VEGF and Recurrent Implantation Failure

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is used in many IVF/ICSI treatments to facilitate implantation of embryos. Researchers from Poissey Saint German Medical Center wondered if women with recurrent implantation failure shared a common form of polymorphism. ... read more »

OncoFertility: Combination Approach More Effective Than Single Treatment

According to a new study from Erlangen University Hospital in Germany suggests a combination approach to improving fertility for oncology patients. ... read more »

Morphometric Analysis, Assisted Reproductive Technology and Clinical Pregnancy

Morphometric analysis is used to determine embryo volume. Researchers from UZ Leuven Campus Gasthuisberg recently completed a study using morphometric analysis to determine if embryo volume played an important part in clinical pregnancy rates. ... read more »

Effect of Hyaluronic Acid Sperm Selection in ICSI Patients

Researchers from the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in India recently published a study in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics on the impact of choosing sperm bond to hyaluronic acid (HA). ... read more »

ICSI Outcome: Extracted Sperm Vs Ejaculated Sperm

Researchers from Tel Aviv University recently published a study in the journal Fertility and Sterility comparing fertilization and pregnancy rates between extracted and ejaculated sperm in patients undergoing ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection). ... read more »

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 »

Probability of Spontaneous Pregnancy: Day-Specific

In an attempt to increased fertility and chance of conception, equations and medical history are used to evaluate optimal fertility windows for women seeking IVF/ICSI treatment. ... read more »

In-Vitro Fertilization - IVF

In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is defined as a procedure when eggs are removed from the ovary, fertilized outside the body and then implanted into the uterus. ... read more »

Progesterone Gel vs. Tablets after IVF and ICSI

A prospective randomized multicentre study comparing vaginal progesterone gel and vaginal micronized progesterone tablets for luteal support after in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection. ... read more »

ICSI and Newborn HCV Infection

There are procedures used in intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), a form of assisted reproductive technology, that may increase the risk of infant hepatitis C infection (HCV) when mom is HCV positive. ... read more »

Fever in Women May Interfere with Follicular Development

IVF and ICSI treatments are costly and time-consuming, so researchers are constantly looking for small details that can impact overall conception, pregnancy and live birth outcome. ... read more »

Patient Selection Criteria and Blastocyst Transfer

A total of 420 participants were included in the study completed at the Fertility-Centro de Fertilizacao Assistida in Brazil. All participants were having ICSI fertility treatments. In all, 2,781 graded blastocysts were involved. ... read more »

Biotech Company Produces 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 »

Multiple Births - Risks to the Mother

Multiple pregnancy and birth carry significant risks to the children and they also carry considerable risks for mothers. ... read more »

Getting Pregnant after Vasectomy

If you have had a vasectomy and decide that you want to have more children, here is some information for you and your partner. One option is vasectomy reversal. ... read more »

Research Finds Risk With Some Assisted Reproductive Technology Procedures

Thanks to ART treatments couples that would not have otherwise been able to parent are now happily raising children. However, despite the benefits associated with ART, there is some risk of birth defect according to researchers from the University of Adelaide. ... read more »

IUI - Artificial Intrauterine Insemination for infertility

Intrauterine insemination is also called artificial insemination, or IUI. Human artificial insemination with the male partner's sperm for infertility began being used in the 1940's. ... read more »

Factors Affecting Low Birthweight After Assisted Reproductive Technology

Factors affecting low birthweight after assisted reproduction technology: difference between transfer of fresh and cryopreserved embryos suggests an adverse effect of oocyte collection ... read more »

Sperm Count, IUI, IVF and ICSI

Getting pregnant is a matter of probability. Sperm plays a huge factor in this probability. There are certain factors that can improve your your chances of conceiving "naturally" each month. ... read more »

IVF Embryo Transfer

The embryo transfer procedure with IVF is usually the last step of in-vitro fertilization. ... read more »

ICSI - What is It?

What is Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)? ... read more »

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF): What Is It?

IVF in-vitro fertilization is defined as a procedure when eggs are removed from the ovary, fertilized outside the body and then implanted into the uterus. ... read more »

Men: Hold Off On Bacon Till After IVF Success

The findings of a recent study suggests men who are part of a couple undergoing treatment for infertility may fare better if they hold off on the processed meats until a pregnancy is confirmed. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Sperm Analysis Results! (Part 20)

A week after getting my saline sonogram, I called for my husband's sperm analysis results. I wasn't too concerned about the sperm test results, because they'd been phenomenal when we'd had it done for the intrauterine insemination three years ago. ... 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 »

Are Some Fertility Treatments Increasing the Risk of Birth Defects?

I know that not being able to have children is devastating for couples who learn they are unable to conceive on their own. The good news is that there are so many different fertility options, that most couples can find some option that works for them. ... read more »

The Relationship between ICSI Fertility Treatments and Birth Defects

Struggling with infertility when you desperately want a child can be devastating. It’s even been known to tear families apart. Many couples choose to explore alternative fertility options when they’re unable to conceive a child. ... read more »

A Man’s Guide to Assisted Reproductive Technology

These options ' sometimes referred to as 'Advanced Reproductive Therapy' or 'Assisted Reproductive Technlology' (ART) can make the difference between being childless or adopting a child and having a child that's biologically your own. ... read more »

ART - Assisted Reproductive Technology

ART stands for Assisted Reproductive Technology which includes all fertility treatments in which both eggs and sperm are handled. ... read more »