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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. Being overweight worsens all clinical features of PCOS. These clinical features include reproductive issues such as reduced frequency of ovulation and irregular menstrual cycles, reduced fertility,...
    September 6 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
  • All content will be freely available on the Colloquium website and open to the entire Cochrane Community of members and supporters!Cochrane’s annual flagship event brings together the world’s most influential health researchers, scientists, academics, opinion leaders, clinicians, and patients to promote evidence-informed decision-making. We are...
    December 3 2019
  • 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

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