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Fertility is the natural ability to produce offspring. Conception takes place when a woman's egg gets fertilized by a man's sperm resulting in pregnancy. For some couples, having a baby is a fairly straightforward process. However, other couples have diff

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Scientists reprogram embryonic stem cells to expand their potential cell fates

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, have found a way to reprogram mouse embryonic stem cells so that they exhibit developmental characteristics resembling those of fertilized...

Wanting to stay in education is 'NOT main reason why women delay having children'

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Studies have suggested that over recent decades, UK women have postponed motherhood largely because they want to go onto college or university to gain qualifications or fulfil educational...

How Long Do Menopause Symptoms Last For?

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Menopause happens to all women, but what does it entail? How long do women experience symptoms for, what treatments are there, and what happens after?

What You Need to Know About Egg Freezing

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A woman's eggs can be frozen for use in future pregnancies through IVF or for donation. Find out what is involved in egg freezing, including the costs.

Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients: Options for Men and Women

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

How might cancer and cancer treatments affect fertility, and what are the fertility preservation options for children with cancer? Learn more here.

How Does the Egg Donation Process Work?

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Egg donation can help women become pregnant when it is difficult for them to do so. Find out more about the procedure and what is required.

Embryo Freezing: What You Need to Know

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Find out how embryo freezing can help women who have trouble conceiving, who undergo cancer treatment, or who need to put off pregnancy for other reasons.

What is the most effective treatment for endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia?

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

A new study comparing the effectiveness of oral progestogens versus a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system to treat women with endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia (EIN) presents data on...

Embryo Transfers: What You Need to Know

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Learn what an embryo transfer is and when it is needed. What should be expected before and after, and what different types of embryo transfer are there?

Dad's exposure to phthalates in plastics may affect embryonic development

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study led by environmental health scientist Richard Pilsner at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, one of the first to investigate whether preconception exposures to phthalates in...

Exercise and infertility: What regimen is best for sperm quality?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Exercise intensity and semen quality have a complex relationship. Too much exercise can be bad and too little can be worse. New research finds the balance.

VIB scientists show NLRP2 protein's role in maintaining fertility later in life

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Led by Prof. Mohamed Lamkanfi (VIB-Ghent University), researchers have demonstrated in animal models that a protein called NLRP2 plays an important role in early embryogenesis, the process of cell...

Chemotherapy drug may trigger new egg production in women

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

Small study finds more young eggs in ovaries of women receiving drugs for treating Hodgkin's lymphoma, compared with differently treated or healthy women.

Women dissatisfied with long process to diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A large international survey of women with a common condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is characterized by reproductive and metabolic problems, found nearly two in three were...

Study reveals lack of supporting evidence for claims about fertility treatments

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Many claims made by UK fertility clinics about the benefits of treatments beyond standard IVF procedures are not backed up by evidence, finds a study published in the online journal BMJ Open.

IUD vs. Pill: What Contraceptive Method is Best for Me?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is the birth control pill and what is an IUD? Learn about things to consider when choosing between the two and other contraception options.

Researchers put mouse embryos in suspended animation

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

UC San Francisco researchers have found a way to pause the development of early mouse embryos for up to a month in the lab, a finding with potential implications for assisted reproduction...

IUD Removal: All You Need to Know

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

An IUD is an effective form of birth control, but sometimes they need removing. This article looks at when and how this is done, as well as IUD types.

New hope given to women struggling to conceive

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Southampton researchers have found new insight into why some women have difficulty falling pregnant.

New technique could increase success of infertility treatment

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Families struggling with infertility or a genetic predisposition for debilitating mitochondrial diseases may someday benefit from a new breakthrough led by scientists at OHSU and the Salk Institute...

Licorice may lower sex hormone production, reduce fertility

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

A preliminary study found that a compound in licorice called isoliquiritigenin reduced the production of sex hormones in ovarian follicles of mice.

Ovary regeneration in salamanders could provide solutions to human infertility

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

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.

Zika virus infection damages testes in mice

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

Male mice infected with a mouse-adapted strain of Zika virus can experience tissue injury associated with decreased testis size and reduced levels of two sex hormones and of sperm cells in the...

Male birth control shot shows promise

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Birth control injections for men have been shown to prevent pregnancy in their female partners and are effective in nearly 96 percent of continuing users.

How human eggs end up with the wrong number of chromosomes

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

One day before ovulation, human oocytes begin to divide into what will become mature eggs.