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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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Vitamin D supplements could improve fertility

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

New data on the link between vitamin D and male fertility has been presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) in Lisbon.

New 'sperm radar' test may uncover secrets about male infertility

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have developed a new technique to examine human sperm without killing them - helping to improve the diagnosis of fertility problems.

Infertility: Century-old procedure offers new hope

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study investigating a 100-year-old imaging technique finds that it may help to increase the chances of conception in women experiencing infertility.

The best apps for fertility

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Whether you want to get pregnant or prevent pregnancy, there are many fertility apps on the market to fit your needs. MNT reveal ten of the best apps.

3-D-printed scaffolds restore ovary function in infertile mice

Tue, 16 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Infertile female mice ovulate, mate, give birth to pups, and nurse them, after researchers implant them with bioprosthetic ovaries made using 3-D printing.

Sperm study reveals testes cells that may offer fertility hope

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have discovered a tiny group of cells that is critical to repairing damage to the testes.

Fertility can hinge on swimming conditions in the uterus

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For a mammal's sperm to succeed, it must complete the swim of its life to reach and fertilize an egg. That's easier if it swims through water, not goo.

Oral contraceptives reduce general well-being in healthy women

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

One of the most common combined oral contraceptive pills has a negative impact on women's quality of life but does not increase depressive symptoms.

Miniature 'womb lining' grown in lab could reveal secrets of menstrual cycle and early pregnancy

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have succeeded in growing miniature functional models of the lining of the womb (uterus) in culture.

WSU researchers improve technology to save sperm stem cells

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Washington State University researchers have found a promising way to preserve sperm stem cells so boys could undergo cancer treatment without risking their fertility.

Successful reversal of Vasalgel male contraceptive in rabbits

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Results of a study of a promising new male contraceptive called VasalgelTM were published in Basic and Clinical Andrology.

Treating polycystic ovary syndrome early may help prevent later drop in fertility

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In adolescent girls with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), bringing the amount of abdominal visceral fat and liver fat down to normal restores ovulation, normalizes the symptoms of androgen excess...

Technique for 'three-parent baby' revealed

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Details of a pioneering IVF technique using mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) have been revealed, giving hope to those families with inheritable mitochondrial disorders that they may be able...

Technology to screen embryos before implantation falls short

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The healthy development of an embryo created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) depends on whether most, if not all, of the cells have the proper number of chromosomes.

New explanation found for age-related female infertility

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study examines the biological basis for age-related female infertility and finds that faults in the process of chromosome segregation may be key.

Researchers find gene WT1 to impact women's fertility

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

It has been estimated that more than 80 million people in the world have an unfulfilled desire to have children. But for every 10th couple, the reasons therefor remain unclear.

Female menstrual cycle in a dish

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Northwestern Medicine has developed a miniature female reproductive tract that fits in the palm of your hand and could eventually change the future of research and treatment of diseases in women's...

25 million U.S. women lack access to infertility services, Pitt study shows

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research from the University of Pittsburgh shows that nearly 40 percent of reproductive-aged women in the United States - approximately 25 million - have limited or no nearby access to assisted...

Fertility treatment failure may harm women's heart health

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women who did not become pregnant after fertility therapy were found to be at greater risk of cardiovascular events than those who gave birth, study finds.

Male infertility research reveals how a new life begins: Discovery could enable earlier sperm diagnosis and treatment for some men

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research into a genetic mutation causing some men to be infertile shows that an important protein in the sperm that is a key component of the egg fertilization process, known as phospholipase C...

Minimally invasive, less expensive treatment for uterine fibroids underutilized

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

National study suggests many women are not aware of benefits of uterine fibroid embolization.

Random process analysis could give a woman more information about which infertility treatment is best

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

It's been used to study automobile cruise control systems and population growth of certain animal species, and now researchers think Markov modeling could one day help a woman and her physician...

Available drug may protect ovaries and fertility from damage by chemotherapies

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A drug already used to slow tumor growth may also prevent infertility caused by standard chemotherapies, according to a study in mice published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Daylight savings time impacts miscarriage rates among select IVF patients, study finds

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Daylight savings time (DST) contributes to higher miscarriage rates among women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) who had had a prior pregnancy loss according to new research out of Boston...

Aspirin increases pregnancy rate in women with inflammation

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study examines the effect of a low dose of daily aspirin in women who are trying to conceive and have chronic, low-grade inflammation.