Section Editors

  • Cecily M Begley, Trinity College Dublin
  • Matthias Borchert, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Miriam Labbok, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Robert W Powers, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ndola Prata, University of California, Berkeley
  • Christine Roberts, The Kolling Institute of Medical Research
  • Jos van Roosmalen, VU University Medical Center

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  • Peter O'Donovan, BioMed Central

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    Psychotropic drug use during pregnancy in the US

    Approximately 10% of privately-insured women in the US are given some form of psychotropic drug during their pregnancy.

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:242
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    Fistula repair in developing countries

    The wide range of clinical procedures for repair of female genital fistula in developing countries highlights the need for further research to strengthen the evidence base for best practices.

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:220
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    Enhanced detection of Down's syndrome

    Measurement of circulating levels of luteinizing hormone/choriogonadotropin receptor (LHCGR) could complement existing techniques to increase the accuracy of Down's syndrome diagnosis in early pregnancy.

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:197
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    Caesarean leads to caesarean...

    Queensland, Australia has a significantly higher rate of caesarean sections than the UK, and this is mostly a result of women undergoing repeat caesarean sections.

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:149

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