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Halt Hormone Therapy in Postmenopausal Women After MI

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 08, 2015

Hormone therapy might be protective in postmenopausal women during a first myocardial infarction (MI), but could increase the risk — and severity — of a second, results from an observational Finnish study suggest.

Gene Studies Shed Light on Women’s Reproductive Health

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 08, 2015

Genetics has revolutionized the study of women’s cancers. Now a woman can swab her cheek and learn whether she’s at an elevated risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. And if she does find a lump in her chest, that woman can take another genetic test to determine whether she’s a good candidate for targeted drug therapy.

UNL Professor's New Study Examines Sexual Satisfaction in Marriage vs. Cohabitation

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 08, 2015

Being sexually satisfied can be a priority for many adults. In fact, the decision of whether to cohabitate or marry may be a stressor if sex becomes less satisfying for a couple, depending on which they choose.Professor Larry Gibbs, a postdoctoral research associate in the sociology department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, became interested in the topic of sexual satisfaction among heterosexual couples who are married versus those who simply cohabitate. He said this emanated from a broader discussion on relationship quality and stability.

FDA to Host Scientific Workshop on Labeling of Lower-Dose Estrogen Products Used to Treat Symptoms of Menopause

ASRM Bulletins October 08, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it is seeking public comment on the labeling for lower-dose estrogen products delivered vaginally and intended to treat symptoms of vulvar and vaginal atrophy due to menopause.  It will hold a scientific workshop to seek expert opinions on whether the current “Boxed Warnings” section in the labeling is applicable in whole or in part to these lower-dose estrogen products.

Ovarian Tissue Transplant Can Help Some Women Have Kids After Cancer Treatment

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 07, 2015

Cancer patients who have ovarian tissue removed and stored for later transplantation have a chance at a successful pregnancy, a new study finds.

Trying for a Baby? You should Have sex ALL Month Long: Intercourse Triggers Changes in the Immune System Which Prepare the Body for Pregnancy

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 07, 2015

Having sex even outside a woman’s ‘fertile window’ can boost the chances of having a baby, according to research.Scientists found that regular sex throughout the month alters the woman’s immune system, making her body more hospitable for pregnancy.

Should Doctors Help Infertility Patients Who Cross Borders For Care?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 07, 2015

Yes, if they want to, some ethicists argue in an essay in the European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.“Physicians should abide by national laws,” lead author Wannes Van Hoof, a bioethicist at Ghent University in Belgium, said by email. As long as they are providing care that is legal where they practice, states shouldn’t interfere, Van Hoof added.

Women Find A Fertility Test Isn't As Reliable As They'd Like

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 06, 2015

Women concerned about their fertility can use a test to help decide whether they should freeze their eggs now or whether they still have time to have a baby.

Infertile Mom's Genetics, Via MicroRNAs, Get Passed On To Her Egg Donation Child

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 06, 2015

A new study from researchers at the Fundacion Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad and Stanford University suggests infertile women who carry a child fertilized using a donor egg still impart an important genetic gift to their children. Molecules known as MicroRNAs that are secreted in the mother’s womb can change the genetic information of the child, the researchers say.

Potential Male Birth Control Pill Is Found in Immunosuppressant Drug

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 05, 2015

Researchers may have found an intriguing new use for two drugs already on the market that are used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients. Cyclosporine A and tacrolimus are medications that may be an effective contraceptive pill for men, according to a new mouse study.


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