Namibia:'Contraceptives Do Not Cause Infertility'

[New Era] Windhoek -An obstetrics and gynaecology specialist has demystified believes that women who use contraceptives run the risk of infertility, especially if they have not had children.
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An appropriate diagnostic evaluation is essential for the most appropriate treatment to be performed. Currently, macroprolactinemia is the third most frequent cause of non-physiological hyperprolactinemia after drugs and prolactinomas. Up to 40% of macroprolactinemic patients may present with hypogonadism symptoms, infertility and/or galactorrhea. Thus, the screening for macroprolactin is indicated not only for asymptomatic subjects but also for those without an obvious cause for their prolactin (PRL) elevation. Before submitting patients to macroprolactin screening and pituitary magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), one shoul...
Source: Neuroendocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Infertility;   Polyp Uterus;   Myoma;Uterus;   Adhesion;   Hysteroscopy;   Uterine Septum;   Retained Products of Conception Intervention:   Device: Hyalobarrier® gel endo Sponsors:   University Hospital, Ghent;   Belgium Health Care Knowledge Centre;   Nordic Pharma SAS;   Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven;   Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel;   Imelda Hospital, Bonheiden;   CTC BIMETRA;   University of L...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
In conclusion, our results indicated that the IL-3 rs40401 polymorphism is associated with increased risk of abortion of IVF patients. Future studies with inclusion of other ethnic populations must be conducted to confirm the findings of this study.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2019Source: Reproductive BioMedicine OnlineAuthor(s): Kai J. Buhling, Annika Schumacher, Christine zu Eulenburg, Elena LaakmannAbstractTo study the evidence of the influence of micronutrient supplementation on male fertility based on published research and to make recommendations for micronutrient supplementation for men suffering from infertility.18 randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials were included in the meta-analysis or in the systematic review.A significant improvement in semen parameters was evident for selenium (200 g orally, daily) and L-carnitine (LC; 2 g ...
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionThe prevalence of infertility in China is high, but the uptake of treatment is relatively low.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionYounger age, earlier treatment within disease course, fewer cervical canal adhesions, and fewer surgical procedures improve reproductive outcome in patients with severe IUAs and amenorrhea.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: The inability to have children affects 10% to 15% of couples worldwide. A male factor is estimated to account for up to half of the infertility cases with between 25% to 87% of male subfertility considered to be due to the effect of oxidative stress. Oral supplementation with antioxidants is thought to improve sperm quality by reducing oxidative damage. Antioxidants are widely available and inexpensive when compared to other fertility treatments, however most antioxidants are uncontrolled by regulation and the evidence for their effectiveness is uncertain. We compared the benefits and risks of...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
ConclusionsWhile awaiting replication of this study in larger populations, these findings challenge the presumed dominant importance of genetic parenthood. This raises questions about whether donor gametes could be presented as a worthy alternative earlier in treatment trajectories and whether investments in novel treatments enabling genetic parenthood, like in vitro gametogenesis, are proportional to their future clinical impact.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsIt offers some support for evaluating the effect of pretreatment with Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System in women with adenomyosis in future randomized controlled trials(RCTs).
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Semin Reprod Med 2018; 36: 204-210 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1677526The use of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) has increased significantly in recent years. While this is partially due to improved access for infertile patients, another contribution to the growth of ART utilization is represented by individuals without infertility, who electively chose to freeze their gametes and embryos for future use, before ever attempting conception spontaneously. Overall, the safety of ART for parents and children is well described and the risks are modest. However, while long-term health consequences for offspring as postulated by ...
Source: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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