About Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology is an open-access peer-reviewed journal (ISSN 2154-4751) published online continuously in two issues per year by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The journal is a forum for obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health internationally. The first issue was published in April 2010.

This journal encompasses all areas of women's health, including clinical care, education of students, residents and fellows, and research. Articles will include clinical, education, and research topics in obstetrics and gynecology. There will be case reports of general interest in the field.

Volume 13 • Issue 1 • 2024

Exciting Changes to Proceedings in Obstetrics & Gynecology, POG

We are excited to announce that Proceedings in Obstetrics & Gynecology, POG, has shifted its focus to be a journal in which learners at all stages (undergraduate students through research and clinical fellows) as part of a team can publish their short reports, original research results, case reports, research methodologies, and review articles. In the time that learners have available to complete a project, it may be difficult to develop an in-depth manuscript. Rather than have quality work sit in a drawer, we want to help learners share their results. Thus, their work can be the genesis for others to continue in the field and also to allow the learner to gain recognition for their efforts. 

Additionally, we are very excited to welcome new editorial board members. Joining our editorial board are Drs. Styliani (Stella) Goulopoulou, PhD, MS from Loma Linda University and Aaron Trask, PhD from The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. We are also happy to welcome Dr. Serena “Banu” Gumusoglu as our new Scientific Associate Editor. We appreciate the experience and perspective that our Editorial Board brings to the journal. 

To increase transparency and scientific rigor, we are also updating our publication policies. Updates include an attestation that the authors have completed this work, have not falsified data, and have not plagiarized text. If concerns arise during the publication process or after publication, authors will be notified of the editorial concerns and can respond. 

Thank you to all of you who read and publish in Proceedings in Obstetrics & Gynecology. We are proud to be a part of reducing the disparities that exist in research and to give learners a place where they can share the results of their work.

Front Matter

Letter from the Editor

Donna A. Santillan

2024-05-02 Volume 13 • Issue 1 • 2024 • 1-1


Not all operative time is created equal: operative time in relation to 30-day complications in benign laparoscopic hysterectomies

Danielle Ikoma, Michelle Ikoma and Michael L Haugsdal

2024-05-09 Volume 13 • Issue 1 • 2024 • 1-17

Case Report

Surgical management of cornual heterotopic using intraoperative sonography depth resection guidance: case report

Allison Hagenow, Sarah A Shaffer and Surbhi C. Jain

2024-05-09 Volume 13 • Issue 1 • 2024 • 1-7

Meeting Highlights

Unique Considerations for OB/Gyn Care in Special Populations

2024-05-09 Volume 13 • Issue 1 • 2024 • 1-2

Extended Abstract

Contraception utilization and barriers to use in an Iowan population

Jenna C Johnson, Abhismitha Ramesh and Stephanie M Radke

2024-05-22 Volume 13 • Issue 1 • 2024 • 1-1

The effect of race and rurality on poor pregnancy outcomes

Karl Meierding and Mark K. Santillan

2024-05-22 Volume 13 • Issue 1 • 2024 • 1-2

Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology, POG Reviewers, 2023

•Danielle Boniface

•Camille A Clare

•Diane Elas

•Kelly L. Ferroni

•Kimberly A. Kenne

• Alisa K. Kindig

•Eithan Kotkowski

•Suzy W. Lipinski

•Hillary McLaren

•Asmaa Naamos

•Shweta Pathak

•Caroline Madalena Ribeiro

•Jane W. Seymour

•Joel I. Sorosky

•Colleen K. Stockdale

•Craig Syrop

•Michael W Varner

•Sarah Wernimont

•Heather Williams

•Susan Yanow