Editorial by CU’s Dr. Nannette Santoro Published in JAMA

Dr. Santoro’s article in JAMA accompanies new research on ovarian reserve and its relationship to female infertility

JAMA | CU Advanced Reproductive Medicine | JAMA logoAn editorial published in the esteemed Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by CU’s Dr. Nannette Santoro comments on a new study that suggests that diminished ovarian reserve – commonly assessed using anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels – may not be associated with decreased fertility in women. Santoro’s editorial points out some important caveats and considerations related to this topic of research and this study in particular.

In a related article published by MedPage Today, Santoro explains, “The appropriate interpretation of an AMH level in the setting of a couple with infertility is presently a matter of scientific debate and controversy. Based on the findings reported by Steiner et al, women who have never attempted to conceive should not be evaluated in a manner similar to those with infertility. Doing so can not only provide potentially misleading and anxiety-producing results but may also lead to costly fertility preservation treatments that have no value.”

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