Estrogen discovery could shed new light on fertility problems

(University of Wisconsin-Madison) Estrogen produced in the brain is necessary for ovulation in monkeys, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who have upended the traditional understanding of the hormonal cascade that leads to release of an egg from the ovaries. Their findings may reveal the cause of some undiagnosed infertility problems and point the way to new methods of birth control.
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Conclusion: In infertile women, post-open myomectomy adhesions have a high prevalence of 80.2% with high predilection in fallopian tubes and uterus, compared with women without prior abdominopelvic surgery at 20.3%. Cohesive form of adhesion predominates.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Fertil Dev Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo determine the impacts of infertility on the sexuality of couples, and the challenges this presents for providing sexual healthcare to these couples.Recent FindingsWe thoroughly reviewed multiple databases to identify all publications on this topic from 2013 to 2017.SummaryThe included studies had significant heterogeneity in the study population, study design, and instruments used to assess sexual response. This made it difficult to identify the true impact of infertility on the sexual health and sexuality of couples. However, our review shows that infertile couples have moderate-to-high levels ...
Source: Current Sexual Health Reports - Category: Sexual Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsPhysicians utilize a variety of business models and most are satisfied with their current model. Cost is the major barrier to care in states with and without mandated coverage.
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: The delayed start protocol was not associated with better conception results or cycle outcomes in poor responders with primary infertility undergoing IVF cycles. PMID: 30410693 [PubMed]
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Source: Journal of Neuroendocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: J Reprod Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: History of ejaculation failure and state of anxiety are associated with an increased risk for ejacu- lation failure on the day of operation. PMID: 30408387 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: J Reprod Med Source Type: research
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