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  1. Soy Foods, Sperm Concentration Link?

    July 23, 2008 -- Men who eat a lot of soy foods may have a lower sperm concentration than men who don't eat soy foods, according to a new study. But the study, published online in Human Reproduction, doesn't claim that soy foods are to blame for those lower sperm concentrations, most of which were s

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  2. Male Infertility Treatment Skips Surgery

    July 22, 2008 -- A new treatment for a cause of male infertility may reduce the need for surgery while increasing couples' chances of becoming pregnant. Researchers say varicoceles, a tangled network of dilated or varicose veins in the scrotum, affect 10% to 15% of otherwise healthy men. Varicoceles

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  3. Dad's Age Plays Role in Fertility

    July 7, 2008 -- A woman's age plays a key role in her ability to get pregnant, but a landmark study now shows that dad's age may be just as important. A study of more than 12,000 couples undergoing fertility treatments has found that pregnancy rates drop and miscarriages increase when the father is

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  4. Possible to Predict in Vitro Success?

    July 1, 2008 -- We've come a long way since the first "test tube" baby was born in 1978. Now, researchers are looking at how to predict whether women will become pregnant from in vitro fertilization. Researchers led by Stanford University Medical Center assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecolo

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  5. 1% of Newborns Now Test-Tube Babies

    June 20, 2008 -- One in 100 U.S. babies was conceived in a test tube -- and half these babies were twins, triplets, or higher multiple births, the CDC reports. The CDC's most recent data on in vitro fertilization or IVF covers the year 2005. The data come from 422 of the 475 U.S. medical centers tha

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  6. The Baby Dilemma: Hope in a Tank

    Anxious about her fertility, 30-something Sarah Elizabeth Richards took $13,000 out of her savings account to freeze her eggs.

  7. Picking the Best Embryo for IVF

    May 13, 2008 -- Genetic fingerprinting can find the best embryo in a batch, upping the odds of success for in vitro fertilization with just one implant. In vitro fertilization, or IVF, has two major drawbacks. The first is that the early embryo doesn't always survive implantation into the womb. To o

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  8. Acupuncture for In Vitro Fertilization?

    Feb. 7, 2008 -- The odds of getting pregnant and having a baby through in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be higher if women get acupuncture right before or after IVF. That's the bottom line from a new review of seven studies on the topic. The findings are "significant and clinically relevant" but "st

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  9. Mothers ... at Last

    By Gina Shaw Jody, Carrie, and Jenny look back at how far they've come together − and look forward to a sweet future with their daughters. For the past year, Jody Urbas, 34, Carrie Brainerd, 32, and Jenny Taylor, 28, have shared with REDBOOK readers the most intimate details of their lives as they w

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  10. Obesity Linked to Infertility in Women

    Dec. 11, 2007 -- Obesity is a known risk factor for ovulation problems, but it also contributes to infertility in women who ovulate normally, new research shows. Women in the study who were severely obese were 43% less likely to achieve pregnancy than normal-weight women or women who were considered

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