infertility

Age and Aging

Thatchers Thoughts: Age
Sam Thatcher, MD reviews literature and journal articles relating to age and infertility

Thatchers Thoughts: Age

Sam Thatcher, MD reviews literature and journal articles relating to age and infertility

ASRM and other Meetings

Review of the literature from the ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine as well as other reproductive medicine conferences.

ASRM Review: Prevention of Bone Loss during Long-Term GnRH Agonist Therapy for Endometriosis

Previous research has demonstrated that GnRH analogues/agonists are an effective treatment for endometriosis and fibroids. However, currently, treatment is normally limited to a six-month duration because of the negative effects that GnRH agonist (GnRH AG) therapy can have on bone mineral density (BMD).

ASRM Review: Apoptosis in Endometrial Glandular and Stromal Cells in Women with and Without Endometriosis

The researchers in this study hypothesized that spontaneous apoptosis, or programmed cell death may play an important role in endometriosis. The reasoning behind this theory is that, during the menstrual cycle, cells in the endometrium will die off and conclude that phase of the endometrium.

ASRM Review: Aging and the Brain: Restoring Neurologic Functioning Through Hormone Replacement Therapy

Many changes that occur with age are written off as inevitable consequences of the getting older. Indeed, these effects are often the subject of humorous comments, even amongst affected individuals. In recent years, however, increasing research in a wide variety of fields has drawn these assumptions of inevitability into question.

ASRM Review: Using a Danazol-Loaded IUD for Treatment of Uterine Adenomyosis

Uterine adenomyosis is a condition in which endometriosis has infiltrated the walls of the uterus. It can be treated via hysterectomy, but this is not a viable option in women who wish to retain their fertility.

Criteria for Selecting an Infertility or IVF Clinic

This series of charts will help in determining the best criteria for you in the selection of a full service treatment facility for infertility

Criteria in selecting an IVF Clinic

A chart showing the importance of certain criteria when shopping for a clinic

A History of IVF

Overview of the history and statistical outcome of IVF in the United States. In order to understand why insurance is reluctant to cover infertility and in particular IVF (in vitro fertilization), you must first look at the history of IVF and how statistics are gathered and presented.

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