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