Special Editions

submission deadline
May 31, 2023
Publication charges – please contact the editor
release deadline
June 30, 2023
Accepted papers will be published online immediately

Guest Editor

Steven R. Lindheim, MD, MMM

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Boonshoft School of Medicine
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435, USA

Steven R. Lindheim M.D.

Scope of the special edition

Obesity and Infertility and Pregnancy Outcomes by GOROJ

Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic affecting both developing and developed countries. Obesity impacts every organ system in the body, including the cerebrovascular, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and endocrine systems with serious health consequences. Moreover, from a reproductive health standpoint, the consequences include reduced menstrual function, fertility, success rates utilizing assisted reproductive technology (ART), and lower live birth rates. To manage overweight and obesity, recommendations on diet, lifestyle intervention, and bariatric surgery require a complex, individualized approach. Significant barriers, however, remain in addressing obesity including communication skills and conscious and unconscious bias, which impacts essential health care. In this Special Edition, “Obesity and infertility and pregnancy outcomes,” we invite original research and editorials regarding the mechanisms, impact, management, and medical care-related bias related to obesity and reproductive health care issues.

Dr. Steven R. Lindheim
Guest Editor

Published articles

Special Edition - Review

2022 Nov

Stephanie Welsh, Leah D. Whigham, Rose Maxwell, Steven R. Lindheim*