Clinical Practice: Hidden Gem: Clinical Updates in Women’s Health Care

Clinical Updates in Women’s Health Care was launched in 2002. This series of informational monographs was designed to keep obstetrician–gynecologists up to date on primary and preventive care issues frequently encountered in their practices. The content is developed and overseen by an editorial board under the direction of Raul Artal, MD, editor. The monographs are written by experts in their respective fields and are peer-reviewed.

Each issue of Clinical Updates focuses on a core topic and follows a standard format that includes screening, prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, counseling, and management. Other features include a basic science update, complementary and alternative medicine highlights, concerns for older women, case reports, and resources for further information. Self-assessment questions are included with each monograph, which enables subscribers to test their clinical skills and earn 5 CME credits per issue. New subscribers can earn CME credits by reviewing the online back issues for up to 195 CME credits. Clinical Updates also provide valuable information for maintenance of certification.

A subscription to Clinical Updates in Women’s Health Care provides four quarterly issues and a fifth bonus issue at a cost of $65 for members and $115 for nonmembers. The subscription also provides online access to all monographs in the series at Abstracts and tables of contents of current issues are available on the mobile friendly web site for both subscribers and non-subscribers. If you are a non-subscriber, please visit and review them. Online features for subscribers include periodic updates and links to PubMed, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and the College’s patient education materials. Individual electronic issues (PDFs) may be purchased for $25. All of these enhancements are designed to speed your access to information and enhance your practice. Be sure to review these recent issues, and don’t miss out on forthcoming topics. Subscribe at

  • Recent issues:


  1. Sexuality and Sexual Disorders
  2. Adverse Drug Reactions
  3. Office Emergencies
  4. Metabolic Bone Disease

  • Forthcoming issues:


  1. Benign Breast Disease
  2. Hormone Therapy and Alternative Therapies for Menopause
  3. Lower Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders

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