Does Frozen Sperm Work as Well as Fresh Sperm for IVF?

Frozen sperm works just as well as fresh sperm for in Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Researchers found that frozen sperm retrieved via testicular biopsy is just as effective as fresh sperm in leading to a successful pregnancy through IVF. ... read more »

Estrogen Levels May Indicate IVF Complication

Fertility and Sterility, estrogen levels at the time of embryo implantation via in-vitro fertilization (IVF) may be associated with increased risk of preeclampsia ... read more »

Prostate Cancer, Sexuality and Infertility

The treatments currently used for patients with prostate cancer will affect overall sexuality and fertility. Different treatment options have different effects on overall health, sexuality and vitality, but all treatments affect fertility. ... read more »

ER-Positive Breast Cancer and Controlled Ovarian Stimulation

Patients with ER (estrogen receptor) positive breast cancer may choose to preserve fertility using cryopreservation. The process included COS (controlled ovarian stimulation) to harvest eggs for cryopreservation. ... read more »

Egg Freezing for Fertility Preservation

Egg freezing is a method of fertility preservation for women. Cancer, age and family history of premature menopause are the most common reasons women choose to freeze eggs. ... read more »

Fertility Treatments: What is Vitrification?

Freezing sperm, eggs and embryos for later use has been part of reproductive science for many years, though the traditional freezing process is flawed. During the time it takes to move a substance from room temperature to freezing, water collects and ice crystals form. ... read more »

Woman Goes on Freezing Frenzy to Prolong Fertility

Sarah Elizabeth Richards shares how her desire to someday become a mother led to a year-long freezing frenzy in the hope there would be enough healthy eggs available when the right man came along. ... read more »

Cryotransfer of Embryos Developed from Vitrified Oocytes

Vitrification is a relatively new form of cryopreservation used to preserve sperm and oocytes. After warming, oocytes are fertilized and the resulting embryos are implanted using assisted reproductive technology (ART). ... read more »

Fertility Perception in Young, Adolescent Girls with Cancer

While significant studies exist revealing how young female cancer patients feel about future fertility and impact of cancer treatment on fertility, little is known about fertility perception in the healthy, female adolescent population. ... read more »

Ovarian Stimulation Protocols for Onco-Fertility Patients

Researchers from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, recently published a study in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics on the possible solutions for women facing cancer treatment. ... read more »

The First Ever Complete Human Sperm in Lab

A biotech company based in France has recently announced their ability to grow human sperm cells in the lab, a breakthrough expected to help many couples overcome male-related infertility issues. ... read more »

Risk of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

Elective cryopreservation of all embryos with subsequent cryothaw embryo transfer in patients at risk for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome reduces the risk of adverse obstetric outcomes: a preliminary study. ... read more »

Teen With Cancer Chooses Cryopreservation to Retain Fertility

One day when Hailey was playing with her baby sister, she realized how important it was for her to become a mother herself someday. ... read more »

Freezing Sperm Before Treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Men with a Hodgkin's lymphoma who want to have children after cancer treatment stand a better chance of fatherhood if they have their sperm frozen and stored before beginning treatment. ... read more »

Cancer Treatment in the Premenopausal Woman

Researchers believe keystone research into ovarian reserve, markers are crucial to the future of reproductive medicine. Thousands of women undergo cancer treatments each year, some of which affects fertility by destroying follicles that play a crucial part in egg maturation and overall fertility. ... read more »

Fertility and Young Male Cancer Patients

Fertility preservation is important to cancer patients, no matter the age, according to a new study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility. Parents of young male patients treated for cancer said they would take part in fertility preservation. ... read more »

Proliferation Capacity of Human Sperm

Vitrification is a relatively new freezing method commonly used to preserve unfertilized eggs to preserve fertility. Vitrification, unlike other freezing methods, does not produce ice crystals on eggs. ... read more »

Testicular Tissue to Preserve Fertility for Boys with Cancer

An increasingly important aspect of cancer treatment in children is how cancer treatment today affects the child's ability to reproduce as an adult. ... read more »

Women Feel Positive About Egg Banking

A new study shows that women feel positive about saving their eggs, although many women think they will never use the eggs they have stored. ... read more »

The Effect of Cryopreservation on Sperm

The process of cryopreservation allows human sperm carrying DNA to be frozen in time until the sperm is ready for use. Protecting the integrity of sperm and DNA is important to the success of fertility treatments. ... read more »

Fear of Infertility Causes Social Trend

Recently, a friend of mine gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl. This is wonderful news because my friend was once told that she would never have children. ... read more »

Egg Freezing and Divorce

An unnamed 38-year-old woman in New Jersey is divorcing her her husband of 8 years. What separates this story from an otherwise common tale, is that the woman is asking her husband for $20,000 in the divorce settlement so she can freeze and store her eggs. ... read more »

Vasectomy Reversal and Pregnancy Results

Surgical sterilization seems like such a drastic step, is it really an appropriate choice for men in their twenties? ... read more »

Frozen Biopsied Sperm as Effective As Fresh

Infertility can be heartbreaking, especially for a couple who are trying to have children. Thankfully though, modern medicine has given us alternate ways to become pregnant without having to adopt or use a surrogate mother. ... read more »

How Successful Is Egg Banking?

Recently, I was talking with a friend who was having trouble deciding when she wanted children. She and her husband were mostly sure that they wanted kids at some point, but they were both just settling down into their careers and didn’t think they were ready to handle jobs and kids. ... read more »