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Facing a cancer diagnosis: empowering parents to speak with adolescents about sperm banking
Both pediatric oncologists and reproductive urologists share a joint responsibility to educate, treat, and advocate for male adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients who require gonadotoxic therapy. The importance of fertility preservation coincides with the ever-growing number of pediatric cancer survivors, because most children now survive their malignancy into adulthood and ultimately desire family building. Unfortunately, the risk of infertility in this population is remarkably high. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - November 20, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Russell P. Hayden, James A. Kashanian Tags: Reflections Source Type: research

A novel homozygous mutation in the FSHR gene is causative for primary ovarian insufficiency
To identify the potential FSHR mutation in a Chinese woman with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI). (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - November 20, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Hongli Liu, Xiaofei Xu, Ting Han, Lei Yan, Lei Cheng, Yingying Qin, Wen Liu, Shidou Zhao, Zi-Jiang Chen Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Ambient air pollution and the risk of  pregnancy loss: a prospective cohort study
To estimate the association of pregnancy loss with common air pollutant exposure. Ambient air pollution exposure has been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes, but few studies have investigated its relationship with pregnancy loss. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - November 16, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Sandie Ha, Rajeshwari Sundaram, Germaine M. Buck Louis, Carrie Nobles, Indulaxmi Seeni, Seth Sherman, Pauline Mendola Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Transvaginal natural-orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery: a  new approach to myomectomy
To demonstrate a new approach for performing a myomectomy via transvaginal natural-orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (vNOTES) as an alternative to laparoscopic myomectomy. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - November 9, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Jan Baekelandt Tags: Video Source Type: research

Kisspeptin as a biomarker for miscarriage: let's wait!
The search for novel prognostic tests is always a hot topic. Prognostic markers are biological characteristics that are objectively measured and evaluated to predict the course of a condition or a response to a therapeutic intervention among patients with the same characteristic. Sullivan-Pyke et  al. added kisspeptin to this list (1). Kisspeptins are peptides derived from the KISS1 gene, located on chromosome 1q32-q41. This gene encodes a 145-amino acid peptide referred to as kisspeptin. The peptide products of the KISS1 gene can be hydrolyzed into a variety of truncated fragments: kisspep tin-54 (metastin, 54 amino ...
Source: Fertility and Sterility - November 9, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Ricardo F. Savaris Tags: Reflections Source Type: research

Endometrial BCL6 testing for the prediction of in  vitro fertilization outcomes: a cohort study
To evaluate endometrial BCL6 expression as a prognostic biomarker for IVF outcome in women with unexplained infertility (UI) before ET. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - November 7, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Laura D. Almquist, Creighton E. Likes, Benjamin Stone, Kaitlin R. Brown, Ricardo Savaris, David A. Forstein, Paul B. Miller, Bruce A. Lessey Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Single-embryo transfer point —it is the way forward
In  vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment in the United States is complicated by a high rate of multiple-gestation pregnancies. In 2014, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology reported that 23% of women (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - November 1, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Brad Van Voorhis, Rachel B. Mejia Tags: Reflections Source Type: research

Preventing assumptions about the effect of body mass index on in  vitro fertilization pregnancy rates
The article by Insogna et  al. (1) provides critical information to all who practice infertility or refer their patients for in vitro fertilization (IVF) services. It has long been known that weight adversely effects pregnancy for women (2) as well as adversely affecting their short-term and long-term health (3). As noted by Insogna et al. (1), obesity impacts ovulation and pregnancy rates in women. The effect on IVF success, however, has undergone limited study and presumed to have negative effect on success. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - November 1, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Julia V. Johnson Tags: Reflections Source Type: research

Cross-border reproductive care: what is its significance?
Human disease is an equal-opportunity assailant and strikes without regard for social status or human political boundaries. However, the ability for patients to access appropriate treatment for a given malady varies substantially, depending on both the disease condition and the particulars of the patients' location and boundaries, both physical and political. In addition to availability of appropriate care, the quality and cost of such treatment may also vary substantially. All of these factors combine to induce patients to travel to different locations, notably across political borders, to seek treatment at places which m...
Source: Fertility and Sterility - November 1, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Richard J. Paulson Tags: Reflections Source Type: research

Polycystic ovary syndrome, an enigmatic syndrome begging for a name change
More than any other reproductive endocrine disorder, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has engendered great interest, fascination, passion and controversy. This heterogeneous and enigmatic condition has been the subject of multiple expert consensus conferences, all aiming to unify and/or clarify the PCOS spectrum of clinical and biochemical presentations. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - November 1, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Zev Rosenwaks Tags: Inklings Source Type: research

Assessment of embryo morphology and developmental dynamics by time-lapse microscopy: is there a relation to implantation and ploidy?
Time-lapse microscopy (TLM) is an exciting novel technology with great potential for enhancing embryo selection in the embryology laboratory. This non-invasive objective assessment of embryos has provided a new tool for predicting embryo development and implantation potential. TLM detects several morphological phenomena that are often missed with static observations using conventional incubators, such as irregular divisions, blastocyst collapse and re-expansion, timing of blastocoel appearance, and timing of formation and internalization of fragments. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - November 1, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Nikica Zaninovic, Mohamad Irani, Marcos Meseguer Tags: Views and reviews Source Type: research

Will noninvasive methods surpass invasive for assessing gametes and embryos?
The need to identify the most viable embryo following in  vitro fertilization (IVF) was established early in the history of human IVF. The stalwart of identifying the best embryos has been morphology. Other techniques have however seen wide acceptance, including the use of preimplantation genetic screening, even though concerns exist over the invasive na ture of the technique. Alternatively, noninvasive assessment technologies have tried to determine an embryo's viability through measurements of factors in the media or by imaging of the embryo. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - November 1, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tim Sanchez, Emily A. Seidler, David K. Gardner, Daniel Needleman, Denny Sakkas Tags: Views and reviews Source Type: research

Mitochondrial DNA quantity as a biomarker for blastocyst implantation potential
Of all the factors currently available for the evaluation of embryonic potential, chromosomal status appears to be the most definitive. The debate around this hotly contested issue does not focus on the question of whether aneuploidy is detrimental to development, but on whether current preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy methods are capable of accurately determining whether an embryo is chromosomally normal, aneuploid or a mixture of normal and abnormal cells (i.e., mosaic). Despite the importance of aneuploidy, it is clear that this is only one factor amongst many of relevance to embryo viability, as evidenced...
Source: Fertility and Sterility - November 1, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Dagan Wells Tags: Views and reviews Source Type: research

Introduction
Over the past four decades we have witnessed great progress and increasing pregnancy success rates with in  vitro fertilization. However, this apparent success has been accompanied by the burden of multiple pregnancies. While efforts to reduce the number of embryos transferred have had a salutary impact on the incidence of high order multiple pregnancies, twin gestations have not diminished significantl y. Thus, the search for a marker of embryo quality with the goal of selecting the single best embryo for transfer continues to be the major challenge facing our field. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - November 1, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Zev Rosenwaks Tags: Views and reviews Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Table of Contents
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Does duration of abstinence affect the live-birth rate after assisted reproductive technology? A  retrospective analysis of 1,030 cycles
To study influence of abstinence period on the live-birth rate after assisted reproductive technology (ART). (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - October 31, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Anurekha J. Periyasamy, Gowri Mahasampath, Muthukumar Karthikeyan, Ann M. Mangalaraj, Aleyamma T. Kunjummen, Mohan S. Kamath Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Pathogenesis of deep endometriosis
The pathophysiology of (deep) endometriosis is still unclear. As originally suggested by Cullen, change the definition “deeper than 5 mm” to “adenomyosis externa.” With the discovery of the old European literature on uterine bleeding in 5%–10% of the neonates and histologic evidence that the bleeding represents decidual shedding, it is postulated/hypothesized that endometrial stem/progenitor cells, implan ted in the pelvic cavity after birth, may be at the origin of adolescent and even the occasionally premenarcheal pelvic endometriosis. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - October 31, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Stephan Gordts, Philippe Koninckx, Ivo Brosens Tags: Views and reviews Source Type: research

Value of selective venous catheterization in the diagnosis of hyperandrogenism
To discuss the clinical utility of ovarian vessel sampling in the context of the evaluation and treatment of ovarian hyperthecosis. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - October 31, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Lisa C. Hickman, Linnea Goodman, Tommaso Falcone Tags: Video Source Type: research

Impact of multiple blastocyst biopsy and vitrification-warming procedures on pregnancy outcomes
To assess the impact of multiple blastocyst biopsy and vitrification-warming procedures on clinical outcomes. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - October 31, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Cara K. Bradley, Mark Livingstone, Maria V. Traversa, Steven J. McArthur Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Preconceptional antithyroid peroxidase antibodies, but not thyroid-stimulating hormone, are associated with decreased live birth rates in infertile women
To study whether preconceptual thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and antithyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibodies are associated with poor reproductive outcomes in infertile women. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - October 25, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Aimee Seungdamrong, Anne Z. Steiner, Clarisa R. Gracia, Richard S. Legro, Michael P. Diamond, Christos Coutifaris, William D. Schlaff, Peter Casson, Gregory M. Christman, Randal D. Robinson, Hao Huang, Ruben Alvero, Karl R. Hansen, Susan Jin, Esther Eisen Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Efficacy of predictive models for polycystic ovary syndrome using serum levels of two antim üllerian hormone isoforms (proAMH and AMHN,C)
To compare total antim üllerian hormone (AMH), proAMH, AMHN,C, and the ratio of the two forms in predictive models for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis. Total AMH consists of proAMH (inactive precursor) and AMHN,C (receptor-competent), but neither isoform has been tested individually for their ability to predic t PCOS diagnosis. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - October 24, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Michael W. Pankhurst, Soulmaz Shorakae, Raymond J. Rodgers, Helena J. Teede, Lisa J. Moran Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Endometriosis, especially mild disease: a risk factor for miscarriages
To investigate the prevalence of miscarriage in women with endometriosis (WwE) compared with disease-free control women (CW). (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - October 24, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Alexandra Sabrina Kohl Schwartz, Monika Martina W ölfler, Vera Mitter, Martina Rauchfuss, Felix Haeberlin, Markus Eberhard, Stephanie von Orelli, Bruno Imthurn, Patrick Imesch, Daniel Fink, Brigitte Leeners Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Female age, serum antim üllerian hormone level, and number of oocytes affect the rate and number of euploid blastocysts in in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles
To study the relative role of female age and ovarian reserve, measured through serum antim üllerian hormone (AMH) in determining the rate and number of euploid blastocysts in in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - October 5, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Antonio La Marca, Maria Giulia Minasi, Giovanna Sighinolfi, Pierfrancesco Greco, Cindy Argento, Valentina Grisendi, Francesco Fiorentino, Ermanno Greco Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Biomechanics and developmental potential of oocytes and embryos
The high incidence of multiple embryo transfers is evidence of the need for better methods of embryo selection. Additionally, methods to determine the reproductive competence of unfertilized oocytes are critically needed to inform the growing population of patients undergoing fertility preservation. The ideal method of oocyte and embryo selection would be noninvasive, inexpensive, and able to be incorporated into embryology workflow with minimal disruption. Methods to assess the biomechanical properties of cells offer many of these traits, and there is a growing body of evidence in multiple cell types demonstrating the bio...
Source: Fertility and Sterility - October 5, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Jonathan Kort, Barry Behr Tags: Views and reviews Source Type: research

Neutral effect of body mass index on implantation rate after frozen-thawed blastocyst transfer
To examine the effects of body mass index (BMI) on implantation rate after uniform protocol frozen-thawed blastocyst transfer in women with a homogenous uterine environment. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - October 4, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Iris G. Insogna, Malinda S. Lee, Rebecca M. Reimers, Thomas L. Toth Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Effect of the male factor on the clinical outcome of intracytoplasmic sperm injection combined with preimplantation aneuploidy testing: observational longitudinal cohort study of 1,219 consecutive cycles
To evaluate the impact of the male factor on the outcomes of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles combined with preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidies (PGT-A). (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - October 4, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Rossella Mazzilli, Danilo Cimadomo, Alberto Vaiarelli, Antonio Capalbo, Lisa Dovere, Erminia Alviggi, Ludovica Dusi, Carlo Foresta, Francesco Lombardo, Andrea Lenzi, Herman Tournaye, Carlo Alviggi, Laura Rienzi, Filippo Maria Ubaldi Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Association between preconception maternal beverage intake and in  vitro fertilization outcomes
To study whether maternal intake of beverage type affects IVF outcomes. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - October 4, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Ronit Machtinger, Audrey J. Gaskins, Abdallah Mansur, Michal Adir, Catherine Racowsky, Andrea A. Baccarelli, Russ Hauser, Jorge E. Chavarro Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Depression, assisted reproductive technology/in  vitro fertilization and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
In this issue of Fertility and Sterility, Hernandez-Nieto et  al. (1) present reassuring data suggesting that in vitro fertilization (IVF) patients exposed to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in vivo are not susceptible to an increased rate of embryo aneuploidy, and that IVF outcomes of patients exposed to SSRIs do not differ from non-expose d patients (1). This reassuring publication is pertinent for many (5%-50%) of the infertile patients undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART)/IVF, reporting anxiety and depression, many of them need medications, such as SSRI (1). (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - October 4, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Zeev Blumenfeld Tags: Reflections Source Type: research

Advances in cryopreservation: we are not frozen in time
Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving. —Albert Einstein (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - September 30, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Eve C. Feinberg Tags: Fertility and sterility: 50 years ago today Source Type: research

Embryo cryopreservation and preeclampsia risk
To determine whether assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles involving cryopreserved-warmed embryos are associated with the development of preeclampsia. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - September 30, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Cynthia K. Sites, Donna Wilson, Maya Barsky, Dana Bernson, Ira M. Bernstein, Sheree Boulet, Yujia Zhang Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Clinical diagnosis of endometriosis and optimal medical therapy
Endometriosis is a common estrogen responsive inflammatory disease that continues to represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Pain is subjective and it is difficult to discern normal from abnormal, except in the extremes. The manifestations of the disease are diffuse and may involve multiple organ systems, often leading to a prolonged and distracting evaluation. There are currently no clear guidelines that allow clinical diagnosis. Yet physicians frequently do make a clinical diagnosis of endometriosis and treat with first line therapies. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - September 30, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Hugh S. Taylor Tags: Reflections Source Type: research

Evaluation of endometrial function: a Heraclean or Sisyphean task?
More than 40% of high-quality, euploid embryos fail to implant or are lost in early pregnancy. These assisted reproductive technology failures, coupled with cases of recurrent implantation failure and unexplained recurrent miscarriage, argue strongly that endometrial receptivity plays a significant role in assisted reproductive technology outcome. In this issue of Fertility and Sterility Diaz-Gimeno et  al. (1) present an interesting article describing a further refinement of the endometrial receptivity array (ERA) test, which may improve its predictive value for biochemical pregnancy loss and potentially provide bett...
Source: Fertility and Sterility - September 28, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Steven L. Young Tags: Reflections Source Type: research

Pregnancy complications in patients with endometriosis
Zullo et  al. have done an extensive and thorough meta-analysis of the literature concerning endometriosis and pregnancy complications, one of the largest and most comprehensive studies to date (1). Their study provides further insight into endometriosis and pregnancy by combining the many heterogeneous stu dies on this topic, and it raises awareness of the many implications of endometriosis (2). (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - September 28, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Camran Nezhat, Stacy Young, Megan Kennedy Burns, Elizabeth Johns, Pengfei Wang Tags: Reflections Source Type: research

Evolving role of varicocele repair in the era of assisted reproduction
As the most common etiology of male factor infertility present in approximately one-half of infertile men, the varicocele represents one of the simplest, most cost-effective, and most effective avenues of treatment for an infertile couple and therefore should be actively sought out by reproductive medicine providers. The varicocele has been recognized as a cause of infertility since the late 19th century, with the first report of varicocele repair leading to natural pregnancy being published in 1929 (1). (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - September 28, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: R. Matthew Coward Tags: Reflections Source Type: research

Patient-tailored ovarian stimulation for in  vitro fertilization
At present, much attention in medicine is being directed toward individualized or patient-tailored care with the use of novel tools such as biomarkers or genomics. Research tools different from randomized controlled trials, focusing on the heterogeneity of patients rather than the intervention per se, are required to develop this concept further. In infertility care, few examples of individualized approaches with the use of multivariate prediction models can be found, such as the prediction of spontaneous conception chances in infertile patients or regarding the medical treatment of anovulatory infertility. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - September 28, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Bart C.J.M. Fauser Tags: Views and reviews Source Type: research

In  vitro fertilization treatments with the use of clomiphene citrate or letrozole
There has been increasing interest in combining the oral agents clomiphene citrate (CC) and letrozole with gonadotropins in IVF: for poor responders to reduce the amount of gonadotropins used, and in normal responders to reduce the incidence of ovarian hyperstimulation (OHSS). In normal responders, mild stimulation with the use of CC and gonadotropins was found to decrease the number of oocytes retrieved and result in good pregnancy rates, but in most studies the cumulative pregnancy rate was lower compared with conventional ovarian stimulation when frozen embryo transfers were considered. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - September 28, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Jigal Haas, Robert F. Casper Tags: Views and reviews Source Type: research

Development of in  vitro maturation techniques for clinical applications
In  vitro maturation (IVM) refers to maturation in culture of immature oocytes at different stages that may or may not have been exposed to short courses of gonadotropins. The source of immature oocytes is an important feature for subsequent embryonic development, pregnancy, and healthy live births. I VM is an effective treatment that has already achieved significant outcomes of acceptable pregnancy and implantation rates and has led to the births of several thousand healthy babies. As the development of IVM treatment continues, an attractive possibility for improving the already successful outco me is to combine a na...
Source: Fertility and Sterility - September 28, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Zhi-Yong Yang, Ri-Cheng Chian Tags: Views and reviews Source Type: research

Modified natural cycle in in  vitro fertilization
The first live birth after IVF was achieved in a purely natural cycle. Because early attempts at IVF were associated with low efficiency, ovarian stimulation was added to achieve a greater margin for error in oocyte retrieval, fertilization, and thus, overall pregnancy success. As technology improved, the intuitive appeal of the natural cycle led investigators to once again attempt IVF without antecedent gonadotropin stimulation. Triggering of ovulation with hCG was added to allow for accurate scheduling of oocyte retrieval and thus increased oocyte yield. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - September 28, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Jacqueline R. Ho, Richard J. Paulson Tags: Views and reviews Source Type: research

Mild stimulation for in  vitro fertilization
It has been proven that the use of high gonadotropin dose does not necessarily improve the final outcome of IVF. Mild ovarian stimulation is based on the principle of optimal utilization of competent oocytes/embryos and endometrial receptivity. There is growing evidence that the pregnancy or live birth rates with mild-stimulation protocols are comparable to those with conventional IVF; the cumulative pregnancy outcome has been shown to be no different, despite having fewer numbers of oocytes or embryos available with milder ovarian stimulation. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - September 28, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Geeta Nargund, Adrija Kumar Datta, Bart C.J.M. Fauser Tags: Views and reviews Source Type: research

Another benefit of the office hysteroscope
In this study, 435 women with infertility were evaluated using a flexible 2.9 mm hysteroscope (2). (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - September 28, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: John C. Petrozza Tags: Reflections Source Type: research

Increasing access to infertility care- What will it take?
By all measures, there is a huge unmet need for individuals facing infertility around the world, particularly in lower and middle income countries (LMIC). While patients with infertility in many developed countries such as Western Europe and Australia struggle less in accessing infertility care, this is not the case in the United States. By most estimates, less than half of individuals and couples with infertility can access all the care available to them in the U.S. and many cannot access any care. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - September 28, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Richard H. Reindollar Tags: Reflections Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Table of Contents
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Patient and cycle characteristics predicting high pregnancy rates with single-embryo transfer: an analysis of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology outcomes between 2004 and 2013
To analyze factors associated with high live birth rate and low multiple birth rate in fresh and frozen –thawed assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - September 16, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Jennifer Mersereau, Jamie Stanhiser, Charles Coddington, Tiffany Jones, Barbara Luke, Morton B. Brown Tags: Seminal contribution Source Type: research

Association between ABO blood type and live-birth outcomes in single-embryo transfer cycles
To investigate the association between ABO blood type and live-birth outcomes in patients undergoing IVF with day 5 single-embryo transfer (SET). (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - September 16, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Nigel Pereira, Hency H. Patel, Logan D. Stone, Paul J. Christos, Rony T. Elias, Steven D. Spandorfer, Zev Rosenwaks Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Patient and cycle characteristics predicting high pregnancy rates with single embryo transfer: an analysis of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology outcomes between 2004 and 2013
To analyze factors associated with high live birth rate and low multiple birth rate in fresh and frozen –thawed assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - September 16, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Jennifer Mersereau, Jamie Stanhiser, Charles Coddington, Tiffany Jones, Barbara Luke, Morton B. Brown Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Longer time interval between semen processing and intrauterine insemination does not affect pregnancy outcome
To study whether the pregnancy outcome of intrauterine insemination (IUI) is affected by a longer time interval between semen processing and insemination. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - September 16, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Charlotte H.J.R. Jansen, Marc G.L.M. Elisen, Cor W. Leenstra, Eugenie M. Kaaijk, Karlijn J. van Stralen, Harold R. Verhoeve Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Abnormally fertilized oocytes can result in healthy live births: improved genetic technologies for preimplantation genetic testing can be used to rescue viable embryos in in vitro fertilization cycles
To test whether abnormally fertilized oocyte (AFO) –derived blastocysts are diploid and can be rescued for clinical use. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - September 16, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Antonio Capalbo, Nathan Treff, Danilo Cimadomo, Xin Tao, Susanna Ferrero, Alberto Vaiarelli, Silvia Colamaria, Roberta Maggiulli, Giovanna Orlando, Catello Scarica, Richard Scott, Filippo Maria Ubaldi, Laura Rienzi Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Fertility outcome and information on fertility issues in individuals with different forms of disorders of sex development: findings from the dsd-LIFE study
To investigate fertility outcome in individuals with different forms of disorders of sex development (DSD), if assisted reproductive technology (ART) was used, and the patients' satisfaction with the information they had received. (Source: Fertility and Sterility)
Source: Fertility and Sterility - September 16, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Jolanta S łowikowska-Hilczer, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg, Hedi Claahsen-van der Grinten, Nicole Reisch, Claire Bouvattier, Ute Thyen, Peggy Cohen Kettenis, Robert Roehle, Birgit Köhler, Anna Nordenström, dsd-LIFE Group Tags: Original article Source Type: research