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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 2016

Young and Well Educated Men in Demand as Sperm Donors in Global Life Market

July 7, 2016 — With commercial sperm banking giving women more opportunities to become mothers, a new study has found the age and education of sperm donors are the most important characteristics ... read more

A Short Period of Bed Rest After Intrauterine Insemination Makes No Difference to Pregnancy Rates

July 5, 2016 — Despite the positive results of small studies and a widely held belief in its benefit, the practice of keeping female patients immobilized after intrauterine insemination has no beneficial effect on ... read more

Still No Strong Evidence That Adjunctive Treatment With Human Growth Hormone in IVF Improves Results

July 4, 2016 — Despite its occasional use as an adjunct in IVF, human growth hormone appears of little benefit to women having difficulty conceiving. Indeed, in an Australian/New Zealand collaborative ... read more

How Lifestyle Intervention for Weight Loss Affects Birth Rates in Women With a High BMI

July 4, 2016 — Women who are overweight or obese pose an ongoing challenge for the fertility clinic. Many studies show that these patients are at increased risk of infertility and are less likely than normal-weight ... read more

Endometrial Scratch Appears Beneficial in Couples Trying to Conceive

July 4, 2016 — There is a much disputed claim that 'injury' to the lining of the uterus -- whether inadvertent or deliberate -- increases the chance of embryo implantation and thus the chance of pregnancy ... read more

Smartphone Apps Not So Smart at Helping Users Avoid or Achieve Pregnancy

June 30, 2016 — You might not want to depend on your smartphone app alone to help you avoid or achieve pregnancy, say the authors of a new study. A review of nearly 100 fertility awareness apps finds that most ... read more

June 16, 2016 — Of the millions of sperm that enter the vagina, only about 10 make it to the egg, demonstrating how rigorous the natural sperm selection process really is. So how is it possible to select only the ... read more

How Females Store Sperm

June 13, 2016 — The science of breeding chickens has revealed part of the mystery of how certain female animals are able to store sperm long-term. Droplets of fat transferred from female cells to sperm cells may ... read more

A Child’s Right to Fertility Preservation When Undergoing Sterilizing Chemotherapy

June 10, 2016 — Ovarian tissue cryopreservation (OTC), harvesting and freezing ovarian tissue, is the most promising complication-free strategy to preserve potential fertility in pre-pubescent girls undergoing ... read more

Opioids Regulate Spermatozoon Formation, Research Shows

June 7, 2016 — Infertility has become a major medical and social problem worldwide and many of the cases are due to male infertility. Yet the molecular mechanisms involved in spermatogenesis are only now beginning ... read more

Biological Clock Gets a Time Stamp

June 7, 2016 — Researchers have identified the molecular pathways involved in the aging of human eggs. This research could eventually lead to treatments to correct age-related damage and improve fertility in women ... read more

Endocrine Disrupters Accelerate Reproductive Aging in Rats

June 1, 2016 — Female rats exposed to endocrine disrupters during early development end up with fewer eggs in their ovaries and are at risk of losing their ability to reproduce at an earlier age. The findings have ... read more

Europe Sees Constant Increase in Gonorrhea Infections

May 31, 2016 — Since 2008, the overall rate of reported gonorrhea infections has more than doubled across Europe, going up from 8 per 100,000 population to 20 cases per 100,000 persons in ... read more

Underestimated Burden: Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Impair Sexuality

May 29, 2016 — Neurological disorders can impair sexuality on a much more massive scale than frequently assumed, leaving loss of desire, erection problems and infertility in their wake. Both men and women are ... read more

May 27, 2016 — A professor calls for action to tackle the effect of a rapidly growing world population on greenhouse gas ... read more

May 26, 2016 — An important feature for life is what embryos receive from mom and dad upon fertilization. Centrioles, the structures responsible for cell division and flagella movement, are given by the paternal ... read more

Depression Lowers Women's Chances of Pregnancy, Study Finds

May 24, 2016 — Women with severe depressive symptoms have a decreased chance of becoming pregnant, while the use of psychotropic medications does not appear to harm fertility, a study ... read more

World Report on Fertility Treatments Reveals High Use of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

May 21, 2016 — Experts have attacked the rising use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) for the treatment of infertility, following publication of the latest world report on assisted reproductive ... read more

Infertility Risk Posed by Endometriosis May Be Half of Previous Estimation

May 17, 2016 — The infertility risk posed by endometriosis is about half previous estimates and indicates a possible detection bias in earlier studies, according to a new ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Female cancer patients of reproductive age could preserve their fertility during radiation and chemotherapy through treatments that target the DNA damage response in oocytes (the cells that develop ... read more

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