University of Colorado OB/GYN
CAMP’s philosophy recognizes that adolescent pregnancies are not the same as older-age pregnancies. The traditional care model of a doctor acting as a gatekeeper and referring for other services as they recognize needs is not appropriate for adolescent mothers. CAMP looks for those problems from the start.
CU Family Planning is recruiting select participants for an NIH clinical trial testing a breakthrough form of birth control. “This research will test the first completely new molecule to be used in daily contraception since the hormones progesterone and estrogen. It has the potential to be a major advancement, the introduction of a new first line contraceptive,” explains Dr. Stephanie Teal.
A spike in hospitalizations for pregnant women this season highlights their special vulnerability to H1N1, with reluctance to vaccinate playing a role. CU OB/GYN physicians encourage all pregnant women to get the flu vaccine.
With the emergency contraction pill Plan B coming under scrutiny about its ineffectiveness for overweight women, Dr. Teal encourages women to use the more effective but lesser-known ulipristal acetate for emergency contraception.
New research shows that one dose of the human papillomavirus vaccine could work as well as the standard three doses; CU physician calls for greater promotion of the vaccine—starting with doctors.
Drs. Chesney Thompson and Jaime Arruda of UC OB/GYN were both named as “Top Docs of 2013” in Denver by 5280 Magazine. This is Dr. Thompson’s second time on the annual list and Dr. Arruda’s first.
To offer their patients a more personal experience, five CU physicians have opened a private practice with two locations in Denver, forming a close-knit team that offers a superb range of expert care.
Women suffering from reproductive diseases like endometriosis can experience painful emotional and physical effects of their periods. “People don’t realize how debilitating it can be for women suffering from endometriosis,” said Dr. Jaime Arruda. “There’s a stigma attached to painful periods or female problems.”
Cell-free DNA blood-screening method offered by University of Colorado OB/GYN doctors revolutionizes prenatal testing for birth defects.