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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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Stress hormone in hair could predict IVF outcomes

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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.

Thirty years of research translates into new treatment strategies for polycystic ovary syndrome

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 02:00:00 PDT

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) afflicts over 14 million women in the United States.

Age-related scarring in ovaries may explain reproductive decline

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 02:00:00 PDT

Women may be losing their ability to produce healthy eggs later in life due to excessive scarring - or fibrosis - and inflammation in their ovaries, according to a study in mice published in...

Soy may prevent diabetes, heart disease for women with PCOS

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Soy isoflavone supplements may help protect women with polycystic ovary syndrome against diabetes and heart disease, says new study.

Consumption of natural estrogens in cow's milk does not affect blood levels or reproductive health

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In experiments on mice, even at concentrations 100 times higher than milk from pregnant cows, blood hormone levels and reproductive organs were unaffected by dietary estrogens, report investigators...

Pregnancy rates higher for women who have had tonsils, appendix removed

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests women who underwent surgical removal of the appendix or tonsils when younger are more likely to become pregnant.

3 in 10 women able to conceive naturally after infertility treatment

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Women who have IVF/ICSI infertility treatments have a 29% chance of conceiving naturally within six years of the cessation of treatments.

Chlamydia: World's first vaccine in sight

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified an antigen that may protect against different strains of chlamydia-causing bacteria, paving the way for a chlamydia vaccine.

IVF treatment not associated with increased risk of breast cancer

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Among women undergoing fertility treatment in the Netherlands between 1980 and 1995, the use of in vitro fertilization (IVF) compared with non-IVF treatment was not associated with increased risk...

High levels of urinary paracetamol may impair male fertility, NIH study suggests

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Couples in which the male partner had high levels of paracetamol in his urine took longer to achieve pregnancy than couples in which the male had lower levels of the compound, according to a...

Obscure virus found in women with unexplained infertility

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study has found that the little-known member of the human herpesvirus family called HHV-6A infects the lining of the uterus in 43% of women with unexplained infertility but cannot be found in...

A short period of bed rest after intrauterine insemination makes no difference to pregnancy rates

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

No reason why patients should stay immobolized after IUI.Despite the positive results of small studies and a widely held belief in its benefit, the practice of keeping female patients...

Endometrial scratch appears beneficial in couples trying to conceive

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

There is a much disputed claim that "injury" to the lining of the uterus - whether inadvertent or deliberate - increases the chance of embryo implantation and thus the chance of pregnancy in...