Women's Health

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.

5 Foods That Can Help Boost Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 07, 2014

Infertility affects about 12 percent of couples, a statistic attributed partly by some studies to an increasingly Western-style diet, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

It's STI Awareness Month: 4 Things You Must Know About Safe Sex

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 04, 2014

April is Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month! It's that time of year when we all take stock in our bad sexual health habits, as well as the good ones, too, and resolve to be better. It's also that time of year when, if we've been lucky enough to remain STI-free despite any irresponsible, um, rendez-vous, that we thank our effing lucky stars that we dodged a bullet.

What's the Latest on Hormone Replacement for Prevention?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 04, 2014

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the use of estrogen alone (for women who have had a hysterectomy) or combined with progestin (for women with an intact uterus). It is primarily used in menopausal women for relief of symptoms, particularly hot flashes. For many years, providers recommended that women continue to take HRT after menopause to prevent chronic conditions such as heart disease.

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.

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