Gynecology

January was Cervical Health Awareness Month, and this year, that designation held special significance for Nimmi Ramanujam, professor of biomedical engineering and global health and director of the Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies.

Since 2012, she and her research team have been developing and testing a portable colposcope . . .

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Patrice C. Malena, MS, FNP-BC

The number of women serving in the United States Armed Forces has increased rapidly over the past decade and a half. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been implementing major changes to meet the growing demand for healthcare services after these women have been discharged from the . . .

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Joanne B. Stevens, PhD, WHNP-BC, ARNP; Elizabeth Cooper, CNM, EdD; and Stasha Roberts, MSN, ARNP

Managing the prenatal care of adolescents is both challenging and rewarding. Given adolescents’ developmental needs, group prenatal care (GPC) such as that modeled after Centering- Pregnancy is particularly well suited to members of this age group. The authors share their strategies for providing developmentally appropriate GPC for adolescents.
Most females . . .

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Brittany S. Nutt, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC*; Susan Chaney, EdD, RN, FNP-C, FAANP; and Catherine Hill, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a prevalent condition that can cause uncomfortable sensations of vaginal bulging, painful intercourse, and even stress urinary incontinence. This article presents a simple, evidence-based approach to diagnosing and managing POP that women’s healthcare providers can implement.
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common . . .

February 2016 Vol. 4 No. 1

Author: Aimee Chism Holland, DNP, WHNP-BC, FNP-C, RD

Minimally invasive office gynecology procedures such as endocervical polypectomy and endometrial biopsy are routinely performed by women’s health nurse practitioners (WHNPs). To ensure patient safety and comfort and to avoid complications, the WHNP must have knowledge of indications and contraindications, as well as skills needed to perform each of . . .