Kimberly K. Leslie, MD

Editorial Board
David Bender, MD Gynecologic Oncology
Catherine S. Bradley, MD, MSCE Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
Laura Murphy Dellos, ARNP, CNM, MSN Nursemidwifery
Marygrace Elson, MD General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bradley J. Van Voorhis, MD Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Baoli Yang, MD, PhD Research
Jerome Yankowitz, MD Maternal Fetal Medicine

Managing Editors
Dale Geerdes
Susan Schwartz-Rogers, MLS

From the Editor

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to the second issue of our online publication, Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology! Our journal is peer-reviewed, and we invite your interest and future submissions.

Our eventual goal is to become listed in PubMed, so your support in submitting the most interesting clinical studies, reviews and basic research manuscripts is particularly valuable as we move forward. In addition to full length articles, we will publish case reports and interesting clinical cases for review by one of our faculty experts. Please see our instructions for authors and instructions for clinical cases/case reports templates.

For our upcoming second volume, each of the issues will focus on a specific topic with the January 2011 issue focusing on gynecologic oncology, the second issue will focus on women’s health education, the third issue research in women’s reproductive health and the fourth issue on midwifery and woman centered care.

On behalf of the Editorial Board including Susan Schwartz-Rogers, the Managing Editor, welcome to Proceeding in Obstetrics and Gynecology! We hope you enjoy our current issue.


Kimberly K. Leslie, M.D.
Professor and Head
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The University of Iowa