October 2014

All the papers from the October 2014 issue of Fertility and Sterility.

Gene gene interactions and risk of recurrent miscarriages in carriers of endocrine gland derived vascular endothelial growth factor and prokineticin receptor polymorphisms

Two nonsynonymous prokineticin receptor variants were significantly associated with idiopathic recurrent miscarriages, and endocrine gland–derived vascular endothelial growth factor variant has genetic interactions with two receptor genes that contribute to miscarriage risk.

Assisted hatching and intracytoplasmic sperm injection are not associated with improved outcomes in assisted reproductive technology cycles for diminished ovarian reserve An analysis of cycles in the United States from 2004 to 2011

In initial assisted reproduction cycles for which the only diagnosis is diminished ovarian reserve, the practices of assisted hatching and intracytoplasmic sperm injection are not associated with improved live birth rates.

Repetitive oocyte donation: a committee opinion

This Committee Opinion concludes that donors be advised of the number of cycles/donations that a given oocyte donor may undergo. Although existing data cannot permit conclusive recommendations, a concern for the issues of the safety and well-being of oocyte donors warrants consideration. This document replaces the document of the same name, previously published in 2008 (Fertil Steril 2008; 90:S194–5).