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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. AMA Meeting Pits Calif. Docs Against Catholics on Reproductive Services

    June 12, 2000 (Chicago) -- In a reproductive health showdown, California doctors squared off against the Catholic Church on Monday at the American Medical Association's (AMA) annual meeting. In an AMA policy committee session, the physicians proposed that the association support legislation requirin

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  8. Blacks Have Lower Success Rates Of Fertility Treatment

    June 8, 2000 -- A new study suggests that a popular fertility treatment may not work as well in black women as in white women. But even one of the authors of the small study, which appears in the June issue of Fertility and Sterility, says he is not sure how accurate the findings are or what they re

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  9. Counseling May Benefit Women With Fertility Problems

    May 2, 2000 -- The depression and anxiety that accompany infertility have long been suspected of contributing to the problem. Now a study from Harvard Medical School suggests that not only is this true, but that group counseling and stress management may dramatically improve the chances of getting p

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  10. How to Choose an Infertility Clinic

    April 26, 2000 (Atlanta) -- Infertility experts offer some near-universal advice for couples trying to select a clinic: Start with SART. Clinics that belong to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) follow specific guidelines to limit the chance of such things happening as multiple

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