Tag: fertility

1. In this retrospective cohort study, fertility preservation proved feasible in transgender feminizing youth, both before and after the initiation of gender-affirming hormonal therapies. 2. Of the 2 patients on gender-affirming hormonal therapies prior to initiation of fertility preservation, 1 was able to complete semen cryopreservation after cessation of therapies...
1. Only 13 percent of female cancer survivors reported feeling informed about fertility preservation options. 2. Up to 62 percent of female cancer survivors surveyed reported unmet information need across a range of fertility topics and unmet need correlated with likelihood of pursuing post cancer treatment fertility preservation. Evidence Rating Level:...
1. Women who completed the weight loss program conceived naturally more frequently and were on infertility treatment for a shorter period compared to women in the control group. 2. Obese infertile women placed on a weight loss program for 6 months, followed by 18 months of infertility treatment, did...
1. Antidepressant use during a given menstrual cycle was associated with decreased fecundability during that cycle. 2. History of anxiety or depression was not independently associated with decreased fertility. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Antidepressants are one of the most frequently prescribed classes of drugs in the United States. Overall,...
1. Couples who began trying to conceive shortly after an early pregnancy loss had a shorter time to pregnancy and a higher likelihood of a successful future pregnancy than those who waited longer than 3 months. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Pregnancy loss, especially in the first trimester, is...
1. Over-the-counter analgesic use was most common during menstruation. 2. Women using over-the-counter pain relievers were less likely to experience an anovulatory cycle. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers, including acetaminophen, ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen, are medications commonly used to manage conditions ranging from fever to osteoarthritis...
1. In women planning to delay childbearing until age 40, IVF with eggs frozen at age 35 was more cost-effective than fresh IVF at age 40, according to a data-based mathematical model. 2. Egg freezing remained cost-effective as long as eggs were frozen before age 38. Evidence Rating Level:...
1. Chinese women with the type B blood antigen (blood type B or AB) were more likely to have diminished ovarian reserve. 2. Women with type O blood were less likely to have day 3 hormone levels reflective of diminished ovarian reserve compared to women with the type B or...
Image: PD  1. Researchers discovered a folate-receptor protein on the surface of mouse eggs (Juno) that is responsible for binding sperm during fertilization.  2. After binding the sperm membrane protein, Juno is sequestered to extracellular vesicles, preventing polyspermy.  Study Rundown: For the first time, researchers have identified an egg cell-surface folate receptor...
Image: PD  1.  Among reproductive age women, researchers found large knowledge gaps exist regarding reproductive health and conception.  2. 75% of women reported their women’s health provider as their top source of reproductive health information, yet only 50% had discussed fertility with their provider.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)   Study Rundown: In a...