Ovarian reserve tests fail to predict fertility, NIH-funded study suggests

(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Tests that estimate ovarian reserve, or the number of a woman's remaining eggs, before menopause, do not appear to predict short-term chances of conception, according to a National Institutes of Health-funded study of women with no history of infertility. The study appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cancer Fertility Infertility Source Type: blogs
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Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: European Thyroid Journal - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Images in Gynecologic Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: IMAGES IN Gynecological Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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