Rachel Westfall's research while affiliated with Statistics Canada and other places

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This paper serves to fill a gap in the literature regarding evidence for the use of botanical remedies in the promotion of fertility. It examines the botanical remedies that were used in North America (1492–1900) for all stages of reproduction from preconception to birth, and discusses their potential for future use with present-day infertility tre...


... Insulin-sensitizing medications might minimise the detrimental effects of insulin on ovulatory function by increasing the responsiveness of target tissues to insulin and lowering compensatory hyperinsulinemia. Contrary to live birth rates (OR 1.05; 95% CI 0.75 to 1.47), cotreatment with metformin and clomiphene increases ovulation rates (OR 1.76; 95% CI 1.51 to 2.06) and clinical pregnancy rates (OR 1.48; 95% CI 1.12 to 1.95) (17) . Aromatase blockers Androstenedione and testosterone are changed into oestrone and oestradiol, respectively, by the enzyme aromatase. ...