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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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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.

Heavy lifting, shift work may negatively impact women's fertility

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women who regularly lift heavy objects at work and work non-daytime shift patterns may experience decreased fertility, suggests new research.

Male contraceptive proves effective as alternative to vasectomy

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new trial in adult rhesus monkeys tests the effectiveness of Vasalgel - a non-hormonal gel developed as a long-term form of male contraception.

Hormone injection boosts brain activity linked to sexual arousal

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A hormone called kisspeptin was found to increase brain activity associated with sexual arousal and romanic love in healthy young men, a new study reports.

Scientists reprogram embryonic stem cells to expand their potential cell fates

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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