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Syphilis update for women’s healthcare providers

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that manifests as a chronic systemic disease. Each of the different stages of infection involves specific symptoms that can be overlooked or confused with those of other diseases. Adequate screening for syphilis in women at risk, combined with appropriate treatment and follow-up as indicated, is essential to reduce the risk of transmission and disease complications.

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Recommendations for intimate partner violence screening and interventions

In October 2018, the United States Preventive Services Task Force issued updated recommendations regarding screening for intimate partner violence in reproductive-aged women. The author summarizes these recommendations and reviews screening and intervention recommendations from other professional organizations as well. Practice implications and research needs are identified. Continue reading »