Women’s health care should not be ignored even in a pandemic. Regular appointments and exams such as well-woman visits, cancer screenings and fertility treatments are still strongly encouraged, and protocols are in place at UCLA Health to make these visits safe. Ritu Salani, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA, addresses the importance of returning to your doctor for vital visits, such as cervical cancer screenings. “Screening is so important,” said Dr. Salani. “If we don’t catch it now, it may present at more advanced stages when it’s more challenging to treat, or more aggressive therapies might be needed, and with poorer outcomes.” Learn more > To schedule an appointment, call 310-794-7274.
A vaccine is the most promising strategy for combating COVID-19 for the general population. For pregnant women there are two options – to get a vaccine when it’s available or to wait for more information about how the vaccine affects pregnant women. The American College of Obstetrician Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) recommend that COVID-19 vaccines should not be withheld from pregnant individuals who meet criteria for vaccination. UCLA OBGYN also stands by this statement from the ACOG and SMFM regarding the World Health Organization's position on this topic. Ultimately, it’s a decision that is best made in collaboration with your health care provider. Read more on the UCLA Health Connect Blog >
The BirthPlace Westwood and the BirthPlace Santa Monica are comprehensive maternity centers that provide private rooms, family-centered care and offer a wide range of services to make your birthing experience an event to cherish. More BirthPlace Information >
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CERVICAL CANCER: The “Skyscraper-04” clinical trial is evaluating treatment options for cervical cancer. For this study, we are currently recruiting people who have recurrent (returned after previous treatment) cervical cancer. The purpose of this clinical trial is to evaluate the effects, good or bad, of tiragolumab plus atezolizumab and atezolizumab alone in patients with cervical cancer. For more details and enrollment information >
We in the UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology acknowledge and are deeply concerned regarding the disparities in the healthcare of women, particularly those of under-represented minorities. We recognize that the basis of this disparity is long-standing and sadly has its roots in racism and injustice against people of color, especially Black, Latino and Native American people. We concur with the statements released by other organizations that include National Medical Association (NMA), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), Society of Family Planning (SFP), and American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). We are committed as a department to identifying underlying implicit and explicit biases and eliminating them from our department in all areas including clinical service, research, and education.
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UCLA OBGYN wants you to know that we are doing everything possible to ensure your health and safety during this unusual time. Given the concerns about the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are scheduling or rescheduling many clinic visits as “telemedicine visits,” which can be conducted from home.
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