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Preconception Antidiabetic Drugs in Men and Birth Defects in Offspring
Diabetes medications, such as metformin, have glucose-independent effects on the male reproductive system. However, until now, it was unknown if these effects lead to birth defects in offspring. This study concludes that metformin intake in men is associated with major birth defects, particularly genital birth defects in boys.
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism April 5th 2022
FDA to Make Isotretinoin Prescribing Gender Neutral
For patients being prescribed isotretinoin, there used to be three risk categories: women of reproductive potential, women not of reproductive potential, and males. The new risk classifications are two: those who can become pregnant and those who cannot. This change was based on stakeholder feedback that gender-specific language can be a barrier to access for patients who do not identify with the previous gender-specific patient categories.
Dermatology November 30th 2021
Menstrual Changes After COVID-19 Vaccination
This BMJ editorial examines whether approaches better equipped to compare rates of menstrual variation in vaccinated versus unvaccinated populations are needed, based on the reports of changes to periods and unexpected vaginal bleeding after vaccination. The US has taken the first step, earmarking $1.67M from the National Institutes of Health to encourage research.
Internal Medicine September 28th 2021
9 Drugs That Can Affect Your Sex Drive
Both men and women can be affected by medications that cause unwanted side effects, one of which can be sexual dysfunction. It’s important to talk to your patients about how to manage their primary conditions while working with them to alleviate the problems associated with these common medications that affect sex drive.
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism June 15th 2021