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  • September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition affecting 8% to 13% of women in reproductive age. There are three main PCOS features• menstrual cycle problems, such as irregular periods or having no periods (meaning the ovaries do not release eggs)• high levels of "male"...
    September 1 2021
  • At last, an in-person event!Cochrane New Zealand last week held a one-day symposium in Auckland that brought together some of their most seasoned reviewers to showcase Cochrane excellence and expertise. CGF staff, authors and editors were among the presenters. The programme began with an address from Catherine Marshall, who is Co-chair of Cochrane...
    July 5 2021
  • Laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis: a Cochrane updateEndometriosis is a condition where tissue that normally lines the uterus (womb) grows in sites other than the uterine cavity. Endometriosis can cause pain, infertility, and other symptoms which can reduce quality of life. The management of endometriosis remains challenging. There are 2...
    March 30 2021
  • March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition where endometrial tissue (tissue similar to the lining of the uterus) grows outside of the uterus. It is estimated that 1 in 10 women have endometriosis (Zondervan 2020).Endometriosis frequently presents with the symptom of pain including dysmenorrhoea (painful...
    March 1 2021
  • Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group Highlights 2020A special thank you!Yet another year has gone by, and what a year it has been! The COVID-19 pandemic has affected each and every one of us in so many ways. Despite all, 2020 was a successful year for Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility, demonstrated by the number of reviews we published and...
    December 23 2020
  • Special Collection: In vitro fertilisation - effectiveness of add-ons Infertility affects as many as 1 in 7 couples. Many of these people turn to fertility treatments for help. In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is generally considered the most advanced treatment option, and is recommended in many cases, regardless of the cause of subfertility....
    October 16 2020
  • Pandemics impact upon the ability to deliver specialist assessment and treatments. Examples of treatments that commonly continue during pandemics include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antifibrinolytics, combined hormonal contraceptives, and progestogen. Cochrane authors summarised the available evidence on the effectiveness...
    August 3 2020
  • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by a new strain of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) discovered in 2019 and not previously identified in humans. Common symptoms  include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the current COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. Currently there are more than...
    March 17 2020
  • March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis is a painful condition where endometrial tissue (tissue similar to the lining of the uterus) grows outside of the uterus. It is estimated that 1 in 10 women have endometriosis (Ozkan 2008).  Endometriosis can cause infertility and for women with subfertility the prevalence rate ranges...
    March 2 2020
  • 2020 is almost around the corner and we cannot wait to see what it will bring us! However, before we welcome the new year, we would like to look back on a fantastic 2019! Yet another year filled with exciting developments and accomplishments for Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility. Needless to say none of these achievements would have been possible...
    December 20 2019

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