Women's Health

Guidelines Recommend Against Testosterone Therapy in Otherwise Healthy Women

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 20, 2014

Guidelines from the Endocrine Society report that postmenopausal women with low sexual desire may benefit from up to 6 months of testosterone replacement therapy but say there’s no other demonstrated benefit to women who receive the treatment.

Egg-Freezing Shindigs Aren’t Like Tupperware Parties

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 19, 2014

The latest trend in assisted reproduction is egg-freezing parties, sales events often described as the “new Tupperware parties.”

CMC Helps Pave The Way For A New Treatment For Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 19, 2014

Neri Thompson is like many women.  She suffers from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a common testosterone imbalance that often leads to infertility.  In fact, it's the most common hormonal disorder in reproductive-age women.  She found out about it when she and her husband were ready to have a family just over seven years ago.  

UCSF to Study Early Menopause vs. Preventive Cancer Surgery Risks

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 19, 2014

Cavalheiro is one of about 100 Bay Area women between 35 and 50 years old with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations who are participating in a clinical trial that is examining changes in cardiovascular health, bone density, sexual function, quality of life and other effects on women who go into early menopause.

The One Dollar Contraceptive Set to Make Family Planning Easier

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 17, 2014

An agreement has been signed which will make contraceptive injections available to women in 69 of the world's poorest countries.

Quiet Strenth: PCOS Speaks

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 14, 2014

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal and reproductive disorder that affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age.  Unlike some illnesses, such as cancer, knowing those who suffer from PCOS is not always apparent.

Dry Eyes Can Be Normal During Menopause

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 14, 2014

Most women think of hot flashes, moodiness, vaginal dryness and night sweats when they think of menopause; however, dry eyes are another symptom women commonly experience during this period of life.

12 Things Every Woman Should Know About IUDs

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine November 13, 2014

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are highly effective, long-lasting, and reversible forms of birth control, but were often overlooked because of their massive upfront costs. However, now that the Affordable Care Act offers no co-pay contraception, IUDs are quickly becoming the one of most popular choices out there. But are they for everyone? Here are 12 things you need to know about IUDs.

SRBT Offers Advice on Ebola

ASRM Bulletins October 31, 2014

ASRM’s newest affiliate society, the Society of Reproductive Biologists and Technologists (SRBT), has developed a communication to its members about the Ebola virus.

Ovarian Stimulation for IVF Does Not Increase Risk of Endometrial or Colorectal Cancer: Results from a Nationwide Cohort Study

Press Releases October 21, 2014

Questions about IVF and increased risk of cancer have abounded through the roughly three decades that the treatment has been in use. Tuesday, at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, researchers from the Netherlands Cancer Institute and Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam share the results of two nationwide cohort studies showing that women who have had ovarian stimulation for IVF are not at increased risk of developing cancer of the colon or endometrium.

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