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  1. Unused Embryos Vex Infertility Patients

    Dec. 4, 2008 -- Couples who have unused and unwanted frozen embryos as a result of infertility treatment often feel conflicted about what to do with them, with disposal and donation frequently seen as unacceptable options. This is the finding from the largest survey ever conducted examining fertilit

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  2. CDC: IVF May Boost Birth Defects Risk

    Nov. 17, 2008 -- The CDC reports that certain birth defects -- including heart wall problems and cleft lip/palate -- may be two to four times more common among babies conceived with assisted reproductive technology (ART) than babies conceived naturally. Those findings -- published in the advance onl

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  3. Cell Phone Use Linked to Male Infertility

    Sept. 19, 2008 -- Men, beware: Using a hands-free device with a cell phone may affect your fertility if you keep your phone close to your testicles, Cleveland Clinic researchers warn in the journal Fertility and Sterility. Men who use these hands-free devices tend to carry their cell phones in their

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  4. Technology to Make IVF More Affordable?

    Aug. 29, 2008 -- New technology could eventually make infertility treatments more effective and less expensive. Though it has so far only been tested with mouse embryos, the hope is that it could improve the process of selecting the most viable embryos for in vitro fertilization. Research on the new

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  5. Study: Infertility Treatments No Help

    Aug. 7, 2008 -- Two common infertility treatments do not improve fertility, according to a study conducted in the U.K. Researchers compared drug treatment to induce ovulation with no treatment; they also compared intrauterine insemination -- in which the sperm are placed inside the uterus to facilit

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  6. Soy Foods, Sperm Concentration Link?

    July 23, 2008 -- Men who eat a lot of soy foods may have a lower sperm concentration than men who don't eat soy foods, according to a new study. But the study, published online in Human Reproduction, doesn't claim that soy foods are to blame for those lower sperm concentrations, most of which were s

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  7. Male Infertility Treatment Skips Surgery

    July 22, 2008 -- A new treatment for a cause of male infertility may reduce the need for surgery while increasing couples' chances of becoming pregnant. Researchers say varicoceles, a tangled network of dilated or varicose veins in the scrotum, affect 10% to 15% of otherwise healthy men. Varicoceles

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  8. Dad's Age Plays Role in Fertility

    July 7, 2008 -- A woman's age plays a key role in her ability to get pregnant, but a landmark study now shows that dad's age may be just as important. A study of more than 12,000 couples undergoing fertility treatments has found that pregnancy rates drop and miscarriages increase when the father is

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  9. Possible to Predict in Vitro Success?

    July 1, 2008 -- We've come a long way since the first "test tube" baby was born in 1978. Now, researchers are looking at how to predict whether women will become pregnant from in vitro fertilization. Researchers led by Stanford University Medical Center assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecolo

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  10. 1% of Newborns Now Test-Tube Babies

    June 20, 2008 -- One in 100 U.S. babies was conceived in a test tube -- and half these babies were twins, triplets, or higher multiple births, the CDC reports. The CDC's most recent data on in vitro fertilization or IVF covers the year 2005. The data come from 422 of the 475 U.S. medical centers tha

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