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Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments

January 20, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Over the past two decades, the health of children born with the help of fertility treatments has improved substantially, according to a new study.
Fewer babies are being born prematurely or with low birth weight. There are also fewer stillbirths or children dying within the first year of life, […]

Use of Male IVF Procedure Doubled in the Past Decade

January 20, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although use of an IVF treatment for male infertility, known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), has doubled in the past decade, the procedure is not always associated with better outcomes, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
During ICSI, a single sperm […]

Fertility Treatments Have Low Complication Rates, Study Finds

January 6, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Assisted reproductive technology — or fertility treatments — to help conceive a baby is growing safer in the United States and is now a low-risk procedure, according to a new study.
The researchers found the risk of complications was low for both “autologous procedures” — where women use their […]

Poor Sperm Quality May Signal Health Issues, Study Finds

December 10, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Defects in sperm within semen may be linked to a variety of health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and skin and glandular disorders, a new study suggests.
The defects probably don’t cause these problems. It’s more likely that semen quality reflects overall health, the […]

No Link Seen Between Celiac Disease, Infertility

December 9, 2014

TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most women with celiac disease are not at increased risk for fertility problems, new research contends.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 2 million women of childbearing age in the United Kingdom and found that, overall, women with celiac disease were no more likely to have fertility problems than […]

Fertility Treatments Aren’t Significantly Linked to Birth Defects

October 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The risk of birth defects is low among children conceived using assisted reproductive technologies (ART), according to a new study.
Researchers examined more than 300,000 births in Massachusetts between 2004 and 2008. Of those babies, 11,000 were conceived using ART.
Assisted reproductive technologies include fertility treatments where both eggs […]

Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper

October 21, 2014

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A crucial part of conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF) — the incubation of embryos in a laboratory dish — can instead take place in a device inside the vagina, new research suggests.
Scientists from the United States and Colombia contend that the device, called an INVOcell, […]

Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatment IVF

October 21, 2014

Black women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) are only about half as likely as white women to become pregnant using the popular assisted reproduction technique, new research indicates, and the racial disparity persists even when donor eggs are used.

For Infertility Treatment, Should He Drink Less Coffee, More Booze?

October 20, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A man’s love of coffee could hamper the success of a couple’s infertility treatment, a small new study suggests.
But mild alcohol use by would-be fathers might help boost the odds of pregnancy through in vitro fertilization, the findings indicate.
The Boston researchers aren’t ready to encourage […]

More Men Had Vasectomies as the U.S. Economy Worsened

October 20, 2014

During the recent “Great Recession,” worries about the cost of raising children in an uncertain job market may have spurred an uptick in vasectomies, a new study suggests.


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