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Recessions May Thwart a Woman’s Motherhood Plans Forever: Study

September 30, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When unemployment rates climb, women tend to put the brakes on motherhood. And for many young women, that decision may turn out to be a permanent choice, new research suggests.
Women in their early 20s appear most likely to choose not to have a child during [...]

Nearly 5 Percent of Young U.S. Women Have Chlamydia: CDC

September 25, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An estimated 1.8 million Americans aged 14 to 39 are infected with the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia, and many don’t know it, federal health officials reported Thursday.
Rates of infection are highest among young women. An estimated 4.7 percent of women aged 14 to 24 were [...]

Study Ties Multiple Births to Higher Costs, Complications

September 15, 2014

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Births of multiple babies cost more and pose greater risks for complications and death than singleton births, researchers report.
The researchers suggest that limiting embryo transfers for couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) could ease some of that burden.
Over the past 30 years, multiple births have increased in tandem [...]

White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report

August 20, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — White, straight women are much more likely to seek treatment for infertility than minority, bisexual or lesbian women, a new study finds.
Researchers examined data gathered from nearly 20,000 American women, aged 21 to 44, who took part in polls in 2002 and 2006-2010, conducted as part of the [...]

Women’s Vitamin D Levels May Play Role in IVF Success

August 14, 2014

THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Vitamin D deficiency may lower a woman’s chances of getting pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF), a small study suggests.
Researchers in Italy compared the success of IVF in 154 women with vitamin D deficiency against that of 181 women with sufficient levels of vitamin D.
Those with sufficient vitamin [...]

Sperm’s Anti-Germ ‘Shield’ Might Play Role in Fertility

August 13, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Preliminary new research points to the possibility that some infertile men could benefit from boosting a protein shield that protects sperm cells from germs.
While it’s too early to know if the research will lead to any new treatments, one infertility expert said that any treatment [...]

Lymphoma Treatment May Harm, Halt Men’s Sperm Production

July 25, 2014

FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay –
Treatment for lymphoma may lower men’s fertility, new research indicates.
Both Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which are cancers of the body’s white blood cells, often affect young people who are still in their reproductive years. For men, treatment for these cancers can harm or halt sperm production. Although most [...]

Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Cancer Risk?

July 18, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study fuels the ongoing debate over the health risks of bicycle riding for men: Researchers found that cyclists who bike more may face a higher risk of prostate cancer, but not a greater chance of infertility or erectile dysfunction.
The findings aren’t definitive, and [...]

How a Breast Cancer Drug Could Help Some Women Get Pregnant

July 10, 2014

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have a better chance of getting pregnant if they take a breast cancer drug instead of the currently preferred medication, a new study suggests.

Study Targets Causes of Birth Defects

July 8, 2014

TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New research rules out a leading theory on why older women are at greater risk for having a miscarriage or a child with birth defects.
For almost five decades, it’s been widely believed that the first eggs produced in a female’s fetal stage have better connections between chromosomes. [...]


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