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The first birth of a child, by a woman with breast cancer after thawing of immature cryopreserved oocytes

The issue of fertility preservation (FP) in young cancer patients has become an important issue. Although many techniques have been developed, vitrification of fertilized or unfertilized eggs recovered after controlled ovarian stimulation, prior to cancer treatment, is now the most established and effective method of maintaining female fertility. When ovarian stimulation is not possible or […]

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Hair sample tests may give women more accurate fertility predictions

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Women wanting to know how many eggs they have left may in future be able to have their hair tested to reveal their hormone levels. A signalling chemical related to women’s fertility called anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is incorporated into hair shafts while they are still underneath the skin. Testing the hair may give a better […]

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Human eggs prefer some men’s sperm over others

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Human eggs use chemical signals to attract sperm. New research from Stockholm University and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust shows that eggs use these chemical signals to choose sperm. Different women’s eggs attract different men’s sperm—and not necessarily their partner’s. The researchers examined how sperm respond to follicular fluid, which surrounds eggs and contains sperm […]

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Huge trial underway for ‘very promising’ AI tool to boost IVF success

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Australian fertility experts are now testing the technique, which uses artificial intelligence to improve the odds of a successful pregnancy, in the largest trial of its kind in the world.As part of the international study, led by national fertility provider Virtus Health, 1000 patients will be recruited at five IVF clinics across Australia, alongside sites […]

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Coronavirus Covid-19 detected in semen

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The novel coronavirus can persist in the semen of men who are recovering following infection, according to a new study. The preliminary findings of a Chinese study raise the small possibility that the virus could be sexually transmitted. According to the Authors from The Eighth Medical Center of Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Hospital,  “to avoid contact […]

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Should you always immediately intervene when your baby cries?

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Leaving an infant to ‘cry it out’ from birth up to 18 months does not adversely affect their behaviour development or attachment, researchers from the University of Warwick have found, they also discovered that those left to cry cried less and for a shorter duration at 18 months of age. Researchers from the University of […]

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Processed meat kills sperm. Bacon Harms Male Fertility?

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Emerging literature suggests that men’s diets may affect semen quality, but there is little knowledge about the relation between meat intake and male fertility. A new study, currently published in Fertility and Sterility, showed that processed meat intake was negatively associated to fertilization rate in conventional IVF cycles. Even though it was found no link […]

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6 Common Myths About Miscarriage

New surveys show that most people are misinformed about how common miscarriages are and what causes them. Even though miscarriage appears to be the most common complication of pregnancy, is a traditionally taboo subject that is rarely discussed publicly. Perhaps that is the reason that myths about miscarriage persist. One in five pregnancies end in […]

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Fertility yoga-go alternative!

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There are many types of yoga and ‘’fertility yoga’’ is one of them.  Fertility yoga has much to offer to your body, and could make an excellent alternative method for boosting fertility, preparing your body for future pregnancy. Most people think of yoga as an activity that contributes to body and mind empowerment, keeping them […]

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Best vitamins to help you get pregnant faster

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Are you having fertility issues? Well, before you turn to medical assistance, vitamins could just be all you need to help you get pregnant faster. The good news is there are several vitamins available on the market with the potential to improve chances of getting pregnant, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, zink and vitamin […]

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Can darkness protect female fertility?

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Can darkness protect female fertility? New research says yes! Women who wish to achieve pregnancy are now advised to avoid late nights and artificial light as it can harm their fertility and, as a consequence, decrease chances of conception. Every time we turn on the light at night, the production of melatonin is reduced. Melatonin […]

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DHEA for Increased IVF Success Rates?

DHEA hormone administration can significantly increase IVF success rates for women treated for infertility according to a study. This study showed that women who used DHEA hormone supplements during their treatment increased their chances of pregnancy compared to women who did not receive the supplement. There are many studies showed the value of DHEA supplementation to subfertile […]

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Stress and Infertility: Cause or Effect?

Does stress affect fertility or is it infertility that has negative effects on psychology? Fertility experts indicate that there is a bidirectional relationship between stress and infertility. Most commonly, infertility is treated as a purely medical problem even though psychological aspects of it are perhaps equally important. Whether stress affects fertility or infertility itself is […]

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Damaged sperm. A significant role in recurrent miscarriage

Recurrent miscarriage is typically defined as the loss of three or more pregnancies in a row. Many factors apart from maternal health have a significant role in miscarriage risk.  According to researchers from Imperial College man’s sperm may sometimes be a factor. Total sperm motility, progressive sperm motility, and normal morphology were all reduced in the Recurrent […]

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The world’s first genetically edited babies

A Chinese researcher claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies. The scientist, He Jiankui of Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, said he altered embryos for seven couples during fertility treatments, with one pregnancy resulting so far. He told the audience he had worked on 31 eggs and implanted two […]

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Vitamin D is associated with increased likelihood of pregnancy, livebirth and reduced pregnancy loss

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, although the association between preconception vitamin D concentrations and livebirth is unknown. The study aimed to assess the association between preconception vitamin D and pregnancy outcomes among women with proven fecundity. The findings were published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology and 1191 women had available […]

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Chemicals in sunscreen may cause infertility

A new study from the National Institutes of Health finds that chemicals in sunscreens and personal care products that filter out UV rays may lead to infertility issues among men. According to the study by the National Institutes of Health and the New York state Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center, researchers found that men with high exposure […]

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Improved sperm quality and pregnancy outcomes with spermatozoa after a short ejaculatory abstinence.

Semen samples from men after a short ejaculatory abstinence show improved sperm quality and result in increased pregnancy rates of in vitro fertilization (IVF) cases. According to the study ejaculates from short (1–3 hours) compared with long (3–7 days) periods of abstinence showed increases in motile sperm count, sperm vitality, normal sperm morphology, acrosome reaction […]

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Severity of congenital heart defects associated with assisted reproductive technologies

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) has been associated with a higher incidence of congenital anomalies, including a specific increase in the rate of congenital heart defects (CHD). In this study, the rate of CHD in pregnancies resulting from ART at a single high-risk pregnancy referral center are compared to the published literature. Pregnancies were screened by […]

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Homosexual Couples: Do They Have Access to IVF?

Nowadays, there is a large debate going on regarding same sex couples and whether they should have access to IVF.  Bans on homosexual marriage are tumbled across the Western World and a growing number of same sex couples want to build a family, same way heterosexual couples do. It is not rare for homosexual men […]

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