Twice As Many Women Experience Depression Versus Men

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Depression is the leading cause of disability for people between 15-44 years of age. Twice as many women experience depression versus men. Depression affects 8% to 16% of reproductive age women in the United States.¬†Infertility is a major risk factor for depression. Antidepressants may reduce the probability of a women with a history of depression […]

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Androgens are Optimal for Ovarian Function

Women make and utilize male hormones. These hormones are integral to optimal ovarian function in both natural cycles and stimulated cycles such as in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). In both men and women, these androgens decrease with age. In women, blood testosterone levels decrease; this diminution is paralleled in the markers used to assess ovarian […]

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Fertility Preservation for Women with Breast Cancer

Fertility Preservation for Women with Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death after lung cancer. Women under age 40 account for 6% of new breast cancer cases in the United States. Fertility preservation for women with breast cancer needs more discussion.¬†Thankfully adjuvant chemotherapy can be […]

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