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.
Aetna follows best practices for IVF proceduresAetna believes its new fertility program will improve the chances of conception for infertile couples, while controlling costs