It is ethically acceptable to destroy abandoned embryos. It is not ethically acceptable to use abandoned embryos for research or transfer than to another couple without prior written consent.
The ethical implications of the use of posthumously collected reproductive tissue are discussed.
This statement considers the protective safeguards that need to be in place to ensure the ethical treatment of gestational carriers.
HESX1 mutations were previously known to cause septo-optic dysplasia, combined pituitary hormone deficiency, and isolated growth hormone deficiency. We now demonstrate HESX1 mutations in Kallmann syndrome.
Why we may abandon basal follicle stimulating hormone testing: A sea change in determining ovarian reserve using antimüllerian hormone
Antimüllerian hormone is a more informative and therefore a better serum test of ovarian reserve than basal FSH.
Testosterone and anabolic androgenic steroids suppress spermatogenesis. Clomiphene citrate, HGH/IGF-1, hCG, and aromatase inhibitors offer a protective effect for spermatogenesis, with either a neutral or positive overall effect.
There is little evidence to support hormone replacement in older males with normal levels. Men with vitamin D deficiency and hypogonadal males, in some cases, benefit from hormone replacement.
Male rejuvenation, defined as a process in men to both limit the impact of aging on body image and experience greater virility, is growing among middleaged and older men and can occur both through aesthetic surgical means and hormonal manipulation.
Androgens and other hormones are commonly being used by men in attempts to achieve a variety of health benefits that are often referred to as “male rejuvenation.” This series of articles will prepare the reproductive specialist to deal with these patients and their presented problems.