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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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What to know about monophasic birth control

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

Learn about the monophasic birth control pill, a form of contraception. This article examines its uses, benefits, and possible side effects.

Can you get pregnant right after stopping the pill?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

A look at how soon you can get pregnant after stopping the pill. Included is detail on how the pill works and what research says about stopping.

Fertility treatment: Vitamin D may influence success rate

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:00:00 PST

A new meta-analysis has found a link between lower blood concentrations of vitamin D and reduced success rates in assisted reproduction therapy.

What are the best birth control pills for PCOS

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

A look at some of the best birth control pills for PCOS. Included is detail on how birth control can affect PCOS and the best non-pill options.

What are the best ways to increase sperm count?

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

Learn about how to increase sperm count, as well as how dietary influences and how medications can play a role in sperm production.

What is phimosis?

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Learn about phimosis, a condition where the foreskin cannot be retracted. This can cause problems for adults. We take a look at the causes and treatments.

Condoms with spermicide: Do they work?

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 06:00:00 PST

Spermicide condoms are designed to kill the sperm before they can reach the egg. Are they any more effective than regular condoms?

Your mother-in-law may affect your fertility

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new, cross-cultural study examines the effect that a woman living with her own or her husband's mother may have on her fertility.

Fertility preservation: What are women's options?

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Medical or personal reasons may prompt women to consider fertility preservation. Find out what the options are and what research may bring in the future.

Male infertility and you

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Infertility can be a tough issue to deal with for either sex. Often, however, there is more advice around for women. Here, we focus on tips for men.

E-cigarette aerosols caused embryo defects in the laboratory

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

E-cigarettes are more popular than ever, but could they harm the developing embryo? According to the latest study, it is possible.

Facts about sperm health and lifespan

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn how long sperm cells are able to survive in a variety of environments outside the body, along with information about sperm health and fertility.

Despite concerns, vasectomy and prostate cancer not linked

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:00:00 PST

A debate that has raged for more than 30 years may finally be over: prostate cancer risk does not seem to be increased following a vasectomy.

Birth control and yeast infections: What's the link?

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PST

In this article, learn why certain types of birth control increase the risk of a yeast infection, as well how infections can be prevented.

Birth control while breast-feeding: What are the options?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PST

What are the options for birth control when breast-feeding? We look at the pros and cons of different methods, and how they may affect breast-feeding.

Two studies show links between asthma and fertility treatment, and between e-cigarette vaping in mothers and asthma in offspring

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Asthma linked to increase in fertility treatment.Women with asthma are more likely to have fertility treatment before giving birth than non-asthmatic women, according to new research presented at...

Polycystic ovary syndrome and menopause: What you need to know

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

In this article, we look at the connection between polycystic ovary syndrome and menopause. Learn about the symptoms, the role of hormones, and management.

Cancer: Existing drug may prevent treatment-induced infertility

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

Researchers have found that a drug once tested as an anti-cancer treatment may actually help to prevent female infertility caused by cancer radiotherapy.

New technique to aid IVF embryo selection

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), led by the University of Adelaide, have successfully developed an advanced new imaging technique, which can help assess...

Long, mysterious strips of RNA contribute to low sperm count

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists have found distinctive portions of genetic material - known as lncRNAs - that help sperm develop.

New technique overcomes genetic cause of infertility

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists have created healthy offspring from genetically infertile male mice, offering a potential new approach to tackling a common genetic cause of human infertility.

Why the definition of polycystic ovary syndrome harms women

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PST

The changed definition of polycystic ovary syndrome harms women and brings no clear benefit, say Australian scientists in the British Medical Journal.

Sperm morphology: Tests and results

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PST

The size and shape of individual sperm, known as sperm morphology, is a contributing factor to fertility. Learn how it is tested and what the results mean.

Vasectomy reversal: What to expect

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PST

What is a vasectomy, what is a vasectomy reversal and what should be expected before a vasectomy reversal? Learn about the recovery after the procedure.

Yellow semen: Causes of different semen colors

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PST

What are the causes of yellow semen and how can yellow semen be treated? What factors cause other color changes? When should a doctor be consulted?