fertility

Digital ob/gyn: Gadgets for health trackingMonitors to keep track of fitness and health measures will help your patients.
Surgical management of endometriosis associated infertility: Time for a paradigm changeLess may be more when it comes to surgical management.
Use of ICSI on rise, but are outcomes better?
Use of ICSI on rise, but are outcomes better?Results of a retrospective cohort study show that use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection is on the rise but cast doubt on whether the technology is improving reproductive outcomes. Brian Levine, MD, MS provides commentary.
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.