Fertility and Infertility News and Studies

Male Cancer Patients not Utilizing Sperm Banks

According to a report by the Annals of Oncology, male cancer patients are not being offered a chance to bank sperm before undergoing treatments ... read more »

A Healthier Human Race with Spindle Transfer

During spindle transfer, the female chromosomes are separated from the unhealthy mitochondrial DNA. A healthy set of twin monkeys with healthy DNA and no genetic diseases was conceived after this procedure. ... read more »

Aspirin Or Other Treatments For Recurrent Miscarriage

A recurrent miscarriage is defined as the loss of 3 (or 2) previous pregnancies and i's unclear whether treatment will improve pregnancy outcome in women with unexplained miscarriages. ... read more »

Obesity and Time to Get Pregnant

Fertility for overweight and obese women can be significantly improved by losing weight, regardless of menstrual cycle regularity, parity, smoking habits and age. ... read more »

Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery Improves Fertility

In a new study, 100% of women who were diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome-related infertility before undergoing bariatric surgery successfully achieved pregnancy after their surgery. ... read more »

Diet and Dairy Food and Infertility

High intake of low-fat dairy foods diet may increase the risk of infertility whereas intake of high-fat dairy foods may decrease this risk. ... read more »

Timing intercourse to conceive by using calendar and mucus

Couples can shorten their time to pregnancy efficiently by timing intercourse on days that the most fertile-type mucus symptom is observed at the vulva. ... read more »

Evolution May be Harming Fertility

Super sperm could be the primary cause for the inability to conceive. "Super sperm" is the term used to describe the one sperm that manages to survive its path to the waiting egg. ... read more »

Folic Acid is Important for TTC and Pregnant Women

Folic acid supplements are often taken after a mother conceives, at that time it's often too late to prevent certain complications. ... read more »

Genetic Factors in Infertility Identified

A genetic factor may predict an inability to conceive in men. At the heart of the research findings was the meiosis expressed gene 1, or MEIG1. ... read more »

An Antioxidant Protects Sperm and Improves Fertility

According to recent research, if the male does not produce the protective antioxidant enzyme, procreation could be affected. ... read more »

BPA Could Affect Male Sperm – Cause Infertility

The conclusion of a five year study completed by researchers at Kaiser Permanente and published in Fertility and Sterility links BPA to poor quality sperm. ... read more »

U.S. Fertility Scorecard by State

How does your state score? ... read more »

Women With Thrombophilia May Not Have More Miscarriages

Thrombophilia is a blood condition requiring treatment with blood thinners. According to a study published in Human Reproduction, women with this condition ... read more »

Children Conceived via IVF are Just as Smart as Their Peers

According to a report published by the University of Iowa, children conceived through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) are just as smart as their naturally conceived peers. ... read more »

Season May Affect IVF Outcome

A team of researchers presented new data that could help some women conceive more quickly using IVF. According to the team presentation at ... read more »

Baby Born Healthy After Embryo Stored for 20 Years

After spending 20 years in deep freeze, an embryo implanted into a 42 year old woman results in a healthy, live birth. ... read more »

Laptops May Negatively Affect Male Fertility

According to the medical journal Fertility and Sterility, men who use a laptop can experience negative effects due to the heat put off by the computer. ... read more »

HIV Positive Men Find Hope in Sperm Freezing

Men who are HIV+ cannot father children without running the risk of passing the virus onto the unborn fetus. Current sperm freezing techniques do not separate sperm ... read more »

Fertility Questions for Cancer Patients

Sandra Carson set out to create an environment where ovarian function could be studied in a lab. Thanks to a 3-D lab petri dish ... read more »

Fertility-Sparing Treatment with Megestrol Acetate

Patients with endometrioid carcinoma (endometrial cancer) may have a treatment choice that could spare fertility. According to researchers from the Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Centre, treating patients with megestrol acetate could spare fertility, but recurrence rates must be monitored closely.  ... read more »

Cell Phones May Reduce Male Fertility

According to a new study, cell phones increase testosterone levels, but decrease the quality of sperm and fertility.  ... read more »

Sperm Coating Could be the Cause of Male Infertility

A connection between the outer protein coating of sperm and male fertility has been found. A defective gene that inhibits the production of DEFB126, also known as the protein coating on sperm, has been found to effect fertility.  ... read more »

Mediterranean Diet May Improve Fertility

According to a new observational research study, the Mediterranean diet may include all the foods and nutrients the female body needs for optimal fertility. The connection between the Mediterranean diet and fertility is based on insulin. ... read more »

Kilt-Wearing Men are More Fertile

Wearing a kilt without underwear may be a better option for men who want to naturally increase sperm production and fertility. ... read more »

Woman Shares IVF Treatment with the World, On Live TV!

A woman made history on September 24, 2013, when she became the first to undergo in-vitro fertilization (IVF), on live television. ... read more »

IVF TV Pioneer Now Pregnant

An ecstatic couple from Missouri recently revealed the latestdevelopment in their very public quest for a baby - they're pregnant!The joyous announcement was made on the Today show, where theirstruggle with pregnancy was first revealed to the world. ... read more »

Bariatric Surgery, IVF and Obesity Fertility

In some cases infertility is traced back to body weight. Being overweight or obese can increase difficulty conceiving, so weight loss may be suggested to patients with ongoing infertility who fall into the overweight or obese classification. ... read more »

Acupuncture Increasing Fertility Rates

According to new research, women prescribed clomid or clomiphene, may have another secret weapon in the fight against infertility. It appears that acupuncture, when used with medication therapy, can increase fertility and pregnancy. ... read more »

New Method Could Double IVF Success Rates

About one in 15 couples worldwide are unable to have children after at least a year of trying, but new research promises to double the success rate of one type of fertility treatment. ... read more »

IVF and the Vatican

John-Henry Westen, editor-in-chief of the online news site LifeSiteNews, recently visited the Vatican to find out if the Catholic Church will ever sanction in vitro fertilization (IVF) as an accepted form of infertility treatment. ... read more »

Does Celiac Disease Cause Infertility?

There are many factors that play a role in affecting fertility, but one disease is gaining more attention as it becomes increasingly prevalent in the population. Celiac disease is a condition that millions of people have, but most don't know they have it, in part because symptoms can be so varied. ... read more »

Test-Tube Babies: Five Million and Counting

Louise Brown couldn't have known it but she made history when she was born in 1978. Her birth marked the beginning of a new baby boom that is gaining momentum every year. Louise was the world's first child born as a result of in vitro fertilization (IVF). ... read more »

Vitamin D Levels Affect IVF Success

According to the study, published in CMAJ Open, women with adequate vitamin D levels are more likely to conceive with IVF than women with lower than adequate levels. ... read more »

In-Vitro Maturation in Subfertile PCOS Patients

Researchers recently reviewed clinical trials and literature regarding the effects of in-vitro maturation on assisted reproduction success in women with subfertility associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). ... read more »

Mitochondrial Donation: Fears and Benefits

Lawmakers in the United Kingdom (UK) are on the verge of a final vote that will decide whether or not a specific form of in vitro fertilization (IVF) will be legally allowed in the UK. ... read more »

Cell Phones in Pockets Linked to Diminished Sperm Quality

A growing body of scientific study indicates the front pant pocket may not be the ideal place for a man to keep his mobile phone if he wants to father children. ... read more »

Study Calls for Improved Fertility Testing of Obese Men

Improvements may be needed in assessing male infertility. Obese men may face fertility challenges not routinely measured at this time. ... read more »

Like the Egg, Sperm Suffers Consequences of Aging, Too

The findings of a recent meta-analysis of studies of sperm quality and paternal age suggest DNA quality within the sperm is compromised as men age. ... read more »

Semen Quality Affects Male Lifespan

Just one study connecting male infertility and life expectancy has been conducted in the United States, making it only one of three ever conducted anywhere in the world. ... read more »

Father's Age Influences IUI Success

Scientific evidence reveals that men should also be concerned with their advancing age and reproductive health. ... read more »

High Cholesterol Compromises Male, Female Fertility

The findings of a recent study indicate high cholesterol levels in the bloodstream compromise a couple’s risk of conceiving a child. ... read more »

Body Purges Defective Eggs to Maintain Reproductive Quality

In humans and other mammals, this purging of the weakest links begins in the womb, where the budding eggs of a female fetus are eliminated to maintain reproductive quality years in the future. ... read more »

Stress Affects Sperm, Semen Quality; Fertility Suffers

A new study suggests too much stress does a lot more damage than merely taking fun out of life. It can affect a man’s fertility by diminishing the quality of the sperm and semen he produces. ... read more »

ART Increasingly Safe for Mother and Child

As assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures have been perfected in recent years, the success rate of these procedures has risen admirably while safety concerns have diminished. ... read more »

Thyroid Disorders Linked to Female Infertility

A recent study makes a strong case for including thyroid health in the nation’s universal screening protocols. ... read more »

Varicocele Repair for Infertility

There is great controversy over varicocele repair and overall impact on pregnancy rate and fertility among men diagnosed infertile. ... read more »

IVF's 37-Year Evolution: From “Test Tube Baby” to Today

Louise Joy Brown was born on July 25th, 1978, and was the first baby born of in vitro fertilization (IVF). She is less known by name than by her claim to fame: the world’s first “test tube baby.” ... read more »

Immune System Encourages Pregnancy When Sex Life is Lively

Fertility is highest at in the days leading up to ovulation so intercourse is encouraged then, but new research indicates intercourse throughout the menstrual cycle promotes conception, too. ... read more »

One Baby Aspirin a Day Ups Conception Rate After Miscarriage

The findings of a 2013 study on aspirin’s effect on conception indicates taking one baby aspirin a day ups the chance of conception by as much as 17% for women who have a history of miscarriage. ... read more »

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