Tag: infertility

Doctor Marks ‘Right’ Instead of ‘Left’ Testicle, Then Operates

Florida regulators have imposed a fine and other measures on a Tampa doctor who made a crucial error prior to his patient’s testicular surgery, as...

‘I Did Nothing Wrong:’ MDs Used Own Sperm for Fertility Patients

Martin D. Greenberg, MD, was sued in May for secretly using his own sperm to inseminate one of his infertility patients 38 years earlier. The...

Women Not Told About Need for Contraception After IVF Births

The contraceptive needs of women who have had in vitro fertilization (IVF) pregnancies are real but are being overlooked, according to study data presented at...

Hormone Pellet Safety Data ‘Not Very Reassuring at All’ for Women

Women who receive pellet hormonal therapy may be significantly more likely to have side effects such as mood swings, anxiety, breast tenderness, hair pattern change,...

Ob/gyn Sentenced to 59 Years for Unnecessary Surgeries, Fraud

A federal judge sentenced Javaid Perwaiz, MD, to 59 years in prison for healthcare fraud and performing unnecessary gynecologic and obstetrical procedures, including sterilizations without...

Quicker Fertility Rebound in Young Women With Breast Cancer

For a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer, the prospect that the treatment needed for the cancer may irreversibly impair fertility piles on distress. A...

Declining Sperm Count Tied to Chemicals in the Environment

Chemicals that pervade our modern world — plastics, pesticides, stain repellents, components of personal hygiene products — are contributing to a decades-long decline in fertility...

Treatment May Help Women in Early Menopause Remain Fertile

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — An experimental treatment may restore fertility during early menopause, a small new study...

Why COVID Vaccines are Falsely Linked to Infertility

Jan. 12, 2021 — There’s no evidence that the new vaccines against COVID-19 cause infertility, yet that’s a worry that’s been cited by some health...

One in Five Gestational Carriers Do Not Meet ASRM Criteria

About 20% of gestational carriers at one institution did not meet recommended criteria developed by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, according to a retrospective...

How You Can Save Money in Your Practice by Going Green

Ted Shieh, MD, developed a passion for environmental advocacy after an oil tanker crashed and spilled crude oil on a Taiwan beach where he had...

COVID-19 Impacts Women’s Contraception Choices

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The rate of unintended pregnancies in the United States has decreased...

Studies Gauge Toll of Pausing Fertility Treatment During Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. More than 60% of patients at a center for reproductive medicine...

New Technologies Aim to Improve Ovarian Cancer Detection

Encouraging trends abound in the management of ovarian cancer. As rates of ovarian disease continue to decline, there has also been a notable increase in...

Researchers on Study Curve for Gender-Affirming Vaginoplasty

Patient outcomes after gender-affirming vaginoplasty may improve as surgeons gain experience with the procedure, research suggests. For one surgeon, certain adverse events, including the need...

Many Women Can Successfully Have a Second ART Pregnancy

(Reuters Health) — Many women who have a baby using assistive reproductive technology (ART) can successfully do so a second time, especially if they use...

Press Pause on Assisted Reproduction?

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 15, 2020 — The SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus has dramatically altered specialty practice across the board,...