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.
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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.
The importance of ‘the fertility talk’Making patients aware of how fertility decreases with age can be difficult, because for many patients, it is a touchy subject. Today’s ob/gyns are saying they are working to make the conversation as routine as the talk about contraception.
Should All Women Freeze Their Eggs?"Should all women freeze their eggs?" This question was posed by Marcelle Cedars, MD, during a Tuesday afternoon session at ACOG's 61st annual clinical meeting. In a session offering late-breaking news from SGO, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), Dr. Cedars pointed out that as of October 2012, ASRM no longer considers egg freezing experimental.
International consensus statement outlines endometriosis careNearly 70 issues associated with management of endometriosis are outlined in a first-of-its-kind worldwide consensus statement on the disease released by the World Endometriosis Society (WES) Montpellier Consortium, an international group.
Reproductive effects of celiac diseaseCeliac disease is an inherited autoimmune chronic inflammatory intestinal disease that, uniquely, has a known inciting agent—gluten. Ob/gyns are most likely to encounter women with CD presenting with abdominal and pelvic pain. Irritable bowel syndrome and endometriosis are commonly part of the differential diagnosis.