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  1. Single Embryo Transfer Cuts Multiples

    Oct. 5, 2007 -- Transferring one embryo instead of two or more to minimize the risk of multiple births is a viable option for some infertile women over 35 undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), new research shows. The review included 45 women in their mid-30s or older with good-quality embryos who

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  2. Womb for Rent: Surrogate Mothers in India

    By Abigail Haworth Customer service, tech support...these days we outsource everything to India. So why not pregnancy? Here is a report on the growing number of Indian women willing to carry an American child. The midday sun is ferociously hot outside the Akanksha Infertility Clinic, a scuffed concr

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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