August 2021

Volume 116, Issue 2

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The African American experience in reproductive medicine: provider, patient, and pipeline perspectives
Richard S. Legro
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 279-280 

Making an African American REI physician: a story of mentorship
Michael A. Thomas
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 281-286 

Health disparities of African Americans in reproductive medicine
Samantha F. Butts
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 287-291 

The pipeline problem: barriers to access of Black patients and providers in reproductive medicine
Gloria Richard-Davis
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 292-295

Fertile Battle

The impact of uterine septum on reproductive outcome—half-empty or half-full?
William D. Schlaff
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 296-297 

Surgical treatment of uterine septum to improve reproductive outcomes — resect or not?
Ruben Alvero,  Richard O. Burney, Arian Khorshid, Brindha Saravanabavanandhan, Bruce D. Pier, Kendal F. Rosalik, William D. Schlaff
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 298-305 

Inklings

Oxidative stress, mitochondria, and infertility: Is the relationship fully established?
Luciana Cacciottola, Jacques Donnez, Marie-Madeleine Dolmans
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 306-308 

Seminal Contributions

The prolonged disease state of infertility is associated with embryonic epigenetic dysregulation
Michelle M. Denomme, Mary E. Haywood, Blair R. McCallie, William B. Schoolcraft, Mandy G. Katz-Jaffe
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 309-318 

ASRM Pages

Financial compensation of oocyte donors: an Ethics Committee opinion
The Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 319-325 

Access to fertility treatment irrespective of marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity: an Ethics Committee opinion
Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 326-330 

Moving innovation to practice: an Ethics Committee opinion
The Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 331-336

Reflections

Older but not wiser: the impact of increasing paternal age on donor oocyte recipient success
Elizabeth S. Ginsburg, Jenny S. George
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 337-338

Aneuploidy rates are not higher in women with obesity: Is it worth the “weight” to delay in vitro fertilization until body mass index decreases?
Elena HogenEsch, Christina Boots, Lia A. Bernardi
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 339-340 

Is the endometrial receptivity analysis batting high enough to warrant widespread—or at least selective—use?
Alexander M. Quaas, Richard J. Paulson
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 341-342 

Assisted reproductive technology: looking beyond the era of gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues
Paul Pirtea, Dominique de Ziegler, Jean Marc Ayoubi
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 343-344 

Consistent evidence on the detrimental role of severe chronic endometritis on in vitro fertilization outcome and the reproductive improvement after antibiotic therapy: on the other hand, mild chronic endometritis appears a more intricate matter
Ettore Cicinelli, Rossana Cicinelli, Amerigo Vitagliano
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 345-346 

Antimüllerian hormone is a predictor of cumulative probability of pregnancy following ovarian stimulation with gonadotropins and intrauterine insemination
Anne Z. Steiner
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Page 347 

Can patterns of oocyte granulation telegraph the acquisition of developmental competence?
Thomas B. Pool
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 348-349

It’s time for a patient-centered approach to obesity
Emily S. Jungheim
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Page 350 

Preoperative prediction of ureteral endometriosis without dilatation: instructions for use
Paolo Vercellini, Nicola Berlanda, Fabio Parazzini
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 351-352 

Deoxyribonucleic acid methylation: measuring assisted reproductive technology outcomes beyond live birth rates
Rebecca K. Chung, Rachel Weinerman
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 353-354 

Are assisted reproductive technology twins different?
Judy E. Stern, Hafsatou Diop
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 355-356 

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take: time to push boundaries in fertility care of transgender people
Molly B. Moravek, Juno Obedin-Maliver
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 357-358 

BRCA, breast cancer and in vitro fertilization: How should we advise our patients?
Javier García-Planells, Blanca Simón Francés, Antonio Diez-Juan
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 359-360

On measurement and classification; the clinical utility of biomarkers of female reproductive health
Brian W. Whitcomb
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 361-362 

Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (müllerian agenesis): a wider window into ethnic phenotypic diversity. Where to from here?
Robert P. Kauffman
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 363-364

Obesity and infertility: Are hyperlipidemia and hyperinsulinemia the bad guys?
Anna Lena Zippl, Beata Seeber, Ludwig Wildt
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 365-366 

Just perhaps: much ado about nothing
Joshua C. Combs, Steven A. Gay, Alan H. DeCherney
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 367-368 

Cesarean scar defect: far from understood
Tanya L. Glenn, Eric Han
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 369-370 

Perseverance and the search for life
Alex J. Knutson, Stephanie J. Estes
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 371-372

Original Articles

Andrology

Is increasing paternal age negatively associated with donor oocyte recipient success? A paired analysis using sibling oocytes
Kelly McCarter, Robert Setton, Alice Chung, Anjile An, Zev Rosenwaks, Steven Spandorfer
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 373-379 

Influence of paternal age on assisted reproductive technology cycles and perinatal outcomes
Audrey M. Marsidi, Lauren M. Kipling, Jennifer F. Kawwass, Akanksha Mehta
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 380-387

Assisted Reproduction

Body mass index is not associated with embryo ploidy in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization with preimplantation genetic testing
Yael R. Stovezky, Phillip A. Romanski, Pietro Bortoletto, Steven D. Spandorfer
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 388-395

The use of propensity score matching to assess the benefit of the endometrial receptivity analysis in frozen embryo transfers
Keri Bergin, Yael Eliner, Daniel W. Duvall Jr., Sarah Roger, Sonia Elguero, Alan S. Penzias, Denny Sakkas, Denis A. Vaughan
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 396-403 

Medroxyprogesterone acetate is a useful alternative to a gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist in oocyte donation: a randomized, controlled trial
Juan Giles, Pilar Alama, Pilar Gamiz, Carmen Vidal, Paloma Badia, Antonio Pellicer, Ernesto Bosch
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 404-412 

Impact of oral antibiotic treatment for chronic endometritis on pregnancy outcomes in the following frozen-thawed embryo transfer cycles of infertile women: a cohort study of 640 embryo transfer cycles
Yujing Xiong, Qi Chen, Chunxiao Chen, Jinfeng Tan, Zengyan Wang, Fang Gu, Yanwen Xu
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 413-421 

Pretreatment antimüllerian hormone levels and outcomes of ovarian stimulation with gonadotropins/intrauterine insemination cycles
Stylianos Vagios, Jennifer Y. Hsu, Caitlin R. Sacha, Irene Dimitriadis, Georgios Christou, Kaitlyn E. James, Charles L. Bormann, Irene Souter
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 422-430 

Predictive value of cytoplasmic granulation patterns during in vitro fertilization in metaphase II oocytes: Part I, poor-prognosis patients
Jianjun Hu, Emanuela Molinari, Sarah Darmon, Lin Zhang, Pasquale Patrizio, David H. Barad, Norbert Gleicher
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 431-443

The Appraisal of Body Content (ABC) trial: Increased male or female adiposity does not significantly impact in vitro fertilization laboratory or clinical outcomes
Julia Kim, George Patounakis, Caroline Juneau,  Scott Morin, Shelby Neal, Paul Bergh, Emre Seli, Richard Scott
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 444-452 

Design and validation of a model for quality control monitoring of dichotomous in vitro fertilization outcomes
Michael S. Awadalla, Sue A. Ingles, Ali Ahmady
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 453-461

Early Pregnancy 

Miscarriage determination in first trimester based on alpha-fetoprotein extracted from sanitary pads
Amir Mor, Mursal Gardezi, Karen Jubanyik, Burcin Simsek, David B. Seifer, Pasquale Patrizio, Ecem Esencan, Gizem Imamoglu, Man Zhang, Stephanie M. Nichols-Burns, Hugh S. Taylor
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 462-469

Endometriosis

Ureteral endometriosis, the hidden enemy: multivariable fractional polynomial approach for evaluation of preoperative risk factors in the absence of ureteral dilation
Alessandro Arena, Simona Del Forno, Benedetta Orsini, Raffaella Iodice, Eugenia Degli Esposti, Anna Chiara Aru, Federica Manzara, Jacopo Lenzi, Diego Raimondo, Renato Seracchioli
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 470-477

Target identification and drug discovery by data-driven hypothesis and experimental validation in ovarian endometriosis
Minuo Yin, Jiaming Zhang, Xinliu Zeng, Hanke Zhang, Ying Gao
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 478-492 

Epidemiology 

Conception by fertility treatment and offspring deoxyribonucleic acid methylation
Edwina H. Yeung, Pauline Mendola, Rajeshwari Sundaram, Xuehuo Zeng, Weihua Guan, Michael Y. Tsai, Sonia L. Robinson, Judy E. Stern, Akhgar Ghassabian, David Lawrence, Thomas G. O’Connor, James Segars, Robert E. Gore-Langton, Erin M. Bell
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 493-504

Fertility outcomes in women with pre-existing type 2 diabetes—a prospective cohort study
Kristina Mattsson, Emma Nilsson-Condori, Eva Elmerstig, Ditte Vassard, Lone Schmidt, Søren Ziebe, Anna Jöud
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 505-513 

Neonatal and maternal outcomes among twin pregnancies stratified by mode of conception in the United States
Sara E. Arian, Hadi Erfani, Ghanshyam S. Yadav, Steven Clark, William E. Gibbons, Alireza A. Shamshirsaz
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 514-521 

Fertility Preservation 

Successful oocyte cryopreservation using letrozole as an adjunct to stimulation in a transgender adolescent after GnRH agonist suppression
Caitlin E. Martin, Christopher Lewis, Kenan Omurtag
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 522-527

National egg-freezing trends: cycle and patient characteristics with a focus on race/ethnicity
Quinton S. Katler, Lisa M. Shandley, Heather S. Hipp, Jennifer F. Kawwass
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 528-537 

Genetics

Fertility treatments and breast cancer risk in Jewish Israeli BRCA mutation carriers
Tamar Perri, Shani Naor-Revel, Perry Eliassi-Revivo, Dror Lifshitz, Eitan Friedman, Jacob Korach
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 538-545 

Gynecology

Exploratory analysis of serum concentrations of oocyte biomarkers growth differentiation factor 9 and bone morphogenetic protein 15 in ovulatory women across the menstrual cycle
Angelique H. Riepsamen, Mark W. Donoghoe, Angela Baerwald, Michael W. Pankhurst, Shelly Lien, Yih Harng Chong, David M. Robertson, William L. Ledger, Robert B. Gilchrist
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 546-557 

Gynecology

Clinical characteristics of 1,055 Chinese patients with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome: a nationwide multicentric study
Na Chen, Hongxin Pan, Guangnan Luo, Ping Wang, Zhenwei Xie, Keqin Hua, Xiping Luo, Xianghua Huang, Qing Liu, Liying Sun, Weiping Hu, Guangshi Tao, Sen Zhao, Nan Wu, Lan Zhu
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 558-565

Reproductive Endocrinology

Gonadotropin response to insulin and lipid infusion reproduces the reprometabolic syndrome of obesity in eumenorrheic lean women: a randomized crossover trial
Nanette Santoro, Irene E. Schauer, Katherine Kuhn, Angela J. Fought, Sara Babcock-Gilbert, Andrew P. Bradford
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 566-574 

Validation study of the Access antimüllerian hormone assay for the prediction of poor ovarian response to controlled ovarian stimulation
Valerie L. Baker, Michael J. Glassner, Kevin Doody, Vicki L. Schnell, Clarisa Gracia, Sanghyuk S. Shin, Millie A. Behera, Cécile Maria Le Saint, Michael M. Alper, Mary Ellen Pavone, Edward A. Zbella, Charles C. Coddington, Lorna A. Marshall, Ronald F. Feinberg, Amber R. Cooper, Joely A. Straseski, Dennis L. Broyles
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 575-582

Reproductive Science

Rescuing monopronucleated-derived human blastocysts: a model to study chromosomal topography and fingerprinting
Nuria Soler, Rosa Bautista-Llàcer, Laura Escrich, Andrea Oller, Noelia Grau, Raquel Tena, María Fernanda Insua, Paloma Ferrer, María-José Escribà, Xavier Vendrell
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 583-596

Videos 

Surgical repair of a cesarean scar defect using a vaginal approach
Abigail C. Mancuso, Erin Maetzold, Joseph Kowalski, Bradley Van Voorhis
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 597-598 

Identification and treatment of a cervical sinus tract in a patient with 10 years of infertility
Ru-ru Zheng, Kai Zhou, Chen Yu, Martha Chipo Rundura, Dyonne Moira Irani, Li-xia Chen, Feng Lin
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 599-601 

The step-by-step hysteroscopic treatment of patients with vaginal and complete uterine septum with double cervix (U2bC2V1)
Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Alfonzo Manzi, Brunella Zizolfi, Pierluigi Giampaolino, Jose Carugno, Grigoris Grimbizis
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 602-604

Laparoscopic management of a primary posterior cul-de-sac abdominal ectopic pregnancy
Kristen Cagino, Nigel Pereira, Jessica C. Fields, Tamatha B. Fenster
Vol 116 | No. 2 | August 2021 | Pages 605-607

 

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