Connecting reproductive health to women’s health with longitudinal research.

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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 […]

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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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Click here to read the full article @ American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Breakdown in the Expedited Partner Therapy Treatment Cascade: From Reproductive Healthcare Provider to the Pharmacist.

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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 […]

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Reproductive and hormonal factors and risk of cognitive impairment among Singapore Chinese women.

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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 […]

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Time trends in placenta-mediated pregnancy complications after assisted reproductive technology in the Nordic countries.

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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 […]

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Quality of periconceptional dietary intake and maternal and neonatal outcomes.

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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 […]

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Endometriosis Fertility Index for Predicting Non-assisted Reproductive Technology Pregnancy after Endometriosis Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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FERTILITY INTENTIONS AND LONG-ACTING REVERSIBLE CONTRACEPTIVE USE AMONG HIV-NEGATIVE SINGLE MOTHERS IN ZAMBIA: Fertility intent and LARC use in Zambia.

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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 […]

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Sexual and Reproductive Health Characteristics of Women in Substance Use Treatment in Michigan.

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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 […]

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Effect of Folic Acid and Zinc Supplementation in Men on Semen Quality and Live Birth Among Couples Undergoing Infertility Treatment: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

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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 […]

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Reproductive justice for those affected by childhood abuse.

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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, […]

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Stage-based implementation of Immediate Postpartum Long Acting Reversible Contraception Using a Reproductive Justice Framework.

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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 […]

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Reproductive Implications and Management of Congenital Uterine Anomalies: Scientific Impact Paper No. 62November 2019.

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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 […]

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Analgesic use at ovulation and implantation and human fertility.

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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 […]

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Associations between the vaginal microbiome and Candida colonization in women of reproductive age.

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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 […]

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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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Abstract: Abstract empty Click here to read the full article @ BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology

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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.

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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 […]

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Placental pathology in live births conceived with in vitro fertilization after fresh and frozen embryo transfer.

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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 […]

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Lower Anti-Mullerian Hormone is Associated with Lower Oocyte Yield but not Live-Birth Rate among Women with Obesity.

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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 […]

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Re-assessing microbiomes in the low-biomass reproductive niche.

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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 […]

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MAVRIC: A Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial of Transabdominal Versus Transvaginal Cervical Cerclage.

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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 […]

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Gaining insights into reproductive health from historical events.

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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 […]

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Infertility and Mortality.

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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 […]

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Family planning training at Catholic and other religious hospitals: a national survey.

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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, […]

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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.

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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 […]

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Undetectable Equals Untransmittable (U=U): Implications for Preconception Counseling for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Serodiscordant Couples.

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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 […]

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Racial diversity in abortion education and intention to provide abortion in post-residency practice: Data from the Ryan Program.

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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 […]

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