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  1. Ovary Size May Predict Biological Clock

    June 16, 2004 -- A new study from the U.K. suggests that the size of a woman's ovaries may be a better predictor than age of when her biological clock will stop running, but experts contacted by WebMD remain skeptical. The U.K. researchers devised a mathematical model showing a direct relationship b

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  2. Study Fails to Find Fertility Drug-Cancer Link

    June 15, 2004 -- Taking fertility drugs does not appear to increase a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer, a new study from the National Cancer Institute suggests. Researchers found no associations between the use of medications that stimulate ovulation and ovarian cancer in a study involving

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  3. Baby Born From 21-Year Old Frozen Sperm

    May 25, 2004 -- Thanks to some well-preserved sperm, a man who was diagnosed with testicular cancer at age 17 is now a father more than 20 years after his cancer treatment left him infertile. Researchers say the birth represents a new world record for the longest period of cryopreservation, or freez

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  4. 'Selecting' Siblings to Help Sick Kids

    May 4, 2004 -- Nine-year-old Molly Nash's life was saved by the birth of her baby brother, Adam. Adam, now 3 1/2, was conceived by in vitro fertilization. Genetic testing of him as an embryo proved him to be a good tissue match for his sister, who was fighting a rare and potentially fatal blood dise

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  5. Worry Lowers IVF Success

    April 23, 2004 -- Even though she knew it was her only chance of having a baby, Nashville reporter Karin Miller says it still took her more than half a year to get over her fears and decide to have in vitro fertilization (IVF) last spring. "After going to the doctor and hearing what was involved, I

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  6. Multiple Births From In Vitro Down

    April 14, 2004 -- More than ever, infertile women in the U.S. are undergoing assisted reproduction techniques and are successfully having babies. And according to a new study, there is more good news: Multiple-infant pregnancies involving three or more fetuses are declining. While roughly one in thr

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  7. Women Not Born With Lifetime Supply of Eggs?

    March 10, 2004 -- A surprising finding about female fertility in mice is challenging the notion that women are born with a lifetime's supply of eggs. Researchers have long believed that female mammals, including mice and humans, were born with a fixed supply of egg-producing follicles in their ovari

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  8. Ovarian Tissue Banking May Restore Fertility

    March 8, 2004 -- An experimental new procedure that uses stored ovarian tissue may allow women to regain ovarian function and fertility, sometimes lost during cancer therapy. A new report details the first successful use of cryopreserved (frozen and preserved) ovarian tissue which was re-transplante

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  9. Boxers vs. Briefs: Increasing Sperm Count

    For about one-half of couples with fertility problems, experts say low sperm count is the cause. But maybe something as simple as changing the kind of underwear a man wears can make a difference. The temperature of the testes is at issue: In order for testes to produce sufficient quality and quantit

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  10. Infertility Treatments: Uncovering New Risks

    Jan. 22, 2004 - Babies conceived via assisted reproduction are more likely to be born prematurely as babies conceived naturally, but this is less so in twin pregnancies, a newly published report shows. Although the overall risks of problems at birth is small for single babies conceived using inferti

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