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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721614/low-doses-of-chlorpyrifos-interfere-with-spermatogenesis-of-rats-through-reduction-of-sex-hormones
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Dinithi Champika Peiris, Thamali Dhanushka
Use of pesticides results in indirect effects on human health. We aimed to evaluate implications of toxicological effects of subchronic chlorpyrifos exposure on reproductive function in male rats. A total of 48 adult Wistar male rats were separated into four groups (n = 12). Animals were gavaged with 2.5 mg/kg (T1), 5 mg/kg (T2), or 10 mg/kg (T3) body weight of chlorpyrifos (CPF) or distilled water (control) daily for 30 days. Organ weights, epididymal sperm parameters, DNA integrity, sex hormonal (FHS and LH) levels, and alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), and creatinine concentrations were determined on day 31...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721183/infertility-in-the-global-south-raising-awareness-and-generating-insights-for-policy-and-practice
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T Gerrits, F Van Rooij, T Esho, W Ndegwa, J Goossens, A Bilajbegovic, A Jansen, B Kioko, L Koppen, S Kemunto Migiro, S Mwenda, H Bos
Infertility is a highly prevalent reproductive health condition in the global South, which often has a devastating impact on the people concerned. Yet, thus far it hardly received any attention from policy makers, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) or donors working in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). For this reason we have set up a project to increase knowledge and awareness about infertility and childlessness among those stakeholders and organizations and to generate insight into (possible) interventions in this field...
March 2017: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719229/experiences-using-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-for-safer-conception-among-hiv-serodiscordant-heterosexual-couples-in-the-united-states
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Angela R Bazzi, Ashley A Leech, Dea L Biancarelli, Meg Sullivan, Mari-Lynn Drainoni
Antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a promising HIV prevention strategy for HIV serodiscordant couples (HIV-infected male, uninfected female) seeking safer conception. However, most research on PrEP for safer conception has focused on couples in sub-Saharan Africa; little is known about the perspectives or experiences of heterosexual couples in the United States. We conducted qualitative interviews with six couples (six women and five of their male partners) receiving PrEP for conception services at an urban safety net hospital in the US Northeast...
July 18, 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718242/ectopic-pregnancy-with-tubal-rupture-an-analysis-of-80-cases
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Sana Ashfaq, Sadia Sultan, Safia Aziz, Marium Mohammed Irfan, Miray Hasan, Afshan Siddique
BACKGROUND: Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is a major problem in obstetrics as there is evidence of increasing incidence throughout the world. It is an important cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. In Pakistan, the care seeking behaviour among female is limited that makes female vulnerable to die due to complication of ectopic pregnancy. The aim of this study is to determine the frequency of tubal rupture in ectopic pregnancy in Pakistani patients. METHODS: In this crosssectional study data pertaining to age, gestational age, parity and duration of presenting symptoms were collected and analysed...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706369/improving-the-knowledge-and-attitude-on-standard-days-method-of-family-planning-through-a-promotional-program-among-indian-postgraduate-students
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Philby Babu Menachery, Judith Angelitta Noronha, Sweety Fernanades
INTRODUCTION: The 'Standard Days Method' is a fertility awareness-based method of family planning that identifies day 8 through day 19 of the menstrual cycle as fertile days during which a woman is likely to conceive with unprotected intercourse. OBJECTIVE: The study was aimed to determine the effectiveness of a promotional program on the 'Standard Days Method' in terms of improving the knowledge scores and attitude scores. DESIGN: A pre-experimental one-group pretest-posttest research design was adopted...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706368/knowledge-and-behaviour-regarding-birth-prevention-of-healthcare-providers
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Smriti Bhargava, Nupur Hooja, Rajani Nawal, Bhomraj Kumawat, Avantika Sharma, Richa Manish
INTRODUCTION: Healthcare providers are an important link with the general public to impart knowledge regarding contraception. They are an important source of providing information regarding different methods of contraception, their proper use and removing the myths from the couple's mind. However, their own attitude and practice of contraception are often lacking. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to assess the attitude and practice of contraception over the last 1 year of nurses in a tertiary care hospital in Jaipur...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687593/effect-of-controlled-ovarian-hyperstimulation-on-puberty-and-estrus-in-mice-offspring
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Jiahui Ding, Xiujuan Tan, Kunkun Song, Wenwen Ma, Jing Xiao, Mingmin Zhang
Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) is widely used for the treatment of infertility, while the long-term effects of COH on the reproductive function in female offspring are currently unknown. Based on the fact that COH could cause high E2 levels in women throughout pregnancy, and excess estrogenic exposure during fetal development is harmful to subsequent adult ovarian function. We assumed the hypothesis that COH disrupts reproductive function in female offspring. To test this hypothesis, COH was induced in mice to obtain female offspring by PMSG and HCG, then we evaluated pubertal transition, serum levels of E2, AMH, FSH and LH, mRNA expressions of Esr1, Amhr2, Fshr and Lhcgr in ovaries, number of follicles and ovarian histology, and we also investigated apoptosis of follicles by TUNEL, the mRNA expressions of Fas, FasL, Bax, Bcl2, Caspase3, 8 and 9 by Quantitative Real-Time PCR, as well as the protein expressions of CLEAVED-CASPASE3, 8 and 9 by Western blot...
July 7, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686476/oncology-physicians-perspectives-on-practices-and-barriers-to-fertility-preservation-and-the-feasibility-of-a-prospective-study-of-pregnancy-after-breast-cancer
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Shoshana M Rosenberg, Shari Gelber, Richard D Gelber, Ethan Krop, Larissa A Korde, Olivia Pagani, Ann H Partridge
PURPOSE: POSITIVE (Pregnancy Outcome and Safety of Interrupting Therapy for women with endocrine responsIVE breast cancer) is a prospective clinical trial assessing safety and pregnancy outcomes in premenopausal hormone receptor-positive breast cancer survivors (age ≤42) who interrupt endocrine therapy (ET) to attempt pregnancy. We sought to assess interest in this study and perspectives on fertility preservation (FP) among United States medical oncologists who had previously enrolled women at their institutions on select premenopausal endocrine studies...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666302/-motherhood-at-the-age-of-35-and-over-the-risk-of-advanced-maternal-age-as-perceived-by-women-a-literature-study
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Karin Niessen, Therese Werner-Bierwisch, Sabine Metzing, Friederike Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein
Background Delaying motherhood is an ongoing trend in industrialized countries worldwide. The higher the mother´s age, the greater the risks for fertility, pregnancy, childbearing, and for the newborn. The psychosocial situation of women who are conscious of pregnancy risks is thus negatively affected. This paper aims to answer the question as to how women experience the risks of age. Methodology An systematic search of the international literature was carried out between December 2015 and March 2016, using the electronic databases PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Sowiport, as well as a manual search...
June 2017: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645785/contraceptive-counseling-in-reproductive-aged-women-treated-for-breast-cancer-at-a-tertiary-care-institution-a-retrospective-analysis
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Sara L Johansen, Klaira Lerma, Kate A Shaw
OBJECTIVE: To assess the frequency of documented contraceptive and fertility preservation counseling for women treated for breast cancer. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a chart analysis of female breast cancer patients (n=211) ages 18-45 receiving chemotherapy treatment at Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center from 2010-2014. Primary outcomes of contraceptive counseling and fertility preservation counseling documentation were assessed for frequency. Secondary outcomes included pregnancy testing, contraception use, and pregnancy during treatment...
June 20, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620604/medical-students-knowledge-of-fertility-awareness-based-methods-of-family-planning
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Peter G Danis, Sally A Kurz, Laura M Covert
OBJECTIVE: Traditional medical school curricula have not addressed fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) of family planning. The objective of this study was to assess (1) 3-year medical students' knowledge of FABMs of family planning, (2) their confidence in utilizing that knowledge in patient care, and (3) to implement focused education on FABMs to improve knowledge and confidence. METHODS: Third-year medical students at one institution in the United States were given a 10-question assessment at the beginning of their OB-GYN rotation...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619407/should-they-also-have-babies-community-attitudes-toward-sexual-and-reproductive-rights-of-people-living-with-hiv-aids-in-nigeria
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Zubairu Iliyasu, Hadiza S Galadanci, Yusuf A Ibrahim, Musa Babashani, Mohammed S Mijinyawa, Melynda Simmons, Muktar H Aliyu
BACKGROUND: People living with HIV have the right to healthy, satisfying sex lives and to appropriate services to ensure their sexual and reproductive health, including having healthy children. The reproductive rights of people living with HIV/AIDS are, however, often met with skepticism and discrimination, despite recent advances in HIV treatment. OBJECTIVE: To assess the attitudes of community members in Kano, Nigeria, toward the right of persons living with HIV/AIDS to have healthy sexual relationships and bear children...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610639/impact-of-the-ivf-laboratory-environment-on-human-preimplantation-embryo-phenotype
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D K Gardner, R L Kelley
The phenotype of the human embryo conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF), that is its morphology, developmental kinetics, physiology and metabolism, can be affected by numerous components of the laboratory and embryo culture system (which comprise the laboratory environment). The culture media formulation is important in determining embryo phenotype, but this exists within a culture system that includes oxygen, temperature, pH and whether an embryo is cultured individually or in a group, all of which can influence embryo development...
August 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609273/knowledge-regarding-fertility-preservation-in-cancer-patients-a-population-based-survey-among-brazilian-people-during-the-pink-october-awareness-event
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Mauricio B Chehin, Tatiana Cs Bonetti, Paulo C Serafini, Eduardo LA Motta
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge about the risk of infertility in cancer patients after treatment, and the options for fertility preservation based on a survey carried out during the 2013 Pink October campaign. METHODS: This survey was carried out during the 2013 Pink October event in the most important public park of São Paulo, Brazil. Approximately 900 people expressed interest in learning about breast cancer prevention and fertility preservation by participating in workshops, and 242 people filled out a questionnaire...
June 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607906/implementation-of-cycletel-family-advice-an-sms-based-service-to-provide-family-planning-and-fertility-awareness-information-in-india
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Nicki Ashcroft, Victoria Shelus, Himanshu Garg, Courtney McLarnon-Silk, Victoria H Jennings
BACKGROUND: CycleTel Family Advice (CFA), an SMS-based service designed to improve knowledge of fertility and family planning (FP), was delivered to over 100,000 people in India from April to August 2015. The goal of CFA was to increase knowledge on a range of reproductive health topics, e.g., the menstrual cycle, fertility, and FP, and to increase positive perceptions and use of FP. This paper focuses on the best practices and operational challenges for providing an SMS service based on the implementation experience of CFA...
2017: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598911/the-minimally-invasive-approach-to-the-symptomatic-isthmocele-what-does-the-literature-say-a-step-by-step-primer-on-laparoscopic-isthmocele-excision-and-repair
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Sevgi Sipahi, Kirsten Sasaki, Charles E Miller
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to understand the minimally invasive approach to the excision and repair of an isthmocele. RECENT FINDINGS: Previous small trials and case reports have shown that the minimally invasive approach by hysteroscopy and/or laparoscopy can cure symptoms of a uterine isthmocele, including abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain and secondary infertility. A recent larger prospective study has been published that evaluates outcomes of minimally invasive isthmocele repair...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597981/reflections-on-patient-involvement-in-research-and-clinical-practice-a-secondary-analysis-of-women-s-perceptions-and-experiences-of-egg-aspiration-in-fertility-treatment
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Charlotte Handberg, Kirsten Beedholm, Vibeke Bregnballe, Annette Nielsen Nellemann, Lene Seibaek
The importance of patient involvement is increasing in healthcare, and initiatives are constantly implemented to reach the ideal of involved and educated patients. This secondary analysis was initially embedded in a randomized controlled study where the aim was to gain insight into perceptions and experiences within a group of women undergoing fertility treatment through two focus group interviews. In this secondary analysis, we investigated how patient involvement was strived for in both clinical practice and research...
June 9, 2017: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593057/clomiphene-associated-inferior-stemi-in-a-young-female-due-to-right-coronary-artery-dissection
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Feras Husain Abuzeyad, Eltigani Seedahmed Ibnaouf, Mudhaffar Al Farras
Nonatherosclerotic spontaneous coronary artery dissection (NA-SCAD) is an uncommon cause of myocardial infarction. It most commonly affects females in the perimenopausal age. NA-SCAD has been associated with many predisposing factors including pregnancy and hormonal therapy for both contraception and ovulation induction. The presented case is a previously healthy 41-year-old woman diagnosed with inferior ST-elevation myocardial infarction due to right descending coronary artery dissection associated with recent use of clomiphene monotherapy for ovulation induction (a previously fertile woman), which was not previously reported...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593052/scaling-up-contraceptives-use-in-the-division-with-lowest-contraceptives-use-in-bangladesh-sources-methods-and-determinants
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Gulam Muhammed Al Kibria, Vanessa Burrowes, Sharmin Majumder, Atia Sharmeen, Rifath Ara Alam Barsha, Shakir Hossen
BACKGROUND: Total fertility rate (TFR) is high and at a static level for the last two decades in Bangladesh. Reduction of fertility by increasing contraceptives use could reduce maternal and neonatal mortality. To achieve the targeted contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) of Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) Initiative, it is important to increase CPR in all regions of the country. However, it is lower in Sylhet Division compared to other divisions in Bangladesh. This study looked into the methods, source and determinants of contraceptives use in this division...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582327/a-comprehensive-review-of-asherman-s-syndrome-causes-symptoms-and-treatment-options
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Christina A Salazar, Keith Isaacson, Stephanie Morris
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Intrauterine adhesions, also known as Asherman's syndrome, can have an impact on both reproductive outcomes and gynaecologic symptoms. Understanding the cause of intrauterine adhesions and the common clinical presentation will increase awareness of the condition and guide the patient to appropriate therapy. Surgical management offers favourable fertility outcomes and is often successful in restoring menstruation. RECENT FINDINGS: Surgical management with hysteroscopic lysis of adhesions is the gold standard for treatment and adopting an office-based approach offers several advantages...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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