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THE 15th Annual Science Reporters Conference of the American Medical Association (AMA), held in San Francisco, Calif, focused in large part on women's health issues. One morning of the 3-day conference was devoted to presentations that were simulcast via satellite to news reporters in New York, NY.
Two of the 3 presentations concerned what patients need to know about birth control options; the third addressed strategies that can help reduce health problems and costs associated with premature birth.
Before the investigators spoke, Timothy T. Flaherty, MD, a member of the AMA's Board of Trustees, introduced the Association's new consumer book, American Medical Association Complete Guide to Women's Health (New York, NY: Random House Inc; 1996), edited by Ramona I. Slupik, MD. More than 30 specialists contributed to making the guide the most thorough and up-to-date source of information on health concerns of women of all ages, Flaherty said.
Skolnick AA, Mark D. AMA's Science Reporters Conference Focuses on Contraception and Prevention of Premature Birth. JAMA. 1996;276(19):1538-1540. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03540190010004