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  1. Sperm Quality Lower in Farming Areas

    -->Nov. 12, 2002 -- The quality of sperm differs dramatically around the country -- likely because of herbicides and fertilizers used in farming. Strong evidence -- the first of its kind -- shows that men living in rural areas have significantly lower-quality sperm than men living in urban areas. Th

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  2. A Hands-On Approach for Infertility

    Oct. 23, 2002 -- Stacy Virtue had all but given up the idea of having a baby when she sought help for constant pain from endometriosis a year and a half ago. She had been told she would never be able to get pregnant, and one doctor even recommended that the 27-year-old have a hysterectomy. "When I s

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  3. Old Sperm Die Hard

    Oct. 17, 2002 -- The biological clock may not tick as loudly for men as women, but a new study shows that the hand of time is also unkind to men when it comes to the quality of their sperm. For the first time, researchers have found that older men's immune systems do not get rid of defective sperm a

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  4. Fertility Treatment Kids Are Normal

    Oct. 16, 2002 -- As more couples turn to infertility technology, some doctors and parents have become concerned that these procedures may cause problems in the resulting children. But two new studies add to the growing evidence that those fears are unfounded. Fertilization is based on survival of th

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  5. IVF or Insemination in Early 40s?

    Aug. 9, 2002 -- A low-tech infertility treatment that costs thousands less than in vitro fertilization appears to be a reasonable treatment option for women in their early 40s who want to have a baby. Women struggling with infertility in their 40s are often told that in vitro fertilization offers th

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  6. Many Can Wait for Fertility Treatments

    July 5, 2002 -- Patience is not only a virtue parents try to instill in their children, but it's one that eager parents-to-be should also remember when trying to conceive. A new report shows many healthy couples grow concerned about fertility issues too quickly and may turn to assisted fertility tec

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  7. Male Smoking Hinders Reproduction

    July 2, 2002 -- Men who smoke lower their chances of becoming fathers, even when using artificial means to help their partners become pregnant. A new study shows the chances of an assisted reproductive technique failing are two to three times higher among smoking men compared with nonsmokers. "We wo

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  8. Gene Therapy Offers Hope to Infertile Men

    -->May 31, 2002 -- A new form of gene therapy may eventually help infertile men become fathers. Researchers say they were able to correct a common cause of male infertility by using the new technique in mice that previously couldn't produce sperm. The report appears in the May 28 issue of the Procee

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  9. Supplement May Help Women Get Pregnant.

    -->May 15, 2002 -- Laura Murphy had been trying to have a baby for more than a year when her gynecologist delivered the devastating news. Based on hormonal tests, the 38-year-old accounting manager was told that it was unlikely she would ever conceive and even less likely she could carry a baby to t

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  10. Supplement May Help Women Get Pregnant

    May 15, 2002 -- Laura Murphy had been trying to have a baby for more than a year when her gynecologist delivered the devastating news. Based on hormonal tests, the 38-year-old accounting manager was told that it was unlikely she would ever conceive and even less likely she could carry a baby to term

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