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Controversial Fertility Treatment Resulted in Live Births

November 18, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Embryos with a mix of normal and abnormal chromosomes implanted during in vitro fertilization (IVF) can develop into healthy newborns, a small new study suggests.
Researchers in Italy transferred so-called “mosaic embryos” — characterized by irregular numbers or arrangements of chromosomes in some cells — into […]

Male Infertility Might Signal Higher Odds of Testicular Cancer

November 16, 2015

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Men with reduced fertility could be at increased risk for testicular cancer, according to a new study.
Researchers looked at over 20,000 men who underwent semen analysis as part of infertility treatment between 1996 and 2011. They were compared to a control group with the same number of men […]

First Uterus Transplant Planned in U.S.

November 13, 2015

FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Crossing new frontiers in infertility treatment and organ transplantation, Cleveland Clinic doctors hope to transplant a uterus from a deceased donor into a woman without one.
The innovative procedure — tentatively scheduled for the next few months — would enable a woman with ovaries but no uterus to become […]

Technique Could Preserve Fertility for Wounded Soldiers

October 20, 2015

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Soldiers who suffer lower-body injuries on the battlefield may benefit from a technique to preserve their fertility, a small study suggests.
The number of soldiers with lower-body wounds caused by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) has been increasing, the researchers said. Such blasts may result in ejaculatory duct obstructions that […]

Good Results From IVF Egg Donors Over Age 35

October 20, 2015

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Results of in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles using eggs from older donors are as good as those using eggs from younger women, a new study finds.
Because egg quality declines with age, most IVF centers only accept eggs from donors younger than 35, says Resolve, the National Infertility Association, […]

Common Gene Variant May Raise Miscarriage Risk, Study Finds

October 8, 2015

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Scientists report that a common gene variant may be linked to both early pregnancy loss and failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments.
The variant in a woman’s genome, which causes errors in the cell replication process, is strongly associated with risk of aneuploidy — an abnormal number of chromosomes […]

Ovarian Tissue Transplant Can Help Some Women Have Kids After Cancer Treatment

October 6, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cancer patients who have ovarian tissue removed and stored for later transplantation have a chance at a successful pregnancy, a new study finds.
Powerful chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer can impair a woman’s fertility. This new study shows that ovarian tissue transplants are safe […]

For Unexplained Infertility, Breast Cancer Drug No Better Than Standard Treatment

September 23, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A breast cancer drug that is sometimes used to treat infertility may reduce a couple’s risk of having a pregnancy with multiple babies — but it might also slightly lower their chances of having a baby at all, a new clinical trial suggests.
The study did […]

Harvesting Eggs Earlier May Boost Older Women’s Pregnancy Chances

August 12, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Collecting eggs from older women at an earlier stage for vitro fertilization could improve the chances of pregnancy, researchers report.
Previous studies have shown that IVF success declines from nearly 24 percent among women aged 38 to 39 to just over 1 percent among women aged 44 and older.
This […]

Frozen Donor Eggs May Lead to Fewer Births Than Fresh Ones

August 11, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Infertile women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be less likely to give birth if they use frozen eggs from donors instead of fresh donor eggs, a new study finds.
Use of frozen donor eggs is increasing, and some IVF centers have established frozen donor egg […]


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