Reproductive concerns among transgender adolescents may manifest as ‘disinterest’ in future parenthood
A small cohort of adolescents and young adults who identify as transgender reported limited baseline knowledge of reproduction and expressed underlying reproductive concerns that may manifest as disinterest in becoming a parent, according to findings from a pilot study published in Transgender Health.Source: Healio
ASRM Announces Research Awards, including Amanda Kallen, M.D.
ASRM Announces Research Awards, including Amanda Kallen, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, for “Novel, Noncoding-RNA-Mediated Mechanisms for Regulation of Follicular Quantity and Quality”.Source: American Society for Reproductive Medicine
When freezing your eggs does not work: What women should know
Many women are the faces of an often untold story in fertility treatments, when frozen eggs do not result in pregnancies. It's a story that experts say needs to be told as egg freezing becomes cheaper and more accessible and attractive to women who want to make sure they can get pregnant later in life, on their own terms.Source: Good Morning America
Modern Culture Is Pushing Women to Delay Pregnancy. Science Has Yet to Catch Up
The first episode of Exploring Your Health looks at the prevalence of infertility and the cost and accessibility of in vitro fertilization. In episode 5, we’re asking the follow-up question; is there more that can be done to help women plan better and earlier for pregnancy and is egg freezing all it is cracked up to be? For answers, we sought out the experts.Source: Spectrum News
Here’s why many black women are silent about their struggle with infertility
Black women are almost twice as likely to experience infertility than white women, studies suggest, but they seek medical help for it half as much. And while as a society, we’ve become more open about infertility in the black community, it’s been largely a silent issue.Source: Chicago Tribune
Eureka! Top Endocrine Discoveries of 2017. Another Piece of the Reproductive Puzzle Solved.
Stephen R. Hammes, MD, PhD, professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and another co-editor-in-chief for Endocrinology, points to “The Steroidogenic Acute Regulatory Protein (StAR) Is Regulated by the H19/let-7 Axis,” by Men, Y., et al., published in February in Endocrinology as his 2017 pick.Source: Endocrine News