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Special Issue "Current Challenges and Future Prospects in Human Reproduction and Infertility"
A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Obstetrics and Gynecology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 907
Special Issue Editors
Interests: oncofertility; fertility preservation; implantation failure; ovulatory disorders; endometriosis; infertility; IVF
Interests: endometriosis; adenomyosis; reproductive surgery; gynecology of childhood and adolescence; malformations of the genital system; uterine myomas
Special Issue Information
Reproduction is a vast field of human physiology that remains partly mysterious. Although it can be medicalized to varying degrees, from intrauterine insemination to in vitro fertilization with or without pre-implantation genetic testing, failures are unfortunately frequent and can be tragic for the individuals concerned. The genetic recombination between the oocyte and the spermatozoon at the time of fertilization and the implantation of the embryo in the endometrium are the main black boxes of human reproduction.
Reproductive specialists are constantly looking for ways to enhance the assisted reproductive technologies in order to improve the results obtained while limiting the heaviness of the treatments, particularly their impact on the couple but also on the desired child.
Another important aspect of reproduction is the prevention of infertility. This is especially true as the age of women at first conception continues to increase while individuals are subjected to pollutants and other endocrine disruptors which, combined with a sometimes-inappropriate lifestyle, will alter the chances of conception. Another facet of this fertility preservation concerns the prevention of the toxic effects of certain treatments, such as chemotherapy, but also ovarian surgery. Indeed, preservation of ovarian tissue is challenging for infertile patients suffering from ovarian endometriosis. Different surgical procedures aiming to avoid ovarian reserve damage are nowadays possible.
Given the complexity of this topic and its impact on clinical practice and public health, Medicina is launching a Special Issue entitled Current Challenges and Future Prospects in Human Reproduction and Infertility.
Dr. Laurie Henry
Prof. Dr. Michelle Nisolle
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- fertility preservation
- human reproduction
- reproductive surgery