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  1. Picking the Best Embryo for IVF

    May 13, 2008 -- Genetic fingerprinting can find the best embryo in a batch, upping the odds of success for in vitro fertilization with just one implant. In vitro fertilization, or IVF, has two major drawbacks. The first is that the early embryo doesn't always survive implantation into the womb. To o

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  2. Acupuncture for In Vitro Fertilization?

    Feb. 7, 2008 -- The odds of getting pregnant and having a baby through in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be higher if women get acupuncture right before or after IVF. That's the bottom line from a new review of seven studies on the topic. The findings are "significant and clinically relevant" but "st

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  3. Obesity Linked to Infertility in Women

    Dec. 11, 2007 -- Obesity is a known risk factor for ovulation problems, but it also contributes to infertility in women who ovulate normally, new research shows. Women in the study who were severely obese were 43% less likely to achieve pregnancy than normal-weight women or women who were considered

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  4. Male Infertility Linked to Sperm Gene

    Oct. 17, 2007 -- Scientists today announced that they have found a possible genetic cause of male infertility. The discovery may eventually lead to new treatments for male infertility. The researchers studied a gene called JHDM2A in male mice. Without that gene, the mice had few mature sperm, and th

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  5. Single Embryo Transfer Cuts Multiples

    Oct. 5, 2007 -- Transferring one embryo instead of two or more to minimize the risk of multiple births is a viable option for some infertile women over 35 undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), new research shows. The review included 45 women in their mid-30s or older with good-quality embryos who

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  6. IVF Risks Mostly Due to Multiple Births

    July 26, 2007 -- In and of itself, IVF -- in vitro fertilization -- carries only slight risks compared with natural conception, a new study suggests. IVF does carry major risks, which include premature birth, low birth weight, stillbirth, spontaneous abortion, preeclampsia, placenta previa, and, to

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  7. ICSI Male Infertility Treatment Up

    July 18, 2007 - The percentage of infertile men in the U.S. does not appear to have changed much over the last decade, but there has been a fivefold increase in the use of a specialized procedure during IVF for male-factor infertility, new research shows. The study of national trends in infertility

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  8. IVF Embryo Screening: Pregnancy Boost?

    July 5, 2007 -- Screening the embryos of an older woman undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) for genetic defects -- a procedure known as preimplantation genetic screening -- does not boost her chances of pregnancy and appears to worsen her chances, Dutch researchers say. But soon after the study

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  9. 1st IVF Birth From Immature Frozen Egg

    July 3, 2007 -- The first test tube baby has been born from a frozen egg that matured in a lab before undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). The baby girl is reportedly doing well, according to Hananel Holzer, MD, and colleagues, who treated her mother at McGill University in Montreal. The baby's

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  10. 60% of Couples OK Embryos for Research

    June 20, 2007 -- A new survey suggests the majority of people most intimately involved in the debate over embryonic stem cell research favor the use of stored frozen embryos for this purpose. Sixty percent of infertility patients with frozen embryos queried in the newly published survey said they wo

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