Do vitamin D levels affect ART outcomes?A recently published meta-analysis has found a relationship between a woman’s vitamin D levels and the success rate of assisted reproduction therapy (ART). Plus: Is progesterone effective in preventing preterm birth? Also: Results of a large cohort study show that women whose BMI is below or above normal before pregnancy may be at increased risk of complications or death associated with birth.
Does early menstruation increase risk of GDM?A new study looks at whether who begin menarche early in life are more likely to develop GDM. Plus: USPSTF issues their final recommendations on pelvic exams. Also, a look at the efficacy of vaginal progesterone in preventing preterm birth in twin pregnancy.
Study: UV filters interfere with sperm functionResearchers report in a new in vitro study published in Endocrinology that 13 of the 29 ultraviolet (UV) filters they looked at interfere with sperm function.
Too much of a good thing could be hampering IVF successA new study looks at whether high doses of some hormones are impeding IVF success. Plus: Do progesterone supplements help women with a history of unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss?
Study shows estrogen levels are unrelated to cognition in postmenopausal womenA new study examines the cognitive affects of sex hormones on postmenopausal women.