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  1. Woman Gives Birth After Ovarian Transplant

    June 7, 2005 -- A 24-year-old woman has given birth months after receiving an ovarian transplant from her identical twin sister. The baby was conceived naturally, without help from techniques such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), says the report in The New England Journal of Medicine's online editio

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  2. 'In Vitro Fertilization' Kids May Be Taller

    June 7, 2005 -- In a new study, children conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) tended to be taller and have better cholesterol than their peers who were conceived naturally. The study, conducted in New Zealand, wasn't large, so it's not the final word on those traits. The study compared 50

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  3. Age Raises Infertility Risk in Men, Too

    On playgrounds across the country, it's getting tougher to tell who's watching the kids -- dad or granddad. Experts predict the trend of older fathers will continue creeping upward. Why the rise and, more importantly, at what cost? "The women set the baby-making agenda," says Harry Fisch, MD, direct

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  4. Secondhand Smoke Affects Fertility

    May 25, 2005 -- It's known that smoking can affect a women's fertility, but now a study shows living with a smoker is as damaging as being a smoker. "Our data demonstrate that the effects of [secondhand smoke] are equally as damaging as [firsthand] smoke on fertility," Michael Neal, PhD, and colleag

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  5. Pollution May Affect Sperm, Baby's Sex

    April 28, 2005 -- A European study shows that environmental pollutants may affect sperm. environmental pollutants may affect sperm. The study shows that men with high exposure to certain chemicals have sperm that could alter the ratio of the sexes. The study was relatively small and didn't flag any

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  6. Smoking, Weight Affect in Vitro Fertilization

    April 7, 2005 -- Women trying to have a baby through in vitro fertilization (IVF) may improve their chance of success by not smoking and losing extra pounds. "Both smoking and being overweight unfavorably affect the live birth rate after IVF," says researcher Didi Braat in a news release. Her messag

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  7. Sperm Swim Better With Carnitine

    March 9, 2005 -- Carnitine supplements help sluggish sperm swim, say Italian researchers. The finding could help men coping with fertility issues -- specifically, those men whose sperm don't move very well. For a sperm to fertilize an egg, the sperm must be mobile and swim to the woman's egg. But sp

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  8. Assisted Reproduction Kids Grow Up Healthy

    Mar. 7, 2005 -- Babies conceived through assisted reproduction, such as in vitro fertilization, are just as likely as babies conceived naturally to grow up healthy, says a new European study. No developmental differences were found between 5-year-olds conceived naturally and those who got their star

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  9. Age Matters for In Vitro Fertilization Success

    Jan. 7, 2005 -- The younger a woman is, the more likely she will be successful giving birth to a child using in vitro fertilization (IVF). CDC researchers found women in their 20s and early 30s had the most success in getting pregnant and having a child using assisted reproductive technologies, such

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  10. Mother, May I? Late Motherhood Emerges

    When actress Geena Davis gave birth to twins earlier this year, her age -- nearly 48 at the time -- became the bigger story. Likewise, a swell of publicity surrounded Elizabeth Edwards, wife of recent vice presidential candidate John Edwards, when it was learned that she too got pregnant at age 48,

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