Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510109
Evaluation of the Content of YouTube Videos about Vaginismus
Yeliz KAYA, Coskun KAYA, MD and Pelin PALAS KARACA
Article Type: Original Articl e | First Published: December 07, 2019
A search for vaginismus was performed on YouTube in January 5, 2019. Two researchers watched and analyzed each video's overall information and scientific content and rated it as good, fair or poor as a co-decision. for their sources, suggestions and information contents (good, fair or poor). The study suggests that the videos at You- Tube could not be a reliable source of for patients with vaginismus. Health professions should be encouraged to upload more videos with good content and the patient...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510108
Fundal Placenta Percreta Presenting as Acute Abdomen: A Case Report and the Role of CT-scan in Management
Mohamad K Ramadan, MBBCh-FACS, Bassam Sammak, MD, FRCR, Amani Mohsen, MD, Haneen Hijazi, MD and Dominique A Badr, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 06, 2019
Fundal abnormally invasive placentae (AIP) rate is not precisely known, though, it is thought to be infrequent. Acute abdomen due to uterine rupture is an atypical and an extremely rare presentation. Hereby, we report the case of a 33-year-old G3P2002 who presented at 21-weeks with acute abdomen. CT-Scan and color-Doppler ultrasound showed massive hemoperitoneum with a fundal placenta actively bleeding into the abdominal cavity. At laparotomy, the uterus had a 3 cm dent in its left fundal area t...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510107
Assessment of Reproductive and Sexual Health Literacy of Women in Armenia
Mariam Barseghyan, MD, MS, Hayk Barseghyan, PhD, Gardenia E Nahigian, BA, Eric J Vilain, MD, PhD, Elena Sagayan, MD and Michael S Wilkes, MD, MPH, PhD
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 07, 2019
Study consisted of 173 female participants (medical personnel and general respondents) from villages of Armavir and Lori Marz in the Northern Armenia who completed confidential self-filled and validated surveys in Armenian. Questions covered demographics and addressed risk factors, symptoms, and modes of prevention of STIs and cervical cancer as well as contraceptive choices of women. Respondents’ answers were tabulated, and common themes identified. Comparison was made between general populat...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510106
Profile and Spatialization of Pregnant Women with Gestational Syphilis and Congenital Syphilis in a Municipality in South Brazil
Elenir Terezinha Rizzetti Anversa Daros dos Santos, Nicassia Cioquetta Lock, Sandra Trevisan Beck, Luciane Silva Ramos, Valeria Parecida da Rosa and Teresinha Heck Weiller
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 07, 2019
Congenital Syphilis (CS) is one of the most serious adverse outcomes in pregnancy, avoidable through early detection and treatment of the pregnant woman and her sexual partner. During this period, 128 cases of GS and 73 cases of CS were notified. The frequency of notifications during the studied period increased from 2.3% to 39.2% for GS and from 1% to 41% for CS. Only 23.4% of the pregnant women’s partners with GS were treated during antenatal care. Considering the number of GS and CS cases n...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510104
Preventing Unwanted Pregnancies in Schizophrenia: The Importance of Patient Education
Smita Agarkar MD and Teresitta Velez BA
Article Type: Short Note | First Published: October 03, 2019
The importance of contraception education and family planning is often underestimated by physicians providing care to people with schizophrenia. When compared to the general population, women with schizophrenia tend to have a higher rate of lifetime sexual partners and low utilization of contraception. While women with schizophrenia have a comparable number of pregnancies to the general population, these pregnancies are significantly more likely to be unplanned and more importantly, unwanted. In...