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  1. IVF Risks Mostly Due to Multiple Births

    July 26, 2007 -- In and of itself, IVF -- in vitro fertilization -- carries only slight risks compared with natural conception, a new study suggests. IVF does carry major risks, which include premature birth, low birth weight, stillbirth, spontaneous abortion, preeclampsia, placenta previa, and, to

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  2. ICSI Male Infertility Treatment Up

    July 18, 2007 - The percentage of infertile men in the U.S. does not appear to have changed much over the last decade, but there has been a fivefold increase in the use of a specialized procedure during IVF for male-factor infertility, new research shows. The study of national trends in infertility

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  3. IVF Embryo Screening: Pregnancy Boost?

    July 5, 2007 -- Screening the embryos of an older woman undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) for genetic defects -- a procedure known as preimplantation genetic screening -- does not boost her chances of pregnancy and appears to worsen her chances, Dutch researchers say. But soon after the study

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  4. 1st IVF Birth From Immature Frozen Egg

    July 3, 2007 -- The first test tube baby has been born from a frozen egg that matured in a lab before undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). The baby girl is reportedly doing well, according to Hananel Holzer, MD, and colleagues, who treated her mother at McGill University in Montreal. The baby's

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  5. 60% of Couples OK Embryos for Research

    June 20, 2007 -- A new survey suggests the majority of people most intimately involved in the debate over embryonic stem cell research favor the use of stored frozen embryos for this purpose. Sixty percent of infertility patients with frozen embryos queried in the newly published survey said they wo

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  6. The Fertility Diaries: Friends and Mothers

    By Gina Shaw 3 women, each trying to build a family, have been waiting on some important — and nerve-racking — developments. Will Jody's latest fertility treatment succeed? Will Carrie's labor go smoothly? Read about their latest challenges and triumphs. In this installment of the "Fertility Diaries

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  7. What to Expect During IVF

    By Meg Lundstrom Step by step, here's what you'll typically experience while trying to conceive a child with in vitro fertilization. If initial fertility treatments such as fertility drugs or surgery fail and you decide to move forward with IVF, your ob/gyn will refer you to a reproductive endocrino

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  8. Study Links Beef to Lower Sperm Count

    March 27, 2007 -- A new study suggests that men whose mothers ate lots of beef during pregnancy may have lower sperm counts than other men. The researchers say residues of hormones given to beef to promote growth may be a factor, but that's not certain. The beef industry disputes that theory. "Nothi

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  9. Obese Couples Risk Lower Fertility

    March 7, 2007 -- A couple trying to conceive may face an extra challenge when both the man and the woman are overweight or obese, new research suggests. Compared with normal-weight couples, obese couples participating in a Danish study were almost three times as likely to take more than a year to ac

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  10. Less Aggressive IVF Treats Infertility

    March 1, 2007 -- A less aggressive approach to in vitro fertilization is easier on the patient, carries far less risk of multiple births, and is virtually as effective over time as the approach favored in the U.S., a study from Holland reports. In the study, 92 of the 205 women undergoing a so-calle

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