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  1. Young Men and Hodgkin's Disease: Preserving Their Future

    Aug. 28, 2000 -- The survival rate for Hodgkin's disease, one of the most frequent cancers during the reproductive years, is improving. So why is this disease still creating fear among most men who are diagnosed with the condition? According to a study in the journal Annals of Oncology, researchers

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  2. Should Women Get Paid for Donating Their Eggs?

    Aug. 8, 2000 -- Should women be offered a financial incentive for donating their eggs to infertile couples? In a new report, an American Society for Reproductive Medicine ethics committee says yes -- but the amount should not be so great that it clouds a woman's judgment and blinds her to the potent

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  3. Debate Continues Over Fate of Frozen Human Embryos

    Aug. 2, 2000 -- As more couples attempt in vitro fertilization (IVF), arguments are cropping up over the fate of "leftover" embryos that are not placed into the uterus in order to achieve pregnancy. Cases in which couples couldn't agree whether to use, donate, or destroy them have gone as far as sta

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  4. Tracing the Genetic Causes of Male Infertility

    July 28, 2000 -- A man's role in creating a baby may seem simple and straightforward. Yet, it's widely reported that up to 60% of pregnancy failures are due at least partially to male infertility. While research on male fertility problems in the past decade has focused on poor habits, structural pro

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  5. Declining Male Fertility -- Urban Myth Or Alarming Trend?

    July 24, 2000 -- Are sperm count and quality going downhill in modern man? That question has been haunting scientists and prospective parents since 1992, when a Danish study found that sperm count in Western European men has been declining for the last 50 years. Since that time, numerous other studi

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  6. Successful Fertility Treatment May Mean More Babies Than Planned

    July 5, 2000 -- For couples struggling with fertility problems, there are many important decisions to be made along the road to parenthood. The medications and techniques used by fertility specialists put many women at risk for "high-order multiple pregnancies" -- triplets or more. While these coupl

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  7. Screening Embryos Before Implantation Improves Chances

    June 30, 2000 -- Miscarriage is a heartbreaking experience for every woman who experiences it, but when the woman has undergone the ordeal of fertility treatments, including the in vitro fertilization of her eggs, the blow can be crippling. Even more painful is the experience of a woman who struggle

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  8. Would-Be Parents Should Be Patient, Dutch Fertility Expert Says

    June 29, 2000 -- Couples who have only been trying to conceive for a year should not be immediately given fertility drugs or other treatments, an approach that is too common at U.S. fertility centers, European fertility experts were told at a meeting in Italy this week. A common definition of infert

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  9. U.K. Tries to Rein In Fertility Treatments by Limiting Embryo Implants to Two

    June 23, 2000 -- England, which gave the world the first 'test-tube baby' more than 20 years ago, now says that it's time to rein in fertility experts by limiting the number of fertilized eggs or embryos that are implanted into would-be mothers. The limit comes in the form of a new fertility treatme

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  10. AMA Wraps Annual Meeting With Reproductive Health Vote

    June 15, 2000 (Chicago) -- Wrapping up its annual meeting Thursday, the American Medical Association's (AMA's) House of Delegates approved a measure to "support action to ensure continued patient access ... within the community" to tubal ligation, vasectomy, and other pregnancy prevention services w

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