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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Ozone Lowers Sperm Counts

    April 24, 2002 -- Men who live in air-polluted cities with high levels of ozone may have a harder time becoming a father. A new study shows that high levels of ozone in the lower atmosphere, which is created by the release of pollutants into the air, may be linked to lower sperm counts and decreased

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  7. Vasectomy Reversal Getting Better

    March 29, 2002 -- Men who've had a vasectomy and want to become fathers may now have a better chance at getting their partner pregnant than in years past. A new study shows vasectomy reversal has become more effective than alternative procedures in restoring male fertility. Researchers found 43% of

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  8. Supplements Boost Sperm Count

    March 20, 2002 -- Men who have trouble conceiving may get a boost from nutritional supplements that increase sperm count. A new study found a combination of folic acid and zinc supplements increased sperm count by 74% in men with fertility problems. It still remains to be seen whether those higher s

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  9. Infertility Treatments Linked to Defects

    March 6, 2002 -- Babies conceived through assisted reproduction appear to have double the normal risk for major birth defects and low birth weight, even if they are not the products of multiple births, new research suggests. Two studies, reported in the March 7 issue of The New England Journal of Me

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  10. Diabetes Drug Helps Prevent Miscarriage

    March 1, 2002 -- A popular diabetes drug may hold the key to motherhood for millions of women with the most common form of infertility. Miscarriage rates dropped dramatically among a group of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) treated with the drug metformin. Researchers say the drug, also

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