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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Coenzyme Q10 Helps Sperm Movement

    Jan. 12, 2004 -- A common antioxidant may help men with problem sperm increase their chances of conceiving a child. A new study shows that daily supplementation with coenzyme Q10 can help improve sperm movement in infertile men. Decreased sperm motility, the percentage of sperm that move forward nor

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  6. ICSI Kids Show No Developmental Delays

    Dec. 19, 2003 -- New research offers the most reassuring evidence yet of the normal development of children conceived using an assisted reproduction technique. The study found no developmental delays in preschool-aged kids born to infertile parents who underwent intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICS

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  7. Older Sperm Have More DNA Damage

    Dec. 19, 2003 -- As a man ages, his sperm become damaged -- the result of damaged DNA, a new study shows. This new finding could lead to better sperm selection processes in infertility treatment, researchers say. It is well known that female fertility declines with age as a result of impaired egg qu

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  8. Infertility Treatments: More Successful

    Dec. 17, 2003 -- It's a miracle: Infertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilization, resulted in some 40,000 babies, according to a CDC report for 2001. The report summarizes national trends and success rates of assisted reproductive techniques, such as in vitro fertilization -- the most common

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  9. Protect Your Pregnancy Before You Conceive

    Thinking about getting pregnant? If so, then you're probably already knee-deep in ovulation predictor kits, temperature charts, and maybe even pregnancy test kits. But while most women are concerned about what happens after they conceive, doctors say more should be thinking about what to do before t

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  10. Fertility Supplement Looks Promising

    Nov. 24, 2003 -- FertilityBlend -- a mixture of herbs, vitamins, and minerals -- looks promising to help women get pregnant without the risk of multiple births. FertilityBlend is already available in Europe. Studies there on the main ingredient, chasteberry, have suggested that it helps restore the

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