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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Better Access to Contraception Means More Sex for Married Couples

Jan. 26, 2016 — Married couples in low- and middle-income countries around the world that use contraception are having more frequent sexual intercourse than those that do not, new research ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — A new mechanism that may explain why some embryos are not useful for fertility treatment has been discovered by scientists. Embryos obtained when a sperm fertilizes an egg in a test tube often have ... read more

Infertility Treatments Do Not Appear to Contribute to Developmental Delays in Children

Jan. 4, 2016 — Children conceived via infertility treatments are no more likely to have a developmental delay than children conceived without such treatments, according to a study. The findings may help to allay ... read more

Long-Term Outcomes of Preventing Premature Menopause During Chemotherapy

Dec. 22, 2015 — Compared with receiving chemotherapy alone, women with breast cancer who also received the hormonal drug triptorelin to achieve ovarian suppression had a higher long-term probability of ovarian ... read more

Increased Number of IVF Cycles Can Be Beneficial, Findings Suggest

Dec. 22, 2015 — Although in vitro fertilization (IVF) is often limited to three or four treatment cycles, new research shows the effectiveness of extending the number of IVF cycles beyond this number, according to a ... read more

Active and Passive Smoking Linked to Infertility and Earlier Menopause

Dec. 16, 2015 — Active and passive smoking are linked to infertility problems and a hastening of the natural menopause before the age of 50, a large study ... read more

Medication Protects Fertility, Defense System During Chemotherapy

Dec. 14, 2015 — The potent humanin analogue protects male germ cells, which are essential to fertility, and white blood cells, which are the soldiers in the body's defense system, during chemotherapy, new ... read more

Dec. 11, 2015 — A new way of growing fallopian tube cells in culture is expected to give a boost to our understanding and prevention of female genital diseases, such as infertility, inflammatory disease, and ovarian ... read more

Dec. 10, 2015 — The birth rate is declining in all industrialized countries, and socioeconomic factors and women's age are not solely to blame. Male reproductive health and environmental factors are also ... read more

Study Links Environmental and Lifestyle Factors to Reproductive Problems, Infertility in Men

Dec. 9, 2015 — Environmental and lifestyle factors are damaging men’s reproductive health and may be playing a large role in decreasing fertility rates in industrialized countries, a new study reports. ... read more

Infertile Men Have a Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes, Study Finds

Dec. 7, 2015 — Men diagnosed with infertility have a higher risk of developing other general health ailments, including diabetes, ischemic heart disease, alcohol abuse and drug abuse, compared with fertile men, ... read more

Modified Mosquitoes Could Help Fight Against Malaria

Dec. 7, 2015 — For the first time, malarial mosquitoes have been modified to be infertile and pass on the trait rapidly -- raising the possibility of reducing the spread of ... read more

Shared Genetics in Humans, Roundworms Shed Light on Infertility, Study Finds

Dec. 3, 2015 — Humans and worms are connected by a common ancestor that lived more than 700 million years ago and shared a gene that is required for sperm to function properly at fertilization, research confirms. ... read more

Ovarian Follicles Used to Preserve Fertility

Dec. 3, 2015 — A potential new approach to fertility preservation for young cancer patients has been discovered, which addresses concerns about beginning cancer treatment immediately and the possibility of ... read more

Study Counters Long-Time Practice of Prescribing More Fertility Hormones

Nov. 23, 2015 — Too much of a hormone commonly used during in vitro fertility, or IVF, treatments actually decreases a woman's chances of having a baby, new research indicates. The research is the largest study ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Sperm cells mature during their transit in the epididymis and thus acquire their ability to fertilize ova. Scientists have now discovered that signaling molecules of the Wnt family coordinate this ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Anthropologists study the Tsimane people of Bolivia to determine how parasitism affects female ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Changes in cellular metabolites, the simple compounds generated during life-sustaining chemical activities in cells, have been shown to regulate embryonic stem cell development at the earliest stages ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — A study of men who donate sperm via informal online websites and forums has found those who are intelligent but not extroverted are more desirable to women when choosing a ... read more

Drug Protects Fertility and May Prolong Life in Chemo-Treated Mice

Nov. 6, 2015 — A physician and her research team have shown that a heart medication can prevent ovarian damage and improve survival in adolescent mice after chemotherapy. The treatment also increased the number of ... read more

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