Infertility

Hydralazine Linked to Amenorrhea in Premenopausal Patient

By September 18, 2018

This case highlights a possible relationship between the administration of hydralazine and the development of amenorrhea.

Does Adolescent Vaccination Increase Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Risk?

By August 21, 2018

For this study, researchers investigated the incidence of primary ovarian insufficiency incidence and estimated risk for POI after vaccination with human papillomavirus, Tdap, influenza and meningococcal conjugate using Kaiser Permanente Northwest electronic health records from 2006 to 2014.

Cytovene-IV Labeling Updated to Include Additional Fertility Impairment Data

By August 10, 2018

Cytovene-IV is a deoxynucleoside analogue cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA polymerase inhibitor.

First IVF Baby Louise Brown Turns 40

July 26, 2018

Her mother was among about 280 women who were part of an IVF experiment. Only 5 of them became pregnant, and Brown was the only birth.

Coal and Oil Power Plant Pollution May Lower Fertility Rates

July 25, 2018

The researchers estimated that after power plant retirement, annual fertility rates per 1000 women aged 15 to 44 years increased by 8 births within 5km and 2 births within 5 to 10km of power plants, yielding incident rate ratios of 1.2 (95% confidence interval, 1.1 to 1.4) and 1.1 (95% confidence interval, 1.0 to 1.2), respectively.

Unfavorable Prepregnancy Lipid Levels Linked to Low Parity

July 23, 2018

The researchers observed an association for higher prepregnancy triglyceride (TG) and TG to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (TG:HDL-c) ratio levels with increased risk of one lifetime pregnancy, compared with having 2 or more children.

Reproductive Dysfunction Risk in Women Taking Long-Term Pain Meds

July 10, 2018

Women prescribed long- vs short-term opioids for chronic musculoskeletal pain may be at increased risk for menopause and abnormal menstruation.

FDA Warns Against Using Stolen Fertility Drugs

By May 31, 2018

Healthcare professionals and patients should check Gonal-f products for possible tampering before use; purchases should only be made through licensed wholesale distributors and pharmacies.

Higher Seafood Intake May Shorten Time to Pregnancy

May 25, 2018

"Our results stress the importance of not only female, but also male diet on time to pregnancy and suggests that both partners should be incorporating more seafood into their diets for the maximum fertility benefit," said lead author Audrey J. Gaskins, ScD.

Impact of Asthma Medication on Fertility Examined in Women

February 27, 2018

No link to infertility for those with former asthma, or for those with asthma preventer medications

Can Med Diet Improve Likelihood of IVF Success?

January 30, 2018

Women in the lowest versus the highest tertile of the MedDietScore had significantly lower rates of clinical pregnancy (29.1 versus 50.0%) and live birth (26.6 versus 48.8%).

Adverse Events Examined for Hysteroscopic vs. Laparoscopic Sterilization

January 23, 2018

The researchers found that the risk of surgical complications was lower for hysteroscopic sterilization during the hospitalization for sterilization (0.13 versus 0.78%; adjusted risk difference, −0.64).

Iodine Deficiency May Impact Fertility in Women of Childbearing Age

January 16, 2018

Those with moderate-to-severe deficiency (iodine-creatinine ratios <50 μg/g) had a 46% reduction in fecundity versus those whose iodine-creatinine ratios were in the adequate range (adjusted fecundability odds ratio of becoming pregnant per cycle, 0.54).

Stair-Step Protocol Assessed for Time to Ovulation in PCOS

December 11, 2017

The researchers found that the time to ovulation was decreased in the stair-step versus the traditional protocol (23.1 ± 0.9 versus 47.5 ± 6.3 days).

First Flushable Pregnancy Test Cleared for OTC Use

By December 05, 2017

The Lia Pregnancy Test is made with the same plant based fibers as most toilet paper and weighs less than 6 squares of the leading 3-ply toilet paper.

Vitamin D and Reproductive Treatment Outcomes: What's the Link?

November 17, 2017

The researchers found that live birth was more likely in women replete with vitamin D versus those with vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency.

FDA Approves New Version of Gonal-f Prefilled Pen

By November 13, 2017

GONAL-f (follitropin alfa injection) is a recombinant human follicle-stimulating hormone (r-hFSH) approved for the treatment female infertility and a rare form of male infertility.

HPV Vaccination May Protect Fertility for Some Women

By September 20, 2017

The data indicated little association between vaccination in females (FR 0.98, 95% CI: 0.90, 1.08) or males (FR 1.07, 95% CI: 0.79, 1.46) and fecundability.

The Stork OTC, an FDA-Cleared, At-Home Conception Device

By June 13, 2017

Cervical cap insemination has demonstrated a pregnancy success rate of up to 20%.

Century Old Infertility Tx Should Be Tried Before IVF, Say Researchers

May 19, 2017

The study included 1,119 women being treated for infertility who had their fallopian tubes flushed with either iodized poppy seed oil or water.

Researchers Look to Restore Fertility with 3-D Printed Ovaries

May 17, 2017

"This is the first study that demonstrates that scaffold architecture makes a difference in follicle survival," said one of the lead researchers Dr. Ramille Shah.

Endometrial Microbiota Variation May Affect IVF Success Rate

December 15, 2016

The presence of a non-Lactobacillus-dominated microbiota in a receptive endometrium is associated with poor reproductive outcomes for women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Single- vs. Double-Dose Methotrexate Protocols Examined in Ectopic Pregnancy

November 02, 2016

Similar initial hCG levels with single-, double-dose protocols; more rapid decline with single-dose

What Effect Does Alcohol Consumption Have on Fertility?

September 02, 2016

Consumption of up to 14 units per week had no effect on fertility for women trying to conceive

High Levels of Clinical Depression Often Ignored in Infertility Patients

August 12, 2016

Patients undergoing fertility treatment often suffer symptoms of depression or anxiety, but few get any formal help, according to research published in Fertility and Sterility.

Novel Wearable Device Detects a Woman's Fertile Days

By July 26, 2016

A bracelet that can track a woman's fertility has been launched today by the medical technology company Ava. In clinical trials the bracelet (which is worn only at night), detected an average of 5.3 fertile days per cycle with 89% accuracy.

No Increased Breast Cancer Risk With IVF Treatment, Study Finds

July 20, 2016

Women who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) are not at increased risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in the issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

IVF Outcomes May Be Influenced by Race, Ethnicity

February 18, 2016

However, limitations exist in studies analyzed, especially for Asian, Hispanic women

Does Conception via ART Increase the Odds of Maternal Morbidity?

December 17, 2015

For singleton pregnancies, increased odds of severe maternal morbidity, although rate down since 2008

Study Supports Relaxing Age Restrictions for Donor Eggs in IVF

October 21, 2015

Results of in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles using eggs from older donors are as good as those using eggs from younger women.