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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.

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.

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.

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.

Administration Backs High Court Review of Contraception Cases

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 02, 2015

The Obama administration is acknowledging that the Supreme Court should step into the latest battle over the president's health law.At issue are claims from faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals that object to rules allowing them to opt out of covering contraceptives for women who are part of their health plans. 

Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 01, 2015

Women who start hormone therapy toward the beginning of menopause may have a lower risk of developing heart disease, new research suggests.

Human Reproduction, Health Broadly Damaged by Toxic Chemicals: Report

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 01, 2015

Among the poor health outcomes linked to pesticides, air pollutants, plastics and other chemicals, according to the report from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), an organization representing obstetrical and gynecological associations from 125 countries, are miscarriage and still births, an increase in cancer, attention problems and hyperactivity.

Want to Fight Poverty? Expand Access to Contraception

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 30, 2015

Pope Francis’s visit has brought renewed attention to some of our nation’s toughest economic challenges: inequality, poverty and income (im)mobility.

Planned Parenthood President Grilled at House Hearing

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 30, 2015

Republicans accused Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards on Tuesday of spending $40 million on "lavish" priorities during a heated and emotional congressional hearing on the embattled organization.

Comments from ASRM and SART on “Outcomes of Fresh and Cryopreserved Oocyte Donation”

Press Releases August 11, 2015

James Toner, MD, SART President remarked, “We appreciate Dr. Kushnir and his colleagues’ sharing their analysis comparing the outcomes of cycles using frozen donor eggs with outcomes of fresh donor egg cycles. This year, for the first time, SART included frozen donor egg cycles in its National Report, enabling this large-scale, nationwide comparison to be done. 


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