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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 […]

How Bacon May Be Wrecking Your Sperm

August 6, 2015

Attention, men: Your favorite meats might be helping or harming your fertility, a new study suggests.

Many Young Cancer Patients Unaware of Fertility Preservation Options

July 27, 2015

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many young cancer patients — especially females — have limited awareness about options to preserve their fertility, a new study shows.
Cancer and cancer treatments may leave some people infertile, making it important for young patients and their doctors to discuss the issue and ways to deal with it, […]

Woman Gives Birth Using Ovary Tissue Frozen in Childhood

June 10, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In what researchers are hailing as a medical breakthrough, a 27-year-old woman gave birth to a healthy baby conceived from ovarian tissue that had been surgically removed and frozen when she was a child.
Although this procedure has been used in adults, it wasn’t clear […]

First Part of Ejaculate May Be Primed for Conception

May 26, 2015

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The initial portion of ejaculate is most likely to lead to conception, a small new study suggests.
Spanish researchers found that the first fraction of ejaculate contains more sperm, and that these sperm are more active and have better quality DNA than those that follow.
The findings confirm that the […]

IVF Kids May Have Higher Odds of Autism, Study Finds

March 19, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children conceived through assisted reproductive technology, such as in vitro fertilization, are twice as likely to have autism as those conceived without assistance, a new study finds. But researchers only found an association, which may be explained by multiple births and other risks, not the […]

Physically Tough Jobs May Harm a Man’s Fertility: Study

March 9, 2015

MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hard physical work, high blood pressure and taking multiple medications are among the factors that may lower sperm quality and make men less fertile, new research finds.
“Nearly 15 percent of American couples do not get pregnant within their first year of trying,” and male infertility plays a major […]

In Vitro Births Continue to Rise in U.S.

March 3, 2015

TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More babies in the United States are being conceived by in vitro fertilization, a new report shows.
Nearly 2,000 more infants were born with the help of this assisted reproductive technology in 2013, compared with 2012, the researchers reported.
Almost 175,000 in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles led to the birth […]


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