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  • Screening hysteroscopy in subfertile women before in vitro fertilization (IVF)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...
    April 18 2019
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with reproductive and endocrine problems. Being overweight worsens features of PCOS such as irregular periods, reduced fertility, raised male hormones, or increased risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Weight management (weight loss, maintenance or prevention of excess weight gain) is proposed as an...
    April 1 2019
  • March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis is a painful condition where endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus. It is estimated that up to 10% of women have endometriosis (Ozkan 2008).  Endometriosis can cause infertility and for women with subfertility the prevalence rate ranges from 25% to 40% (Ozkan 2008)....
    March 21 2019
  • Blogshot: Antioxidants for male subfertility A male factor accounts for up to half of the infertility cases  worldwide and  25% to 87% of male subfertility is considered to be due to the effect of oxidative stress. Antioxidants are thought to improve sperm quality by reducing oxidative damage. Updated Cochrane evidence suggests...
    March 18 2019
  • Priority setting Process Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility 2019 Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility group (CGF) gathers, evaluates, and disseminates reviews on the effectiveness and safety of interventions in subfertility and menstrual disorders. We are responsible for over 300 titles on various topics including ART, IUI, PCOS, endometriosis...
    March 13 2019
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) can cause anaemia (too few red blood cells) and interfere with a woman's quality of life and well‐being. Combined oral contraceptive pills (COCP) can provide control of the menstrual cycle by thinning the endometrium (the lining of the womb that is shed during menstruation). The updated Cochrane review investigated...
    February 14 2019
  • Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility (CGF) PPublications in January 2019In the first month of 2019 we added five new publications to our Reviews list. We published one protocol, one new review, three updated reviews, and created one blogshot!  Find the links to the latest CGF published evidence below.ProtocolLong‐term GnRH agonist therapy...
    February 1 2019
  • PCOS can cause subfertility due to chronic anovulation. Clomiphene citrate tablets are often used to trigger ovulation. However, if women do not conceive on clomiphene, they can either continue with the tablets or switch to gonadotrophins, which are injectable drugs. The updated Cochrane review compared the effectiveness and safety of different...
    January 16 2019
  • Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility (CGF) 2018 Highlights As 2018 is coming to an end, we would like to look back on a very special year and share some of CGF achievements with you. We would like to take this opportunity and thank all our authors, reviewers, editors, readers, translators, and members of our community, for their continuous support....
    December 20 2018
  •  Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group Implements a New Peer Review Policy In April 2018, Cochrane published the first Cochrane-wide peer review policy.  The aim of the policy is to introduce more transparency into the peer review process and to standardise practices across all Cochrane Review Groups.  We have listed the key...
    November 22 2018

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