Androgen & Reproductive Disorders

Physical Activity as a Lifestyle Factor Influencing Early Menopause

Physical Activity as a Lifestyle Factor Influencing Early Menopause

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Researchers concluded that physical activity was not associated with risk for early menopause.

Oral Contraceptives Associated With Ventricular Repolarization Alterations

Oral Contraceptives Associated With Ventricular Repolarization Alterations

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Healthy nonmenopausal women taking oral contraceptives exhibited biomarkers for drug-induced torsade de pointes.

Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care

Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care

High-quality health care needs to be provided to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) patients, and improved training is necessary to deliver that care.

Clinicians Should Learn to Engage With Transgender Patients

Clinicians Should Learn to Engage With Transgender Patients

Issues to consider include how to address patients, obtaining inclusive history, and unique clinical challenges.

Guidelines for Managing Perimenopausal Depression Now Available

Guidelines for Managing Perimenopausal Depression Now Available

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The 5 topics addressed by the 11-member expert panel include epidemiology, clinical presentation, therapeutic effects of antidepressants, effects of hormone therapy, and the effectiveness of other therapies (eg, psychotherapy, exercise, natural health products).

Cross-sex hormone therapy raises risk for vascular events in transgender women

Transgender women had higher rates of venous thrombotic events with cross-sex hormones.

Characteristics of Menstrual Cycle Associated With Early Natural Menopause

Characteristics of Menstrual Cycle Associated With Early Natural Menopause

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Investigators examined the relationship between menstrual cycle characteristics in adolescence and early adulthood and the risk for early natural menopause.

AMA Opposes Proposed Cuts, Gag Orders for Reproductive Health

AMA Opposes Proposed Cuts, Gag Orders for Reproductive Health

The American Medical Association strongly objects to the Trump administration's plan to withhold federal family planning funding from Planned Parenthood and other entities.

Young Cancer Survivors Have High Risk of Endocrine Diseases

Young Cancer Survivors Have High Risk of Endocrine Diseases

Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors have a 73 percent higher risk of endocrine diseases.

Ectopic Lipid Deposition and Insulin Resistance Higher in Postmenopausal Women

Ectopic Lipid Deposition and Insulin Resistance Higher in Postmenopausal Women

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The insulin sensitivity in post- and premenopausal women along with lipid deposition in the liver and skeletal muscle was examined.

Bayer Stops U.S. Sale of Essure Birth Control Implant

Bayer Stops U.S. Sale of Essure Birth Control Implant

Amid lawsuits and plummeting sales for its Essure birth control device, Bayer announced Friday that it would cease U.S. sales of the product by the end of 2018.

No Additional Benefits With Vaginal Estradiol Tablets, Moisturizers for Postmenopausal Vulvovaginal Symptoms

No Additional Benefits With Vaginal Estradiol Tablets, Moisturizers for Postmenopausal Vulvovaginal Symptoms

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Prescribed vaginal estradiol tablets and over-the-counter vaginal moisturizers may not be more effective than placebos for postmenopausal vulvovaginal symptoms.

Nutraceuticals Containing Equol May Be Effective for Postmenopausal Symptoms

Nutraceuticals Containing Equol May Be Effective for Postmenopausal Symptoms

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Equol-containing nutraceuticals may be beneficial for postmenopausal women with vaginal symptoms.

Fatigue Management Contributes to Effective Endometriosis Care

Fatigue Management Contributes to Effective Endometriosis Care

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Investigators aimed to determine the prevalence of fatigue in women diagnosed with endometriosis.

Midluteal Progesterone May Be a Marker for Fertility Treatment Outcomes

Midluteal Progesterone May Be a Marker for Fertility Treatment Outcomes

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Investigators aimed to determine the level of midluteal progesterone associated with low probability of live birth following intrauterine insemination.

Effect of Shock Wave Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction Wanes

Effect of Shock Wave Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction Wanes

Only half of patients with initial treatment success maintain benefits at two years.

Many Women Report Vasomotor Symptoms in Their 60s

Many Women Report Vasomotor Symptoms in Their 60s

Symptoms more likely in those reporting fair health, history of non-spontaneous menopause

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Slows Cognitive Decline in Postmenopausal Women

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Slows Cognitive Decline in Postmenopausal Women

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Menopausal hormone therapy may slow cognitive decline in postmenopausal women with mild cognitive impairment.

Reduced Mortality for Women Undergoing Assisted Reproduction Likely Due to "Healthy Patient Effect"

Reduced Mortality for Women Undergoing Assisted Reproduction Likely Due to "Healthy Patient Effect"

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Researchers sought to determine whether the reduced mortality seen in women receiving reproductive assistance occurred as a result of improved general health in this population.

Sex Hormone Levels May Affect Postmenopausal Heart Disease Risk

Sex Hormone Levels May Affect Postmenopausal Heart Disease Risk

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Researchers assessed the effect of testosterone, estradiol, dehydroepiandrosterone, and sex hormone-binding globulin levels on coronary heart disease, heart failure, and cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women.

Fertility in Women Negatively Affected by Asthma Medications

Fertility in Women Negatively Affected by Asthma Medications

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The management of asthma with short-acting beta-agonists was associated with reduced fertility rates in women, whereas treatment with inhaled corticosteroids or long-acting beta-agonists was not.

Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines on Testosterone Therapy in Men With Hypogonadism

Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines on Testosterone Therapy in Men With Hypogonadism

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Testosterone therapy is recommended in men with hypogonadism to correct symptoms of testosterone deficiency. Men who are otherwise healthy do not need to be screened for hypogonadism.

Once-Daily Oral Contraceptive for Men Shows Promise

Once-Daily Oral Contraceptive for Men Shows Promise

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A new birth control pill for men appears to be safe when used daily for a month, with hormone responses consistent with effective contraception.

Physical, physiological benefits of hormonal treatment in gender dysphoria

In a limited systematic review, hormonal therapy with gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs produced some suppression of secondary sexual function, with more success in promoting anticipated masculinization or feminization with the use of testosterone or estrogen, respectively.

Differential Changes in Total Testosterone Levels Found in Schizophrenia

Differential Changes in Total Testosterone Levels Found in Schizophrenia

Testosterone levels were increased in women with stable multi-episode schizophrenia and decreased in men with stable multi-episode schizophrenia.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked to Kyphosis Severity

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked to Kyphosis Severity

Researchers examined the correlation between Cobb angle of kyphosis from lateral spine radiographs and pattern of self-reported menopausal hormone therapy use.

Metformin and PCOS: Improving Menstrual Cycle and Hormone Profiles

Metformin and PCOS: Improving Menstrual Cycle and Hormone Profiles

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Variable improvements in menses, hormones, and metabolism were seen during 24 months of metformin use in 119 women with PCOS sub-grouped by baseline weight and androgen status.

Pregnancy Rates in Women Undergoing IVF With Fresh vs Frozen Embryos

Pregnancy Rates in Women Undergoing IVF With Fresh vs Frozen Embryos

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Study evaluated the difference in the rate of ongoing pregnancy or live birth between frozen embryo transfer and fresh embryo transfer in women without polycystic ovary syndrome who were undergoing IVF.

Air Pollution May Increase Likelihood of Menstrual Irregularity

Air Pollution May Increase Likelihood of Menstrual Irregularity

Exposure to air pollution during high school is associated with a slightly higher likelihood of menstrual irregularity and longer time to regularity.

FDA Approves Somatropin Injection to Treat Growth Hormone Deficiency

FDA Approves Somatropin Injection to Treat Growth Hormone Deficiency

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The FDA has approved Zomacton, a somatropin injection, for the replacement of growth hormone in adults with GH deficiency.

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