The link between periodontitis and fertility

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The link between periodontitis (PO, or gum disease) and birth outcomes – including pre-term birth, preeclampsia, and low birth weight – is well documented. But new literature is now exploring what role PO may play in both male and female fertility. While published research on the...
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Pre-conception weight loss and natural conception rates

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Pre-conception weight loss is something I get asked about a lot, particularly in the Yukon where birth options have recently become more limited based on the full-term weight of pregnant mothers. The controversial “birth-weight-limit” issue is frustrating, as the weight cut-off does not consider height...
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Male waist circumference and infertility

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Optimal BMI has been identified as a priority for both male and female patients undergoing fertility treatments, as I discuss in my online fertility program. A new American study has investigated whether waist circumference, as a measure of central obesity, impacts fertility independently of...
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Arsenic and reproductive health outcomes

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Living and working in Canada’s North, I have a number of patients who have come to my clinic with pre-conception concerns about heavy metal contamination after working in the mining industry in the Yukon, or living in regions with known concerns about contaminated drinking...
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IUI or IVF – how to decide?

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The question of whether to trial IUI or go right to IVF is a frequent question amongst my fertility patients, especially when travel time/cost need to be factored in for out-of-territory fertility treatments. A new British study has looked at this question specifically for...
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Pregnancy after bariatric surgery

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The global epidemic of obesity and its rising prevalence among children has resulted in an enormous increase in the number of bariatric (weight loss) operations performed around the world. My preference for any weight-loss program is always to assess for underlying conditions like hypothyroidism,...
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