Journal Watch: Ginecologia


The Pill’s Cancer Protection Confirmed

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OC use for fewer than 8 years did not increase overall cancer rates, and it reduced gynecologic cancer risk in British women.

By Wendy S. Biggs, MD

October 18, 2007

Covering: Hannaford PC et al. BMJ 2007 Sep 29; 335:651

OC Effect on Bone Density: Still Not Clear

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Among female military cadets, oligomenorrhea and current OC use were associated with reduced BMD at certain skeletal sites.

By Diane E. Judge, APN/CNP

October 18, 2007

Covering: Ruffing JA et al. Nutr Metab (Lond) 2007 Aug 6; 4:17

Is HPV Testing Better Than the Pap Smear?

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As a screen for cervical neoplasia, HPV testing showed advantages over the Pap smear.

By Andrew M. Kaunitz, MD

October 17, 2007

Covering: Mayrand M-H et al. N Engl J Med 2007 Oct 18; 357:1579