My fertility is none of your business

Before you ask the young married couple when they are finally gonna start a family? just stop
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I can often hear it coming. One need spend only a few minutes with someone coping with infertility before encountering a cascade of regret. “If only we hadn’t waited so long.” “If only I had frozen my eggs.” “If only we had changed doctors sooner.” “If only I hadn’t believed my OB/GYN when she told me not to worry.” “If only I’d realized earlier that I could do it on my own.” “If only I’d met my husband when I was younger.” And so it goes. Sure, other thoughts and feelings may torment infertile women and men. Sadness, anger, hel...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Infertility Men's Health Mental Health Relationships Women's Health Source Type: blogs
Conclusionswe suggest that women with infertility may represent a subpopulation of patients with underhanded systemic autoimmune syndromes in which the main symptoms represented are obstetrical complications. We, therefore, recommend evaluating aPLs in all patients undergoing IVF with the aim of recognizing women at a higher risk of miscarriage or pregnancy morbidity.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
By Mallory Michalak, 2018 UNC-IntraHealth Summer FellowJanuary 09, 2019Midwife Tembi Mugore answers four questions about bias, shame, and what it takes to overcome them in health services for young people.At least 8% of maternal deaths worldwideare from unsafe abortions. And almost all abortion-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries,mostly in Africa.“But there is a stigma attached to unsafe abortion, and because of that there is a bias against clients,” saysIntraHealth International midwife and public health professional Stembile Mugore. That bias prevents many clients —particularly yo...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Evidence to Action (E2A) Project Family Planning & Reproductive Health Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Education Performance Advocacy Quality of Care Youth Midwives Togo Source Type: news
This study showed that LAH via zona pellucida (ZP) thinning significantly improves clinical outcomes, particularly clinical pregnancy and implantation rates, associated with FET cycles among patients with previous repeated failure.
Source: Lasers in Medical Science - Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsWomen with suspected endometriosis and aberrant endometrial BCL6 expression have worse reproductive outcomes following embryo transfer, including a high miscarriage rate, poor IR, and low LBR and CPR compared to cycles pre-treated with medical and surgical management.
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Bradley Goldman has filled out a size large T-shirt his whole adult life. As a bodybuilder, he knew that a steady stream of lean, bland proteins, heavy weights and steroids would make his muscles pop. But over the past six months, Goldman, a fitness and nutrition consultant in Los Angeles, has watched his jacked physique soften and shrink. “I cracked a couple of weeks ago, and I had to buy a shirt a whole size smaller,” he says. He tried it on for his wife Brittany, and it hung loose on his frame. “I just kind of shook my head,” he says. He knew she saw the changes too. Goldman, now 30, began takin...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news
Uterine fibroids (UFs; leiomyomas) are benign monoclonal neoplasms of the myometrium and represent the most common tumors in reproductive-age women worldwide. Tumors occur in approximately 77% of women overall and are clinically manifest in approximately 25% by age 45  years. Although benign, these tumors are nonetheless associated with significant morbidity; they are the primary indication for hysterectomy and a major source of gynecologic and reproductive dysfunction, ranging from profuse menstrual bleeding and pelvic pain to infertility, recurrent miscarriage , and preterm labor.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reflections Source Type: research
In conclusion, we identified two novel mutations in the ZP4 gene in 2.0% of Han Chinese patients with ovarian endometriosis for the first time, our results suggested that mutations in ZP4, but not ZP1, ZP2 and ZP3, might play active roles in the pathogenesis of ovarian endometriosis, despite the mutation-carriers present with complex fertility outcomes.
Source: Mutation Research Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Huiying Zhang, Huixia Zhang, Xueqing He, Wenyan Tian, Xueru SongABSTRACTEndometrial polyps are frequently encountered in the uterine cavity of infertile women. There is much debate regarding the treatment of endometrial polyps in patients who are undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART). A systematic review was performed by searching PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library for retrospective or prospective studies that compared the effect of hysteroscopic resection of polyps with no treatment on pregnancy ...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsSelection of a single blastocyst based on information derived from time-lapse monitoring can aid embryo selection for SET.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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