In a nutshell This article reviewed the association between mental health and infertility in women, including depression and anxiety. Some background Infertility can affect as many as 12% of couples trying to conceive. This can lead to increased levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. Often, patients do not share their struggles with friends...Read More
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In a nutshell This article reviewed treatment options for patients with unexplained fertility (UEI). Some background UEI is the inability to conceive without a known cause or reason. UEI can affect as many as 50% of couples experiencing infertility. In this case, common causes of infertility in both men and women have been ruled...Read More
Combined oral contraceptives – what is the impact on fertility treatment success in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome?
In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of combined oral contraceptives (COC) on fertility outcomes (FOs) in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). They found that a history of COC treatment may affect FOs in PCOS. Some background Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of infertility. Women with PCOS do...Read More
In a nutshell This study used 3D scans to assess infertile women before assisted reproductive technology (ART). It concluded that 3D scans can diagnose abnormal wombs. 3D scans help inform doctors before ART. Some background Infertility is the inability to conceive a child. Women and men are both affected by...Read More
In a nutshell This trial will investigate if the success of deferred embryo transfer (DET) is affected by pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS). The main outcome measured will be the live birth rate. This trial takes place in California, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania, the United States. The details Infertility is a condition that...Read More
Early vs. conventional: does the timing of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone antagonist improve fertility outcomes in polycystic ovarian syndrome?
In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of an early gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) protocol in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). They found that an early GnRH antagonist protocol may improve fertility outcome in women with PCOS. Some background Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) Is a common cause of female infertility....Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if there is a link between male body mass index (BMI) and success of assisted reproductive treatment (ART). They found that high BMI in males is linked to reduced pregnancy and live birth rates in couples undergoing ART. Some background The causes of infertility in a couple are not always easily identified....Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if antibiotic treatment for endometritis affects the outcome of in vitro fertilization (IVF). They found that antibiotic treatment of CE improved IVF outcomes in patients who also experienced recurrent implantation failure. Some background Chronic endometritis (CE) is a condition caused by inflammation in the...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated whether endometriosis surgery impacted pregnancy rates as a result of in vitro fertilization (IVF). They found that the severe endometriosis resulted in lower IVF pregnancy rates and the optimal time for IVF is 7-25 months following endometriosis surgery. Some background Endometriosis is a chronic condition...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if the utrogestan and hMG protocol improved the viability of embryos and success of IVF in women with PCOS. Some background Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition due to hormonal imbalances which results in irregular ovulation and mentruation and can greatly impact female fertility. In vitro...Read More
In a nutshell This paper studied the outcome after use of GnRH antagonists and cryopreservation of embryos in women who were at high risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Use of GnRH antagonists was effective in achieving high levels of birth rate. Some background In-vitro fertilization is a procedure whereby the egg is fertilized by the...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the connections between fertility issues in women and pregnancy outcomes in patients who needed help to conceive, and in patients who conceived naturally. The time it takes to get pregnant was identified as an important risk factor for poor pregnancy outcomes. Advanced maternal age, and maternal obesity also had...Read More