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Volume 106, Issue 7

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Introduction: Noncontraceptive use of steroid sex hormones in reproductive medicine

Kurt T. Barnhart

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Page 1551


Estrogen-progestins and progestins for the management of endometriosis

Paolo Vercellini, Laura Buggio, Nicola Berlanda, Giussy Barbara, Edgardo Somigliana, Silvano Bosari

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1552–1571.e2


Noncontraceptive use of oral combined hormonal contraceptives in polycystic ovary syndrome—risks versus benefits

Anuja Dokras

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1572–1579


Hormone replacement therapy in young women with surgical primary ovarian insufficiency

Philip M. Sarrel, Shannon D. Sullivan, Lawrence M. Nelson

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1580–1587


Hormone replacement therapy in young women with primary ovarian insufficiency and early menopause

Shannon D. Sullivan, Philip M. Sarrel, Lawrence M. Nelson

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1588–1599


The role of steroid hormone supplementation in non–assisted reproductive technology treatments for unexplained infertility

Alexander M. Quaas, Karl R. Hansen

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1600–1607


Steroid hormone pretreatments in assisted reproductive technology

Jean Nassar, Teddy Tadros, Elodie Adda-Herzog, Jean Marc Ayoubi, Renato Fanchin

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1608–1614


Inklings

Medical professionalism and enculturation of the millennial physician: meeting of the minds

Steven R. Lindheim, Parvaneh Nouri, Kelly A. Rabah, Jerome L. Yaklic

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1615–1616


ASRM pages

Financial compensation of oocyte donors: an Ethics Committee opinion

Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages e15–e19


Fertility drugs and cancer: a guideline

Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1617–1626


Cross-border reproductive care: an Ethics Committee opinion

Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1627–1633


Prevention and treatment of moderate and severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: a guideline

Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1634–1647


Reflections

Hypovitaminosis D and high serum transforming growth factor beta-3: important biomarkers for uterine fibroids risk

Sunil Halder, Ayman Al-Hendy

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1648–1649


Vitamin D in human reproduction—an evolving landscape

Jason M. Franasiak

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1650–1651


Original articles


Andrology

Establishing reference values for age-related spermatogonial quantity in prepubertal human testes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Ieva Masliukaite, Julie M. Hagen, Kirsi Jahnukainen, Jan-Bernd Stukenborg, Sjoerd Repping, Fulco van der Veen, Madelon van Wely, Ans M.M. van Pelt

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1652–1657.e2


Supplementation of freezing and thawing media with brain-derived neurotrophic factor protects human sperm from freeze-thaw-induced damage

Atefeh Najafi, Ebrahim Asadi, Adel R. Moawad, Saideh Mikaeili, Fardin Amidi, Emmanuel Adutwum, Majid Safa, Ali Gholi Sobhani

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1658–1665.e4


Are proton-pump inhibitors harmful for the semen quality of men in couples who are planning pregnancy?

Nicole A. Huijgen, Maria A.J. de Ridder, Katia M. Verhamme, Gert R. Dohle, Ann M. Vanrolleghem, Miriam C.J.M. Sturkenboom, Joop S.E. Laven, Régine P.M. Steegers-Theunissen

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1666–1672.e2


Behavioral, cognitive, and motor performance and physical development of five-year-old children who were born after intracytoplasmic sperm injection with the use of testicular sperm

Aukje M. Meijerink, Liliana Ramos, Anjo J.W.M. Janssen, Nienke M. Maas–van Schaaijk, Andreas Meissner, Sjoerd Repping, Monique H. Mochtar, Didi D.M. Braat, Kathrin Fleischer

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1673–1682.e5


Expression of katanin p80 in human spermatogenesis

Christiane Pleuger, Daniela Fietz, Katja Hartmann, Wolfgang Weidner, Sabine Kliesch, Moira K. O'Bryan, Adriaan Dorresteijn, Martin Bergmann

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1683–1690.e1


Assisted reproduction

Is elective single-embryo transfer a viable treatment policy in in vitro maturation cycles?

Safak Hatırnaz, Ebru Hatırnaz, Michael H. Dahan, Seang Lin Tan, Alev Ozer, Mine Kanat-Pektas, Baris Ata

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1691–1695


Reproductive outcomes of familial oocyte donation

Joseph Hasson, Togas Tulandi, Weon-Yong Son, Na'ama al Ma'mari, Ahmad Badeghiesh, Sammer Tannus, Janet Takefman, Tal Shavit

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1696–1702


Obstetric and perinatal outcomes after either fresh or thawed frozen embryo transfer: an analysis of 112,432 singleton pregnancies recorded in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority anonymized dataset

Abha Maheshwari, Edwin Amalraj Raja, Siladitya Bhattacharya

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1703–1708


Utilization of fertility treatment and reproductive choices by lesbian couples

Olivia J. Carpinello, Mary Casey Jacob, John Nulsen, Claudio Benadiva

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1709–1713.e4


Addition of neither recombinant nor urinary luteinizing hormone was associated with an improvement in the outcome of autologous in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmatic sperm injection cycles under regular clinical settings: a multicenter observational analysis

Juan-Enrique Schwarze, Javier A. Crosby, Fernando Zegers-Hochschild

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1714–1717.e1


Oocytes with smooth endoplasmic reticulum clusters originate blastocysts with impaired implantation potential

Amanda Souza Setti, Rita Cássia Sávio Figueira, Daniela Paes de Almeida Ferreira Braga, Matheus de Castro Azevedo, Assumpto Iaconelli Jr., Edson Borges Jr.

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1718–1724


Early pregnancy

Predicting first trimester pregnancy outcome: derivation of a multiple marker test

Suneeta Senapati, Mary D. Sammel, Samantha F. Butts, Peter Takacs, Karine Chung, Kurt T. Barnhart

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1725–1732.e3


Endometriosis

Pathophysiologic processes have an impact on the plasma metabolomic signature of endometriosis patients

Sara Vicente-Muñoz, Inmaculada Morcillo, Leonor Puchades-Carrasco, Vicente Payá, Antonio Pellicer, Antonio Pineda-Lucena

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1733–1741.e1


Environment and epidemiology

Extremities of body mass index and their association with pregnancy outcomes in women undergoing in vitro fertilization in the United States

Jennifer F. Kawwass, Aniket D. Kulkarni, Heather S. Hipp, Sara Crawford, Dmitry M. Kissin, Denise J. Jamieson

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1742–1750


Fertility treatment and childhood type 1 diabetes mellitus: a nationwide cohort study of 565,116 live births

Laura Ozer Kettner, Niels Bjerregaard Matthiesen, Cecilia Høst Ramlau-Hansen, Ulrik Schiøler Kesmodel, Bjørn Bay, Tine Brink Henriksen

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1751–1756


Fertility preservation

Effect of first line cancer treatment on the ovarian reserve and follicular density in girls under the age of 18 years

Meryam El Issaoui, Veronica Giorgione, Linn S. Mamsen, Catherine Rechnitzer, Niels Birkebæk, Niels Clausen, Thomas W. Kelsey, Claus Yding Andersen

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1757–1762.e1


Which female cancer patients fail to receive fertility counseling before treatment in the state of Georgia?

Helen B. Chin, Penelope P. Howards, Michael R. Kramer, Ann C. Mertens, Jessica B. Spencer

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1763–1771.e1


Genetics

Relationship between polycystic ovary syndrome and ancestry in European Americans

Andrew C. Bjonnes, Richa Saxena, Corrine K. Welt

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1772–1777


Effect of pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) single-nucleotide polymorphisms on the level and activity of PAPP-A and the hormone profile in fluid from normal human small antral follicles

Jane Alrø Bøtkjær, Tanni Borgbo, Søren Kløverpris, Pernille Rimmer Noer, Claus Oxvig, Claus Yding Andersen

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1778–1786.e8


Gynecology and menopause

Influence of vitamin D and transforming growth factor β3 serum concentrations, obesity, and family history on the risk for uterine fibroids

Michał Ciebiera, Marta Włodarczyk, Aneta Słabuszewska-Jóźwiak, Grażyna Nowicka, Grzegorz Jakiel

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1787–1792


Reproductive endocrinology

Female cancer survivors exposed to alkylating-agent chemotherapy have unique reproductive hormone profiles

Lauren Johnson, Mary D. Sammel, Allison Schanne, Lara Lechtenberg, Maureen Prewitt, Clarisa Gracia

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1793–1799.e2


New automated antimüllerian hormone assays are more reliable than the manual assay in patients with reduced antral follicle count

Teddy Tadros, Bruno Tarasconi, Jean Nassar, Jean-Luc Benhaim, Joëlle Taieb, Renato Fanchin

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1800–1806


Evaluation of an ultra-low-dose oral contraceptive for dysmenorrhea: a placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized trial

Tasuku Harada, Mikio Momoeda

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1807–1814


Reproductive science

Direct vitamin D3 actions on rhesus macaque follicles in three-dimensional culture: assessment of follicle survival, growth, steroid, and antimüllerian hormone production

Jing Xu, Jon D. Hennebold, David B. Seifer

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages 1815–1820.e1


Video

Using the Wharton-Sheares-George method to create a neovagina in patients with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome: a step-by-step video tutorial

Lorenz Kuessel, René Wenzl, Marie-Louise Marschalek, Georg Slavka, Daniela Doerfler, Heinrich Husslein

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages e20–e21


Total laparoscopic sigmoid vaginoplasty

Mark-Bram Bouman, Marlon E. Buncamper, Wouter B. van der Sluis, Wilhelmus J.H.J. Meijerink

Vol 106 | No. 7 | December 2016 | Pages e22–e23

Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

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