Monday, February 22, 2010

Couple of Items re Overlooked Infertility Issues

Here are a couple of unrelated items about infertility issues that are often overlooked.

First, we have an article about a relatively common cause of infertility in women that many doctors don't recognize or test for. CAH, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, resembles the much more well-known condition known as PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). In both cases, the girl (or woman) has an excess of androgens (male hormones) which can cause a variety of symptoms that may range from mild to severe. The disease is easily treated, in both girls and women, once it is correctly diagnosed:
CAH, a Hormonal Culprit in Infertility, is Often Overlooked

And here is an older piece which I've been meaning to share with you for ages. In 2008, a French study was published in Reproductive BioMedicine Online which indicated that the role of the male's age may be more important than previously thought for both pregnancy achievement and healthy outcome. Here is a summary & analysis of that article from Time Magazine:
A Biological Clock for Dads, Too