October 4th 2022
In a recent presentation at at the Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) 25th Annual Conference, Carri Holton, MSN, WHNP, discussed gynecological complications that adolescents may face and offered practical treatment options.
Scynexis submits sNDA for expanded indication of ibrexafungerp tabletsJune 13th 2022
Currently approved for the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis, and if the sNDA is approved, ibrexafungerp would be the first and only oral non-azole medication for the prevention of recurrent VVC.
FDA accepts sNDA for review of Myfembree in uterine fibroid treatmentJune 13th 2022
The FDA recently announced the acceptance of a supplemental New Drug Application for relugolix 40 mg, estradiol 1 mg, and norethindrone acetate .5 mg in the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding associated with uterine fibroids in premenopausal women.
How prevalent is PCOS in teen girls with type 2 diabetes?February 25th 2022
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and type 2 diabetes have some markers that suggest a connection, with PCOS patients exhibiting certain symptoms at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes later. A systematic review examines the prevalence of the 2 conditions occurring in adolescent girls.
Quality sex education lacking for many teens in the United StatesJanuary 13th 2022
Many adolescents across the United States lack quality sex education, a trend that has worsened in recent years. Moreover, national statistics mask significant inequities in the receipt of formal sex education by gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, and the location of instruction.
Does maternal history of cervical cancer/biopsy impact HPV vaccine rate in kids?December 16th 2021
For mothers who have an experience with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine preventable outcomes such as a cervical biopsy or cancer, would this history make them more likely to have their child receive this vaccine? It may seem likely, but a new study raises questions about this belief.
Trial examines safety and efficacy of HPV vaccine in young cancer survivorsNovember 22nd 2021
Surviving a bout of cancer early in life puts children and teenagers at risk of cancers linked to human papillomavirus (HPV). A phase 2 trial examined how effective a 3-dose series was in providing protection.
How a program to improve contraceptive access is workingNovember 12th 2021
One year after the close of the Increasing Access to Contraception (IAC) Learning Community, participants had sustained their efforts in support of at least 1 goal: to improve adolescent girls' and women’s access to the full range of contraceptive options.
When puberty arrives too early or too lateOctober 9th 2021
Puberty will happen for every child, but when it arrives early or is delayed both parent and child may be worried. A presentation at the virtual 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition discussed typical reasons for both early and delayed pubertal development.