Fall 2022

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sex-ed
  • Joseph Zanga, MD, FAAP, FCPeds
Children currently comprise just under 23% of our population but remain 100% of our future. It is therefore incumbent on us to ensure the most healthful future possible for them. This paper presents an evidence-based “K-12 Standard for Optimal Sexual Development” to encourage the education of children about sex risk avoidance (SRA) behaviors such as monogamy, relationship skills, and healthy psychological traits as an alternative to Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) which is not based on age-appropriate sexual milestones or behaviors.
Edition: Fall 2022
Volume: 37
Issue: 2
Article: Verbatim
patient-in-bed
  • AAPLOG Research Committee
Overwhelming evidence from 168 studies over fifty years points to a clear dose-response relationship between surgical abortion and subsequent preterm birth. The 2018 National Academy of Sciences report considered only five of these 168 studies and represents a biased sample that underreports a significant association between surgical abortion and subsequent preterm birth.
Edition: Fall 2022
Volume: 37
Issue: 2
Article: 6
mentor
  • Steven Sartori, MD
Mentors are instrumental in the professional and personal growth of healthcare professionals. However, there is often reluctance to serve as a mentor due to a variety of perceived barriers. In this article, Dr. Steven Sartori encourages and empowers healthcare professionals to engage in mentoring relationships that provide both the mentor and the mentee with a rewarding experience.
Edition: Fall 2022
Volume: 32
Issue: 2
Article: Verbatim
woman-hospital-bed
  • AAPLOG Research Committee
Evidence in peer-reviewed literature from 168 studies over fifty years points to a causal, dose-response relationship between surgical abortion and subsequent preterm birth. This document provides an overview of this literature, discusses mechanisms for this effect, demonstrates the strength of evidence for causality, and offers guidance for informed consent prior to surgical abortion.
Edition: Fall 2022
Volume: 37
Issue: 2
Article: 5
ultrasound
  • Jeffrey Wright, MD, FACOG
This article examines the question of when termination of a pregnancy is not an “abortion” under post-Roe criminal laws. It is important to understand that medical diagnosis, and furthermore prognosis, is imprecise. Patients and physicians have a range of views regarding how much risk to patient life and health is acceptable.
Edition: Fall 2022
Volume: 37
Issue: 2
Article: 4
doctor
  • AAPLOG Research Committee
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the default professional organization for obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States. Unfortunately, ACOG’s policy and treatment of abortion is more radical than a large section of the country’s obstetricians and gynecologists.
Edition: Fall 2022
Volume: 37
Issue: 2
Article: 7
students
  • Marguerite Duane, MD, MHA
  • Grace Carson, MD
  • Kaitlin VanderKolk, MD, MPH
  • Erin Adams, MD
  • Lauren Gordon, MD
Knowledge and competency in the topics of reproductive health and family planning are important for primary care physicians. Given the high rates of unintended pregnancy, increasing rates of infertility and other gynecologic conditions, it is important for medical students, many of whom will become primary care physicians, to receive good foundational knowledge of reproductive health topics.
Edition: Fall 2022
Volume: 37
Issue: 2
Article: 1
poland
  • Kamila Kocanda, JD
  • Olga Adamczyk–Gruszka, MD
In this article, Kamila Kocan ́da, JD, and Olga Adamczyk–Gruszka, MD, examine the rules governing the practice of abortion in Poland as a result of the Constitutional Court’s oral announcement of its judgment in case K 1/20, making abortion for embryo-pathological reasons illegal.
Edition: Fall 2022
Volume: 37
Issue: 2
Article: 3
public-health
  • Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD
In line with the Oath of Hippocrates, the American Medical Association (AMA) code of ethics states that the duty to advocate for the patient is paramount. However, many instances in healthcare expose a discrepancy between the needs of society and the needs of individual patients.
Edition: Fall 2022
Volume: 37
Issue: 2
Article: Verbatim
1000days
  • Dr. George Mulcaire-Jones
  • Dr. Robert Scanlon
The first thousand days of life, composing the 270 days of pregnancy and the first two years (730 days) of life, is at once a critical and vulnerable time for human development. It is a time in which the human person is to a large extent “embodied,” becoming the integrated mind-brain-body-spirit that defines every human being.
Edition: Fall 2022
Volume: 37
Issue: 2
Article: Verbatim