Infertility is estimated to affect between 8% and 12% of reproductive-aged couples worldwide. In some regions of the world such as South and Central Asia, the Middle East, sub-Saharan and North Africa as well as Eastern Europe, the rates of infertility are much higher, reaching ∼30%.
We chat to Prof David Kendler, director of the Osteoporosis Programme at Providence Health Care in Vancouver (Canada) and Dr Sue Brown, council member of the National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa (NOFSA) about glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP).
The choice of biological drug for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is a highly significant one and should be informed by a clear understanding of the patient’s disease profile.
The aetiology of vaginitis can be from infections of Candidiasis (thrush), Trichomoniasis, or bacterial vaginosis and it is important to distinguish them clearly.
Recent fragility fracture is a powerful predictor of imminent risk of fracture.
At the recent National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa (NOFSA) Congress, held from 16 – 18 March in Cape Town, Prof Brent Tipping of the University of the Witwatersrand and Dr Zane Stevens of Stellenbosch University shared their valuable real-world experiences.
Bacterial vaginosis, an imbalance in vaginal flora characterised by low levels of lactobacilli and an increased frequency of facultatively anaerobic bacteria, is one of the most common reproductive tract infections in women globally.
A Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) label might not be needed to effectively treat many symptoms of PCOS, as the label may not change the type or intensity of the intervention.
Contraception is one of the most powerful public health tools for any country. However, there is an unmet treatment need.
A weight loss of as little as 5%-10% can improve a woman’s chance of falling pregnant. In fact, in the world’s first comprehensive study on weight and its effect on fertility, researchers found that losing even 5% can have a significant effect on a woman’s chances of conceiving.