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Do progesterone supplements reduce miscarriage?

Posted by on May 10, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at whether progesterone supplements reduce miscarriage in women who have bleeding during pregnancy. It found that oral progesterone pills reduced miscarriage in these women. Some background Miscarriage is a concern for women who are pregnant or trying to conceive. Bleeding, pain or cramping during early pregnancy is a...

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Does body weight affect IVF outcomes?

Posted by on May 10, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at whether body weight in women affects the outcomes of in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found that women of normal weight had higher birth rates than women who were underweight or obese. Some background Weight affects many aspects of the body, including fertility. Women who are underweight may stop ovulating. Obesity...

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Is there a higher rate of genetic abnormalities in embryos of women with recurrent pregnancy loss?

Posted by on May 10, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if chromosomal abnormalities (CA) are associated with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). They found that RPL was associated with higher CA rates in women under 35. Some background Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is when a woman has 2 or more miscarriages. In many cases the cause of RPL is unclear. This is called...

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Evaluating antioxidants in male infertility

Posted by on Apr 30, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial looked at whether antioxidant supplements improve male infertility. It found that antioxidants did not improve semen parameters, natural conception, or birth rates. Some background Male infertility is the sole cause of 20-30% of infertility cases and contributes to half of the cases. Male infertility may be caused by sperm...

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Does ginseng improve sperm quality?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at whether ginseng improves sperm quality. It found that ginseng may improve sperm quality. Some background Infertility affects over 10% of couples, and half of infertility cases involve male infertility. Male infertility can occur when sperm quality is low. There may be few sperm, the sperm may move...

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Pregnancy loss and mental health

Posted by on Apr 25, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress in women following a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. It found that over a quarter of women experienced mental health complications and that many still had symptoms nine months after the pregnancy loss. Some background Over 10% of pregnancies end in a miscarriage or...

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Evaluating a gentler sperm extraction surgery

Posted by on Apr 25, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at mini-incision micro-dissection testicular sperm extraction, a modified surgery to collect sperm. It found that this was a useful procedure for men who do not produce enough sperm and that it may be less invasive than other surgeries. Some background Non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) is a condition in which a man...

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Does melatonin treatment improve fertility outcomes in assisted reproduction?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if melatonin improves fertility outcomes in assisted reproduction (AR). They found that melatonin improved the clinical pregnancy rate (CPR) in AR cycles.  Some background Infertility is becoming increasingly common. Assisted reproduction (AR) can be used to treat infertility. Many studies have been conducted...

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