersect to Discourage Police Reporting of Violence against Women.

Decker MR, Holliday CN, Hameeduddin Z, Shah R, Miller J, Dantzler J, Goodmark L.

J Urban Health. 2019 Oct;96(5):772-783. doi: 10.1007/s11524-019-00359-z.

PMID: 31214974 Free PMC article.


Racial and Ethnic Differences in Anthropometric Measures as Risk Factors for Diabetes.

Luo J, Hendryx M, Laddu D, Phillips LS, Chlebowski R, LeBlanc ES, Allison DB, Nelson DA, Li Y, Rosal MC, Stefanick ML, Manson JE.

Diabetes Care. 2019 Jan;42(1):126-133. doi: 10.2337/dc18-1413. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

PMID: 30352893 Free PMC article.


Addressing racial bias in wards.

Tsai J, Brooks K, DeAndrade S, Ucik L, Bartlett S, Osobamiro O, Wynter J, Krishna G, Rougas S, George P.

Adv Med Educ Pract. 2018 Sep 21;9:691-696. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S159076. eCollection 2018.

PMID: 30310343 Free PMC article.


Public health and international drug policy.

Csete J, Kamarulzaman A, Kazatchkine M, Altice F, Balicki M, Buxton J, Cepeda J, Comfort M, Goosby E, Goulão J, Hart C, Kerr T, Lajous AM, Lewis S, Martin N, Mejía D, Camacho A, Mathieson D, Obot I, Ogunrombi A, Sherman S, Stone J, Vallath N, Vickerman P, Zábranský T, Beyrer C.

Lancet. 2016 Apr 2;387(10026):1427-1480. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00619-X. Epub 2016 Mar 24.

PMID: 27021149 Free PMC article. Review.


Expectancies for the effectiveness of different tobacco interventions account for racial and gender differences in motivation to quit and abstinence self-efficacy.

Cropsey KL, Leventhal AM, Stevens EN, Trent LR, Clark CB, Lahti AC, Hendricks PS.

Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Sep;16(9):1174-82. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntu048. Epub 2014 Apr 9.

PMID: 24719492 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.

The Impact of Cardiac Issues in Women of Reproductive Age

• Review cardiac diagnoses that can be dangerous for women of reproductive age and the importance of contraceptive counseling
• Discuss assessment and treatment of pregnancy comorbidities that can impact long term cardiovascular health


Nutritional Surveillance for the Best Start in Life, Promoting Health for Neonates, Infants and Children.

Calcaterra V, Cena H, Verduci E, Bosetti A, Pelizzo G, Zuccotti GV.

Nutrients. 2020 Nov 4;12(11):3386. doi: 10.3390/nu12113386.

PMID: 33158088 Free PMC article.


Management of pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders in patients infected with SARS CoV-2: pharmacological and clinical issues.

Fogacci S, Fogacci F, Favari E, Toth PP, Borghi C, Cicero AFG.

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Pharmacother. 2020 Sep 10:pvaa105. doi: 10.1093/ehjcvp/pvaa105. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 33155016 Free PMC article.


Assessing Pregnancy, Gestational Complications, and Co-morbidities in Women With Congenital Heart Defects (Data from ICD-9-CM Codes in 3 US Surveillance Sites).

Raskind-Hood C, Saraf A, Riehle-Colarusso T, Glidewell J, Gurvitz M, Dunn JE, Lui GK, Van Zutphen A, McGarry C, Hogue CJ, Hoffman T, Rodriguez Iii FH, Book WM.

Am J Cardiol. 2020 Mar 1;125(5):812-819. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.12.001. Epub 2019 Dec 9.

PMID: 31902476 Free PMC article.


Cardiovascular Outcomes in Advanced Maternal Age Delivering Women. Clinical Review and Medico-Legal Issues.

De Viti D, Malvasi A, Busardò F, Beck R, Zaami S, Marinelli E.

Medicina (Kaunas). 2019 Sep 29;55(10):658. doi: 10.3390/medicina55100658.

PMID: 31569595 Free PMC article. Review.


Pregnancy with Heart Disease: Maternal Outcomes and Risk Factors for Fetal Growth Restriction.

Nguyen Manh T, Bui Van N, Le Thi H, Vo Hoang L, Nguyen Si Anh H, Trinh Thi Thu H, Nguyen Xuan T, Vu Thi N, Minh LB, Chu DT.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Jun 12;16(12):2075. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16122075.

PMID: 31212780 Free PMC article.


Management of Chronic and Gestational Hypertension of Pregnancy: A Guide for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners.

Spiro L, Scemons D.

Open Nurs J. 2018 Aug 31;12:180-183. doi: 10.2174/1874434601812010180. eCollection 2018.

PMID: 30258507 Free PMC article. Review.


Adult Congenital Heart Disease with Pregnancy.

Niwa K.

Korean Circ J. 2018 Apr;48(4):251-276. doi: 10.4070/kcj.2018.0070.

PMID: 29625509 Free PMC article. Review.


At the Heart of the Pregnancy: What Prenatal and Cardiovascular Genetic Counselors Need to Know about Maternal Heart Disease.

Morales A, Allain DC, Arscott P, James E, MacCarrick G, Murray B, Tichnell C, Shikany AR, Spencer S, Fitzgerald-Butt SM, Kushner JD, Munn C, Smith E, Spoonamore KG, Tandri HS, Kay WA.

J Genet Couns. 2017 Aug;26(4):669-688. doi: 10.1007/s10897-017-0081-z. Epub 2017 Mar 10.

PMID: 28283918 Review.

Breast Cancer Screening – Who? When? And How?

• Analyze the evidence for screening mammography
• Review the risks and benefits for screening mammography
• Contrast screening interval and age of onset for mammography screening among professional guidelines


The Effectiveness of Educational Interventions on Breast Cancer Screening Uptake, Knowledge, and Beliefs among Women: A Systematic Review.

Noman S, Shahar HK, Abdul Rahman H, Ismail S, Abdulwahid Al-Jaberi M, Azzani M.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Dec 31;18(1):263. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18010263.

PMID: 33396424 Free PMC article. Review.


Evaluate the effectiveness of breast cancer decision aids: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomize clinical trails.

Gao JP, Jin YH, Yu SF, Wu WF, Han SF.

Nurs Open. 2020 Dec 30. doi: 10.1002/nop2.741. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 33377613 Review.


Support for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients-a Systematic Review.

Bochenek-Cibor J, Górecka M, Storman D, Bała MM.

J Cancer Educ. 2020 Dec;35(6):1061-1067. doi: 10.1007/s13187-020-01783-5.

PMID: 32524382 Free PMC article. Review.


Decision aids on breast conserving surgery for early stage breast cancer patients: a systematic review.

Si J, Guo R, Lu X, Han C, Xue L, Xing D, Chen C.

BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2020 Oct 22;20(1):275. doi: 10.1186/s12911-020-01295-8.

PMID: 33092602 Free PMC article.


Recent advancement in cancer detection using machine learning: Systematic survey of decades, comparisons and challenges.

Saba T.

J Infect Public Health. 2020 Sep;13(9):1274-1289. doi: 10.1016/j.jiph.2020.06.033. Epub 2020 Aug 2.

PMID: 32758393


The clinical application of electrical impedance technology in the detection of malignant neoplasms: a systematic review.

Pathiraja AA, Weerakkody RA, von Roon AC, Ziprin P, Bayford R.

J Transl Med. 2020 Jun 8;18(1):227. doi: 10.1186/s12967-020-02395-9.

PMID: 32513179 Free PMC article. Review.


Accuracy and Effectiveness of Mammography versus Mammography and Tomosynthesis for Population-Based Breast Cancer Screening: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Giampietro RR, Cabral MVG, Lima SAM, Weber SAT, Dos Santos Nunes-Nogueira V.

Sci Rep. 2020 May 14;10(1):7991. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-64802-x.

PMID: 32409756 Free PMC article.


Health Literacy Environment of Breast and Cervical Cancer among Black African Women Globally: A Systematic Review Protocol of Mixed Methods.

Mwanri L, Gesesew H, Lee V, Hiruy K, Udah H, Kwedza R, Dune T.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 May 1;17(9):3158. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17093158.

PMID: 32369999 Free PMC article.


Surveillance for second breast cancer events in women with a personal history of breast cancer using breast MRI: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Haas CB, Nekhlyudov L, Lee JM, Javid SH, Bush M, Johnson D, Gleason T, Kaufman C, Specht J, Stitham S, Wernli KJ.

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 Jun;181(2):255-268. doi: 10.1007/s10549-020-05637-y. Epub 2020 Apr 17.

PMID: 32303988 Free PMC article.


The basics of ultrasound elastography for diagnosis, assessment, and staging breast cancer-related lymphedema: a systematic review of the literature.

Forte AJ, Huayllani MT, Boczar D, Cinotto G, Ciudad P, Manrique OJ, Lu X, McLaughlin SA.

Gland Surg. 2020 Apr;9(2):589-595. doi: 10.21037/gs.2020.02.08.

PMID: 32420294 Free PMC article. Review.