June 2021

Volume 115, Issue 6

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Editors’ farewell
Craig Niederberger, Antonio Pellicer
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Page 1357 

In grateful recognition of departing Editors-in-Chief Craig Niederberger and Antonio Pellicer
Samantha M. Pfeifer, Board of Directors, American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1358-1359 

Reviewers of the Year

Reviewers of the Year 2020. Fertility and Sterility celebrates excellence in our world class reviewers
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1360-1362

Views and Reviews

Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal: a comprehensive approach to the evolving spectrum of care
Robert E. Brannigan
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1363-1364 

Vasectomy: a guidelines-based approach to male surgical contraception
Danielle Velez, Rodrigo Pagani, Mahmoud Mima, Samuel Ohlander
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1365-1368 

Emerging approaches to male contraception
Arthi Thirumalai, John K. Amory
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1369-1376

Vasectomy reversal vs. sperm retrieval with in vitro fertilization: a contemporary, comparative analysis
Justin M. Dubin, Joshua White, Jesse Ory, Ranjith Ramasamy
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1377-1383

Vasovasostomy and vasoepididymostomy: indications, operative technique, and outcomes
Richard J. Fantus, Joshua A. Halpern
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1384-1392

Inklings

Humor in reproductive medicine — the good, the bad, and the funny
Mark Sigman
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1393-1394 

ASRM Pages

Guidance regarding gamete and embryo donation
Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Practice Committee for the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1395-1410

Guidance on qualifications for fertility counselors: a committee opinion
Practice Committee and the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1411-1415 

Diagnosis and treatment of luteal phase deficiency: a committee opinion
Practice Committees of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1416-1423

Reflections 

Postwash total motile sperm count and intrauterine insemination pregnancy rate: how low can you go?
Phillip A. Romanski, Hey-Joo Kang
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1424-1425 

Noninvasive preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy: Is the glass half-empty or half-full?
Carmen Rubio, Carlos Simón
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1426-1427 

Two’s company, three’s a crowd: involvement of a gestational carrier necessitates use of best and safe practices
Amber R. Cooper, Julie S. Rhee
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1428-1429

Gonadotropin dosing for assisted reproductive technology: Does race matter?
Helen H. Kim
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1430-1431 

The corpus luteum is more than progesterone
James P. Toner
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Page 1432 

Weighing in: the impact of obesity on euploid miscarriage rates
Elizabeth S. Ginsburg, Jenny S. George
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1433-1434

How much worse, really, are neonatal and maternal outcomes of infertility treatment?David Adamson
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1435-1436

After the thaw: when patients return to use cryopreserved oocytes
Jennifer B. Bakkensen, Kara N. Goldman
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Page 1437-1438 

Preimplantation genetic testing to evaluate for mitochondrial deoxyribonucleic acid disease and aneuploidy: a two-birds-with-one-stone approach
Brent M. Hanson, Emre Seli
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1439-1440

Nature or nurture or both? Potential use of both DNA copy number and epigenetics in assessing the human blastocyst
Ali Bazzi, Ramya Sethuram, Daniel Rappolee, Elizabeth Puscheck
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1441-1442 

Chronic endometritis: simple can be harder than complex?
Kotaro Kitaya, Tomomoto Ishikawa
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1443-1444 

Antibiotic therapy for chronic endometritis and its reproductive implications: a step forward, with some uncertainties
Ettore Cicinelli, Rossana Cicinelli, Amerigo Vitagliano
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1445-1446 

Insulin resistance: still an underestimated factor in polycystic ovary syndrome?
Anna Lena Zippl, Beata Seeber, Ludwig Wildt
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1447-1448 

Polycystic ovary syndrome: an intrinsic risk factor for diabetes compounded by obesity
Helena J. Teede, Chau Thien Tay, Anju E. Joham
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1449-1450

S1P and activin A induce fibrotic phenotype in uterine fibroids: a promising target for antifibrotic therapy
Md Soriful Islam, Most Mauluda Akhtar, James H. Segars
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1451-1452 

Stepping safely into the tiger country of endometriosis: approaching sacral endometriosis
Adela G. Cope, Zaraq Khan
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Page 1453 

Original Articles

Andrology

Clarifying the relationship between total motile sperm counts and intrauterine insemination pregnancy rates
Akhil Muthigi, Samad Jahandideh, Lauren A. Bishop, Firoozeh K. Naeemi, Sharon K. Shipley, Jeanne E. O’Brien, Paul R. Shin, Kate Devine, Cigdem Tanrikut
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1454-1460 

Assisted Reproduction

Noninvasive preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy exhibits high rates of deoxyribonucleic acid amplification failure and poor correlation with results obtained using trophectoderm biopsy
Brent M. Hanson, Xin Tao, Kathleen H. Hong, Cynthia E. Comito, Rosanna Pangasnan, Emre Seli, Chaim Jalas, Richard T. Scott Jr.
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1461-1470

Gestational carrier pregnancy outcomes from frozen embryo transfer depending on the number of embryos transferred and preimplantation genetic testing: a retrospective analysis
Amalia Namath, Samad Jahandideh, Kate Devine, Jeanne E. O’Brien, Robert J. Stillman
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1471-1477 

Randomized, assessor-blind, antimüllerian hormone–stratified, dose-response trial in Japanese in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection patients undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation with follitropin delta
Osamu Ishihara, Bjarke M. Klein, Joan-Carles Arce for the Japanese Follitropin Delta Phase 2 Trial Group
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1478-1486 

Endometrium preparation and perinatal outcomes in women undergoing single-blastocyst transfer in frozen cycles
Kai-Lun Hu, Dan Zhang, Rong Li
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1487-1494 

Early Pregnancy

Female obesity increases the risk of miscarriage of euploid embryos
Mauro Cozzolino, Juan Antonio García-Velasco, Marcos Meseguer, Antonio Pellicer, Jose Bellver
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1495-1502 

Epidemiology

The association of adverse outcomes with pregnancy conception methods among low-risk term pregnancies
Morgen S. Doty, Han-Yang Chen, Stephen M. Wagner, Suneet P. Chauhan
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1503-1510

Fertility Preservation

Planned oocyte cryopreservation—10–15-year follow-up: return rates and cycle outcomes
Jennifer K. Blakemore, James A. Grifo, Shannon M. DeVore, Brooke Hodes-Wertz, Alan S. Berkeley
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1511-1520

Genetics

Clinical application of sequencing-based methods for parallel preimplantation genetic testing for mitochondrial DNA disease and aneuploidy
Katharina Spath, Dhruti Babariya, Michalis Konstantinidis, Jo Lowndes, Tim Child, James A. Grifo, Joanna Poulton, Dagan Wells
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1521-1532 

A workflow for simultaneous DNA copy number and methylome analysis of inner cell mass and trophectoderm cells from human blastocysts
Meir Olcha, Xiao Dong, Heather Feil, Xiaoxiao Hao, Moonsook Lee, Sangita Jindal,Erkan Buyuk, Jan Vijg
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1533-1540

Gynecology

Antibiotic therapy versus no treatment for chronic endometritis: a case-control study
Ettore Cicinelli, Leonardo Resta, Vera Loizzi, Vincenzo Pinto, Carla Santarsiero, Rossana Cicinelli, Pantaleo Greco, Amerigo Vitagliano
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1541-1548

Impact of antibiotic therapy on the rate of negative test results for chronic endometritis: a prospective randomized control trial
Dongmei Song, Yanfei He, Yixuan Wang, Ziyu Liu, Enlan Xia, Xiaowu Huang, Yu Xiao, Tin-Chiu Li
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1549-1556 

Reproductive Endocrinology 

Menstrual dysfunction in polycystic ovary syndrome: association with dynamic state insulin resistance rather than hyperandrogenism
Uche Ezeh, Chima Ezeh, Margareta D. Pisarska, Ricardo Azziz
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1557-1568

Risk of type 2 diabetes is increased in nonobese women with polycystic ovary syndrome: the National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort Study
Ki-Jin Ryu, Min Sun Kim, Hyun Kyun Kim, Yong Jin Kim, Kyong Wook Yi, Jung Ho Shin, Jun Young Hur, Tak Kim, Hyuntae Park
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1569-1575 

Reproductive Science

Sphingosine 1-phosphate signaling in uterine fibroids: implication in activin A pro-fibrotic effect
Caterina Bernacchioni, Pasquapina Ciarmela, Valentina Vannuzzi, Stefania Greco, Silvia Vannuccini, Francesca Malentacchi, Pamela Pellegrino, Tommaso Capezzuoli, Flavia Sorbi, Francesca Cencetti, Paola Bruni, Chiara Donati, Felice Petraglia
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1576-1585 

Video 

Excision of deep endometriosis nodules of the parametrium and sacral roots in 10 steps
Horace Roman, Benjamin Merlot, Basma Darwish
Vol 115 | No. 6 | June 2021 | Pages 1586-1588

 

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