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Irregular Menses Linked to High Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 15, 2014

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:  Barbara A. Cohn, Ph.D.  Women with irregular menses had a statistically significant 2.4 fold increase in risk of death due to any form ovarian cancer, and a statistically significant 3-fold increase in risk of death due to late stage serous disease.

4 Otherwise Healthy Foods Crammed With Estrogen

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 14, 2014

Estrogen has been linked to obesity and sexual dysfunction. You may want to rethink the amount of soy in your diet.

Doctors Successfully Implant Lab-Grown Vaginas into 4 Women

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 11, 2014

For women with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, life can be difficult. Born with an absent or underdeveloped vagina, women suffering MRKH often have difficulty experiencing a normal sex life, can fail to menstruate and sometimes cannot reproduce naturally.But now, researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found a way to normalize life for women with severe cases of MRKH: Using patients’ own cells, they have successfully grown vaginas in a laboratory setting and implanted them into four women.

Health: Fertility Problems Could Be Caused by PCOS

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 08, 2014

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects between 5 per cent and 10 per cent of women in their reproductive years. It is considered one of the leading causes of subfertility in females. Subfertility describes a situation where a person less fertile than normal but still capable of reproducing. PCOS is treatable.

How to Handle FDA Rejection

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 08, 2014

Women’s groups are calling the FDA sexist for not approving female Viagra. They are so wrong.

Real Reform Can Curb Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 08, 2014

Exposure to toxic environmental chemicals occurs every day, to everyone, everywhere across America. Due to deficiencies in the current regulatory regime, toxic chemicals are in the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the products in our homes. As obstetricians, we know that preconception and prenatal exposure to toxic chemicals is antithetical to healthy pregnancies, healthy children and healthy future generations.

America's Reproductive Medical Specialists Speak on Hobby Lobby Case

Press Releases March 31, 2014

As the highest court in the land convenes to hear Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., we are pleased to join with our colleagues throughout medicine to support the inclusion of contraception as an essential health benefit.  We are a proud signatory to an amicus curia brief laying out the vital medical issues at stake.

Medical Specialists Speak on Hobby Lobby Case

ASRM Bulletins March 31, 2014

we are pleased to join with our colleagues throughout medicine to support the inclusion of contraception as an essential health benefit.  We are a proud signatory to an amicus curia brief laying out the vital medical issues at stake.          

Highlights from Fertility and Sterility: ASRM's Practice Committee Issues New Report on Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain

ASRM Bulletins March 19, 2014

Endometriosis - a condition in which the tissue lining the uterus develops outside of the uterine cavity in abnormal locations such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and abdominal cavity- is one of the most common gynecologic disorders and is found in 70% to 90% of female patients with pelvic pain. The evaluation and treatment of endometriosis are considered difficult because there is no standard method to measure pain; the mechanisms by which endometriosis causes pain are not completely understood; comparisons of the success of medical versus surgical treatments or placebo are difficult; endometriosis and associated pain may involve nearby organ systems beyond the reproductive tract; and pain attributed to endometriosis may have a true origin elsewhere.

ASRM Issues Report on Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain

Press Releases March 18, 2014

The Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine today issued a new report on endometriosis - its treatment, incidence, and mechanism of associated pelvic pain.

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