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Infertility & Reproduction Health Center

News Related to Infertility & Reproduction

  1. Abstinence Makes Weak Sperm Grow Stronger

    June 23, 2005 -- A little abstinence may go a long way for men with infertility problems. A new study shows that sperm from men with low sperm counts reached their peak condition after one day of abstinence and deteriorated after more than one day without sex. They say the findings show that men wit

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  2. Single IVF Babies May Be Healthiest

    June 21, 2005 -- New findings should help calm fears that conception through assisted reproduction poses an inherent danger to the baby. A new European study shows that babies born as a result of infertility treatments are as healthy as those conceived without help from medical science -- as long as

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  3. Fertility After 45 May Be in the Genes

    June 21, 2005 -- Some women may be better able to get pregnant naturally after the age of 45 thanks to genes involved in aging. Researchers studied a group of women who got pregnant without the aid of infertility treatments after age 45 and found that they had a unique genetic profile. "These women

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  4. Saving Fertility When Cancer Strikes

    June 10, 2005 -- More and more people are surviving cancer, and many may want to preserve their fertility in the wake of cancer treatments. That's the topic of a new report from the ethics committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. "Cancer treatment often results in reduced fertili

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  5. Woman Gives Birth After Ovarian Transplant

    June 7, 2005 -- A 24-year-old woman has given birth months after receiving an ovarian transplant from her identical twin sister. The baby was conceived naturally, without help from techniques such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), says the report in The New England Journal of Medicine's online editio

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  6. 'In Vitro Fertilization' Kids May Be Taller

    June 7, 2005 -- In a new study, children conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) tended to be taller and have better cholesterol than their peers who were conceived naturally. The study, conducted in New Zealand, wasn't large, so it's not the final word on those traits. The study compared 50

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  7. Secondhand Smoke Affects Fertility

    May 25, 2005 -- It's known that smoking can affect a women's fertility, but now a study shows living with a smoker is as damaging as being a smoker. "Our data demonstrate that the effects of [secondhand smoke] are equally as damaging as [firsthand] smoke on fertility," Michael Neal, PhD, and colleag

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  8. Pollution May Affect Sperm, Baby's Sex

    April 28, 2005 -- A European study shows that environmental pollutants may affect sperm. environmental pollutants may affect sperm. The study shows that men with high exposure to certain chemicals have sperm that could alter the ratio of the sexes. The study was relatively small and didn't flag any

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  9. Smoking, Weight Affect in Vitro Fertilization

    April 7, 2005 -- Women trying to have a baby through in vitro fertilization (IVF) may improve their chance of success by not smoking and losing extra pounds. "Both smoking and being overweight unfavorably affect the live birth rate after IVF," says researcher Didi Braat in a news release. Her messag

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  10. Sperm Swim Better With Carnitine

    March 9, 2005 -- Carnitine supplements help sluggish sperm swim, say Italian researchers. The finding could help men coping with fertility issues -- specifically, those men whose sperm don't move very well. For a sperm to fertilize an egg, the sperm must be mobile and swim to the woman's egg. But sp

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