Reporting non-recommended use of condoms and withdrawal in a study of a natural system of family planning. 

  Opoku Agyemang D, Najmabadi S. [1] Stanford JB. [1] [1] Office of Cooperative Reproductive Health, Division of Public Health, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Abstract Background: The Creighton Model Fertility Care System (CrM) teaches women and couples to identify the potentially fertile phase of the menstrual cycle (i.e., the fertile window). The CrM encourages couples to abstain from genital contact when they intend to avoid pregnancy. However, couples sometimes use condoms or withdrawal as additional methods that were not recommended.  We were interested in how often this occurs and how […]

Recent use of oral contraceptives and menstrual cycle characteristics

  Najmabadi S [1], Stanford JB [1] [1] Office of Cooperative Reproductive Health, Division of Public Health, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Abstract Background: Oral contraceptives (OC) are the most common temporary contraception used in the USA. We assessed menstrual cycle characteristics in relation to recent use of OC. Methods: We studied 3,096 menstrual cycles of 521 women with no known subfertility, who were followed for up to 1 year. Women recorded vaginal bleeding or cervical mucus discharge daily. We used the peak day of cervical mucus as the estimated day […]

Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Tubal Anastomosis: Single Institution Analysis

  William Nolan, MD;  Ali Ghomi, MD; Bruce  Rodgers, MD. Abstract Study Objectives: To study operative time and cost of robotic assisted laparoscopic tubal anastomosis beyond the learning curve. Secondary outcome measure was pregnancy and tubal patency rate. Study Design: Retrospective Cohort Study Setting: University-affiliated hospital Patients:  All patients who underwent robotic assisted laparoscopic tubal anastomosis from April 2013 to December 2018, performed by a single surgeon at a university-affiliated hospital. Intervention: Robotic assisted laparoscopic tubal anastomosis surgery Methods: 109 patients were identified who underwent robotic assisted laparoscopic tubal anastomosis. Retrospective analysis of patient demographics, operative time, pregnancy outcome and […]

Pregnancy Outcomes From a Single Restorative Reproductive Medicine Centre

  Gabriel James BSc, MSc, MBBS, DRANZCOG; Luke McLindon, MBBS, FRANZCOG; Joshua Hutch, MBBS Abstract: Infertility is a significant problem with multiple complex causes and a corresponding array of therapeutic options. In an era of increasing assisted reproductive treatments, few studies examine the role of holistic treatment approaches to address underlying behavioural, lifestyle and medical issues. This case series explores such a ‘restorative’ approach in 162 couples that attended an Australian, hospital-based, multidisciplinary fertility clinic between 2005 and 2010. The crude and adjusted live birth rates for all couples were 35.4% and 71% respectively over a 24-month analysis period. Couples […]