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Everything You Need to Know About Endometriosis

Everything You Need to Know About Endometriosis What is endometriosis? What are the symptoms of endometriosis? How is endometriosis diagnosed? Excision Surgery is the Gold Standard Treatment for Endometriosis.  March is designated as Endometriosis Awareness Month to increase awareness about this debilitating illness, which can be painful and lead to other health problems including

Everything You Need to Know About Endometriosis2021-03-22T17:16:37+00:00

Hysterectomy for Period and Uterine Pain

For those faced with hysterectomy for period and uterine pain, but are still considering pregnancy in the future, adenomyomectomy can be a valuable alternative. I recently interviewed a patient who lost her uterus at age 25 with no prior pregnancies who was told that she had no other options. Adenomyomectomy has been around for some

Hysterectomy for Period and Uterine Pain2021-03-17T22:59:56+00:00

The COVID Vaccine and Pregnancy

How safe is the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant women? How does the COVID-19 vaccine work? Should I get the COVID vaccine?  COVID-19 vaccines have slowly been rolling out to the U.S. population. This leaves many women wondering about the risks and benefits, especially if they are currently breastfeeding, pregnant, or considering pregnancy in the

The COVID Vaccine and Pregnancy2021-03-15T19:41:09+00:00

Cannabis Use May Reduce Female Fertility, Research Suggests

This is one of many likely reports that will surface over the next decade as more and more young people engage in marijuana use and accidental pregnancies are exposed as well as women with the conscious choice to smoke in pregnancy. Women should be wary of any idea that marijuana is harmless in any form.

Cannabis Use May Reduce Female Fertility, Research Suggests2021-01-22T23:01:10+00:00

Third-Party Reproduction: Egg Donation vs. Surrogacy

What is third-party reproduction? How does egg, sperm, or embryo donation work? Why would a woman need egg, sperm, or embryo donation? What are the legal implications for third-party reproduction? Egg donation vs. surrogacy: Which is better for you? Third-party reproduction is the clinical term for a human process that involves someone other than

Third-Party Reproduction: Egg Donation vs. Surrogacy2020-11-06T17:16:42+00:00

Pregnancy Complications, Fertility Issues That Occur Throughout Life May Increase Woman’s Risk Of Developing Cardiovascular’s Disease, Researchers Say

At JCRM, we have been long committed to helping patients see that the underlying cause of their ovulation disorders has a very significant impact on chronic disease risk. Most patients are so focused on achieving pregnancy that they only hear our recommendations for lifestyle change as a "temporary" means to pregnancy. Many patients abandon these

Pregnancy Complications, Fertility Issues That Occur Throughout Life May Increase Woman’s Risk Of Developing Cardiovascular’s Disease, Researchers Say2020-10-17T06:13:13+00:00

Oral Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Antagonist Relugolix Compared With Leuprorelin Injections for Uterine Leiomyomas A Randomized Controlled Trial (Green Journal of OB/GYN)

Every year we are required as part of our board certification to read a large number of scientific articles with questions.  This article is on our list for 2019.  Now Both relugolix and AbbVie's elagolix are oral drugs that do the same thing as Lupron, an injectable drug that has been around since the late 1980's.  I have

Oral Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Antagonist Relugolix Compared With Leuprorelin Injections for Uterine Leiomyomas A Randomized Controlled Trial (Green Journal of OB/GYN)2020-02-04T20:03:27+00:00

Research Indicates Male’s Frequent Marijuana Use Tied To Elevated Miscarriage Risk in Female Partners

Marijuana may be becoming legal but it is still a drug that will have significant negative effects in humans with its use. Michael D. Fox, MD Jacksonville Center Reproductive Medicine https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/921799

Research Indicates Male’s Frequent Marijuana Use Tied To Elevated Miscarriage Risk in Female Partners2020-06-28T22:57:16+00:00

Chlamydia Increases Risk For Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Ectopic Pregnancy, Female Infertility, Study Suggests

I think it is not widely known in the public arena that Chlamydia infection, even treated timely, can result in tubal infertility.  We see everything from normal fertility outcome to requiring IVF to achieve pregnancy.  Even when the tubes look perfectly normal at surgery this may  be the case.  Prevention of STD's is still the

Chlamydia Increases Risk For Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Ectopic Pregnancy, Female Infertility, Study Suggests2020-01-15T16:45:02+00:00

Research Indicates The Rate Of High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Increased Over Last 40 Years

Research Indicates The Rate Of High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Increased Over Last 40 Years In the age-period-cohort analysis, the rate of chronic hypertension increased sharply with advancing age and period from 0.11% in 1970 to 1.52% in 2010 (rate ratio, 13.41; 95% CI, 13.22–13.61).  While the absolute numbers are not that large, this represents

Research Indicates The Rate Of High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Increased Over Last 40 Years2020-01-15T17:02:36+00:00
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