Insights in reproductive health research and practice from CompassCare's medical team.

The Big 3 STDs at an All-Time High

On October 19, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control released their annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report.[1] According to the report, the three most prevalent STDs – chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis – have regained popularity among the 15- to 24-year-old U.S. population. In fact, the number of diagnosed cases reported in 2015 among these diseases […]

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Is Marijuana Safe for Pregnant Women?

A recent survey of pregnant and non-pregnant women revealed that 70% of women believe there is little or no risk associated with using marijuana once or twice a week. In addition, upon review of data collected from 2007-2012, the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology determined that more than 1 in 10 women used marijuana […]

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Categories: Health , Pregnancy , Risks
Pregnancy, Abortion and Breast Health

It has long been disputed among medical researchers that induced abortion (IA) puts women at a higher risk for breast cancer. According to the American College of Pediatricians, this argument is supported by an increasing number of studies which “show that IA prior to 32 weeks in and of itself is a risk factor for […]

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Categories: Abortion , Abortion Cost , Health
Infants Proven Viable at 22 Weeks Gestation: Could New York State Be Wrong?

Currently, 42 states prohibit abortions after a specified point in pregnancy. [1] That point is usually determined by “fetal viability,” or the age at which a fetus is able to survive outside of the womb. In New York State, abortions are prohibited after 24 weeks gestation; however, a new study by The New England Journal […]

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Add Brain Cancer to List of Risks Associated with “The Pill”

A recent study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology[1] (BJCP) aimed to prove that “oral contraceptive use influences the risks for certain cancers.” Results concluded that long-term use may increase the risk of gliomas, tumors that occur in the brain and spinal cord. This comes as a surprise to many, since estrogen and […]

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Categories: Cost , Future , Health , Risks