Clinical Review

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

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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.

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