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Top Reasons/Causes for Infertility

The three major causes of infertility covering over 80% of cases include ovulation problems, sperm problems, and fallopian tube problems, while 15% of couples have unexplained infertility. ... more »
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7 Things You Did Not Know About Getting Pregnant

 1)  It takes a sperm and an egg Might seem obvious but it was a mystery until 1784.  That’s when Catholic priest / biologist / physiologist Lazzaro Spallanzani put two and two together.  He performed in vitro fertilization (IVF) on frogs and artificial insemination on a dog to prove the point.  Before that, nobody truly knew where babies came from. ... more »
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Semen Boosts Pregnancy Health, Improves IVF Success Rate

At the International Congress of Immunology held in Australia this year, Sarah Robertson, from the University of Adelaide, presented the results of her recent study that found semen to be valuable in boosting the health of pregnancy and improving in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rate.  Frequent sex with a familiar partner seems to ensure the healthiest pregnancy, even while IVF is in progre ... more »
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Embryos in IVF Lab Can’t Get Enough Barry White Love, Baby

Some people claim music is the rhythm of life.  At an Irish fertility clinic, the deep-throated romantic sounds of 1970s superstar Barry White seems to be the music favored by the embryos in the lab being cultivated for implantation for in vitro fertilization (IVF).  When the soulful purring of White’s voice is pumped into an incubator, the embryos thrive, developing more rapidly and robu ... more »

IVF Birth Defect Myth Debunked in Twin Studies

A general perception exists that places the risk for birth defects higher in babies conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other forms of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) than for babies conceived naturally.  Two studies on twins and birth defects, recently published by various members of the same research team, have effectively debunked that myth.  The studies revealed w ... more »
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10 Things Nobody Told You About Infertility

When a couple struggles with conceiving a child or carrying a pregnancy to term, it is generally understood the woman has fertility issues.  In some cases, this is true but it is equally a problem of male reproductive health.  Each year in the US, approximately 4 million men age 45 and younger seek treatment for infertility.  A significant number of them are diagnosed with male-related infertil ... more »

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