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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: To assess the age at menarche and menopause of women with xeroderma pigmentosum, a DNA repair disease with premature aging, in a longitudinal natural history study.We conducted a natural […]» Read more
Relationship Between Etonogestrel Concentrations and Bleeding Patterns in Contraceptive Implant Users.
Abstract: To estimate whether serum etonogestrel concentrations influence bleeding patterns and related side effects in contraceptive implant users.We conducted a prospective cross-sectional study with healthy, reproductive-aged women using etonogestrel implants […]» Read more
Abstract: The pathophysiology of endometriosis-associated pain involves inflammatory and hormonal alterations and changes in brain signaling pathways. Although medical treatment can provide temporary relief, most patients can achieve long-term sustained […]» Read more
Abstract: Genetic carrier screening of individuals with a history of hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplant is not always straightforward.We present the case of a couple who underwent prepregnancy genetic screening […]» Read more
Effectiveness, safety, and acceptability of self-assessment of the outcome of first trimester medical abortion: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract: For many women, the need for multiple clinical visits is a barrier to medical abortion.We assessed the effectiveness, safety, and acceptability of self-assessment of the outcome of medical abortion […]» Read more
Abstract: In this issue of BJOG, Rodriguez et al. (BJOG xxxx) report results of a retrospective cohort study examining the impact of marijuana use on perinatal outcomes among 1206 young (age […]» Read more
Early life famine exposure to the Great Chinese Famine in 1959-1961 and subsequent pregnancy loss: a population-based study.
Abstract: To explore the relationship between famine exposure in early life and subsequent pregnancy loss, including stillbirth and spontaneous abortion, in adulthood.A population-based partially ecological study.Individual data of 58,601 females […]» Read more