Infertility News

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6/25/2012
Could Fertility Drugs Make Kids Shorter?

Small study suggests a link, but researchers can't pinpoint the cause

6/13/2012
Fertility Treatment Tied to Higher Relapse Rate in Women With MS

Risk is still higher if in vitro fertilization attempt is unsuccessful, small study found

6/13/2012
Heavy Drinking, Smoking Won't Harm Men's Sperm: Study

But the data should not give would-be dads the green light to pursue unhealthy lifestyles, experts say

5/31/2012
Men and Women With Cancer May Receive Different Fertility Information

Small study found gaps in what was provided to women

5/24/2012
Discovery of Gene May Lead to New Male Contraceptive

Findings from mouse study could also result in new treatments for infertility

5/17/2012
Early Study Hints at Link Between Certain Sunscreens, Endometriosis

But findings are preliminary, and sunscreen has major benefits in preventing skin cancer

5/11/2012
Weight-Loss Surgery May Also Help Menstruation, Skin, Hair

Hormonal benefits are gained from bariatric procedures, new study suggests

5/8/2012
Sperm Collide Along Liquid Maze on Way to Fertilize Egg

The journey is more like a bumper car ride than a smooth swim upstream, researchers say

5/7/2012
Birth Defect Rates Vary Depending on Fertility Treatment: Study

Researchers not sure if technology or biology is the cause

5/4/2012
More College-Educated Women Having Children

The rise may represent a turnaround from previous decades, researchers say

3/26/2012
Few Young Women With Cancer Take Steps to Preserve Fertility

There are several options for women who may want to get pregnant after cancer treatment

3/14/2012
Fatty Foods Might Harm Men's Sperm, Research Suggests

Small study finds lower sperm counts, concentrations for males on high-fat diets

3/13/2012
Not Enough Young Women Getting Tested for Chlamydia: CDC

Research also found retesting rates, although critical, are also too low

3/9/2012
Coming Soon: At-Home Sperm Test for Couples Trying to Conceive

But experts say that in some cases, it may give men false sense of their reproductive health

2/27/2012
Stem Cell Finding Could Expand Women's Lifetime Supply of Eggs

Research might lead to new reproductive technologies, older pregnancies, researchers say

2/17/2012
Age Doesn't Raise Complication Risk for Pregnancies With Donor Eggs

Study found diabetes, hypertension, other risks comparable in women 42 and under, 50 and up

2/16/2012
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Fertility Woes, Miscarriage

Some women with these autoimmune disorders avoided pregnancy, study found

2/14/2012
Lead, Cadmium Levels in Blood Linked to Reduced Fertility

Avoiding exposure to cigarettes, lead-based paints may improve odds of conceiving, study suggests

1/27/2012
Acupuncture May Boost Pregnancy Success Rates

Centuries-old therapy can help men and women alike with fertility issues, experts say

1/12/2012
Three Embryos Are Too Many for IVF: Study

The ideal number is one or two for the assisted reproduction technique, researchers say

1/4/2012
U.S. Twin Births Soar: CDC

Older mothers, fertility treatments contributed to 76% rise in past 30 years

12/6/2011
Research With Worms May Shed Light on Women's Fertility

Egg cells aged earlier than body cells in roundworms, study found

11/11/2011
STD Complication May Double Infertility Risk

Recurring pelvic inflammatory disease also has serious consequences for teen girls, researchers note

10/27/2011
Ovarian Tumors May Develop Years After Fertility Therapy

Risk of nonfatal growths higher than usual in women who had in-vitro fertilization, study finds

10/19/2011
Sperm Moves Best for Moderate Exercisers: Study

Lighter or strenuous physical activity associated with less sperm motility

10/18/2011
Katrina's Aftermath: Failed Pregnancies for IVF Moms Nationwide

Stress linked to the disaster is probable culprit, researchers say

10/17/2011
Healthier Diet, Stronger Sperm?

Two studies show diet can affect mobility of sperm, quality of semen

10/14/2011
Hormonal Disorder Linked to Pregnancy Complications: Study

Doubled risk of developing diabetes, premature birth seen in polycystic ovary syndrome patients

10/5/2011
Health Woes Still Strike Women Exposed to Banned Pregnancy Drug

Cancer, infertility continue to emerge in women whose moms took DES decades ago, study finds

9/27/2011
Childless Men May Face Higher Heart Disease Risk

Study suggests infertility may explain the link

9/6/2011
Rules Help When Talking About Infertility

Men, women may have different ideas about what to share, and with whom

8/17/2011
Blood Antibody May Signal Start of Ovarian Cancer

Levels elevated in infertile women, those who developed the disease, study finds

8/11/2011
No Proof That Aspirin Aids Conception, Review Shows

Data on women undergoing in vitro fertilization finds no evidence supporting aspirin use

8/4/2011
Eating Disorders Can Harm Women's Fertility

Anorexic and bulimic patients twice as likely as other women to seek help getting pregnant: study

6/15/2011
Can Weight-Loss Surgery Reverse Common Cause of Infertility?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects up to 10 percent of women, many of them overweight or obese

5/26/2011
Caffeine May Interfere With Fertility in Women

Coffee, colas may prevent eggs from reaching the womb, study finds

5/17/2011
Gene Variation May Explain Some Female Infertility Cases

Mutation leads to low levels of pregnancy hormone, study says

5/11/2011
Can Crotch Length Predict Infertility in Men?

Distance between scrotum and anus linked to reproductive ability, study suggests

5/11/2011
Number of Eggs Retrieved Helps Predict IVF Success: Study

Collecting too many eggs during one cycle can raise the risk of complications from fertility drugs

3/23/2011
Mouse Sperm Successfully Grown in Lab, Researchers Say

Study has potential to advance human infertility diagnosis and treatment, experts believe

3/4/2011
Can Crotch Length Predict Sperm Strength?

Men below the median are 7 times more likely to have sperm in the subfertile range, study says

2/25/2011
Stress Seems to Have No Effect on Fertility Treatments

Belief is based more on myth than reality, experts say

2/24/2011
PCBs Might Be Linked to Failed IVF Attempts

Study finds now-banned chemicals associated with greater risk of failed implantation, miscarriage

1/6/2011
Earlier Diagnosis Might Cut Cost of Teen Pelvic Disease

Advanced cases require $8,000 hospitalization on average, study finds

12/22/2010
Single Embryo Beat Double Embryo Transfer in IVF Study

Procedure using 1 embryo was 5 times more likely to result in birth of a healthy baby

12/3/2010
Depression Screening Urged for Young Women With Menopause-Like Symptoms

Study reveals a doubling of risk with primary ovarian insufficiency

11/11/2010
Painkillers in Pregnancy May Harm Son's Fertility, Study Suggests

European research links analgesic use to undescended testicles, but U.S. expert says findings are 'weak'

11/3/2010
Anorexia Linked With Unplanned Pregnancies

Patients may mistakenly assume they can't conceive, researchers say

10/28/2010
Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Poor Sperm Quality

But industry rep counters that study of Chinese workers isn't relevant to U.S. consumers

10/27/2010
Egg Donors Happy They Helped Out: Study

But they profess less 'belief in human goodness' than surrogate moms, researchers say