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Explore the landscape of evidence, and new emerging research, in fertility apps. Additionally we will compare and contrast the aspects of different fertility apps that could be included in patient education and decision-making. Presented by Rebecca Simmons, PhD, MPH, a faculty member in the Department of OBGYN at the University of Utah.
Dr. Sara Simonsen will discuss weight loss and lifestyle changes in reproductive age women. Review the association between, and literature on obesity and fertility and discuss the impacts of weight loss on fertility in these cases to improve healthcare delivery.
Download Slides At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to: Reinforce your knowledge of reproductive physiology leading to a better understanding […]
Presented by Ira Winter, RN, BSc, MSc, CFCP This month we discussed perspectives from a qualitative study from Iran, “Why Iranian married women use withdrawal […]
Dr. Yong presents on unusual clinical presentations of endometriosis, as well as unusual locations and histological changes of endometriosis. Paul Yong, MD, PhD, FRCSC is a gynaecologist with fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic surgery, and a researcher in endometriosis located in Vancouver, Canada.
Bleeding in early pregnancy is strongly associated with pregnancy loss. Progesterone is essential for the maintenance of pregnancy. Several small trials have suggested that progesterone therapy may improve pregnancy outcomes in women who have bleeding in early pregnancy. A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate progesterone, as compared with placebo, in women with vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy.
Dr. Yeung discusses the pre-and post surgery management of endometriosis, with a look at adhesion prevention, the use of Gore-Tex (surgical anti-adhesion membrane) in decreasing the formation of adhesions. Dr. Yeung is interested in research on pain, quality of life, and fertility following laser excision surgery for endometriosis. Other research interests include developing a non-invasive diagnostic test for early-stage endometriosis. He performs scarless laparo-endoscopic single-site (LESS) surgery, which is a minimally invasive single-incision procedure. He also specializes in laser excision of endometriosis and restorative surgery.
Learn how endometriosis, in both an operative and population cohort, is associated with pregnancy complications (including early pregnancy loss, ectopic pregnancies, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, gestational diabetes, small-for-gestational age, and preterm birth). The ENDO Study is a collaborative epidemiologic study whose goal is to assess the relation between exposure to environmental chemicals and lifestyle factors that may affect womens reproductive health. Particular focus will be on the relation between hormonally active chemicals and risk of developing endometriosis considering womens lifestyles.