Epidemiologists and social scientists have long utilised longitudinal study designs to examine the associations between exposures, behaviours, health conditions/diagnoses and longer term outcomes. Attention increasingly focuses on pregnancy-related conditions and […]» Read more
Reproductive services for women at high risk for maternal mortality: a report of the workshop of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Fellowship in Family Planning, and the Society of Family Planning.
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Breakdown in the Expedited Partner Therapy Treatment Cascade: From Reproductive Healthcare Provider to the Pharmacist.
The rising incidence rates of sexually transmitted infections (STI) in the U.S. highlight the need for concurrent treatment of patients and their sexual partners. Expedited partner therapy (EPT) allows healthcare […]» Read more
Epidemiologic studies suggest that declining estrogen level in menopause may play an important role in the pathogenesis of dementia and contribute to increased risk of cognitive impairment in women. Most […]» Read more
Time trends in placenta-mediated pregnancy complications after assisted reproductive technology in the Nordic countries.
The use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) is increasing worldwide and conception after assisted reproduction currently comprises 3-6% of birth cohorts in the Nordic countries. The risk of placenta-mediated pregnancy […]» Read more
The first child carried by a surrogate after in vitro fertilization in the United States was born in 1985. Since then, the number of such births has steadily grown. According […]» Read more
Periconceptional diet quality is commonly suboptimal and sociodemographic disparities in diet quality exist. However, it is unknown whether individual periconceptional diet quality is associated with obstetric outcomes.Our objective was to […]» Read more
Endometriosis Fertility Index for Predicting Non-assisted Reproductive Technology Pregnancy after Endometriosis Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Results of studies that have assessed the accuracy of the Endometriosis Fertility Index (EFI) for predicting non-assisted reproductive technology (ART) pregnancy are inconsistent.We intended to evaluate the accuracy of EFI […]» Read more
Metformin plus Megestrol Acetate (MA) compared with MA alone as fertility-sparing treatment in patients with atypical endometrial hyperplasia and well differentiated endometrial cancer: a randomised controlled trial.
To assess the efficacy of metformin in megestrol acetate (MA)-based fertility-sparing treatment for patients with atypical endometrial hyperplasia (AEH) and endometrioid endometrial cancer (EEC).A randomized, single-center, open-label and controlled trial […]» Read more
FERTILITY INTENTIONS AND LONG-ACTING REVERSIBLE CONTRACEPTIVE USE AMONG HIV-NEGATIVE SINGLE MOTHERS IN ZAMBIA: Fertility intent and LARC use in Zambia.
Integrating family planning interventions with HIV studies in developing countries has been shown to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission and simultaneously reduce HIV and unintended pregnancy in high-risk populations. As part […]» Read more
To evaluate the sexual and reproductive health characteristics of women in treatment for opioid use disorder in Michigan and explore services provided and desired.We conducted a cross-sectional study of female […]» Read more
Effect of Folic Acid and Zinc Supplementation in Men on Semen Quality and Live Birth Among Couples Undergoing Infertility Treatment: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Dietary supplements marketed for male fertility commonly contain folic acid and zinc based on limited prior evidence for improving semen quality. However, no large-scale trial has examined the efficacy of […]» Read more
Pregnancy and childbirth are part of people’s sexual lives and their intimate relationships. When one or both of these have been characterised by violence and/or unpredictability in a person’s childhood, […]» Read more
Stage-based implementation of Immediate Postpartum Long Acting Reversible Contraception Using a Reproductive Justice Framework.
The immediate postpartum period (IPP) is a favorable, safe and effective time to provide long acting reversible contraceptives (LARC), yet it is not widely available. We describe an innovative hospital-based […]» Read more
Reproductive Implications and Management of Congenital Uterine Anomalies: Scientific Impact Paper No. 62November 2019.
Congenital uterine anomalies (CUAs) are malformations of the womb that develop during fetal life. When a baby girl is in her mother’s womb, her womb develops as two separate halves […]» Read more
Studies investigating the effects of pain-relieving medication use on conceiving a pregnancy have shown conflicting results. Furthermore, no previous study has examined medication use around ovulation or implantation, and the […]» Read more
The composition of bacteria within the vaginal microbiome has garnered a lot of recent attention and has been associated with reproductive health and disease. Despite the common occurrence of yeast […]» Read more
Preimplantation genetic screening should be used in all in vitro fertilisation cycles in women over the age of 35 years: FOR: Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidies should be used in all in vitro fertilisation cycles in women over the age of 35 years for optimising reproductive outcomes and minimising adverse sequelae.
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Menstrual bleeding and spotting with the Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System (52 mg) during the first-year post-insertion: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract: Changes in menstrual bleeding concern many users of the 52 mg Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System (LNG-IUS). Prescribing information for LNG-IUS devices describe an overall decrease in bleeding and spotting days […]» Read more
Placental pathology in live births conceived with in vitro fertilization after fresh and frozen embryo transfer.
Abstract: The availability and use of frozen embryos after ovarian hyperstimulation for assisted reproduction has increased with improvement in vitrification techniques and the rise of pre-implantation genetic testing. However, there […]» Read more
Lower Anti-Mullerian Hormone is Associated with Lower Oocyte Yield but not Live-Birth Rate among Women with Obesity.
Abstract: Anti-Mullerian hormone is produced by small antral follicles and reflects ovarian reserve. Obesity is associated with lower serum anti-Mullerian hormone but it is unclear whether lower levels of anti-Mullerian […]» Read more
Abstract: The female reproductive tract represents a continuum between the vagina and the upper genital tract. New evidence from cultivation-independent studies suggests that the female upper genital tract is not […]» Read more
MAVRIC: A Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial of Transabdominal Versus Transvaginal Cervical Cerclage.
Abstract: Vaginal cerclage (a suture around the cervix) is commonly placed in women with recurrent pregnancy loss. These women may experience late miscarriage or extreme preterm delivery, despite being managed […]» Read more
Abstract: Maternal exposures may affect offspring reproductive health, but these effects are likely small, requiring large samples, or large changes in the exposure to detect. Also, enough time must pass […]» Read more
Abstract: Infertility affects 1 in 10 American reproductive-age women. The impact of this disease beyond the reproductive years is largely unknown.To determine the association of infertility history with all-cause and […]» Read more
Abstract: Modifiable risk factors such as diet may be important in both the etiology and progression of endometriosis as well as the prevalence of pain symptoms and infertility associated with […]» Read more
Abstract: Catholic and other faith-based hospitals often restrict family planning service provision based on institutional doctrine. Approximately 11% of U.S. accredited obstetrics and gynecology residency programs occur at such hospitals, […]» Read more
Association of the Eukaryotic Vaginal Virome with Prophylactic Antibiotic Exposure and Reproductive Outcomes in a Subfertile Population Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization: A Prospective Exploratory Study.
Abstract: The objective of this study was to use high-throughput sequencing to describe the vaginal eukaryotic DNA virome in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) to examine associations between the […]» Read more
Undetectable Equals Untransmittable (U=U): Implications for Preconception Counseling for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Serodiscordant Couples.
Abstract: Although limited by society guidelines from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control in the past, many human immunodeficiency virus serodiscordant American couples who […]» Read more
Racial diversity in abortion education and intention to provide abortion in post-residency practice: Data from the Ryan Program.
Abstract: In 2011, 38% of US reproductive-aged women lived in the 89% of counties with no abortion provider. Physicians from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds (Black, Latino, Native American, and […]» Read more