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  • October is World Menopause Month and 18 October is World Menopause Day. Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group has published multiple reviews assessing the effectiveness and safety of interventions in menopausal women, including peri and postmenopausal women. The reviews have been used to inform seventeen evidence-based clinical...
    October 17 2019
  • Couples are classified as having unexplained infertility when they have tried to conceive for at least one year and no abnormality in semen analysis, ovulation, or tubal patency has been identified. Treatment options for unexplained infertility include expectant management, ovarian stimulation (OS), intrauterine insemination (IUI), OS-IUI, and in...
    September 24 2019
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness MonthSeptember is  Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month and is an excellent time to focus on the latest Cochrane evidence.Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a very common condition affecting 8% to 13% of women. Being overweight worsens all clinical features of PCOS. These clinical features include...
    September 11 2019
  • Cochrane Overviews bring together the findings from multiple reviews and one of the largest, first published in September 2013, was updated and republished in May 2018. Cindy Farquhar, from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Auckland in New Zealand describes this enormous volume of evidence for assisted reproduction....
    August 1 2019
  • As well as strategies that are focused mainly on the woman, interventions to help couples to become pregnant include some to directly help men who are subfertile and those targeting men where the couple has unexplained subfertility. One of the Cochrane Reviews with this focus on men looks at giving them oral supplementation with antioxidants, and...
    June 27 2019
  • ESHRE 2019 is only a few days away. The annual meeting is taking place in Vienna from 23-26 June at the MESSE WIEN Exhibition & Congress Center.  Meet us at Booth F84, Exhibition Hall B.  You can also join us at our group meeting to hear about our work and about latest Cochrane developments: Room Lehar 5 | Tuesday 25 June | 12:...
    June 19 2019
  • Embryo incubation and assessment is a vital step in assisted reproductive technology (ART). In recent years time-lapse systems (TLS), with or without embryo selection software, have been developed. TLS can take digital images of embryos at frequent time intervals. Suggested TLS advantages include maintaining stable culture environment and...
    May 29 2019
  • Cochrane Gyneacology and Fertility Awarded 2019 Research Excellence Award at  the University of Auckland The 2019 Research Excellence Awards were held at Old Government House at the University of Auckland on Tuesday, 7 May. The theme of the awards was The future world of work: Te ao mahi ā mua.The awards celebrate excellence at all...
    May 14 2019
  • Searching databases and other sources  Main database searches Our information specialist Marian Showell designs and runs searches for our authors in the major databases (CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO,CINAHL, and AMED) and the Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group (CGF) Specialised register. The CGF Specialised Register now contains...
    May 3 2019
  • In women with unexplained subfertility or those seeking advanced fertility treatment such as IVF, it has been suggested that performing a hysteroscopy (visualisation of the inside of the womb, using a telescope) may help improve success. Hysteroscopy could reveal abnormalities in the womb that may not be detected by routine ultrasound.  Our...
    April 18 2019

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