Androgen & Reproductive Disorders

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.

States Have Considerable Disparity in High-Quality LARC Service Delivery

States Have Considerable Disparity in High-Quality LARC Service Delivery

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Medicaid policy encourages the use of long-acting reversible contraception, but state-level payment policies are inconsistent and often do not include critical aspects of care.

Hyperandrogenism May Affect Gut Microbiome Changes in PCOS

Hyperandrogenism May Affect Gut Microbiome Changes in PCOS

Researchers have found that lower alpha diversity is seen in women with polycystic ovary syndrome vs healthy women.

Estrogen Contraceptives May Increase Stroke Risk in Women With Migraine

Estrogen Contraceptives May Increase Stroke Risk in Women With Migraine

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Women with migraine with aura are at an increased risk for stroke if they are taking high-dose estrogen-containing contraceptives.

Stair-Step Clomiphene Protocol Linked to Decreased Ovulation Time in PCOS

Stair-Step Clomiphene Protocol Linked to Decreased Ovulation Time in PCOS

The stair-step clomiphene protocol is associated with decreased time to ovulation for women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Nonhormonal Options Available for Menopause Symptom Relief

Nonhormonal Options Available for Menopause Symptom Relief

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A nonhormonal treatment option for the relief of symptoms associated with menopause is now available alongside other drug-free supplements.

Live-birth rates similar among ovulating women undergoing fresh- or frozen-embryo transfer

No differences were observed in live-birth rate, rates of implantation, clinical pregnancy, overall pregnancy loss, or ongoing pregnancy incidents between ovulatory women with infertility who received frozen-embryo or fresh-embryo transfers.

USPSTF's Final Recommendation on Menopausal HT for Chronic Disease Prevention

USPSTF's Final Recommendation on Menopausal HT for Chronic Disease Prevention

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To update its 2012 recommendation, the US Preventive Services Task Force reviewed evidence on the benefits and harms of systemic hormone therapy for the prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women.

For Postmenopausal Women, Breast Cancer Risk Reduced With Modest Weight Loss

For Postmenopausal Women, Breast Cancer Risk Reduced With Modest Weight Loss

Researchers found that 3061 postmenopausal women of 61,335 developed invasive breast cancer during a mean follow-up of 11.4 years. Women with weight loss (≥5%) had a significantly lower breast cancer risk than women with stable weight.

Unapproved Drugs, Substances in Androgen Receptor Modulators Sold Online

Unapproved Drugs, Substances in Androgen Receptor Modulators Sold Online

Products marketed as selective androgen receptor modulators and sold via the internet frequently contain unapproved drugs and substances, and the amount of active compound often does not match that listed on the label.

Fertility Hormone Therapy and Cardiovascular Outcomes: What We Know

Fertility Hormone Therapy and Cardiovascular Outcomes: What We Know

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Although the use of fertility therapy has steadily increased in the past few decades, research findings pertaining to related long-term cardiovascular outcomes are scarce and conflicting.

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.

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