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  1. 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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  2. The Struggle for Fertility

    April 26, 2000 -- Susan is a 39-year-old mother of three who lives in metro Atlanta. These days, she's caught up in the day-to-day experience of family life. But once, she says, her life revolved around her elusive quest to become pregnant. For Susan (who spoke on condition that not her real name no

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  3. Procedure Could Allow Infertile Women to Pass on Their Genes

    April 26, 2000 -- European researchers have transferred the DNA of one human egg into another egg, with the aim of one day allowing an infertile woman to pass on her genes, safely ensconced inside a donor egg from another woman. Although it may be years before researchers know whether this technique

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  4. 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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  5. Study Finds Fertility Treatment Not Linked to Most Birth Defects

    March 29, 2000 (New York) -- A study of a fertility treatment called intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) has found that babies conceived through the method are more likely to have a defect of the urethra known as hypospadias. But other abnormalities found in these children were thought to be rel

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  6. Sperm Density Virtually Unchanged in 50 Years

    March 17, 2000 (Atlanta) -- Sperm density has not changed significantly since 1950, according to a report in the March issue of Fertility and Sterility. Researchers say the findings refute the notion that exposure to environmental toxins has caused sperm quality to decline. Because there's been cons

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  7. Herbs and Fertility Don't Mix

    Aug. 10, 2000 -- Couples trying to conceive may want to stay away from certain herbal supplements, including St. John's wort, a popular herb used to treat depression, experts warn. St. John's wort, echinacea, and ginkgo biloba are among the herbs that may affect the chances of conceiving, experts sa

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  8. Intrauterine Technique Makes Pregnancy More Likely

    Dec. 6, 1999 (Los Angeles) -- Intrauterine insemination (IUI) with frozen donor sperm more than doubles a woman's chances of conceiving over intracervical insemination (ICI), according to a paper in the November issue of the journal Fertility and Sterility. "The point of our study is to make people

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  9. Genetic Finding Called 'Breakthrough' for Male Infertility

    Nov. 30, 1999 (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) -- Infertility is a growing worldwide problem, but researchers have taken a small step toward coping with it by identifying a specific mutation on a specific gene in the male Y chromosome, according to a new study published in the December issue of the medical journa

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  10. Combination Approach Improves Infertile Couples' Chances of Conception

    Nov. 16, 1999 (New York) - Therapy involving a combination of superovulation -- the use of powerful fertility drugs -- and intrauterine insemination (implanting donor semen in the uterus) is at least three times more likely to result in pregnancy compared with intracervical insemination (implanting

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