August Grand Rounds: Measuring pregnancy rates in fertility awareness and natural family planning studies

Presented by Joseph Stanford, MD, MSPH. Review the concepts of pregnancy rates, effectiveness, perfect use, typical use, achieving-related behavior, and avoiding-related behavior, in relation to natural family planning, fertility awareness, and fertility appreciation methods. Discuss statistical methods for effectiveness studies and examine strengths and weaknesses of existing studies.

Robert Chasuk, MD

Dr. Robert Chasuk is the Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center, in LA, USA, where he […]

August Journal Club: Menstrual Preconditioning for the Prevention of Major Obstetrical Syndromes in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women of childbearing age (6.8%–18%), is among the most common causes of infertility due to ovulation factors, and accounts for 55%–70% of infertility cases caused by chronic anovulation. In this study, we used a combination of letrozole and clomiphene in patients resistant to both drugs individually, and studied the effects of this combination in ovulation and pregnancy in resistant PCOS patients.