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PPC IV Literature Review Requirements (self-directed learning assignment): OB/GYN Topics


  • Oral tranexamic acid compared to combined oral contraceptives for treating heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Comparing the efficacy of levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol patch and pill
  • intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) vs. hormonal contraception is evaluated in women with HIV
  • Effectiveness of Local Anesthesia for Pain Control During IUD Placement

Cervical Cancer Screening

  • HPV screening versus pap smear for detecting cervical cancer
  • Human Papillomavirus Screening Compared to the Pap Test for Cervical Cancer Screening


  • Comparing laparoscopic hysterectomy to abdominal (open) hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopy versus laparotomy in treating endometrial cancer

Menopausal Symptoms

  • Comparing hormone replacement therapy treatments: estradiol plus noretisterone acetate or estradiol plus drospirenone
  • Black cohosh versus red clover for the management of menopausal symptoms
  • Black cohosh versus soy for the management of menopausal symptoms
  • Black cohosh versus fluoxetine for treating postmenopausal symptoms
  • Yoga versus exercise for treating menopausal symptoms
  • Comparing estradiol to venlafaxine for treating insomnia symptoms and sleep quality in women with hot flashes

Misc. Topics

  • Comparing atosiban to nifedipine in the treatment of threatened preterm birth
  • Chasteberry versus fluoxetine to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder
  • Comparing aerobic exercise and diet for treating premenstrual syndrome
  • Comparing the efficacy of Carbetocin to Oxytocin to Prevent Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Higher vs lower levels of maternal whole grain intake on fertility
  • Bemiparin versus Enoxaparin: Thromboprophylaxis Following Vaginal and Abdominal Deliveries
  • Endometriosis: levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine systems versus etonogestrel-releasing implants.
  • Endometrial Ablation and Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for the Treatment of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • Vaginal birth After cesarean section (VBAC) Compared to repeat cesarean section in repeat pregnancies
  • Comparing lidocaine versus placebo for treating pain with the insertion of an intrauterine device
  • The Effectiveness of Aspirin as a Prophylaxis for Preeclampsia during Pregnancy
  • Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System and Copper Intrauterine Device in Patients with HIV
  • Apixaban and Enoxaparin for Treating Patients Post-Gynecological Surgery
  • Peer support + routine postnatal care vs routine postnatal care for preventing post-partum depression