Big City: Baby-Making by Lottery

Giving away costly reproductive treatments by the luck of the draw makes clear our Las Vegas-style culture of medicine, where you have to ante up for better care.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Infertility In Vitro Fertilization Lotteries New Hope Fertility Center Zhang, John J New York City Source Type: news

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[This Day] While one in every four Nigerian couples experience delay in achieving conception, experts say with multiple IVF the challenge can be addressed. Martins Ifijeh chronicles the lives of couples who through the assisted reproductive technology are now proud parents.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
Conclusion Moderate-to-severe endometriosis was more common in women with East or South East Asian ethnicity in our tertiary referral center. This could be explained by East/South East Asians with minimal-mild disease being less likely to seek care, or genetic/environmental differences that increase the risk of more severe disease amongst East/South East Asians.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Condition:   Unexplained Infertility Interventions:   Procedure: Pre-treatment endometrial biopsy;   Drug: Danazol;   Procedure: Post-treatment endometrial biopsy Sponsor:   Ain Shams University Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSIONS Chromosome translocations involving chromosome 6 influence fertility status and lead to increased risk of miscarriage. Cytogenetic screening before opting for assisted reproductive technology and the breakpoints of chromosome 6 translocation should be considered for infertile male carriers. PMID: 29911662 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research,Volume 44, Issue 6, Page 1036-1041, June 2018.
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
(University of Bath) In many species, including humans, the young are often more susceptible to infection than adults, even after accounting for prior exposure to infection. From an evolutionary perspective this may seem puzzling, as dying young or becoming infertile due to infection means organisms will be unable to reproduce. However, new research from the University of Bath suggests that many species may have evolved to prioritise growth over immunity while maturing.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news
Andrologia, EarlyView.
Source: Andrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of GAD and its associated factors among infertile patien...
Source: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 June 2018 Source:Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology Author(s): Carla Tomassetti, Thomas D’Hooghe When evaluating the correlation between endometriosis and infertility with application of the evidence-based guidelines to establish causality in medicine, it becomes apparent that endometriosis causes infertility. This is supported by a strong and consistent association between the two in various settings (prevalence, natural conception, IUI and ART), evidence for a temporal relation, arguments for a dose-response gradient, and proven effects of remov...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
This study has demonstrated that combining several candidate genes is needed to assess which may play a role in fertility. ABBREVIATIONS: CI: confidence interval; COH: controlled ovarian hyperstimulation; DNA: deoxyribonucleic acid; ESR: estrogen receptors; FSH: follicle stimulating hormones; FSHR: FSH receptor; IVF: in vitro fertilization; PGR: progesterone receptors; SNP: single nucleotide polymorphism. PMID: 29916276 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Syst Biol Reprod Med Source Type: research
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