Platelet-rich plasma: inconclusive evidence of reproductive outcomes in menopausal women
Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics
Fertility; Follicular activation; Menopause; Platelet-rich plasma; Reproduction
PURPOSE: The use of platelet-rich plasma is being investigated in reproductive medicine and clinically promoted as a fertility treatment for menopause. We aimed to review the literature on the impact of PRP on fertility in menopause. METHODS: A literature search was performed using the PubMed and MEDLINE search engines. The search was limited to the English language. Articles studying PRP use in menopause were selected for the purpose of this review. RESULTS: Limited case reports and case series studied fertility outcomes of PRP in menopause. Randomized controlled trials are lacking. Furthermore, no studies have been conducted to evaluate the effect of different PRP concentrations, injection techniques, or side effects on reproductive outcomes in menopausal women. CONCLUSION: There is a dearth of data to support the routine implementation of intraovarian PRP injections for fertility restoration in menopausal women. Patients considering such therapy need to be well aware of the lack of adequate data for PRP use in menopause and should be counseled accordingly.
Kheil, Mira H.; Bahsoun, Reem; and Sharara, Fady I., "Platelet-rich plasma: inconclusive evidence of reproductive outcomes in menopausal women" (2022). GW Authored Works. Paper 1084.
Obstetrics and Gynecology