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Modern Fertility Clinical Study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Modern Fertility Clinical Study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Modern Fertility’s clinical study has been published in the Green Journal, the Official Publication of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)! If you’re like us, and want to know the science behind how we test fertility hormones, this one is a must-read.

We’ve posted about the clinical study before (here’s our deep dive!) but in case you want a refresher or you just prefer the tl;dr version: we showed that the Modern Fertility fingerstick test that you can take at home delivers the same hormone levels as a traditional blood draw. We conducted this study and made sure the results were scientifically sound before launching the test because, here at Modern Fertility, we are all about making sure that the science is ironclad.

The results of our clinical study have always been public on our website (we wouldn't have it any other way). But it was important to us to share and have our findings reviewed by an expert publication like the Green Journal. We're big believers that scientific progress comes from having other, independent experts review, critique, and offer suggestions to improve the work you’ve done––ultimately deciding if it merits publication. This is called the “peer review” process, and it is how scholarly research is validated across disciplines. One of the more important aspects of this process is that it’s anonymous. The authors do not know who is critiquing their study, so those reviewers can be honest in their assessment.

By submitting our study to the Green Journal, we were submitting our methods, analysis and conclusions to the scrutiny of other experts who ultimately decided that the study met good scientific standards and should be shared with the public. We are very excited to see our work in such an esteemed journal and available for other scientists, physicians and you to read!

If you would like more information about the study, please email us at [email protected] for details! If you would like to purchase a Modern Fertility kit and test your fertility hormones, you can do so here.

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Erin Burke, PhD

Dr. Erin Burke earned her doctorate at Yale before joining the Modern Fertility team. Her dissertation research focused on the physiological changes that gay men go through after becoming fathers.

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