Fibroids are extremely common in women of reproductive age. One large study reported that 70% of Caucasian and 80% of African-American women had at least one ultrasound- or pathology-confirmed fibroid by the end of their reproductive years. While many of these women experience no negative effects of fibroids on their reproductive function, a significant number are at increased risk of infertility, miscarriage, or poor obstetric outcomes.
For Contemporary OB/GYN, Dr Bobby Lazzara looks at the recent spindle nuclear transfer performed in Mexico which resulted in a child, the first one created with genetic material from 3 adults, and examines the possible implications.
For Contemporary OB/GYN, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses key findings of a study published in the British Journal of Medicine. The study looked at whether alcohol consumption and the amount of alcohol consumed had an impact of a woman's ability to conceive.
For Contemporary OB/GYN, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses key findings from a study published in Fertility and Sterility. The study looked at women who underwent appendectomy, tonsillectomy, or both surgeries and the subsequent time to pregnancy following the procedures to see if either procedure had an impact on fertility.
Results of a retrospective cohort study show that use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection is on the rise but cast doubt on whether the technology is improving reproductive outcomes. Brian Levine, MD, MS provides commentary.