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This Is What Endometriosis Feels Like

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 27, 2014

The pain is deep and heavy, almost as though I'm being pulled down by gravity. It's a soreness, sometimes a pinch or a twinge or even a stab -- but nearly always it is just deep and full, almost like a moan that stays always in a low octave. There are times, at night as I find I can't move because it has pulled me down against my bed, where I find that I, too, must audibly groan. Almost as though I'm harmonizing with the depth of the painful chord inside.

Riverside Study Supports IUD Use By Teens

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 27, 2014

Among contraceptive methods in older women — in their 20s and 30s — IUDs have one of the highest rates of satisfaction and effectiveness, according to the study's authors. The lack of data regarding their use by adolescents led Stovall and his colleague Joelle Aoun M.D. to develop the study.

Three-parent Babies: ‘As Long as She’s Healthy, I Don’t Care’, Says Mother of IVF Child

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 26, 2014

In May 1997, the first child was born as a result of a controversial IVF technique which involved mixing the genes of three people. Today, Emma Ott, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a healthy American teenager who routinely scores straight As at high school.

Back in the Saddle: Mid-Life Women Re-Entering the Dating World Can Challenge Sexual Health According to Lauren Streicher, MD

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 26, 2014

6,000 Baby boomers are changing physically, emotionally and hormonally every day and approximately half of those women are single.  

New Contraceptive Coverage Plan To Be Offered for Religious Nonprofits

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 25, 2014

The Obama administration is offering yet another way for religious nonprofits to avoid providing contraceptive coverage under Obamacare, but the accommodation released Friday is unlikely to put an end to the ongoing court battles over the issue.

Severe Acne Linked to Endometriosis

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 25, 2014

The present work is the first to prospectively, directly evaluate the relationship between acne and endometriosis. The authors found that severe teenage acne was independently associated with endometriosis after accounting for the effects of known risk factors.

Austin Couple Turns Four-Year Infertility Struggle Into a Book

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 22, 2014

The Millers wrote about their experience in the book “Where Have All the Storks Gone: A His and Hers Guide to Infertility.”

The Obesity-Fertility Link in Men

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 22, 2014

For men, obesity-related conditions can include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancers. A new study published in the journal Clinical Endocrinology now adds possible infertility to the list of problems associated with obesity.

WeHo Clinic Sued for Allegedly Destroying Sperm

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 22, 2014

A West Hollywood fertility center was sued today by a couple who allege sperm samples that the man deposited before he had surgery for testicular cancer were mistakenly destroyed, making it unlikely he will ever have any biological children.

Infertility Clinics Boom as Demand for Babies Grows

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 21, 2014

MUMBAI: The rush to infertility clinics in the country grew annually at 15% between 2010 and 2012 as the number of such clinics rose by 20%, new statistics show.

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