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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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