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  1. FDA to Regulate Certain Fertility Clinic Techniques

    July 13, 2001 (Washington) -- The FDA announced this week it will begin regulating some of the more cutting-edge procedures at fertility clinics, but the fertility clinics claim this will stifle innovation and that the agency has no statutory authority over the procedures.   Fertility clinics have b

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  2. Helping Infertile Women Be Biological Mothers

    July 3, 2001 -- When a woman cannot produce a viable egg, she is, by definition, infertile. Now, however, a New York fertility researcher says his team may have discovered a way to supply infertile women with viable eggs that contain the woman's own genetic material. As women age their eggs become l

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  3. Keeping Pace With Infertility

    June 28, 2001 -- Some infertile couples who chose sperm injection into the egg to help them conceive may get the same results with the more conventional approach of mixing sperm and egg in laboratory dishes. Sperm injection, known by the acronym ICSI (pronounced ick-see), has been in use since the e

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  4. Can Vitamin C or E Help Male Infertility?

    June 22, 2001 -- For some men suffering from infertility, making babies may be as simple as taking vitamin C or E. New research published in Cleveland Clinic's Urology News shows that abnormal amounts of free radicals, naturally occurring but sometimes dangerous molecules that can damage cells, may

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  5. Shorter Needles, Less Pain for Fertility Patients

    Dec. 21, 2000 -- As if the heartache, the cost, and the time spent in clinics were not enough, couples going through fertility treatments have had to deal with the pain and inconvenience of intramuscular injections of drugs as well. Through developments in biotechnology, women going through fertilit

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  6. Shorter Needles, Less Pain for Fertility Patients.

    Dec. 21, 2000 -- As if the heartache, the cost, and the time spent in clinics were not enough, couples going through fertility treatments have had to deal with the pain and inconvenience of intramuscular injections of drugs as well. Through developments in biotechnology, women going through fertilit

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  7. Is Spring the Best Season for In Vitro Fertilization?

    Oct. 31, 2000 -- In nature, some animals tend to give birth in the spring. Do humans have similar seasonal variations in fertility and birthing? An Israeli study shows that fertilization rates do vary by the seasons of the year in some women undergoing in vitro fertilization. "This observation sugge

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  8. Secondhand Smoke May Affect Women's Fertility

    Oct. 2, 2000 -- Even if a woman doesn't smoke, just being around a spouse, friend, or co-worker who does could significantly lower her chances of being able to get pregnant. Many different conditions affect fertility, in both men and women. Smoking lowers a woman's fertility by about 20%, while men

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  9. Rest Improves Success of Artificial Insemination

    Sept. 5, 2000 -- There's good news from Canada for millions of couples trying to have a baby. For the first time -- as suspected by many women and doctors -- evidence shows that a short period of rest after artificial insemination has been shown to increase the chance of pregnancy, according to a re

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  10. Fertility Treatment vs. the Biological Clock

    Sept. 1, 2000 -- If you're in your thirties and plan to wait to get pregnant until after you've bought a house, finished your PhD, or secured that corner office, you may want to rethink your strategy. For the would-be mother who waits until she's close to 40 to try to get pregnant, it might be diffi

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