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2020 Women's Health Conference: Conference Topics

Friday, February 21, 2020

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LGBTQ Healthcare

JE Lykens et al. LGBT Health 5 (3), 191-196. PMID 29641314.
GQ/NB young adults have unique healthcare needs but often do not feel understood by their providers. There is a need for existing healthcare systems to serve GQ/NB young …
MC McNamara et al. Cleve Clin J Med 83 (7), 531-41. PMID 27399866. - Review
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have unique healthcare needs. While all LGBT people are at an increased risk for mental health and substance abuse d …
G Gonzales et al. Milbank Q 95 (4), 726-748. PMID 29226450.
Transgender and GNC adults face barriers to health care that may be due to a variety of reasons, including discrimination in health care, health insurance policies, emplo …
DR Felsenstein. J Nurses Prof Dev 34 (3), 142-150. PMID 29659418.
The process of initiating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) cultural competencies and educational interventions developed to increase staff knowledge on LGBT …
KN Barefoot et al. Rural Remote Health 17 (1), 3875. PMID 28248528.
The current findings highlight that rural lesbians in the USA, in comparison to urban lesbians, may experience elevated health risks related to being more likely to have …
CH Logie et al. Reprod Health Matters 26 (52), 1517543. PMID 30484752.
Limited research has examined lesbian and bisexual women's sexual health practices in the Caribbean, where lesbian and bisexual women experience sexual stigma that may re …
M Butler et al. PMID 27148614. - Review
None of the included studies measured the effect of cultural competence interventions on health care disparities. Most of the training interventions measured changes in p …
SE Valentine et al. Clin Psychol Rev 66, 24-38. PMID 29627104.
Transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) populations, including those who do not identify with gender binary constructs (man or woman) are increasingly recognized in …
ME Peek et al. J Gen Intern Med 31 (6), 677-87. PMID 27008649. - Review
We identified 2298 abstracts, three of which met the inclusion criteria. Of the included studies, one was cross-sectional and two were qualitative; one study involved tra …
A Perez-Brumer et al. PLoS One 13 (11), e0202389. PMID 30383751.
HIV disproportionately impacts transgender communities and the majority of new infections occur in the Southern United States. Yet, limited data exists on contextual real …
MA Ruben et al. Health Equity 3 (1), 480-488. PMID 31559377.
Purpose: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) veterans report discrimination in health care, which may be associated with negative health outcomes/behavi …
A Sharma et al. Rural Remote Health 19 (4), 5476. PMID 31675243.
Improving attitudes of rural providers towards LGBT individuals may positively influence the provision of high-quality health care. Ensuring the delivery of culturally co …

Get on Top of HSDD

Evaluation and Management of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
AH Clayton et al. Sex Med 6 (2), 59-74. PMID 29523488. - Review
Providers of gynecologic care are uniquely positioned to screen, counsel, and refer patients with HSDD. Options for pharmacotherapy of HSDD are currently limited to fliba …
Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH) Expert Consensus Panel Review
I Goldstein et al. Mayo Clin Proc 92 (1), 114-128. PMID 27916394. - Review
The objective of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health expert consensus panel was to develop a concise, clinically relevant, evidence-based rev …
The International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health Process of Care for Management of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Women
AH Clayton et al. Mayo Clin Proc 93 (4), 467-487. PMID 29545008. - Review
The International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health process of care (POC) for management of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) algorithm was developed …
Flibanserin: A Controversial Drug for Female Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
R Baid et al. Ind Psychiatry J 27 (1), 154-157. PMID 30416308.
Sexual functioning is an integral part of human life. Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) adversely affects quality of life and general well-being. The Food and Drug Administ …
Bremelanotide for Female Sexual Dysfunctions in Premenopausal Women: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Dose-Finding Trial
AH Clayton et al. Womens Health (Lond) 12 (3), 325-37. PMID 27181790. - Randomized Controlled Trial
In premenopausal women with female sexual dysfunctions, self-administered, as desired, subcutaneous BMT was safe, effective, and well tolerated (NCT01382719).
Flibanserin for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: Place in Therapy
F Gelman et al. Ther Adv Chronic Dis 8 (1), 16-25. PMID 28203348. - Review
The pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of female sexual interest in pre- and post-menopausal women present a complex arena for patients and physicians to navigate. …
Psychological and Interpersonal Dimensions of Sexual Function and Dysfunction
P Assalian. Arab J Urol 11 (3), 217-21. PMID 26558085. - Review
Psychological treatments have some relieving effects on sexual dysfunction, but for studies of the outcomes it is difficult to meet the requirements of evidence-based med …
Psychological and Interpersonal Dimensions of Sexual Function and Dysfunction in Women: An Update
SE Althof et al. Arab J Urol 11 (3), 299-304. PMID 26558096. - Review
We identified the major psychological variables affecting female sexual function. The outcomes of psychological treatment interventions are reported. A collaboration betw …
Transdermal Testosterone in Female Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: A Rapid Qualitative Systematic Review Using Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation
K Ganesan et al. Cureus 10 (3), e2401. PMID 29868302. - Review
Female hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) is a multifactorial sexual dysfunction disorder characterized by a decrease in sexual desire and personal distress. HSDD o …
New Developments in the Treatment of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder - A Focus on Flibanserin
CJ Jayne et al. Int J Womens Health 9, 171-178. PMID 28442935. - Review
The objective of the authors is to highlight the historical complexities for the diagnosis and treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) with a focus on Fliba …
Female Sexual Dysfunction: A Focus on Flibanserin
NM Lodise. Int J Womens Health 9, 757-767. PMID 29066935. - Review
Flibanserin is the first US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved option for sexual dysfunction, specifically low sexual desire. Until recently, there were no FDA-a …
Role of Hormones in Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder and Current Treatment
A AlAwlaqi et al. J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 18 (4), 210-218. PMID 29278235.
Over the decades, female sexual dysfunction (FSD) has grown to be an increasingly potential problem that complicates the quality of life among women. In the current revie …

Before, Between and Beyond Pregnancy: Preconception and Interconception Health

Preconception Health Care Interventions: A Scoping Review
N Hemsing et al. Sex Reprod Healthc 14, 24-32. PMID 29195631. - Review
Pregnancy is often framed as a "window of opportunity" for intervening on a variety of health practices such as alcohol and tobacco use. However, there is evidence that i …
Before the Beginning: Nutrition and Lifestyle in the Preconception Period and Its Importance for Future Health
J Stephenson et al. Lancet 391 (10132), 1830-1841. PMID 29673873. - Review
A woman who is healthy at the time of conception is more likely to have a successful pregnancy and a healthy child. We reviewed published evidence and present new data fr …
Optimizing Preconception Health in Women of Reproductive Age
AY Lang et al. Minerva Ginecol 70 (1), 99-119. PMID 28895680. - Review
There is a growing realization that efforts to optimize the health of women and reduce the risk of adverse maternal, perinatal and neonatal outcomes during pregnancy shou …
Men's Preconception Health: A Primary Health-Care Viewpoint
AP O'Brien et al. Am J Mens Health 12 (5), 1575-1581. PMID 29774805. - Review
The purpose of this article is to theoretically explore men's preconception health as a mechanism to enhance fertility, as well as the health and well-being of the subjec …
Improving Preconception Health and Care: A Situation Analysis
A Goodfellow et al. BMC Health Serv Res 17 (1), 595. PMID 28835244.
Delivery of preconception care needs to be improved both before and between pregnancies to improve outcomes for women and infants. Action is required at individual, organ …
Preconception Care for Diabetic Women for Improving Maternal and Infant Health
J Tieu et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 8 (8), CD007776. PMID 28799164. - Review
There are insufficient RCT data available to assess the effects of preconception care for diabetic women on health outcomes for mothers and their infants.More high-qualit …
Preconception Health Indicators for Public Health Surveillance
CL Robbins et al. J Womens Health (Larchmt) 27 (4), 430-443. PMID 29323604.
Having a condensed set of PCH indicators can facilitate surveillance of reproductive-aged women's health status that supports monitoring, comparisons, and benchmarking at …
Why Women Do Not Ask for Information on Preconception Health? A Qualitative Study
R Bortolus et al. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 17 (1), 5. PMID 28056865.
The study indicates that several barriers influence preconception care in Italy. Moreover, a lack of awareness of preconception health and care among Italian women of chi …
Preconception Health Care Tool: One-stop Shop for Preconception Care
D Telner et al. Can Fam Physician 63 (11), 867-868. PMID 29138159.
Preconception Care: A New Standard of Care Within Maternal Health Services
SJ Genuis et al. Biomed Res Int 2016, 6150976. PMID 27314031. - Review
Emerging research suggests that much pediatric affliction has origins in the vulnerable phase of fetal development. Prenatal factors including deficiency of various nutri …

The French Diseases: An Update on Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Novel Screening Strategy for Improving Women's Health in Vulnerable Populations
ER Frati et al. Int J Mol Sci 18 (6). PMID 28632191.
This study shows an overall high prevalence of STIs in undocumented migrant women in Milan. The screening strategy based on counseling and urine testing contributed to th …
Interplay Among Vaginal Microbiome, Immune Response and Sexually Transmitted Viral Infections
MG Torcia. Int J Mol Sci 20 (2). PMID 30641869. - Review
The vaginal ecosystem is important for women's health and for a successful reproductive life, and an optimal host-microbial interaction is required for the maintenance of …
Prevalence of Curable Sexually Transmitted Infections in Pregnant Women in Low- And Middle-Income Countries From 2010 to 2015: A Systematic Review
DL Joseph Davey et al. Sex Transm Dis 43 (7), 450-8. PMID 27322048. - Review
Although we observed a wide variation in STI burden in pregnancy after adjusting for age, test, and health care setting, further valid comparison may depend on adjustment …
Effects of Implementing the Act of Prohibition on Sex Trafficking on Female Sex Workers' Sexually Transmitted Infections
M Jung. PLoS One 12 (8), e0182465. PMID 28793341.
This study investigated the effect of implementing the act of prohibition on sex trafficking (PST) on sexually transmitted disease (STD) infections among South Korean fem …
Racial/Ethnic Differences in Young Women's Health-Promoting Strategies to Reduce Vulnerability to Sexually Transmitted Infections
D Cipres et al. J Adolesc Health 60 (5), 556-562. PMID 28161525.
Young women use diverse strategies to prevent STIs that vary by race/ethnicity. Providers can use these findings to improve sexual health counseling and promote equitable …
Neighborhood Health Care Access and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Women in the Southern United States: A Cross-Sectional Multilevel Analysis
DF Haley et al. Sex Transm Dis 45 (1), 19-24. PMID 28876296.
Greater neighborhood health care access was associated with fewer STIs. Research should establish the causality of this relationship and pathways through which neighborho …
Sexually Transmitted Infections: Progress and Challenges Since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)
N Ortayli et al. Contraception 90 (6 Suppl), S22-31. PMID 25023474. - Review
Governments, donors and the international community should give higher priority to preventing STIs and HIV; fully implementing behavior change interventions that are know …
Norms, Attitudes, and Preferences: Responses to a Survey of Teens About Sexually Transmitted Infection and Pregnancy Prevention
M Tschann et al. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 30 (1), 29-34. PMID 27663300.
The influence of parental values and peer norms on sexual behavior must be taken into consideration when designing interventions to address adolescent sexual health. Addi …
Collegiate Women's Definitions of Responsible Sexual Behavior
N Loew et al. West J Nurs Res 40 (8), 1148-1162. PMID 28470114.
Promoting responsible sexual behavior (RSB) is a public health strategy to decrease unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Current definitions …
Challenges to the Management of Curable Sexually Transmitted Infections
MY Chen et al. BMC Infect Dis 15, 337. PMID 26306415.
Each year, hundreds of millions of new cases of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occur worldwide resulting in reproductive and other serious sequelae, as we …

Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors

NT Masters et al. J Abnorm Psychol 124 (3), 685-96. PMID 26052619.
This study identified subgroups of female sexual assault survivors based on characteristics of their victimization experiences, validated the subgroup structure in a seco …
A Kirkner et al. Violence Vict 33 (4), 721-738. PMID 30567770.
Friends, family, and significant others who receive disclosures of sexual assault from survivors are also susceptible to the effects of trauma. Most studies on the impact …
P Amin et al. Womens Health Issues 27 (1), 43-49. PMID 27863981.
Although physicians describe key roles in caring for SA survivors, several barriers hinder their ability to fulfill these roles. Training interventions are needed to redu …
KM Scott et al. Psychol Med 48 (1), 155-167. PMID 28625214.
Whether counterfactual preventability cognitions are adaptive may depend on mental health history. Predictive modelling may be useful in targeting high-risk women for pre …
S Raja et al. J Dent Educ 79 (1), 47-55. PMID 25576552.
Dentists are likely to treat patients who have experienced a wide range of traumatic life events, including child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, sexual assault, el …
CW Bone et al. J Urban Health 95 (1), 111-115. PMID 29340911.
Sexual violence (SV) is common; however, the prevalence of SV and its long term sequela vary geographically and among subpopulations within the USA. As such, the aims of …
MC Jaime et al. Contraception 98 (4), 301-305. PMID 29860062.
Most responding students favor on-campus abortion services, and a number of students incorrectly believe that abortion services are currently offered on the UC Davis camp …

Introduction to Medication Assisted Treatment 101

Primary Care Models for Treating Opioid Use Disorders: What Actually Works? A Systematic Review
P Lagisetty et al. PLoS One 12 (10), e0186315. PMID 29040331. - Review
The findings suggest that multidisciplinary and coordinated care delivery models are an effective strategy to implement OUD treatment and increase MAT access in primary c …
Retention in Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opiate Dependence: A Systematic Review
C Timko et al. J Addict Dis 35 (1), 22-35. PMID 26467975. - Review
Retention in medication-assisted treatment among opiate-dependent patients is associated with better outcomes. This systematic review (55 articles, 2010-2014) found wide …
CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain--United States, 2016
D Dowell et al. JAMA 315 (15), 1624-45. PMID 26977696. - Review
The guideline is intended to improve communication about benefits and risks of opioids for chronic pain, improve safety and effectiveness of pain treatment, and reduce ri …
Effects of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder on Functional Outcomes: A Systematic Review
MA Maglione et al. J Subst Abuse Treat 89, 28-51. PMID 29706172.
This systematic review synthesizes evidence on the effects of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) on functional outcomes, including cognitiv …
AK Matusiewicz et al. Contraception 96 (5), 365-369. PMID 28778423.
Participants reported relatively low interest in LARCs. Many women had unspecified reasons for not using LARCs. Participants also lacked information about LARC safety and …
ML Mittal et al. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 12 (1), 42. PMID 28974239.
These preliminary findings suggest an association between MAT enrollment and a lower odds that male PWID report providing injection initiation assistance to injection-naï …
M Itzoe et al. Drug Des Devel Ther 11, 1429-1437. PMID 28546740. - Review
Opioid addiction to prescription and illicit drugs is a serious and growing problem. In the US alone, >2.4 million people suffer from opioid use disorder. Government a …
LA Uebelacker et al. J Subst Abuse Treat 66, 48-53. PMID 27211996.
Subsequent to initial opioid detoxification, people with opioid use disorder are typically advised to engage in follow-up treatment to prevent relapse. Medication-assiste …

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