Hypogonadism Archive

FDA Announces Safety Monitoring Measures for Permanent Birth Control Essure

FDA Announces Safety Monitoring Measures for Permanent Birth Control Essure

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is implementing a number of steps for long-term safety monitoring of the permanent birth control device Essure, which will no longer be sold or distributed in the United States after Dec. 31, 2018.

Edentulism Associated With Risk for Hypertension After Menopause

Edentulism Associated With Risk for Hypertension After Menopause

Postmenopausal women with edentulism are at an increased risk for developing hypertension.

Menopause Symptoms Associated With Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault

Menopause Symptoms Associated With Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault

Intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder may be associated with menopause symptoms.

Approximately 65% of Women in the United States Are Using Contraceptives

Approximately 65% of Women in the United States Are Using Contraceptives

Almost two-thirds of U.S. women aged 15 to 49 years were currently using contraception in 2015 to 2017.

Interpregnancy Period Should Maximize Women's Health

Interpregnancy Period Should Maximize Women's Health

Providers should maximize women's health during the interpregnancy period, continuing care beyond the immediate postpartum period.

Health Risks Associated With Androgenic Anabolic Steroid Use in Men

Health Risks Associated With Androgenic Anabolic Steroid Use in Men

Men who use androgenic anabolic steroids have an increased mortality risk, a notable increase in hospitalizations, and higher prevalence of certain disorders compared with the general population.

Duration of Infertility Associated With Sperm Concentration in Men

Duration of Infertility Associated With Sperm Concentration in Men

A longer duration of infertility was associated with lower sperm concentrations and higher rates of azoospermia in men with primary infertility.

Reduced Fertility in Obese Women May Be Related to Dysfunctional Insulin Pathway

Reduced Fertility in Obese Women May Be Related to Dysfunctional Insulin Pathway

A high BMI is associated with reduced follicle-stimulating hormone receptor expression in human chorionic gonadotropins, reduced expression of estradiol synthesis-related genes, and reduced production of estradiol.

Prenatal Exposure to Famine Increases Risk for Early Menopause

Prenatal Exposure to Famine Increases Risk for Early Menopause

Fetal exposure to famine is associated with an increased risk for early menopause.

Urinary Incontinence Drug May Reduce Frequency of Hot Flashes

Urinary Incontinence Drug May Reduce Frequency of Hot Flashes

Oxybutynin, an anticholinergic used to treat urinary incontinence, may provide breast cancer survivors with an alternative treatment option for hot flashes, according to new research.

Five-Year Efficacy Data Announced for Liletta Intrauterine System

Five-Year Efficacy Data Announced for Liletta Intrauterine System

Phase 3 trial results assessing the intrauterine system, Liletta (levonorgestrel 52 mg), found that it had >99% efficacy in preventing pregnancy for up to 5 years; the products current Food and Drug Administration indication.

Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in Personal Care Products Linked to Early Puberty

Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in Personal Care Products Linked to Early Puberty

Exposure to certain endocrine disrupting chemicals may impact timing of puberty in children.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy May Reduce Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk

Menopausal Hormone Therapy May Reduce Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk

To investigate the association between hormone therapy and carpal tunnel syndrome risk, researchers conducted a secondary analysis of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) hormone therapy trials.

Age-Related Vaginal Symptoms Associated With Worse Quality of Life

Age-Related Vaginal Symptoms Associated With Worse Quality of Life

Severe vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) symptoms are associated with worse quality of life in postmenopausal women.

FDA to Review Estrogen-Free Oral Contraceptive Slinda

FDA to Review Estrogen-Free Oral Contraceptive Slinda

Drospirenone is a spironolactone analogue with antimineralocorticoid and antiandrogenic activity.

Sleep Quality in Women With Surgical vs Natural Menopause

Sleep Quality in Women With Surgical vs Natural Menopause

Women who undergo surgical menopause have significantly worse sleep quality than those who experience natural menopause.

Xyosted Now Available for Treatment of Testosterone Deficiency

Xyosted Now Available for Treatment of Testosterone Deficiency

Prior to starting Xyosted, the patient's baseline cardiovascular risk should be considered and blood pressure should be adequately controlled.

Male Contraceptive Gel to Be Evaluated in Clinical Trial

Male Contraceptive Gel to Be Evaluated in Clinical Trial

The year-long Phase 2b trial, funded by the National Institutes of Health, will enroll approximately 420 couples that are seeking pregnancy prevention across 3 US sites (Los Angeles, Seattle, and Kansas City).

Testosterone Treatment Reduces Symptoms of Depression in Men

Testosterone Treatment Reduces Symptoms of Depression in Men

In a select sample of men, testosterone treatment in higher doses was observed to be effective for reducing depressive symptoms.

Testosterone Therapy and Measures of Mobility in Older Men

Testosterone Therapy and Measures of Mobility in Older Men

In older men with low testosterone concentrations, testosterone therapy improves self-reported walking ability and outcomes on the 6-minute walking test.

Psychosocial Risks Associated With Central Precocious Puberty

Psychosocial Risks Associated With Central Precocious Puberty

In addition to the risk that children with CPP will not reach their adult height potential, a range of studies have noted a high risk for psychological, social, and behavioral problems in this population.

Functional Disability Progression More Rapid in Postmenopausal Women With RA

Functional Disability Progression More Rapid in Postmenopausal Women With RA

Functional disability progressed more rapidly in postmenopausal compared with premenopausal women with rheumatoid arthritis.

Oral Contraceptives Recalled Due to Incorrect Dispenser Instructions

Oral Contraceptives Recalled Due to Incorrect Dispenser Instructions

Without proper instructions for the correct use of the Veridate dispenser pack, the patient may take the pills in the wrong order or may take an inactive "reminder" pill vs an "active" pill.

Cardiometabolic Disease Patterns Related to Race, Ethnicity in Midlife Women

Cardiometabolic Disease Patterns Related to Race, Ethnicity in Midlife Women

Women entering menopause had patterns of cardiometabolic risk components related to race/ethnicity.

Undiagnosed Prediabetes Prevalent in Men With Primary Infertility

Undiagnosed Prediabetes Prevalent in Men With Primary Infertility

Approximately 15% of men experiencing infertility may have undiagnosed prediabetes.

Bijuva Approved for Moderate to Severe Vasomotor Symptoms Due to Menopause

Bijuva Approved for Moderate to Severe Vasomotor Symptoms Due to Menopause

Approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was supported by the Phase 3 Replenish trial which evaluated the safety and efficacy of Bijuva in generally healthy, postmenopausal women with a uterus for the treatment of moderate to severe hot flashes.

Early Natural Menopause Linked to Life Expectancy, Years With T2D

Early Natural Menopause Linked to Life Expectancy, Years With T2D

Compared with women who experience normal or late menopause, women who experience early natural menopause have a shorter life expectancy and spend fewer years without type 2 diabetes.

Is BPA Safe? Endocrine Society Addresses FDA Position on Commercial BPA Use

Is BPA Safe? Endocrine Society Addresses FDA Position on Commercial BPA Use

The Endocrine Society has expressed concern regarding the FDA's position on use of BPA in commercial products.

Atherosclerosis Progression Differs According to Timing of Estradiol Therapy After Menopause

Atherosclerosis Progression Differs According to Timing of Estradiol Therapy After Menopause

Higher levels of estradiol were inversely associated with carotid artery intima-media thickness progression in the early postmenopausal cohort but positively associated with it in the late postmenopausal group.

Fertility Rates Decreasing in US for All Urbanization Levels

Fertility Rates Decreasing in US for All Urbanization Levels

During 2007 to 2017, fertility rates decreased in the United States for each urbanization level.

Effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Men With COPD

Effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Men With COPD

Middle-aged testosterone replacement therapy users with COPD had a greater reduction in hospitalizations compared with nonusers.

Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System Approved for 5-Year Use

Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System Approved for 5-Year Use

The expanded approval was supposed by safety and efficacy data from the Phase 3 ACCESS IUS trial (N = 1751) in women receiving Liletta. In the trial, Liletta demonstrated >99% efficacy in preventing pregnancy for up to 5 years in a broad patient population.

Safety and Efficacy of Dimethandrolone Undecanoate as Male Contraceptive Pill

Safety and Efficacy of Dimethandrolone Undecanoate as Male Contraceptive Pill

Daily oral administration of dimethandrolone undecanoate for 28 days in healthy men is well tolerated and has properties consistent with an effective male contraceptive.

Weight Loss May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Weight Loss May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Postmenopausal women with weight loss have a reduced risk for breast cancer.

Mistaking Legal Recourse for Evidence-Based Medical Practices in Surrogacy

Mistaking Legal Recourse for Evidence-Based Medical Practices in Surrogacy

Paying a surrogate to carry a fetus shoehorns a fourth, and fifth, party into the already tight therapeutic triangle formed by the biological mom, fetus, and physician.

New Testosterone Replacement Therapy Approved for At-Home Self-Administration

New Testosterone Replacement Therapy Approved for At-Home Self-Administration

Xyosted carries a Boxed Warning regarding blood pressure increases that may potentially increase the risk for major adverse cardiovascular events.

Light Therapy Offers Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Perimenopausal Depression

Light Therapy Offers Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Perimenopausal Depression

Light treatments successfully corrected abnormal timing of melatonin circadian rhythms in perimenopausal women with depression and improved mood and sleep within 2 weeks.

Medicaid Expansion Programs Improve Women's Access to Reproductive Services

Medicaid Expansion Programs Improve Women's Access to Reproductive Services

One-third of the women enrolled in Michigan's Medicaid expansion program reported improved access to birth control and family planning services.

Gestational Diabetes Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

Gestational Diabetes Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

These findings suggest an increased risk for postpartum depressive symptoms in mothers with gestational diabetes, independent of depressive symptomatology during pregnancy.

Physical Activity as a Lifestyle Factor Influencing Early Menopause

Physical Activity as a Lifestyle Factor Influencing Early Menopause

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

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

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).

Reproductive Management in Multiple Sclerosis: Quick Takeaways for Your Practice

Reproductive Management in Multiple Sclerosis: Quick Takeaways for Your Practice

While it is now well-established that having MS should not limit patients' reproductive choices, this was not always the case.

Dexamethasone Improves Outcomes for Patients Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization

Dexamethasone Improves Outcomes for Patients Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization

Investigators assessed whether adrenal suppression with low-dose dexamethasone improved IVF outcomes.

Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Lower Success Rates of Fertility Treatment in PCOS

Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Lower Success Rates of Fertility Treatment in PCOS

Investigators sought to determine the effect of vitamin D deficiency on the success of ovarian stimulation in women with PCOS or unexplained infertility.

Testosterone Levels Increased in Third Trimester Pregnancy in PCOS

Testosterone Levels Increased in Third Trimester Pregnancy in PCOS

Investigators examine total testosterone, free testosterone, and sex hormone binding globulin levels in pregnant women in the third trimester with PCOS.

Does Adolescent Vaccination Increase Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Risk?

Does Adolescent Vaccination Increase Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Risk?

For this study, researchers investigated the incidence of primary ovarian insufficiency incidence and estimated risk for POI after vaccination with human papillomavirus, Tdap, influenza and meningococcal conjugate using Kaiser Permanente Northwest electronic health records from 2006 to 2014.

Low Testosterone Linked With Social Anxiety in Boys With Klinefelter Syndrome

Low Testosterone Linked With Social Anxiety in Boys With Klinefelter Syndrome

This finding suggests that clinicians should monitor anxiety among individuals with testosterone deficiency and XXY.

Characteristics of Menstrual Cycle Associated With Early Natural Menopause

Characteristics of Menstrual Cycle Associated With Early Natural Menopause

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

Cytovene-IV Labeling Updated to Include Additional Fertility Impairment Data

Cytovene-IV Labeling Updated to Include Additional Fertility Impairment Data

Cytovene-IV is a deoxynucleoside analogue cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA polymerase inhibitor.

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

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.

Increased Risk for Early Gonadarche Associated With Oxandrolone Treatment

Increased Risk for Early Gonadarche Associated With Oxandrolone Treatment

Investigators examine the onset of puberty and testicular function in prepubertal boys treated with oxandrolone.

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

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

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

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

Testosterone Prescribing Trends in the United States Between 2002 and 2016

Testosterone Prescribing Trends in the United States Between 2002 and 2016

In 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a safety bulletin for the use of testosterone.

Fatigue Management Contributes to Effective Endometriosis Care

Fatigue Management Contributes to Effective Endometriosis Care

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

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

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"

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.

Psychiatric Morbidity Decreased After Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatment

Psychiatric Morbidity Decreased After Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatment

These analyses may serve clinicians in addressing potential psychiatric obstacles in patients undergoing fertility treatments.

Sex Hormone Levels May Affect Postmenopausal Heart Disease Risk

Sex Hormone Levels May Affect Postmenopausal Heart Disease Risk

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.

The Value of Low-Quality Infertility Care in Regions With Infrastructure Deficits

The Value of Low-Quality Infertility Care in Regions With Infrastructure Deficits

The case study focused on the story of a clinician who arrived in Lebanon to discuss how to best offer infertility treatment to Syrian refugees in the region.

Combo Therapy Appears Effective for Treating Subfertile Men

Combo Therapy Appears Effective for Treating Subfertile Men

To evaluate safety and efficacy of this therapy, study authors gathered data on patients treated with the combination from 2014 to 2017.

Effect of Testosterone Replacement on Glycemic Control in Obese Men With Hypogonadism, T2D

Effect of Testosterone Replacement on Glycemic Control in Obese Men With Hypogonadism, T2D

Investigators examined the effect of testosterone replacement therapy on metabolic syndrome and vascular function in obese males with hypogonadism.

PAH Risk, Mortality Increased by Disturbances in Male Sex Hormones

PAH Risk, Mortality Increased by Disturbances in Male Sex Hormones

Men with higher estradiol and estradiol/testosterone levels had an increased risk for pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Exercise Modifies Predisposition to Obesity After Menopause

Exercise Modifies Predisposition to Obesity After Menopause

Physical activity modifies the association between the body mass index genetic risk score and BMI.

Serum Chemerin May Predict Risk for Spontaneous Abortion in Women With PCOS

Serum Chemerin May Predict Risk for Spontaneous Abortion in Women With PCOS

Serum chemerin may serve as a biomarker to identify pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome who are at particular risk for later abortion, and who may benefit from prevention strategies.

Risk for Premenstrual Syndrome Moderately Linked to Alcohol Consumption

Risk for Premenstrual Syndrome Moderately Linked to Alcohol Consumption

Meta-analysis shows that alcohol intake is moderately associated with premenstrual syndrome risk.

Hormonal Antiandrogen Therapy for Acne May Help Reduce Antibiotic Use

Hormonal Antiandrogen Therapy for Acne May Help Reduce Antibiotic Use

Recognizing the increased need for antibiotic stewardship, the researchers consider HAAT to be a useful alternative to systemic antibiotic therapy that is effective and well tolerated among women with inflammatory acne.

Metabolic Influence of Metformin in Pregnant Women With PCOS

Metabolic Influence of Metformin in Pregnant Women With PCOS

Metformin treatment during pregnancy did not influence the metabolic profile in women with polycystic ovary syndrome at 7.7 years of follow-up.

Irregular Menstruation Common in Girls With Type 2 Diabetes

Irregular Menstruation Common in Girls With Type 2 Diabetes

Menstrual dysfunction is common in girls with recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes, and does not improve with 2years of anti-hyperglycemic treatment.

Adverse Neurodevelopmental and Mental Health Outcomes in PCOS

Adverse Neurodevelopmental and Mental Health Outcomes in PCOS

These data confirmed the increased risk for psychiatric disorders in women with PCOS, and indicated an increased risk for ADHD and ASD in their children.

AUA: New Guidelines for Diagnosis, Management of Testosterone Deficiency

AUA: New Guidelines for Diagnosis, Management of Testosterone Deficiency

Clinicians should use a total testosterone level below 300ng/dL as a reasonable cut-off in support of the diagnosis of low testosterone.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Tied to Risk for Mental Health Issues

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Tied to Risk for Mental Health Issues

Researchers evaluated the association between PCOS and psychiatric outcomes, as well as whether rates of autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are higher in children of mothers with PCOS.

Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Higher in Survivors of Testicular Cancer

Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Higher in Survivors of Testicular Cancer

Results from the ongoing Platinum Study revealed the prevalence of risk factors for CVD among survivors of testicular cancer who received chemotherapy for their cancer.

Case Report Reveals Another Possible Side Effect of Kratom

Case Report Reveals Another Possible Side Effect of Kratom

A number of adverse events or side effects have been reported, but this is the first report of hyperprolactinemia as the result of ingestion of kratom.

Bremelanotide NDA Submitted to FDA for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

Bremelanotide NDA Submitted to FDA for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

Bremelanotide, an investigational product, is thought to possess a novel mechanism of action, activating endogenous melanocortin pathways involved in sexual desire and response.

Effect of High Androgen Levels on Cardiovascular Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Effect of High Androgen Levels on Cardiovascular Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Researchers conducted a prospective, population-based cohort study to assess the risk for cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women with increased androgen levels.

Fertility in Women Negatively Affected by Asthma Medications

Fertility in Women Negatively Affected by Asthma Medications

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

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.

Use of FSH in Early Diagnosis of Turner Syndrome

Use of FSH in Early Diagnosis of Turner Syndrome

Karyotyping of girls with short stature and high FSH levels would allow early diagnosis of Turner syndrome in a significant number of patients, especially where resources for chromosome study are limited.

Once-Daily Oral Contraceptive for Men Shows Promise

Once-Daily Oral Contraceptive for Men Shows Promise

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

Low Sperm Count Linked to Poor Metabolic, Cardiovascular, Bone Health

Low Sperm Count Linked to Poor Metabolic, Cardiovascular, Bone Health

Researchers tested whether semen quality and reproductive function could be a marker of general health in men.

Estrogen Improves Eating Behavior, Psychopathology in Oligo-Amenorrheic Athletes

Estrogen Improves Eating Behavior, Psychopathology in Oligo-Amenorrheic Athletes

A new study presented at ENDO 2018 finds that giving 1 year of estrogen replacement to female athletes with exercise-induced menstrual irregularities improves drive for thinness, body dissatisfaction, and uncontrolled eating.

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

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

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.

FDA Approves Somatropin Injection to Treat Growth Hormone Deficiency

FDA Approves Somatropin Injection to Treat Growth Hormone Deficiency

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

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.

States Have Considerable Disparity in High-Quality LARC Service Delivery

States Have Considerable Disparity in High-Quality LARC Service Delivery

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

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

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