Fertility and Infertility News and Studies

Trending: Clinics Financing Fertility Treatments

Even though the array of procedures interests more people, the cost of assisted reproductive treatments (ART) can be daunting to some candidates. One encouraging trend, however, may make the price tag easier to live with. ... read more »

Conception After 40: Choose IVF First

The latest study on infertility and older women suggests the most effective approach to fertility treatment when the cause of infertility is unknown is to choose IVF first. ... read more »

Cost Analysis: Tubal Reconstruction vs IVF

The cost analysis compared the cost of tubal reconstruction after tubal ligation and IVF treatments as means of conception and pregnancy. According to the analysis, tubal reconstruction is less costly than IVF treatment. ... read more »

DNA Methylation and Spontaneous Abortion After ART

At the Center for Reproductive Medicine at Nanfang Hospital in the People's Republic of China, researchers believed there was a possible link between assisted reproductive technology (ART) and spontaneous abortion caused by improper DNA methylation. ... read more »

Secondhand Smoke and Prolactin Levels

Researchers at Montana Tech University knew there was a correlation between smoking, prolactin levels and thyroid stimulating hormone levels, but no real research had been completed on the effect of secondhand smoke on these hormones. ... read more »

Wi-Fi Laptops Could Be Frying Your Sperm

Men who usually rest their Wi-Fi laptops on their laps are much more vulnerable to reduced sperm motility and degeneration of the sperm DNA lowering the possibility of men to become fathers. ... 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 »

Fracking and Infertility: Is There a Link?

Fracking is one of the hottest trends in the energy business right now and it's a word that keeps environmentalists plenty busy, too. As it grows in popularity and more wells are drilled across the country, the health aspects of the process are being closely examined. ... read more »

Neighbor’s Family Size May Affect Family Planning

The majority of participants in a recent study in Nepal claimed two children was the ideal number (73%), but more than half of the women continue to have children beyond the second child. ... read more »

Psychiatric Disorders and Effective Postpartum Contraception

Researchers from the Preventative Medicine Department in Sao Paulo recently published a study in the journal Contraception on the possible link between postpartum psychiatric disorders and choice of contraception. ... read more »

Current State of Vasectomy Reversal

Surgical vasectomy used to be viewed as a permanent means of sterilization, but advancements in microsurgery have changed the playing field. ... read more »

Stem Cells Provide Fertility Hope for Pre-Pubescent Boys

Cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy have advanced dramatically in the last few decades. Cancer survival rates in children, teens and adults are higher than ever, but for pre-pubescent boys, those treatments often leave them infertile. ... read more »

The Role of Bacterial Agents in Infertility

Researchers suggest infertile women be tested for multiple bacterial agents, especially Chlamydia trachomatis, Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis. ... read more »

Preserving Fertility Should Become a Priority in Cancer Care

Infertility is one of the most distressing long-term effects of cancer treatments for adolescents and teenagers. ... read more »

Egg Donation Through the Eyes of the Donor

Egg donation isn't a decision to be taken lightly. It requires a greatdeal of dedication and determination on the part of the donor and itleaves lasting scars. ... read more »

Cost is Biggest Anxiety for IVF Patients

Of all the things couples could worry about during in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures, money tops the list. Research showed finances were a major concern for couples using IVF. ... read more »

Semen Characteristics and Sperm Length

Researchers from Brown University recently published a retrospective study on correlation between semen qualities and sperm length in humans. ... read more »

Racehorse Secretariat Inspires Extreme Infertility Treatment

Making babies is another record-setting claim to fame attributed to Secretariat. Today, Dr. Atilla Toth is helping fertility-compromised humancouples make babies by using pregnancy preparations inspired bySecretariat's breeders. ... read more »

Restorative Medicine, Endometriosis and Restored Fertility

Growth of endometrial tissue on external reproductive genetalia can result in extreme pain and infertility. Surgical removal of the endometrial tissue can reduce pain, but post-surgical therapy is needed for optimal recovery and outcome. ... read more »

Fibroid Removal May Prevent Recurring Miscarriage

Many women with fibroids are told the small growths are harmless, butthat's not what researchers recently reported in the journal HumanReproduction. It appears fibroids growing inside the uterus can cause recurrent miscarriages. ... read more »

PCOS Impact on Reproduction

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is often associated with impaired fertility. Patients may suffer from reduced or absent ovulation, irregular menstrual cycles and difficulty conceiving as a result. ... read more »

How Does Infertility Affect Relationships?

Infertility is the prolonged inability to conceive naturally or with assisted reproductive technology. Some couples wait years to seek professional fertility help and then face months or years of treatment. ... read more »

Long vs Short FSH Stimulation for Optimal IVF

Researchers at the University of Torino in Torino, Italy recently published a study comparing short and long-term follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) stimulation in high-response women seeking IVF treatment. ... 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 »

Matrix Metalloproteinases and In-Vitro Fertilization Outcome

Predicting the possible outcome of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) before the procedure takes place is a manik goal of reproductive research. ... 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 »

Nimodipine Delays Spontaneous LH Surge

Fertility specialists currently use GnRH analogue injections to stop spontaneous surges in LH (luteinizing hormone) in female patients being treated with assisted reproductive technology. ... 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 »

First Cycle Poor Response and IVF Cancellation

Multiple fertility treatments are available for women facing infertility. Finding the right treatment reduces the overall cost and improve outcome. Clinical studies aim to aid fertility doctors in choosing the right treatment for select groups of women. ... read more »

Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Infertility

Researchers are McGill University in Montreal, Canada recently published a study in Human Reproduction about a possible link between preterm birth and difficulty getting pregnant. ... read more »

Large Nuclear Vacuoles, Semen Quality and Male Infertility

Researchers from the Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences for Research in Toyama, Japan recently published a study on the possible correlation between large nuclear vacuoles and male infertility. ... read more »

Effectiveness of Immediate Post-Birth IUD Insertion

Immediate birth control is a choice many women in western cultures choose to prevent pregnancy in the months and years after giving birth, but birth control pills and other similar options are not always available to women in other countries. ... read more »

Home Ovulation Tests and Stress in Women Trying to Conceive

Technology is constantly changing the face of fertility treatment. According to a new study published in the journal Human Reproduction, home ovulation tests don't change the stress level infertile women feel, but they may increase the likelihood of conception. ... read more »

Infertility Treatment and Male Spinal Cord Injury

Researchers from the Institut de readaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montreal in Quebec wanted to find out just how effective assisted reproductive technology (ART) is for men with spinal cord injury (SCI). ... read more »

MTHFR and Unexplained Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Studies have indicated a possible connection between blood homocysteine levels and unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss (URPL). ... read more »

How Frequently are Males Evaluated for Infertility?

Women were once blamed for 100% of infertility problems, but science and medical research soon reported that both men and women were equally to blame. ... read more »

Effect of Heparin on the Outcome of IVF Treatment

The Assisted Conception Unit at Guys Hospital in the UK recently completed a study into the effect of heparin on IVF outcome. The report used previously collected data to render an overall analysis of treatment outcome. ... read more »

Dietary Folate Impact on Reproductive Function

Folic acid should be part of the prenatal regime to dramatically reduce the risk of neural tube defects in the developing fetus. ... read more »

Thrombophilia and Poor Ovarian Response

Researchers at Poriya Medical Center started the study into thrombophilia and ovarian response with 89 women seeking IVF-EF treatment. After the treatment, the women were placed in two groups. ... read more »

Carnitine Content in Follicular Fluid

Researchers from UNILABS in Paris, France, recently studied the role of carnitine in oocyte competence. According to the study, carnitine is released naturally and plays a part in the carnitine shuttle and lipid beta oxidation. ... read more »

Can Emotional Screening Fit Into the IVF Process?

IVF treatment is an extremely emotional process, so preparing men and women for the possible outcomes could help ease the stress and pain associated with lengthy treatment protocols and failed pregnancies. ... read more »

Uterine Tissue Grafting and Spontaneous Conception

Cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, often leave women sterile. In Italy, a woman was given the chance to conceive and give birth naturally via ovarian tissue grafting. ... 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 »

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 »

Journalist Ponders Egg Donation and Motherhood

Amy Klein and her husband, Solomon, want to have a baby but they'refinding out that actually having one isn't as easy as merely wantingone. ... read more »

Embryo Adoption Adds New Twist to Adopting a Child

The terms embryo adoption and embryo donation are often used interchangeably but some state laws attach specific definitions to them and require state-sanctioned regulations and uses. ... read more »

Men: Watch Porn for Higher Sperm Quality

A group of 21 healthy men recently volunteered to masturbate while watching pornographic videos and they were doing it for free, in the name of science. ... read more »

Does Anxiety Affect Semen Quality?

The study, completed by researchers at European Hospital in Rome, claims state and trait anxiety affect sperm volume, concentration, count and motility. ... read more »

Emerging 3-Parent IVF May be Harmful to Baby

About one person in every 4,000 is affected with a mitochondrialdisease, passed down through the mother's bloodline. Symptoms, including minor learning disabilities, can be mild but they can be tragicallysevere, too. ... read more »

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