Fertility preservation

Researchers develop AMH model to predict menopause with 3-4 months accuracy. Preliminary but interesting.

Iranian researchers studied the AMH level of 266 women, aged 20-49, and developed a statistical model to predict menopause. They presented this data at the ESHRE meeting in Rome. Click here for the press release. The authors acknowledge that they need more data to confirm their findings. Other experts suggest that AMH has not been [...]

Emergency IVF for Cancer Yields Similar Results as IVF for Infertility

The study compared the outcomes of emergency IVF for cancer to IVF for tubal factor infertility. They had 22 women in each group and the outcome measures were similar between the two groups. Also, the emergency IVF did not delay the cancer treatment much if any. Two of the cancer patents (9%) had no embryos [...]

By | 2010-05-27T20:03:20+00:00 May 27th, 2010|ART/IVF, FertilityPreservation|0 Comments

Rates of Postcancer Parenthood — J Clin Oncol

Although fertility-sparing treatment is allowing more patients to have children after cancer, the gains are minimal compared with the elevated rates of childlessness among cancer survivors. As Cvancarova et al point out, the need for more effective fertility preservation for girls and young women is particularly pressing. Even with the availability of sperm banking for [...]

Why I Froze my Eggs

Egg freezing is a controversial issue in reproductive medicine because only relatively recently have fertility centers been able to reliably freeze eggs unlike sperm, which we have been freezing for decades. Egg freezing may find usefulness for women about to undergo cancer treatments that would otherwise destroy all their eggs. The technique may also be [...]

By | 2010-04-24T17:39:46+00:00 April 24th, 2010|ART/IVF, FertilityPreservation, Infertility|0 Comments

AMH Levels May Predict Chemotherapy-Related Egg Loss

Cancer chemotherapy can lead to early menopause and sterility. The specific chemo drugs and dose determine the risk of sterility but our ability to accurately predict the affect is limited. AMH is believed to reflect the total number of remaining eggs in the ovaries. This study suggests that AMH levels may provide a better method [...]

By | 2010-04-22T20:48:58+00:00 April 19th, 2010|FertilityPreservation, Outcomes|0 Comments