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Endometriosis Is Often Ignored in Teenage Girls

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 31, 2015

Senie Byrne began menstruating at 15, and she quickly became an expert in pain management. Every month, it felt as if 1,000 darts had plunged into her abdomen; she sometimes passed out from the cramps. She was often nauseated, constipated and exhausted. At times, she had diarrhea. She said she saw 22 doctors over the years, but none took her seriously.

Body Proportions Go Back to the Egg … and Its Ration of Maternal Resources

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 31, 2015

It has been said that nothing requires an architect’s care more than “due proportions.” What is true of buildings is also true of bodies, though the means by which bodies achieve their proportions are rather more mysterious than an architect’s whims. With bodies, much depends on genes, gene expression, and the localization and diffusion gradients of gene products called morphogens.

Investing In You: A smart Approach To Using A Surrogate

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 31, 2015

Prospective parents may be willing to pay any price. But first, examine the sensitive financial questions behind hiring a legal, legitimate surrogate (by legal, we mean not a woman you found online).

ASRM and VirtaMed to Create Embryo Transfer Simulator

Press Releases March 30, 2015

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, America’s leading professional organization in reproductive medicine and infertility, and VirtaMed, the world’s leader in building customized virtual reality simulation devices for medicine, are pleased to announce the development of a simulator for training in ultrasound -guided and -unguided embryo transfer in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI).

Ozone Air Pollution Could Harm Women's Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 30, 2015

Many urban and suburban areas have high levels of ground-level ozone, an air pollutant that can adversely affect lung and heart health. New research in mice suggests breathing high levels of ozone could also affect women's ability to conceive.

Confessions Of A Fertility Doctor

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 30, 2015

Ever wonder why someone would work with eggs and sperm for a living? Or what funny things happen at the fertility clinic? Five reproductive endocrinologists reveal their behind-the-scenes stories.

Fertility Options For Cancer Patients Are Expanding

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 30, 2015

Kristy Montemayor, 36, sits with her husband, Gino, 46, in the living room of their residence in Alamo Ranch, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Montemayor preserved her eggs before fighting cancer. Now she is cancer-free and six months pregnant.

New Fertility Procedure To Help Hopeful Parents

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 27, 2015

The FDA has cleared new technology to help in vitro fertilization, or IVF, patients by using time-lapse technology that identifies embryos with the highest likelihood to survive. The Fertility Center of San Antonio is the only center of its kind in Texas and the southern part of the country using this new technology.

Join The March To Help Raise Awareness About Endometriosis

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 27, 2015

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, and Chandelis Duster and Dr. Marlene Dookhan, OB/GYN and Laparoscopic Surgeon, stopped by the studio to talk about diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment for Endometriosis, as well as the support group Yellow HOPE. Chandelis, Virginia Precinct Manager for Worldwide Endometriosis March and Co-Founder of Yellow HOPE, shared her story after being diagnosed with the disease.

The Consequences of Failed Fertility Treatment

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 26, 2015

The mental health impact of failed fertility treatment has been explored in a recent study. Dr. Sofia Gameiro of Cardiff University, UK, and her team explored the factors that may affect women’s mental health more than a decade after unsuccessful fertility treatment.


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