Zika virus is a serious problem. Education and infection prevention are critical to effective management, and why we chose to include Zika virus as a topic for this year’s Update. We also discuss obesity’s effects on reproduction—a very relevant concern for all ObGyns and patients alike as about half of reproductive-age women are obese. Finally, subclinical hypothyroidism can present unique management challenges, such as determining when it is present and when treatment is indicated.
2017 Update on fertility
Experts discuss 3 relevant topics in reproductive medicine: Zika virus exposure, the effects of obesity on reproduction, and optimal management of subclinical hypothyroidism in women with infertility
Dr. Adamson is Founder/Executive Chairman of Advanced Reproductive Care, Inc; Adjunct Clinical Professor at Stanford University; and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also Medical Director, Assisted Reproductive Technologies Program, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Fertility Physicians of Northern California in Palo Alto and San Jose.
Dr. Abusief is a Board-Certified Specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Chair, Department of Reproductive Endocrine Fertility at Palo Alto Medical Foundation Fertility Physicians of Northern California.
Dr. Adamson reports being a consultant to Abbvie, Bayer, and Ferring and that he has equity in ARC Fertility. Dr. Abusief reports no financial relationships relevant to this article.