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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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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.



Stress hormone in hair could predict IVF outcomes

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PST

Women with higher levels of the 'stress hormone' cortisol in their hair may be less likely to become pregnant through IVF than women with lower levels.



Protein network linked to cancer is critical to male fertility

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

Researchers studying reproductive science identified a network of proteins often linked to cancer as also important to male fertility and the birth of healthy offspring, according to a study in...



PCOS: Red wine compound remedies abnormal hormone levels

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

A compound found in wine and grapes - resveratrol - has been found to help correct hormone imbalance and improve insulin sensitivity in women with PCOS.



Men conceived through IVF may inherit father's fertility problems

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PST

The first ever analysis of men conceived though intracytoplasmic sperm injection reveals the procedure may be linked to poorer sperm count and quality.



Fertilization without an egg: New technique produces healthy baby mice

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal how injecting sperm into embryos called parthenogenotes produced healthy baby mice, and no female egg was needed.



Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Fertility: What You Need to Know

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PST

PCOS is a disorder that causes an imbalance in female sex hormones. Learn about how it can affect fertility, along with other symptoms and treatment.



Ten year time limit on storing human eggs should be scrapped, says new LSE research

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PST

The 10 year statutory time limit on the storage of human eggs should be scrapped to allow women to freeze their eggs for longer periods, according to new research from the London School of...



Deaths from ovarian cancer decline worldwide due to oral contraceptive use

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PST

Deaths from ovarian cancer fell worldwide between 2002 and 2012 and are predicted to continue to decline in the USA, European Union (EU) and, though to a smaller degree, in Japan by 2020, according...



New technique takes guesswork out of IVF embryo selection

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have successfully trialled a new technique that could aid the process of choosing the "best" embryo for implantation, helping to boost the chances of...



Fracking chemicals may pose threat to fertility

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PST

Chemicals commonly used in fracking may have adverse effects on the main hormones in the body and affect fertility in female mice, a new study finds.



First randomised trial shows IVF culture media affect the outcomes of embryos and babies. Fertility experts call for full information on composition

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PST

Fertility experts are calling on the companies who make the solutions in which embryos are cultured during in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to give a clear list of ingredients following publication of...



A molecular alarm clock awakens resting ovules

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PST

At the start of reproductive life an ovary contains, on average, several thousands of immature ovules in a resting state that can last for several decades.



Drop in canine fertility may be due to environmental contaminants

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PST

A fall in canine fertility has been linked with contaminants in the environment and in pet food. Findings mirror trends in declining human sperm quality.