IVF video - How Infertility Affects Couples?
Conclusion: Individuals in homologous MAR are a more distressed subgroup which requires a tailored supportive psychological intervention specifically on sexual and social concerns. PMID: 31819758 [PubMed]
Authors: Volpini L, Mazza C, Mallia L, Guglielmino N, Rossi Berluti F, Fernandes M, Violani C Abstract Background: Reliable Fertility-specific QoL measures can be obtained through the FertiQoL, a questionnaire with six-subscales that consider different core aspects of the person's wellbeing and way of behaving during treatment.Objective: Examine the psychometric properties of all six-subscales of the Italian FertiQoL in a sample of infertile women and explore the effects of the ART treatment phases.Method: 323 women, in three different treatment stages (Diagnostic, Stimulation, Transfer), completed the FertiQoL. Ra...
In 2018, the number of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reported in the United States reached an all-time high. This is worrisome for many reasons. Having an STI can raise risks for HIV, infertility, pregnancy complications, and infant death. Fortunately, all of these outcomes can be avoided if people receive appropriate treatment. What are STIs? STIs are illnesses caused by microorganisms passed between people during sex. An STI can affect anyone who is exposed to it. Syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia are the most common bacterial infections. Trichomoniasis, a protozoan infection, is also diagnosed freque...
Most women never use their frozen eggs to become pregnant. But that ’s not necessarily the point.
This is a common scenario.1 The goal: maximize freedom from progression but minimize late risks. For a young woman, the main potential late risks secondary to radiation are breast cancer and cardiovascular disease. The main potential late risks from the escalation of chemotherapy are secondary myelodysplastic syndrome and infertility.
It ’s easier than ever to find out who your biological parents are. But when deception is uncovered, there aren’t many laws to help.
Authors: Vercellini P, Bonfanti I, Berlanda N PMID: 31813292 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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AbstractBackgroundAlthough a cornerstone of male infertility investigation, standard semen analysis has significant limitations. Seminal oxidative stress and DNA damage have shown potential to better predict male fertility potential and provide improved diagnostic and management strategies.ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to investigate if seminal oxidation ‐reduction potential (ORP), a new parameter to measure oxidative stress directly, can accurately predict the percentage of sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) and thereby serve as a surrogate marker in the evaluation of male infertility.Materials and MethodsORP was evalua...