Androgen & Reproductive Disorders

Guideline for Metformin Use for Ovulation Induction in PCOS

Guideline for Metformin Use for Ovulation Induction in PCOS

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Guideline was developed under the direction of the Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Long-Term Progestin-Only Oral Contraceptives Reduce Pelvic Girdle Pain

Long-Term Progestin-Only Oral Contraceptives Reduce Pelvic Girdle Pain

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Long-term exposure to progestin-only oral contraceptives or to a progestin intrauterine device is associated with a small beneficial effect on pelvic girdle pain.

Does Asthma Contribute to Infertility?

Does Asthma Contribute to Infertility?

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Asthma may increase the likelihood of a woman needing fertility treatments prior to becoming pregnant.

Obesity Linked to Low Sperm Quality, Semen Volume

Obesity Linked to Low Sperm Quality, Semen Volume

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Obese men have lower semen volume, number, concentration, and motility, as well as a higher prevalence of oligospermia and asthenospermia.

Ovarian Reserve Biomarkers Not Indicative of Reduced Fertility

Ovarian Reserve Biomarkers Not Indicative of Reduced Fertility

Predicted probability of conception was not significantly lower for women with low antimüllerian hormone vs those with normal hormone levels.

Treating Endometriosis-Related Pain With Ethinylestradiol/Drospirenone Regimen

Treating Endometriosis-Related Pain With Ethinylestradiol/Drospirenone Regimen

Researchers examined the efficacy of FlexibleMIB (ethinylestradiol/drospirenone) vs placebo as therapy for endometriosis-related pain.

Predicting Metabolic Dysfunction in PCOS Through Acne, Hirsutism

Predicting Metabolic Dysfunction in PCOS Through Acne, Hirsutism

While hirsutism may indicate metabolic abnormalities, acne and androgenic alopecia are associated with other clinical hyperandrogenism manifestations.

Compounded Bioidentical Hormone Therapy in Menopause: Clinician Caution Advised

Compounded Bioidentical Hormone Therapy in Menopause: Clinician Caution Advised

Rates of cBHT prescriptions are not yet being systemically tracked, and few data exist to demonstrate the safety, efficacy, or utility of the treatment.

Endocrine Treatment in Transgender Individuals: Guidelines in Brief

Endocrine Treatment in Transgender Individuals: Guidelines in Brief

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The newly released guidelines include updated language to reflect DSM-V changes, greater flexibility in treatment, and recommendations for CVD, bone health, and prostate cancer screening.

Does Transdermal Estrogen Improve Sexual Function in Early Postmenopause?

Does Transdermal Estrogen Improve Sexual Function in Early Postmenopause?

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The Female Sexual Functioning Index was used to assess aspects of sexual function and experience in early postmenopausal women.

Does PCOS Increase T2D Event Rate?

Does PCOS Increase T2D Event Rate?

Among women with polycystic ovary syndrome, type two diabetes was more common and diagnosed at a younger age than in control groups.

Ethical Considerations in Publicly Funded Fertility Treatment

Ethical Considerations in Publicly Funded Fertility Treatment

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High costs associated with in vitro fertilization create barriers to fertility treatments that many cannot overcome.

Pregnancy Complications in Hyperandrogenic PCOS: What Are The Risks?

Pregnancy Complications in Hyperandrogenic PCOS: What Are The Risks?

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Hyperandrogenic PCOS is associated with maternal pregnancy complications, including gestational diabetes.

FDA Approves Treatment for Menopause Associated Dyspareunia

FDA Approves Treatment for Menopause Associated Dyspareunia

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Intrarosa, the first FDA approved local, non-estrogen product for treating dyspareunia, is now available.

ACOG: Guidelines for Teen Contraception Counseling

ACOG: Guidelines for Teen Contraception Counseling

Contraception conversations should take place as early as is appropriate.

AACE/ACE Updated Position Statement on Menopause

AACE/ACE Updated Position Statement on Menopause

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Although the updated statement does not change the recommendations outlined in previous treatment guidelines, the authors have added 8 new recommendations based on evidence that has emerged in the interim.

Causes of Abnormal Menstruation: Sports-Related Concussion and Non-Head Injuries

Causes of Abnormal Menstruation: Sports-Related Concussion and Non-Head Injuries

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Researchers examined menstrual patterns in 128 patients with either a sports-associated concussion or non-head injury.

Estrogen Exposure and Depression Risk Examined

Estrogen Exposure and Depression Risk Examined

A combination of early menstruation with more frequent periods may lower a woman's depression risk.

Testosterone Therapy Prescribing Practices in VA Setting

Testosterone Therapy Prescribing Practices in VA Setting

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Patients attending VA clinics may experience variability in testosterone prescribing practices for hypogonadism.

Acupuncture Efficacy in Stress Incontinence, PCOS Examined

Acupuncture Efficacy in Stress Incontinence, PCOS Examined

Two studies examined the efficacy of acupuncture therapy for stress incontinence and PCOS, finding mixed results.

Pediatric Respiratory and Atopic Outcomes With Free Sugar Consumption In Pregnancy

Pediatric Respiratory and Atopic Outcomes With Free Sugar Consumption In Pregnancy

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Data from a UK cohort were used to examine the relationship between maternal sugar intake levels and pediatric respiratory and atopic outcomes.

Increased RA Risk in Post-Menopause, Early Post-Menopause

Increased RA Risk in Post-Menopause, Early Post-Menopause

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Acute decline in ovarian function may contribute to the autoimmunity associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

North American Menopause Society Releases New Guidelines for Hormone Therapy

North American Menopause Society Releases New Guidelines for Hormone Therapy

The North American Menopause Society released updated guidelines for hormone therapy use in women who are postmenopausal.

Elagolix Relieves Short-Term Menstrual Pain, Dysmenorrhea in Endometriosis

Elagolix Relieves Short-Term Menstrual Pain, Dysmenorrhea in Endometriosis

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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist elagolix demonstrated clinical improvement for women with endometriosis-related pain.

ACOG Guidelines Urge Screening for Female Athlete Triad

ACOG Guidelines Urge Screening for Female Athlete Triad

The female athlete triad includes low energy availability, menstrual dysfunction, and low bone density.

Increasing Bone Mineral Density in Older Men

Increasing Bone Mineral Density in Older Men

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After 1 year of therapy, men who underwent testosterone therapy experienced improvement in bone mineral density and mood.

Long-Term Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Use Linked to Myocardial Dysfunction and Atherosclerosis

Long-Term Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Use Linked to Myocardial Dysfunction and Atherosclerosis

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Long-term use of anabolic-androgenic steroids increases risks for decreased left ventricular diastolic function and increased coronary plaque volume.

Dual Experiences in Endometriosis Health Care

Dual Experiences in Endometriosis Health Care

Women with endometriosis who participated in the study expressed alternately being treated with ignorance and being ignored by their clinicians.

Oral HRT Increases Postmenopausal Hearing Loss Risk

Oral HRT Increases Postmenopausal Hearing Loss Risk

Research results indicate that more randomized clinical trials are needed to examine the relationship between hearing loss and oral hormone replacement therapy.

Testosterone May Explain Gender Disparity in Rates of Asthma

Testosterone May Explain Gender Disparity in Rates of Asthma

Testosterone has been identified as a "potent inhibitor" of lymphoid cells responsible for producing proteins that lead to lung inflammation.

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