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February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

Two Years, Multiple Doctors Often Needed to Diagnose Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Study Shows

Jan. 9, 2017 — Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder – and most common cause of infertility – affecting 9 to 18 percent of women around the world. Despite the prevalence of the ... read more

Wanting to Stay in Education Is 'Not Main Reason Why Women Delay Having Children'

Jan. 9, 2017 — Researchers calculate that for every extra year of educational enrollment after the age of 12, a woman delayed motherhood by an average of six months. However, strikingly, they also find that the ... read more

Fertility: Out of Gas and Low on Sperm?

Dec. 27, 2016 — Sperm are constantly replenished in the adult male body. Understanding the workings of stem cells responsible for this replenishment is expected to shed light on why male fertility diminishes with ... read more

Fewer Children Per Man Than Per Woman

Dec. 21, 2016 — Men on average have fewer children than women and have them later in life. Differences are especially strong in eastern Germany, where men set a new world record for low ... read more

Scientists Show NLRP2 Protein's Role in Maintaining Fertility Later in Life

Dec. 6, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated in animal models that a protein called NLRP2 plays an important role in early embryogenesis, the process of cell division in fertilized eggs that occurs before they ... read more

Cancer Drug May Cause Women to Grow New Eggs, Study Suggests

Dec. 6, 2016 — Women treated with a common chemotherapy drug combination have more young eggs in their ovaries afterwards, research has ... read more

Lack of Supporting Evidence for Claims About Fertility Treatments

Nov. 28, 2016 — Many claims made by UK fertility clinics about the benefits of treatments beyond standard IVF procedures are not backed up by evidence, finds a ... read more

New Hope Given to Women Struggling to Conceive

Nov. 15, 2016 — New insight has been revealed into why some women have difficulty getting pregnant. Research indicates that egg quality is severely compromised in endometriosis. Endometriosis is a chronic condition ... read more

Nov. 9, 2016 — A study of mouse reproductive tissues finds that exposure to isoliquiritigenin, a compound found in licorice, disrupts steroid sex hormone production in the ovary, researchers report. This is the ... read more

Ovary Regeneration in Salamanders Could Provide Solutions to Human Infertility

Nov. 7, 2016 — Axolotl salamanders are extremely resilient, but very little research has been done on their incredible ability to regenerate internal organs and eggs -- also called oocytes. Biologists have ... read more

Men Welcome Revolutionary Male Contraceptive

Nov. 2, 2016 — Men have positive attitudes towards an innovative male contraceptive, Vasalgel, new research has found. The landmark study is the first insight into how men perceive the new contraceptive and gives ... read more

New Sperm Research Could Lead to Cut in Infertility Rate

Oct. 31, 2016 — Sperm and mathematics don’t appear to be the likeliest of bedfellows, but new research bringing the two together could lead to devices that could cut infertility ... read more

Application of Comprehensive Chromosome Screening Could Improve IVF Success

Oct. 26, 2016 — An increase in the frequency of polymorphic variants among infertile patients compared with fertile donors suggest they have an impact on fertility, report ... read more

Modified Natural Cycle IVF More Cost-Effective and Affordable Than Traditional IVF

Oct. 19, 2016 — A cost and live birth analysis of six conventional IVF treatment strategies against six similar, corresponding strategies using modified natural cycle IVF showed significant savings with the latter ... read more

Resveratrol Can Help Correct Hormone Imbalance in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Oct. 18, 2016 — Resveratrol -- a natural compound found in red wine and grapes -- can help address a hormone imbalance in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a leading cause of infertility in women, ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Researchers studying reproductive science identified a network of proteins often linked to cancer as also important to male fertility and the birth of healthy offspring, according to a ... read more

Could Assisted Reproduction Reduce Birth Defects for Older Women?

Oct. 17, 2016 — Babies born to women aged 40 and over from assisted reproduction have fewer birth defects compared with those from women who conceive naturally at the same age, according to new ... read more

Insights Into the Development of Sperm and Egg Cell Precursors in the Embryo

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers have investigated the early stages of the development of cells called primordial germ cells and developed strategies to generate 'lookalike' cells in the lab. The generation of ... read more

First Results from the World’s Oldest Group of ICSI Men Show They Have Lower Semen Quantity and Quality

Oct. 6, 2016 — First results from the world’s oldest group of young men conceived by means of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) fertility treatment because of their fathers’ infertility have shown that ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — The underlying cause of male infertility is unknown for 30 percent of cases. In a pair of new studies, researchers have determined that the reproductive homeobox (RHOX) family of transcription ... read more

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