Women who have experienced temporary amenorrhea at the time of their spinal cord injury (SCI) may achieve a successful pregnancy particularly if they were injured at a younger age, according to new research that will be presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Fifteenth Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress will be held April 26 - 30, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
SCI is a disabling, chronic condition which affects multiple organs including the reproductive system. There is limited data in scientific literature regarding effect of SCI on women’s reproductive life. This retrospective study will be presented by Ghasak Mahmood, MD; Sylvia J Shaw, MD; Yaga Szlachick, MD; Rod Adkins, PhD and Stefan Bughi, MD. This study took place at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, California and was selected by the AACE to be featured as an oral presentation on Saturday, April 29, 2006. The AACE Fifteenth Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress will be held April 26 - 30, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
AACE is a professional medical organization with more than 5,300 members in the United States and 85 other countries. Founded in 1991, AACE is dedicated to the optimal care of patients with endocrine problems. AACE initiatives inform the public about endocrine disorders. AACE also conducts continuing education programs for clinical endocrinologists, physicians whose advanced, specialized training enables them to be experts in the care of endocrine disease, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, growth hormone deficiency, osteoporosis, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity.
Revision date: July 9, 2011
Last revised: by Andrew G. Epstein, M.D.