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    1. IVF: Are 3 Embryos Too Many to Transfer?

      Jan. 11, 2012 -- Transferring more than two embryos during an IVF cycle is a dangerous practice that does not improve a woman’s chances of delivering a baby, a European study finds. Researchers analyzed close to 125,000 in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles performed in the U.K. over a five-year perio

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    2. IVF May Raise Risk for Less Aggressive Ovarian Cancer

      Oct. 27, 2011 -- Women who undergo ovarian stimulation as part of IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatment may be more likely to develop "borderline" ovarian tumors, but not invasive ovarian tumors, later in life, Dutch researchers report. The researchers defined borderline ovarian tumors as low-grade

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    3. How Fast Is Your Biological Clock Ticking?

      Aug. 9, 2011 -- Science may soon be able to predict more accurately how long a woman will remain fertile. A survey of healthy women carried out at the University of St. Andrews and by experts from both the University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow, all in the U.K., has revealed the normal ra

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    4. Gene Mutation May Be Linked to Male Infertility

      July 20, 2011 -- Researchers say they have discovered a genetic mutation that may explain a significant proportion of male infertility. The finding could potentially improve current testing, which still fails to find a cause for infertility in about one in five couples. And it could lead to earlier

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    5. Flame-Retardant Chemicals Common in Offices

      (June 30, 2011) -- Hand washing at work doesn’t just keep germs at bay. A new study shows that office workers who frequently lather up have lower levels of hormone-disrupting flame-retardant chemicals on their hands and in their blood. The study tested for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in 3

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    6. Short Anus-to-Scrotum Length Predicts Poor Sperm Count

      March 9, 2011 -- Men whose anus-to-scrotum distance is shorter than average are 7.3 times more likely to have low sperm counts than men with a longer anogenital distance. The finding comes from Shanna Swan, PhD, of the University of Rochester, N.Y., and colleagues. In earlier studies, Swan found tha

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    7. New Debate on Link Between Stress, Infertility

      Feb. 24, 2011 -- Stress and infertility have long been linked, with stress sometimes blamed when a woman can't get pregnant naturally or with fertility treatments. Now, a new report finds that a woman's stress levels don't adversely affect her chances of getting pregnant in a single fertility treatm

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    8. Do IVF Pregnancies Raise Death Risk for Mothers?

      Jan. 27, 2011 -- Maternal deaths resulting from in vitro fertilization (IVF) are relatively rare, but they do occur, British doctors warn in an editorial in the journal BMJ. In the U.S. there were more than 140,000 IVF cycles in 2008, according to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SA

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    9. Household Chemicals Linked to Early Puberty, Infertility

      Nov. 18, 2010 -- A growing list of common household chemicals may be linked to reproductive health problems, including early puberty and infertility. The list includes phthalates, the plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA), perfluorinated compounds found in nonstick cookware, flame retardants, the anti

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    10. Infertility: No Link to Cerebral Palsy Risk

      Nov. 2, 2010 -- Infertility has been ruled out as a potential cause of cerebral palsy among children conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) or by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), according to a study. Researchers led by Jin Liang Zhu, PhD, an epidemiologist at the Danish Epidemiology Scie

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