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[ABC News] Babies Conceived Through Fertility Procedures Appear Not To Be At Greater Risk Of Developing Major Psychiatric Illnesses As They Move Through Adolescence And Into Adulthood, Data Indicate

This is a large study and adds to the large data pool supporting normal outcomes for ART (assisted reproductive technology) babies.  This study focuses on depression but many others support overall normal outcome for ART children.  The contribution of ART to the national birth rate is close to 4% at this point so one

[ABC News] Babies Conceived Through Fertility Procedures Appear Not To Be At Greater Risk Of Developing Major Psychiatric Illnesses As They Move Through Adolescence And Into Adulthood, Data Indicate2022-01-17T16:50:15+00:00

[ABC News] Many Women Reportedly May Not Know Whether They Are Experiencing Abnormal Dysmenorrhea

In an article highlighting dysmenorrhea, ABC News (11/30, Kindelan), reports, “Period pain is a fact of life for many women, yet many don’t know that what they are experiencing might not be normal.” ABC says “more than half of women who menstruate have some pain for one to two days of their cycle, according to

[ABC News] Many Women Reportedly May Not Know Whether They Are Experiencing Abnormal Dysmenorrhea2022-01-12T14:59:33+00:00

[Stat News] Among Women Who Have At Least Three Good-Quality Blastocysts, PGT-A May Not Improve Cumulative Live Birth Rates Compared To Conventional IVF Methods, Study Indicates

Studies continue to pour out with evidence of little benefit for PGT-A or basic genetic testing of embryos in younger patients during IVF cycles. We urge caution when considering these techniques in conjunction with the already very successful IVF platform for fertility treatments. The added costs, potential for normal baby with an abnormal test

[Stat News] Among Women Who Have At Least Three Good-Quality Blastocysts, PGT-A May Not Improve Cumulative Live Birth Rates Compared To Conventional IVF Methods, Study Indicates2022-01-07T15:25:37+00:00

[Healio] Women Who Live Around More Green Space Less Likely To Experience PMS Symptoms, Study Indicates

Stress: My overwhelming observation amongst my patients both with endometriosis and Diminished Ovarian Reserve (DOR) and patients with other stress based causes of lower estrogen levels exhibit far more PMS symptoms at younger ages to include mood changes, anxiety, depression, migraine headaches, bloating, sleep disturbance and many more. These are all typical low estrogen symptoms.

[Healio] Women Who Live Around More Green Space Less Likely To Experience PMS Symptoms, Study Indicates2022-01-04T20:42:07+00:00

[MDEdge] Embryos Classified As Mosaic Are Capable Of Producing Healthy Babies, Should Be Considered For Transfer When Euploid Embryo Not Available, Fertility Specialists Say

Reuters (11/9) reports, “Embryos classified as mosaic are capable of producing healthy babies and should be considered for transfer when a euploid embryo is not available, say fertility specialists.” This mosaic-embryo transfer (MET) following preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) “has become more common based on mounting evidence that these embryos have reproductive potential.”

[MDEdge] Embryos Classified As Mosaic Are Capable Of Producing Healthy Babies, Should Be Considered For Transfer When Euploid Embryo Not Available, Fertility Specialists Say2021-11-24T16:26:56+00:00

[MedPage Today] Some Babies Get Bad Start on Obesity Risk From Mom

Babies Of Mothers Who Have Unhealthy Obesity Appear To Have Greater Adiposity Levels Compared To Offspring Of Women With Metabolically Healthy Obesity, Researchers Say MedPage Today (11/8, Susman ) reports, “Babies of mothers who have unhealthy obesity (that is, obesity along with other metabolic comorbidities) appear to have greater levels of adiposity when compared

[MedPage Today] Some Babies Get Bad Start on Obesity Risk From Mom2021-11-10T21:58:02+00:00

[Helio] Menopause age, type may be linked to cognitive performance

Age At Which Women Reached Menopause, Type Of Menopause Appeared To Impact Cognition In Later Ages, Study Finds This is more information and support for the importance of estrogen in women’s health.  I have said for years that estrogen is important for memory and its deficiency related to Alzheimer’s Dementia. Here, the idea of

[Helio] Menopause age, type may be linked to cognitive performance2021-08-30T16:57:40+00:00

[Helio] Study shows impact of endometriosis on women’s work ability

Study shows impact of endometriosis on women’s work ability New study shows that women with endometriosis have significant work reduction due to symptoms in "Middle Age." I'm not sure we needed a formal study to show this concept but it certainly highlights a huge problem for our endometriosis (adenomyosis) patients from ages 38 to 45

[Helio] Study shows impact of endometriosis on women’s work ability2021-08-19T21:43:22+00:00

[Forbes] Menopause Symptoms

Menopause Symptoms May Start Long Before Women Stop Getting Their Periods, Study Shows Science is so slow to evolve:  As one who tries very hard to learn from his patients, it is unbelievable that it has taken 100 years since the isolation of estrogen to  "discover this secret."  Women begin having symptoms of menopause

[Forbes] Menopause Symptoms2021-08-23T12:58:32+00:00
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