Knowledge attitudes and practices regarding conception and fertility A population based survey among reproductive age United States women

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Knowledge regarding ovulation, fertility, and conception is limited in key areas among a sample of reproductive-age US women. Future initiatives should prioritize improved provider engagement and accurate information dissemination in Web-based venues.

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In vitro fertilization on the front line beginning infertility or gonadotropin treatments with in vitro fertilization

Friday, January 31, 2014
In this editorial the authors discuss the use of IVF and gonadotropin treatment on a broader scale and also as a first-line treatment.

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Finasteride use in the male infertility population effects on semen and hormone parameters

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Finasteride may cause reduced sperm counts in some men, but sperm counts improve dramatically for most after discontinuation. Finasteride should be used with caution in men who desire fertility.

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The determination of reproductive safety in men during and after cancer treatment

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Because the reproductive risks of using sperm after chemotherapy or radiotherapy are not clear, additional research is required to develop clinical guidelines for conception in the posttreatment period.

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Microbiota of the seminal fluid from healthy and infertile men

Thursday, October 31, 2013
High numbers of diverse kinds of bacteria were present in the semen of both sperm donors and infertility patients. There were no significant differences between these two groups based on community composition.

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Exposure to toxic environmental agents ACOG Committee Opinion No 575

Monday, September 30, 2013
Reducing exposure to toxic environmental agents is a critical area of intervention for obstetricians, gynecologists, and other reproductive health care professionals.

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Sperm banking is of key importance in patients with prostate cancer

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
One out of five patients with prostate cancer considered preoperative sperm banking to be very important, and most wanted a dedicated service for preoperative sperm cryopreservation.

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Volitional determinants and age related decline in fecundability a general population prospective cohort study in Denmark

Friday, May 31, 2013
Fecundability peaks around age 30 years and then declines, more steeply for nulliparous women. Men have a more modest decline with age. Volitional factors can offset some of the decline.

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Time costs of fertility care the hidden hardship of building a family

Friday, May 31, 2013
A total of 319 couples seeking fertility treatment spent an average of 125 hours obtaining care. This burden significantly adds to the financial and mental stress of pursuing fertility treatment.

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Frequency of premature menopause in women who carry a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Women who carry a BRCA mutation experience menopause earlier, on average, than women who do not have a mutation, but the difference does not appear to affect fertility.

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Antimüllerian hormone the assessment of the ovarian reserve and the reproductive outcome of the young patient with cancer

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
We discuss the basis for the growing use of AMH in assessment of the ovarian reserve across the lifespan, and its emerging role in assessment before and after cancer treatment.

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Seminal plasma adipokine levels are correlated with functional characteristics of spermatozoa

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Obesity has an impact on semen quality, and adipokines appear to influence semen parameters potentially in conjunction with body mass index.

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Knowledge about factors that influence fertility among Australians of reproductive age A population based survey

Monday, February 4, 2013
There are considerable knowledge gaps among Australians of reproductive age about the impact on fertility of age, weight, smoking, and timing of sex.

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Pretreatment antimullerian hormone levels determine rate of posttherapy ovarian reserve recovery Acute changes in ovarian reserve during and after chemotherapy

Monday, February 4, 2013
Young women undergoing chemotherapy experience acute changes in ovarian reserve that recover in the months after therapy is completed. The rate of recovery of AMH is impacted by pretreatment levels.

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Fertility after tubal ectopic pregnancy Results of a population-based study

Thursday, November 1, 2012
General population study of spontaneous fertility after ectopic pregnancy, according to the treatment. Conservative strategy should be favored, especially for patients with risk factors of infertility.

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Management of tubal ectopic pregnancy Methotrexate and salpingostomy are preferred to preserve fertility

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Reflections on "Fertility following tubal ectopic pregnancy: results of a population-based study" by De Bennetot et al.

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When Should Progesterone be Stopped in IVF Cycles?: Author Interview

Sunday, October 7, 2012
october 2012 author interview on new research on when to stop progesterone treatment in IVF cycles

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Addition of recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone to human chorionic gonadotropin treatment in adolescents and young adults with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism promotes normal testicular growth…

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Adding recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone to human chorionic gonadotropin treatment protocols in adolescent/young adult men with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism results in normal testicular growth and may hasten induction of spermatogenesis.

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Haploid Sperm-Like Cells Created From Human Stem Cells – Sept 2012 Author Interview video

Sunday, September 16, 2012

September 2012 Featured Author Interview  – Drs.

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Klinefelter Syndrome: An Argument for Early Aggressive Hormonal and Fertility Management

Thursday, June 14, 2012
The impact of early hormone therapy on fertility outcomes in patients with Klinefelter syndrome is not well understood. Semen or testicular tissue cryopreservation should be considered in affected adolescents to maximize future fertility potential.

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Are increased levels of self-reported psychosocial stress, anxiety, and depression associated with fecundity?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Self-reported psychosocial stress, anxiety, and depression were not associated with fecundity. Any adverse effect of stress or psychological disturbance does not appear to be detectable via the questionnaires administered.

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Live birth after transplantation of frozen-thawed ovarian tissue after bilateral oophorectomy for benign disease

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Ovarian function was restored and pregnancy achieved in a woman who had previously undergone bilateral oophorectomy for benign disease and in whom frozen-thawed ovarian cortex was subsequently autotransplanted.

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Pregnancies following ultrasound-guided drainage of tubo-ovarian abscess

Thursday, June 7, 2012
This study showed half of the women treated with ultrasound-guided drainage for tubo-ovarian abscess in combination with antibiotics were later able to conceive naturally.

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A characterization of the relationship of ovarian reserve markers with age

Monday, June 4, 2012
Antral follicle count and antimullerian hormone rate of decline is similar to histologic oocyte loss.

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Impact of cancer therapies on ovarian reserve

Friday, June 1, 2012
Measures of ovarian reserve are impaired among cancer survivors compared with unexposed females of similar age. The degree of impairment is dependent on the toxicity of the previous treatment.

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Use of laptop computers connected to internet through Wi-Fi decreases human sperm motility and increases sperm DNA fragmentation

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Laptop computers connected to Wi-Fi may reduce human sperm quality. Sperm motility and DNA integrity were decreased after 4 hours of exposure to a laptop ex vivo.

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Gene and protein expression signature of endometrial glandular and stromal compartments during the window of implantation

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A significant biological pathway, the cell cycle,was identified along with signature protein staining patterns after gene expression of the receptive endometrium was determined via laser microdissected glands and stroma.

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Welcome to the New Electronic Fertility & Sterility!

Saturday, May 5, 2012
Welcome to the New Electronic Fertility & Sterility! Posted by stevenpalter on Saturday, May 5, 2012 · Leave a Comment (Edit) The digital revolution is here… now… See the exciting new developments in multimedia interactivity in Fertility & Sterility and how they can help you keep up with the explosive volume of new developments. Author interview videos, original video articles, discussion forums, and more!

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A prospective cohort study of physical activity and time to pregnancy

Friday, May 4, 2012
In this prospective cohort study, vigorous PA was associated with reduced fecundability in all women except overweight or obese women. Moderate PA was associated with a small increase in fecundability.

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Administration of visfatin during superovulation improves developmental competency of oocytes and fertility potential in aged female mice

Friday, May 4, 2012
Coadministration of visfatin during superovulation improved ovarian expression of visfatin and vascular endothelial growth factor, developmental competency of oocytes, and fertility in aged female mice.

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