Women's Health / Gynecology News

Neuromuscular Warm-Up Associated With Reduced Lower Extremity Injuries In Adolescent Female Athletes

Integrating a coach-led neuromuscular warm-up prior to sports practice appeared to reduce the risk of lower extremity injuries in female high school soccer and basketball athletes, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

"In girls' high school sports, injury rates per 1,000 athlete exposures are highest in soccer (2.36) and basketball (2.01)," the authors write as background information in the study. "Knee injuries are the most common cause of permanent disability in female high school basketball players, accounting for up to 91 percent of season-ending injuries and 94 percent of injuries requiring surgery."

Most Women No Longer Wishing To Have Children Do Not Discuss Their Options With Their OB/GYNs

Women don't know about non-surgical permanent birth control, including the Essure procedure which is celebrating its 10 year anniversary at the AAGL 40th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology.-

First-Time Divorce Rate Tied To Education, Race

New research from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University shows there is substantial variation in the first-time divorce rate when it is broken down by race and education. But, there is also evidence that a college degree has a protective effect against divorce among all races.

The data for the family profile, "First Divorce Rate, 2010" were gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2010. At that time, the rate of first divorce in the U.S. was 17.5 per 1,000 women 18 years old and older in a first marriage. According to the research, recent declines in the probability of divorce largely reflect an increase in marital stability among the more educated.

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