In a nutshell This study investigated live birth rates (LBRs) in women that underwent frozen (Fz) embryo transfer (ET). They found that LBRs were higher with Fz-ET in women under 35, but there was no difference between Fz and fresh (Fr) ET in those older than 35. Some background Infertility is a common condition. Assisted reproductive technology...Read More
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In a nutshell This study investigated if the DNA fragmentation index (DFI) is associated with fertility outcomes. They found that lower DFI was associated with better pregnancy rates (PRs). Some background Male infertility (MI) is a common cause of couple infertility. MI is involved in 30-50% of cases. Men with abnormal sperm...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at how a couple’s health background and treatment affect intrauterine insemination (IUI) outcomes. It found that semen quality, female age, and type of fertility medications influence results. Some background IUI is often the first treatment for couples with infertility that does not have a clear cause. This...Read More
In a nutshell This review looked at the effect of COVID-19 infection on male fertility. It found that COVID-19 may alter ale hormone levels and reduce sperm quality and that some men have the virus in their semen. It also found that pregnant women with COVID-19 may undergo preterm delivery. Some background The COVID-19 virus emerged in late 2019. It...Read More
In a nutshell This study compared the stress levels of patients undergoing voluntary egg freezing to those using in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found that patients had similar levels of stress during both treatments and that repeated cycles increased stress. Some background Patients undergoing IVF have high levels of stress and have higher rates of...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of embryo retention (ER) on fertility outcomes in women undergoing embryo transfer (ET). They found that ER was associated with lower live birth (LBRs) and clinical pregnancy rates (CPRs). Some background Assisted reproduction (AR) is used to treat couples with infertility. There are a number of steps...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of sperm morphology (SM; size and shape of sperm) on fertility outcomes in couples undergoing fertility treatment. They found that abnormal SM is associated with poorer fertility outcomes. Some background Male infertility (MI) is a common cause of infertility. Reduced sperm...Read More
Letrozole vs. clomiphene citrate – which is more effective for ovulation induction in women with unexplained infertility?
In a nutshell This study compared clomiphene citrate (Clomid) and letrozole (Femara) for ovulation induction (OI) drugs in women with unexplained infertility. They found that letrozole was associated with lower miscarriage rates (MCRs). Some background Unexplained infertility is a leading cause of infertility. Assisted...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of the semen microbiome (SM) in male infertility (MI). They found that the SMB had negative effects on semen parameters. Some background Male infertility (MI) is a common cause of infertility in couples. It accounts for 30-50% of infertility cases. Understanding factors that reduce fertility...Read More
In a nutshell This analysis looked at the effects of metformin (Glucophage) for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) who are undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found that metformin lowers the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), and may increase pregnancy rates for those who are overweight. Some background PCOS is a...Read More
Does coenzyme Q10 supplementation improve fertility outcomes in women undergoing assisted reproduction?
In a nutshell This study investigated if coenzyme Q10 (coQ10) improves fertility outcomes in women undergoing assisted reproduction (AR). They found that coQ10 supplementation may increase the clinical pregnancy rate (CPR). Some background Assisted reproduction (AR) is used to treat infertility. AR includes procedures like in vitro...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated sperm selection techniques in couples undergoing assisted reproduction (AR). They found that the choice of sperm selection techniques should be based on female age. Some background Assisted reproduction (AR) is used to help infertile couples. Male infertility (MI) is the cause in 30-50% of cases. MI can...Read More