Reproductive Medicine International is an open access and peer-reviewed journal committed to promote the best standards of scientific discoveries and knowledge in the field of sexual medicine and reproductive disorders and management. Reproductive Medicine International acts a best source of information for the researchers, reproductive health experts and practitioners.
Reproductive Medicine International is a newly launched journal which elaborates author benefits along with reliable copy rights policy. All articles published in the journal will be subjected to peer review process. It encourages authors to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detailed as possible.
The Journal covers various topics of erectile dysfunction, infertility, menopause, sexual health and reproductive technologies, reproductive health, male and female sexual function, sexual disorders, STDs, genito-urinary disorders, reproductive system, sexual behavior, obstetrics, reproductive endocrinology, urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, male infertility, sexual pains, etc.
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Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4555/1710021
Zümrüt Bilgin and Tuğba Yılmaz Esencan
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: December 14, 2022
Couples experience various difficulties during the infertility process. Identifying challenges is important for coping approaches and solving problems. This study aimed to determine the difficulties experienced by infertile couples and their coping strategies. This descriptive study was conducted in the infertility center of a state hospital in Istanbul between 3 June 2019 and 20 April 2020 with the participation of 319 couples....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4555/1710020
Zümrüt Bilgin, PhD, RN and Kevser Burcu Çalık, MD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 01, 2022
This study was aimed at determining the effect of the COVID-19 vaccines on menstrual change and quality of life. The study was conducted with the participation of female students studying in the health sciences at a university. A Google form was created in the digital environment by the authors. 593 students participated in the form shared with female students via WhatsApp on January 3, 2022....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4555/1710019
Xuan Trang Thi Pham, M.D, Anh Dinh Bao Vuong M.D, Lan Ngoc Vuong M.D, Ph.D and Phuc Nhon Nguyen M.D
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 12, 2022
Placenta accreta spectrum disorders (PASD) are the leading cause which results in highly maternal mortality during pregnancy. Although hysterectomy has been the gold standard for PASD, the recent study along with our experience has been demonstrated that the association between uterine myometrial resection and transverse B-Lynch suture in conservative management might be acceptable in the appropriate patients, thus we hereby attempted to determine this issue....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4555/1710018
Ariam Woldu, Ghidey Gebreyohannes, Lidia Ghirmai and Eyasu H. Tesfamariam
Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: August 29, 2022
The period of adolescence that is between 10 and 19 years of age is the time which largely shapes the future life of boys and girls. Adolescent girls are more likely to experiment sexual practice before they have knowledge of its subsequent consequences. This study thus aimed to assess the effect of training on the knowledge and attitude of female adolescent students towards reproductive health and emergency contraceptives....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4555/1710017
Amala Sunder, MRCPI(OBG), Bessy Varghese, MBBS, DGO, Noora Bahzad, MD and Basma Darwish, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 26, 2021
A 35-years-old female was diagnosed with the pedunculated 20 cm sub serous fibroid uterus. The pedicle was approximately 2 cm in length, arising from the fundus of the uterus. A feeding vessel from the omentum was identified, which was providing blood supply to the myoma. She underwent myomectomy after the resection of pedicle and ligation of omental vessels. Post-operative period was uneventful and she had good recovery. This case report of Parasitic fibroid is a type of subserous fibroid. Gene...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4555/1710016
Gitanjali Kumari, Vaishali Taralekar, Aniket Kakade, Jyoti Rathi and Naval Dudum
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 30, 2021
Preeclampsia is defined as BP > 140/90 mmHg on 2 occasions 4-6 hours apart, which occurs in pregnancy after 20th week of period of gestation, which involves multi organ system. Hypertensive emergency is a spectrum of Preeclampsia which is an acute crisis. We present a case, from our clinic, of a pregnant woman who was referred here with Hypertensive emergency, she was a known case of chronic hypertension with superimposed preeclampsia in hypertensive emergency, and was managed effectively with A...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4555/1710015
Reyhan ERKAYA and Kıymet YESİLÇİÇEK ÇALIK
Article Type: Orginal Research | First Published: July 19, 2021
The Lamaze philosophy identifies six care practices that promote, support, and protect normal birth. This study was conducted as descriptive research in order to determine whether normal childbirth actually occurs in keeping with the six points set forth in the philosophy of Lamaze. The study sample consisted of a total of 460 women. Data were collected over the period November 29, 2017 - June 30, 2018, in a hospital in northern Turkey after permission for the research was granted by the prevail...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4555/1710014
Fazele Heydarian Moghadam, Mojgan Tansaz, Soheila Aminimoghaddam, Homa Hajimehdipoor and Hamed Hosseini
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: March 08, 2021
Vaginitis is an inflammation process which can be caused by multiple factors and conditions. Although pathological effects of vaginitis have been widely considered, molecular and cellular mechanisms for these pathologies are not well understood. Identification of underlying mechanisms and signaling pathways related to vaginitis gives us valuable information regarding the way for developing a better clinical approach and disease treatment. General complications include preterm labor, urinary trac...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4555/1710012
Sema Yuksekdag, Aysun Firat, Abdullah Yildiz and Ethem Unal
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: February 03, 2020
Thyroid disease in pregnancy is a common clinical problem. Since the guidelines for the management of these disorders by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) were first published in 2011, significant clinical and scientific advances have occurred in the field. A major and substantial change in the new guidelines includes raising the upper limit in the normal thyroid function tests. For Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), the upper limit was 2.5 mU/L in the 2011 guidelines. Normal upper limit in...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4555/1710011
Ali Ghanbari, Telka Noormohamadi, Pegah Mirzapur and Mohammad Rasool Khazaei
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 25, 2019
Menarche is a physiological phenomenon and significant mile stone in the life of a women and the age at menarche is an indicator of racial, geographical and nutritional patterns of different societies. The aim of present study was to determine the age at menarche in Kermanshah city in the west of Iran focusing on the effect of population racial subgroups living this city....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/RMI-2017/1710010
Teresa Wiesak, PhD, Robert Milewski, PhD, Kerri King, BSc, Andrew Atkinson, MD and Allen Morgan, MD
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: March 28, 2019
The objective of this retrospective study was to determine whether clinical outcomes (clinical pregnancy, implantation, live births and miscarriage) were affected by the application of IVF or ICSI insemination with different sperm concentrations in ejaculate in unselected population of infertility patients. Data of 786 in vitro fertilization (IVF) and 1268 intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles were retrieved and analyzed according the stratification of the cycles as follows: Group with ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/rmi-2017/1710009
Tong Carmen, Chin Hsuan, Lim Yvonne, Gerard Leong and Lim Yeong Phang
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 23, 2019
Amniotic fluid embolism is a rare but catastrophic complication of pregnancy. We describe our institutional experience with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) use in a pregnant women who presented with amniotic fluid embolism and was complicated by disseminated intravascular coagulopathy and postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) who subsequently developed left ventricular failure requiring ECMO therapy. In this report we describe the effective value of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the s...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/rmi-2017/1710008
Anita Lobo, Prema D'cunha and Blany Lobo
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 19, 2018
Infertility is the inability of a couple to achieve conception after one year of unprotected coitus. Today almost one in six couples face difficulty in conceiving (1). The rise in female infertility and the use of alternative systems in sharing the global burden of treating infertility has remarkably increased. Homoeopathy is often effective in curing infertility where conventional medicine either fails or is expensive or requires operative procedures and hormonal therapy with their added compli...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/RMI-2017/1710007
Rifat Taner Aksoy, Mehmet Cinar, Aytekin Tokmak, Enis Ozkaya, Ali Irfan Guzel and Nafiye Yilmaz
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 27, 2018
An estimated 15% of couples remain childless after one year of unprotected intercourse, which represents approximately 140 million people worldwide. Despite proper diagnostic work-up and as our knowledge of the events involved in normal conception is still limited, we fail to determine the cause of infertility in nearly half of these cases. Sometimes abnormalities are likely to be present, but are not detected by conventional approaches....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/rmi-2017/1710006
Ellen Casey, Travis Anderson, Laurie Wideman, Frances F Shofer and Sandra J Shultz
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: August 25, 2018
Sex disparity in anterior cruciate ligament injury is multifactorial. Sex hormones, such as relaxin, may play a role in the increased risk of injury in female athletes. In order to fully investigate this relationship, optimal strategies for capturing serum relaxin concentration across the menstrual cycle must be determined. The aim of this study was to describe the variability in the timing and magnitude of relaxin concentration changes across the menstrual cycle. ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/rmi-2017/1710005
M Angeles Martos, Virginia Engels, Beatriz Bueno, Angel Salcedo, Tirso Perez-Medina and Luis San-Frutos
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 26, 2018
Models for predicting the success of labor induction can be used to improve clinical decision. The aim of this study was to create nomogram based on clinical, sonographic and biochemical parameters, to provide an individualized prediction of success of induction....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/rmi-2017/1710004
Baquedano L, Sanchez Borrego R, Abad P, Jurado AR, Manubens M and Mendoza N
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: June 30, 2018
Menopause is not a disease, therefore it is not always necessary to treat women in the transition and in menopause. However, hormonal changes can be associated with symptoms, the most common are hot flashes and night sweats. Others like dyspareunia, vaginal dryness, mood swings and sexual disfunction can frequently appear. In addition, there is an increase in bone resorption on ocassions leading to osteopenia and osteoporosis. Women who are severely symptomatic, 25-30% more or less of all menopa...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/rmi-2017/1710003
Mohamed Nabih EL-Gharib
Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: June 25, 2018
Homocysteine (Hcy) is an essential amino acid required for the growth of cells and tissues. Homocysteine (Hcy) is an intermediate product formed by the breakdown of methionine the aid of certain B-vitamins. Homocysteine remethylation to methionine is dependant on both folate and cobalamin (Figure 1) and may undergo transsulfuration to cysteine and cystathionine....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/rmi-2017/1710002
Monica S Chung, Laurice Bou Nemer and Bruce R Carr
Article Type: Mini Review | First Published: June 06, 2018
Luteal Phase Deficiency (LPD), also known as luteal phase defect, is a concept that was defined by Georgeanna Seegar Jones in 1949 as reduced progesterone production by the Corpus Luteum (CL). LPD results from low endogenous progesterone production and the resultant insufficiency to maintain a secretory endometrium to allow embryo implantation and growth....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/rmi-2017/1710001
Shahar Kol and Ofer Fainaru
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 30, 2018
The use of short acting GnRH agonist to trigger final oocyte maturation in IVF is a common practice. Its primary advantage is prevention of significant ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. The effect of a long acting GnRH agonist preparation in that setting is not known. In the current case report, a depot preparation was given accidentally, resulting in prolonged and robust luteal phase activity, with luteolysis achieved only 14 days after administration....
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