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  1. This May Help Fertility After Cancer Treatment

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients who have ovarian tissue removed and stored for later transplantation have a chance at a successful pregnancy, a new study finds. Powerful chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer can impair a woma

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  2. Breast Cancer Drug vs. Standard Fertility Meds

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A breast cancer drug that is sometimes used to treat infertility may reduce a couple's risk of having a pregnancy with multiple babies -- but it might also slightly lower their chances of having a baby at all, a new clini

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  3. Early Egg Harvest May Up Pregnancy Odds for Some

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Collecting eggs from older women at an earlier stage for vitro fertilization could improve the chances of pregnancy, researchers report. Previous studies have shown that IVF success declines from nearly 24 percent among

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  4. Fresh Donor Eggs May Mean More Births Than Frozen

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infertile women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be less likely to give birth if they use frozen eggs from donors instead of fresh donor eggs, a new study finds. Use of frozen donor eggs is increasing, and some

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  5. Woman Has Baby; Ovary Tissue Frozen in Childhood

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In what researchers are hailing as a medical breakthrough, a 27-year-old woman gave birth to a healthy baby conceived from ovarian tissue that had been surgically removed and frozen when she was a child. Although this

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  6. How to Pay for Fertility Treatments

    If you're struggling to get pregnant and facing the roller coaster of a fertility treatment, the last thing you want to worry about is how you'll pay for it. But it can take a big bite out of your income. The national infertility association RESOLVE estimates the average cost of an in vitro fertiliz

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  7. 3-Parent In Vitro Fertilization: FAQ

    March 5, 2015 -- Babies created from the DNA of two women and a man could be born as early as next year. Last month, the United Kingdom cleared the way for fertility clinics there to start making babies using three-parent in vitro fertilization (IVF) beginning in October. The landmark decision has s

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  8. U.K. Moves Closer to 3-Parent Babies

    Feb. 4, 2015 -- The United Kingdom is on course to become the first country to approve the creation of babies using DNA from 3 people. The new in vitro fertilization technique, developed at Newcastle University, uses genetic material from a “second mother” to repair faulty DNA. Supporters have haile

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  9. Thyroid Trouble May Harm Women's Fertility: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study supports the notion that thyroid disorders can cause significant reproductive problems for women. The report's authors believe that testing for thyroid disease should be considered for women who have fertility

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  10. Use of Male IVF Procedure Doubled in Past Decade

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although use of an IVF treatment for male infertility, known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), has doubled in the past decade, the procedure is not always associated with better outcomes, according to a

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