fertility

Are uterine contractions linked with IUI success?Unlike with in vitro fertilization, it appears that uterine contractions may increase the chance of a successful intrauterine insemination (IUI), according to a new study.
Does cryopreservation of embryos increase risk of placenta accreta?A small study by investigators from Harvard University suggests that cryopreserved embryo transfer (CET) is a strong independent risk factor for placenta accreta in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
Is thyroid dysfunction more common in children conceived via IVF?First-trimester exposure to maternal estradiol may increase risk of thyroid dysfunction in offspring conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a study in Fertility & Sterility.
Transition planning: Teaching sexual self-managementTransition programs prepare adolescent patients for their transfer from pediatric to adult healthcare. Primary care physicians must incorporate sexual health self-management into transition planning for adolescents and young adults, but most especially for those with chronic illness or developmental disabilities.
NIH study links male exposure to phthalates with decreased fertilityWomen whose male partners have been exposed to three common environmental chemicals may have a harder time getting pregnant, according to the results of a prospective study published in Fertility & Sterility by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other institutions.
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Preserving fertility in women facing cancerFertility preservation in reproductive-age women with cancer remains an important but under-represented topic. This review covers the risks of infertility associated with specific cancer treatments, and fertility preservation strategies for patients who are undergoing them.
Asthma impacts time to pregnancyAsthmatic women may take longer to become pregnant, according to a new study published in The European Respiratory Journal.
A hearty breakfast could help with fertility in PCOS patients
For some infertility patients, twins are the best outcomeTo properly measure risk, the author argues, researchers must compare 1 twin pregnancy with 2 consecutive singleton pregnancies.