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September 2, 2015

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September 2, 2015

Women Undergoing Fertility Treatment Can Succeed With Fewer Hormones

Aug. 25, 2015 — New research provides hope that women undergoing fertility treatment can avoid unpleasant hormonal gel by having their own body produce pregnancy ... read more

Same-Sex Couples Face More Obstacles to Infertility Treatment

Aug. 23, 2015 — Same-sex couples encounter more obstacles to treatment for infertility than opposite-sex couples, suggests a new ... read more

Novel Way of Protecting Male Reproductive Cells Discovered, Hails New Approach to Addressing Male Infertility

July 27, 2015 — A potential avenue to protect male germ cells against heat stress by applying an external source of hydrogen sulphide has been identified by researchers. The findings may provide a new approach to ... read more

Many Young Cancer Patients May Have Limited Awareness of Fertility Preservation Options

July 27, 2015 — A new study points to the need for increased awareness of fertility preservation options for young patients with ... read more

Improved Sperm Diagnostic Test May Pinpoint Best Fertility Treatment for Couples

July 10, 2015 — The first diagnostic test for sperm RNA based on next-generation sequencing has been developed by scientists. For couples with unexplained infertility, the test may help determine the best ... read more

July 7, 2015 — A gene that is mutated in Seckel Syndrome, a rare disease that causes microcephaly and growth defects, has been found to be crucial for the correct division of brain stem cells. and even plays a role ... read more

July 1, 2015 — Oftentimes men with a type of infertility called azoospermia don't know the underlying cause of their condition. But new research suggests that mutations in an X chromosome gene called TEX11 are ... read more

Women's Faces Get Redder at Ovulation, but Human Eyes Can't Pick Up on It

June 30, 2015 — Past research shows men find female faces more attractive at peak fertility. A new study shows an increased redness of women's face skin at the most fertile point of ovulatory cycle, but just ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Groundbreaking new reproductive research has identified key molecular events that could be playing a critical role as sperm and egg fuse to create new life. The findings might one day lead to the ... read more

June 19, 2015 — A new method of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, termed ultra-superovulation, has been developed by researchers in which ovulation of a very large number of eggs from one female mouse occurs. ... read more

New Mechanism for Male Infertility Discovered

June 17, 2015 — Involuntary childlessness is common, and in half of all cases attributable to infertility in the man. Although male infertility has many possible causes, it often remains unexplained. A new study ... read more

No Benefit in IVF from Routinely Freezing All Embryos Before Transfer

June 17, 2015 — An IVF technique which freezes all embryos generated in an initial treatment cycle and transfers them in a later cycle as freeze-thawed embryos does not improve outcome as some studies have ... read more

Rate of Ectopic Pregnancy Following IVF Has Almost Halved in Past 12 Years

June 16, 2015 — The risk of ectopic pregnancy following fertility treatment with assisted reproduction (ART) is small but significantly higher than found in natural conceptions. Now, a nationwide population-based ... read more

IVF in Women Over 38: The Doctor's Dilemma

June 16, 2015 — It is a biological fact that female fertility declines with age -- in assisted conception as in natural. Indeed, findings from a 12-year study showed that in her own one clinic cumulative live birth ... read more

Women With Lupus and APS at Risk of Reduced Fertility and Pregnancy Complication

June 11, 2015 — New recommendations for women's health and pregnancy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and/or antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) were recently developed. These evidence-based ... read more

Black Women Often Cope With Infertility Alone

June 4, 2015 — African-American women are equally, if not more, likely to experience infertility than their white counterparts, but they often cope with this traumatic issue in silence and isolation, according to a ... read more

At Peak Fertility, Women Who Desire to Maintain Body Attractiveness Report They Eat Less

June 1, 2015 — Women near peak fertility -- those nearing ovulation -- and who are motivated to manage their body appearance, reported they desire to lose weight and so ate fewer calories. Previous ovulation ... read more

May 27, 2015 — More than 5 million children in Europe have been born as a result of assisted reproductive technologies, yet many European countries have regulations that restrict different aspects of these ... read more

The First Fraction of Ejaculate Is the Most Effective for Conception

May 26, 2015 — Sperm in the first fraction of ejaculate are more numerous, move more and present better quality DNA than those lagging behind. This is the conclusion of a study that confirms that while the ... read more

Acetaminophen in Pregnancy May Lower Testosterone in Unborn Boys

May 20, 2015 — Prolonged acetaminophen (paracetamol) use by pregnant women may reduce testosterone production in unborn baby boys, research has found. Researchers say their findings could help to explain reported ... read more

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