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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

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

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

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

Investigating the Benefits of 'Sticky Sperm' for IVF

May 19, 2015 — Scientists are investigating whether a molecule usually found in moisturizers and skin creams could improve IVF success rates. Embryologists running a new clinical trial are investigating whether ... read more

Economic Instability Could Contribute to Low Fertility Rates, Finds New Research

Apr. 29, 2015 — Environmental factors like economic downturn and high mortality rates could contribute to changing fertility desires, new research finds. The number of women in the United States who are childless is ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Scientists have developed a technique to more effectively grow and screen embryos prior to ... read more

Population and Birth Rates: Claims About Decline of the West Are 'Exaggerated'

Apr. 27, 2015 — A new paper argues that some countries in Western Europe, and the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand now have birth rates that are now relatively close to replacement, that the underlying trend ... read more

Smoking and Mother's Genetics Combine to Increase Likelihood of Twins

Apr. 17, 2015 — African American mothers who smoke and have a genetic profile that includes a single nucleotide polymorphism, SNP, of the TP53 gene have an increased likelihood of having twins, concluded a team of ... read more

Importance of Counselling in Those Affected by Infertility

Apr. 16, 2015 — The psychological impact and private agony of infertility must be carefully considered by healthcare professionals, suggests a new review. At present, the counseling role occupies a unique and ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Two studies in mice add to the evidence that the phthalate DEHP, a plasticizing agent used in auto upholstery, baby toys, building materials and many other consumer products, can undermine female ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — When scientists exposed pregnant mice to levels of bisphenol A equivalent to those considered safe in humans, three generations of female mouse offspring experienced significant reproductive ... read more

Family Doctors Important in Advising Young Women on Egg Freezing for Future Fertility

Apr. 13, 2015 — Family physicians have an important role in advising women about the benefits and risks of egg freezing, argues a new ... read more

IVFpredict One of the Most Accurate Ways of Determining Chances of IVF Success, Study Finds

Apr. 8, 2015 — Accurately predicting the probability of a live birth after in vitro fertilization treatment is important for both those undergoing the treatment and their clinicians. Findings from a comparison ... read more

Fertility Patients' History Is Best Predictor of Risk for Major Depression

Apr. 3, 2015 — Fertility treatment patients and their partners are at significant risk for developing Major Depressive Disorder, and a key factor in predicting their risk is whether they have a previous diagnosis ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — If you are trying to have a baby, a good night's sleep is more important than ever. A new research report shows that the womb has its own 'body clock' that needs to synchronize with ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — By age 60, more than 50 percent of men in the United States suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition that leads to annoying changes in urinary flow. While medical therapy is usually the ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — The first study to investigate the relationship between eating fruit and vegetables containing pesticide residues and the quality of men's semen has shown a link with lower sperm counts and ... read more

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