Infertility News

Infertility refers to the inability to conceive or the inability to carry a pregnancy to term. It can occur for a variety of complex reasons, and it can affect both men and women. In fact, almost an equal number of cases of infertility can be attributed to men and women. There are also a number of cases of infertility that simply can’t be explained or are attributable to factors in both the man and the woman.

Medically, a couple is often diagnosed with having infertility if they have tried at the right times to produce a baby with no success for a full year, or for six months if they're trying to conceive and are older than 35.

Causes of Infertility

A whole host of factors can contribute to infertility in both men and women. Often, people can be infertile but show no symptoms so they won’t know it until they try to conceive a child. Lifestyle factors such as older age, a heavier weight, smoking or alcohol abuse can all contribute to infertility. Certain diseases can also cause infertility, including some sexually transmitted diseases, endometriosis and tubal diseases. Some environmental exposures can also lead to infertility.

Treatment

If you or your partner is found to be infertile, there are now more treatment options than ever before. A variety of medications can be taken by both men and women to boost fertility or reduce certain problems that may cause the inability to have a baby. Artificial insemination is sometimes also used to inject the partner’s or a donor’s sperm into the woman at the time of ovulation. In vitro fertilization is a process in which the woman’s egg is fertilized by the man’s sperm outside of the body in a laboratory. The fertilized egg is then implanted in the woman’s uterus. These are just a handful of the many options available to medically address the problem of infertility.

SOURCE: National Infertility Association

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Underactive Thyroid and Infertility

Even a slightly underactive thyroid can impact fertility, new study finds.

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Doctors say age remains a better indicator of a woman's 'reproductive potential'

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As Men's Weight Rises, Sperm Health May Fall

But shedding pounds may bring them back to normal, researcher says

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Do Flame Retardants Hinder Infertility Treatments?

Study found link between exposure to a certain chemical and failed in-vitro fertilization attempts

7/25/2017
Sperm Counts Continue to Decline in Western Nations: Review

How this might affect male fertility isn't clear, researchers say

7/21/2017
Donor-Sperm Kids No Different From Their Peers: Study

Parent questionnaires revealed no physical, mental distinctions at school age

7/10/2017
Dad-to-Be's Age Can Affect Fertility Treatment Success

Biggest effects seen for younger women with older men

7/7/2017
Most Relationships Survive Struggles With Infertility

Study finds couples who seek in vitro fertilization are not at added risk of divorce

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Guys, a Noisy Bedroom May Not Be Good for Your Fertility

South Korean study found a quieter room was tied to better odds for fatherhood

6/27/2017
Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, Not Certain Infertility Cases

Research yields mixed results for this traditional Chinese treatment

6/22/2017
Heart Disease: A Price Humans Pay for Fertility?

Study finds genes that boost risk for cardiovascular trouble also up chances of having children

6/13/2017
Less Invasive Procedure May Treat Fibroids Without Harming Fertility

Study found blocking blood flow to growths worked for women who went on to conceive, have children

5/18/2017
Century-Old Technique May Help Infertile Couples Conceive Without IVF

In study, flushing fallopian tubes with an oil allowed 40 percent of couples to achieve pregnancy

5/16/2017
Mouse Gives Birth to Pups Using 3-D Printed Ovary

Breakthrough might someday lead to similar organs for infertile women, researchers say

5/15/2017
Shift Work May Put Damper on a Man's Sex Life

Disrupted sleep patterns could explain the link, three studies suggest

3/28/2017
Health Insurance a Key to IVF Success, Researchers Say

At $12,000 and up a cycle, many forgo second attempt if they don't have coverage

3/24/2017
Smartphone Infertility App

Researchers develop at-home fertility test for men using smartphone app.

3/22/2017
Smartphone Device Sizes Up Sperm Health

It analyzes samples in seconds, with 98 percent accuracy, in the privacy of a man's home, researchers say

3/15/2017
Many U.S. Women Have No Access to Fertility Clinics: Study

Among those of childbearing age, 29 percent had no clinic, while another 11 percent had only one

3/13/2017
Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later?

Study found small link, but researchers not sure if treatments or underlying health problems to blame