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Abbey J. Hardy-Fairbanks, MD

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology - General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical and Clinical Director - UIHC Women's Health Clinic

Contact Information

Primary Office
51212 Pomerantz Family Pavilion (PFP)
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-356-2291

Education

BA, Bachelor of Arts, Biology, cum laude, with distinction, The Colorado College
MD, Doctor of Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine
Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Lebanon, NH

Licensure and Certifications

Board certified - Diplomate - American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Iowa Board of Medicine #38937 (expires 7/1/2021)

Research Summary

Reproductive Health Choices; General Gynecology; Obstetrics

Publications

Bakir, S., Elas, D. E., Stockdale, C. K., Zimmerman, M. B. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. (2021). Accuracy of Vaginal pH Testing Before and After Addition of Sterile Saline. J Lower Tract Genit Dis, 25(2), 181-185. PMID: 33660675.

Mattson, J., Thayer, M., Mott, S. L., Lyons, Y. A., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. & Hill, E. K. (2021). Multimodal perioperative pain protocol for gynecologic oncology laparotomy is associated with reduced hospital length of stay and improved patient pain scores. The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research. PMID: 33559303.

Gnade, C. M., Hill, E. K., Botkin, H. E., Hefel, A. R., Hansen, H. E., Sheets, K. A., Mott, S. L., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. & Stockdale, C. K. (2020). Is the age of cervical cancer diagnosis changing over time?. Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction, 50(7), 102040. PMID: 33316464.

Bakir, S., Hoff, T., Hahn, P., Stockdale, C. K. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. (2020). Planned use of long acting reversible postpartum contraception in low-risk women in CenteringPregnancy® group versus individual physician prenatal care. POG, 10(1), Article 7 [11 p.].

Gnade, C. M., Hill, E. K., Botkin, H. E., Hefel, A. R., Hansen, H. E., Sheets, K. A., Mott, S. L., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. & Stockdale, C. K. (2020). Effect of Obesity on Cervical Cancer Screening and Outcomes. Journal of lower genital tract disease, 24(4), 358-362. PMID: 32881787.

Meurice, M. E., Todd, C., Barlow, P. B., Galioti, A. H., Goad, L., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. & Stockdale, C. K. (2020). Unique health needs and characteristics of homeless women in Iowa City, Iowa. POG, 9(3), Article 1 [11 p.].

Mattson, J., Thayer, M., Mott, S. L., Lyons, Y. A., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. & Hill, E. K. (2020). Multimodal perioperative pain protocol for gynecologic oncology laparotomy is associated with reduced hospital length of stay and improved patient pain scores. POG, 9(3), Article 13.

Hardy-Fairbanks, A., Bourne, C. (2020). "Abortion is not elective”: Midwest Reproductive Health Care During a Pandemic. Ms. Magazine.

Gnade, C., Sheets, K. A., Hansen, H. E., Hill, E. K., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. & Stockdale, C. K. (In Press). Effect of obesity on cervical cancer screening and outcomes.

Gnade, C., Sheets, K. A., Hansen, H. E., Mott, S., Hill, E. K., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. & Stockdale, C. K. (In Press). Is the age of cervical cancer diagnosis changing over time?.

Hardy-Fairbanks, A. (2020). Chapter 11: The Female Genitalia and Reproductive System (reviewer). In DeGowin’s Diagnostic Examination. (11) McGraw Hill.

Kerestes, C., Sheets, K., Stockdale, C. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. (2019). Prevalence, attitudes and knowledge of misoprostol for self-induction of abortion in women presenting for abortion at Midwestern reproductive health. Reproductive Health Matters, 27(1), 1-8. DOI: 10.1080/09688080.2019.1571311.

Whitis, A. M., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. & Stockdale, C. K. (2019). New directions in medical student clerkship evaluations. Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 9(2), 9.

Williams, H., Goad, L., Treloar, M., Ryken, K., Mejia, R., Zimmerman, M. B., Stockdale, C. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. (2019). Confidence and readiness to discuss plan and implement postpartum contraception during prenatal care versus after delivery. J Obstet Gynaecol, 39(7), 941-947. PMID: 31192762.

Meurice, M. E., Goad, L. M., Barlow, P. B., Kerestes, C. A., Stockdale, C. K. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. (2019). Efficacy-based Contraceptive Counseling for Women Experiencing Homelessness in Iowa City, Iowa. Journal of community health nursing, 36(4), 199-207. PMID: 31621431.

Steelman, V. M., Shaw, C., Shine, L. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. (2019). Retained surgical sponges: a descriptive study of 319 occurrences and contributing factors from 2012 to 2017. Patient Safety in Surgery, 12, 20. PMID: 29988638.

Hardy-Fairbanks, A. (2019). Mother and Abortion Provider—I Can Be Both | Opinion. Newsweek.

Kerestes, C. A., Stockdale, C. K., Zimmerman, M. B. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. (2019). Abortion Providers' experiences and views on self-managed medication abortion, an exploratory study. Contraception. PMID: 31002777.

Steelman, V. M., Shaw, C., Shine, L. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. (2019). Unintentionally Retained Foreign Objects: A Descriptive Study of 308 Sentinel Events and Contributing Factors. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 45(4), 249-258. PMID: 30341013.

Whitis, A., Waldschmidt, N., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. & Stockdale, C. (2018). Setting New Directions for Medical Student Clerkship Evaluations. Obstet Gyncol, 132(4 Suppl 1), 43S.

Kerestes, C., Sheets, K., Stockdale, C. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. (2018). Prevalence, attitudes and knowledge of misoprostol for self-induction of abortion in women presenting for abortion at Midwestern reproductive health. POG, 8(3), Article 13 [ 2 p. ].

Michaels, L. L., Stockdale, C. K., Zimmerman, M. B. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. (2018). Factors affecting the contraceptive choices of women seeking abortion in non-urban area. J Reprod Med, 63(4), 369-374.

Mattson, J. N., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. (2018). Clostridium sordelli Toxic Shock After Endometrial Ablation: Review of Gynecologic Cases. Journal of Gynecologic Survey, 34(6).

Kaiser, A., Sharma, D., Bremer, K., Zimmerman, M. B., Stockdale, C. K. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. (2018). Fast versus slow tenaculum placement during office transcervical procedures. POG, 8(1), Article 10 [2 p.].

Mancuso, A., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. & Mejia, R. (2017). Laparoscopic guided dilation and evacuation following a uterine perforation: A case report. J Repro Med, 62(6), 681-683.

Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J., Mackenzie, T., McCarthy Jr, M., Goldman, M. B. & Lauria, M. R. (2017). A randomized controlled trial comparing two types of retractors at caesarean delivery. J Obstet Gynaecol, 37(8), 1009-1014. PMID: 28635352.

Smid, M. C., Dotters-Katz, S. K., Grace, M., Wright, S. T., Villers, M. S., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. & Stamilio, D. M. (2017). Prophylactic Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Obese women after cesarean delivery: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 130(5), 969-978. PMID: 29016508.

Williams, H. R., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J., Stockdale, C. K. & Radke, S. (2017). Management of vaginal wall perforation during a second trimester dilation and evacuation. Proc Obstet Gynecol, 7(3), Article 9 [ 7 p. ].

Hoover, E., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. & Stockdale, C. K. (2017). Use of Vaginal Misoprostol Prior to Placement of an Intrauterine Device: A Review. Journal of Gynecological Research and Obstetrics, 3(2), 029-033.

Goad, L. M., Williams, H. R., Treloar, M. S., Stockdale, C. K. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. (2017). A pilot study of patient motivation for postpartum contraception planning during prenatal care. Int J Womens Health Wellness, 3(1), 3:048. DOI: 10.23937/2474-1353/1510048.

Mancuso, A. C., Lee, K., Zhang, R., Hoover, E. A., Stockdale, C. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. (2017). Deep sedation without intubation during second trimester surgical termination in an inpatient hospital setting. Contraception, 95(3), 288-291. PMID: 27713005.

Hardy-Fairbanks, A. (2017). Contraception for Women with Migraines. Pearls of Exxcellence.

Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J., Swanson, J. (In Press). Chapter 20: Long Acting Reversible Contraception (publication pending). In A. Garcia (Eds.) Office-based Gynecology.

Brock, E. N., Stockdale, C. K., House, H. R. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. (2017). Effect of Clinical Clerkships on Medical Student Attitudes toward Abortion and Contraception. Madridge J Women Health Eman, 1(1), 4-6.

Lin, I., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. (2015). Impact of obesity on rates of successful vaginal delivery after term induction of labor. Proc Obstet Gynecol, 5(2), Article 4 [ 5 p. ].

McCune, K. C., Imborek, K. L., Ho, T., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. & Stockdale, C. K. (2015). Mapping change in medical student attitudes regarding lesbian, gay and bisexual healthcare. Proceedings in Gynecology, 5(2), Article 2 [ 9 p. ].

Brock, E. N., Stockdale, C. M., House, H. R. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. (2015). The Impact of Clinical Clerkships on Medical Students’ Attitudes Toward Abortion and Contraception: a pilot study. Proceedings in Gynecology, 5(2), Article 1 [ 5 p. ].

Swift, S. H., Zimmerman, B. M. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. (2015). Effect of single-use negative pressure wound therapy on post-cesarean infectious wound complications for high-risk patients. J Reprod Med, 60(5-6), 211-218. PMID: 26126306.

Brock, E. N., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. & Stockdale, C. M. (2015). The Effect of Clinical Clerkships on Medical Students’ Attitudes Toward Abortion and Contraception [181] {Abstract}. (Vols. 125 Suppl 1). pp. 61s. Obstet Gynecol. DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000805.

Dickerhoff, L. A., Mahal, A. S., Stockdale, C. K. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. (2015). Management of cesarean scar pregnancy in the second trimester: a report of three cases. The Journal of reproductive medicine, 60(3-4), 165-9. PMID: 25898481.

Hansen, J., Santillan, M. K., Stegman, B. J., Foster, T. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. (2014). Maternal demographic and clinical variables do not predict intrauterine contraception placement: Evidence for postplacental intrauterine contraception placement. Proc Obstet Gynecol, 4(2), Article 4 [ 7 p. ].

Murray, M., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J., Racek, A. R. & Stockdale, C. K. (2014). Pain control options for first trimester surgical abortion: a review. Proc Obstet Gynecol, 4(2), Article 2 [ 6 p. ].

O'Shea, A. S., Steines, J. C. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. (2014). Retroperitoneal hematoma following hysteroscopic removal of LNG-IUS: a case report. Proc Obstet Gynecol, 4(2), Article 7 [ 3 p. ].

Roberts, K. E., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. & Stockdale, C. K. (2014). The effects of obesity with pregnancy termination: a literature review. Proc Obstet Gynecol, 4(2), Article 3 [ 5 p. ].

Wahle, E. M., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J., Hansen, J. M., Cowman, W. L. & Stockdale, C. K. (2014). The effect of vaginal misoprostol on difficult intrauterine contraceptive removal. Med J Obstet Gynecol, 2(1), 1020.

Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J., Pan, S. J., Decker, M. D., Johnson, D. R., Greenberg, D. P., Kirkland, K. B., Talbot, E. A. & Berstein, H. H. (2013). Immune Responses in Infants Whose Mothers Received Tdap Vaccine during Pregnancy. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 32(11), 1257-60. PMID: 23799518.

Swift, S. H., Zimmerman, B. M. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. (2013). Effect of single-use negative pressure wound therapy on post-cesarean infectious wound complications for high-risk patients.

Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J., Lauria, M. R., Mackenzie, T. & McCarthy, M. (2013). Intensity and Unpleasantness of Pain Following Vaginal and Cesarean Delivery: A Prospective Evaluation. BIRTH, 40(2), 125-133.

Cowman, W., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J., Endres, J. & Stockdale, C. K. (2013). A select issue in the postpartum period: contraception. Proc Obstet Gynecol, 3(2), Article 1 [15 p.].

Tikkanen, S., Button, A., Zamba, G. & Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. (2013). Effect of chlorhexidine skin prep and subcuticular skin closure on postoperative infectious morbidity and wound complications following cesarean section. Proc Obstet Gynecol, 3(2), Article 2 [10 p.].

Cowman, W. L., Hansen, J. M., Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. & Stockdale, C. K. (2012). Vaginal misoprostol aids in difficult intrauterine contraceptive removal: a report of three cases. Contraception, 86(3), 281-4. PMID: 22364817.

Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J., Santillan, M. K., Hansen, J., Stegmann, B. & Foster, T. (2012). Maternal Demographic and Clinical Variables Do Not Predict IUC Placement: Evidence for Postplacental IUC Placement. (Vols. 85). (3), pp. 322. Contraception.

Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J. (2010). Asthma in Pregnancy. The Iowa Perinatology Letter.

Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J., Aronson, M. P. & Strobehn, K. (2010). Urinary Tract Injuries in Pelvic Surgery: Prevention and Recognition. Contemporary OB/GYN.

Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J., Whiteside, J. L. (2010). Pelvic Surgery After Kidney Transplant: Technique and Comment.

Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J., Baker, E. R. (2010). Asthma in pregnancy: pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America, 37(2), 159-72. PMID: 20685546.

Hardy-Fairbanks, A. J., Pan, S. J., Johnson, D. E. & Bernstein, H. H. (2010). Immune Responses in Infants Following Receipt of Pertussis Immunization by their Mothers During Pregnancy.

Biography

Reproductive Health Choices; General Gynecology; Obstetrics