May 2015

All the papers from the May 2015 issue of Fertility and Sterility.

Testosterone therapy: many players and much controversy

The use of testosterone in men has become extremely controversial over the past year. Stakeholders in this topic include physicians who prescribe testosterone, patients—both those who feel that they benefited from treatment, and those who feel they have been harmed by treatment, the pharmaceutical companies, the federal government through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and litigation attorneys who have placed ads suggesting lawsuits for patients that have been on testosterone therapy and may have had cardiovascular events.

Thirty-five years later, the first assisted reproductive technology program opens in Cambodia

In the fall of 2014, the first assisted reproductive technology (ART) program opened in Cambodia. This event took place in Phnom Penh 35 years after Cambodia emerged—in the early days of 1979—from the worst geopolitical nightmare and genocide that the world has known since the Holocaust. In nearly 4 years of abuse, the Khmer Rouge regime through active killing and starvation had exterminated a third of the country’s population, who perished in the Killing Fields. In January 1979—the nightmare suddenly over—the country stood in rags and tears, with all needing to be rebuilt from scratch while wounds healed.