PASSIVE smoking may raise infertility risk and bring forward the menopause

Smoking was linked with a 14 per cent greater risk of infertility and 26 raised risk of going through the menopause before 50, according researchers writing in the journal Tobacco Control.
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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a reproductive, endocrine, and metabolic disorder affecting millions of women worldwide. Women with PCOS are often identified in adolescence or early adulthood with symptoms of oligomenorrhea or hirsutism or when presenting for infertility care. The health risks associated out of PCOS, however, go far beyond management of these common presenting symptoms or fertility treatment and likely extend past the reproductive years through and beyond menopause. International surveys suggest that most patients are dissatisfied with long-term counseling related to medical and psychologic issues.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Views and reviews Source Type: research
AbstractMenopur® is a highly purified, urine-derived, human menopausal gonadotropin containing both follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) activity. It is an effective option for controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) in assisted reproductive technology protocols and for ovulation induction (OI) in anovulatory infertility, and is associated with a different endocrine profile from that of recombinant (r) FSH in these settings (in terms of serum levels of FSH, androgens and/or estradiol). When used for COS in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), Men...
Source: Clinical Drug Investigation - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The compiled results indicate that despite the multifactorial etiology of sexual/reproductive dysfunction, nutritional factors may affect the sexual and reproductive health in both men and women. However, it is necessary further studies to clarify this association, and simultaneously improve the approach and treatment of patients with sexual and/or reproductive problems. PMID: 30255750 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Biotechnol Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Letrozole is widely employed as ovulation induction agent in women with PCOS, but its use in mild stimulation (MS) protocols for IVF is limited. Aim of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of a MS protocol with letrozole plus hMG in non-obese PCOS women undergoing IVF after a metformin pre-treatment. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the data of 125 non-obese PCOS undergoing MS with letrozole plus hMG, 150 IU as starting dose, (group 1, N = 80) compared to those undergoing a conventional IVF stimulation protocols (CS) (group 2, N = 45) pri...
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Biol Endocrinol Source Type: research
Letrozole is widely employed as ovulation induction agent in women with PCOS, but its use in mild stimulation (MS) protocols for IVF is limited. Aim of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of a MS...
Source: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
This article discusses these exciting new developments in the treatment of advanced-stage Hodgkin lymphoma.
Source: The Cancer Journal - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
To evaluate the prevalence of sleep disorders and their impact in women presenting to an urban medical center with an infertility diagnosis compared to the general population of pre-menopausal women.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster session Source Type: research
Classic galactosemia is an inherited disorder of galactose metabolism caused by mutations in the galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GALT) gene. Even with early adoption of the recommended galactose-restricted diet, over 80% of affected females develop Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI). In a study by Cramer et al, female carriers were observed to demonstrate an increased likelihood of infertility and early menopause. Conversely, a Dutch study by Knauff et al. found no difference in ovarian reserve when comparing classic galactosemia carriers and controls.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster session Source Type: research
The objective of this study was, therefore, to investigate the effects of DHEA supplementation on female sexual function in premenopausal infertile women of advanced ages.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Oral session Source Type: research
This article discusses these exciting new developments in the treatment of advanced-stage Hodgkin lymphoma. PMID: 30247258 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Cancer Journal - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Cancer J Source Type: research
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