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A surprising link with unexplained infertility: a possible Covid-19 paradox?

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Unexplained infertility represents about 22–28 percent of infertility causes.The diagnosis is based on the exclusion of common causes using standard fertility investigation. Over the years, the causes of unexplained infertility or subfertility have been identified in pre-existing associated pathologies, such as alterations of the immune system, thyroid dysfunctions, and coagulopathies. Studies regarding the influence of […]

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Does coenzyme Q10 supplementation improve fertility outcomes?

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Increased oxidative stress has been identified as a pathogenetic mechanism in female infertility. However, the effect of specific antioxidants, such as coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), on the outcomes after Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) has not been clarified. The aim of this study was to systematically review and meta-analyze the best available evidence regarding the effect of […]

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Is intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) better as a technique than traditional IVF?

A question that couples very often ask when starting an assisted reproduction program is related to the two most common techniques used to achieve egg fertilization and the coveted pregnancy. Confirmation of the best technique given through this study based on the highest rates of blastocysts per egg used for the procedure. In this retrospective […]

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A new discovery that could reverse the fertility clock, poor egg quality and increase IVF success rates

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Increasing maternal age and subsequent infertility have rapidly become a significant challenge to family planning, as a result of the irreversible decline in female fertility in mammals. The rate-limiting factor for successful pregnancy is oocyte quality, which significantly declines from late in the third decade of life in humans. Despite the enormous demand, there are […]

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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 […]

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Should you always immediately intervene when your baby cries?

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?

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!

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

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 B12.Vitamin […]

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