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Teens, repeat birth and postpartum contraceptionA CDC report looks at how effective messaging on postpartum contraception is in teenagers and the impact on repeat births. Plus: Does preeclampsia increase the risk of stroke? Also, a look at whether an old imaging technique could increase fertility.
Egg freezing debate gets warm receptionA debate on the pros and cons of routine egg freezing emphasized that earlier counseling about egg freezing by ob/gyns rather than reproductive endocrinologists should be routine, if not the procedure itself.
Does ART failure signal CVD risk?A study looks at the impact of failed ART on the cardiovascular health of women. Plus: Does a pregnancy near the time of breast cancer lead to worse outcomes. Also, a look at how many women may have little to no access to fertility services.
Is there a link between CVD and preterm birth?A study looks at the impact of a preterm birth on the mother's future risk of cardiovascular disease. Plus: Do shift work and physical labor negatively impact a woman's fertility? Also, are women who get a false-positive mammogram more likely to delay their future screenings?
Optimal approaches to fibroid managementFibroids 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.
Fertile technologiesHere I review 3 of the newest technologies that are helping patients achieve their dreams of becoming parents.
Three-parent babies: What does the future hold? (VIDEO)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.
Does alcohol impact ability to conceive? (VIDEO)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.
Fertility services can be attractive benefitTwo fertility experts detail the pros and cons of a fertility benefit plan.
Will previous common surgeries impact future fertility? (VIDEO)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.