Fertility Treatment Articles & Stories:

Using Frozen Embryos Increases Pregnancy Chances

Using Frozen Embryos Increases Pregnancy Chances The regular use of carefully chosen frozen embryos left over from fertility treatments dramatically increases the pregnancy success rate among infertile couples, a British clinic has found.      The new regimen holds the promise of sharply reducing the time a couple has to wait... Read More

Expert Commentary: Amos E. Madanes, M.D. 9/21/2009

Expert Commentary: Amos E. Madanes, M.D. 9/21/2009 The research done at the Oxford Fertility Unit at The John Radcliffe Hospital in England continues to demonstrate the success of the advances that we have made in the last few years in fertility. The study discusses how freezing an embryo – a fertilized egg – and using it at a lat... Read More

Unicellular Test Lets Doctors Weed Out Mutated Embryos

Unicellular Test Lets Doctors Weed Out Mutated Embryos A technique that allows doctors to find dangerous "microdeletions" in human embryo chromosomes can be used to reject embryos prone to developing cancer and other diseases in later life and to implant only healthy embryos, according to a recent study. Up till now, gene assays could detect only ... Read More

Obesity Gene Also Codes for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Obesity Gene Also Codes for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome The gene that codes for susceptibility to obesity also predisposes a woman to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common cause of infertility, a recent study discovered.     The study, done by Tom Barber and his colleagues from the Oxford Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and... Read More

Scientists Clone Vital Sperm Protein

Scientists Clone Vital Sperm Protein A protein vital for male fertility has been cloned, produced and purified, a recent study reported. The findings may open up new pathways in male fertility treatment and methods of male contraception.     The study, published in the journal Molecular Human Reproduction , reco... Read More

Infertility Treatment Jeopardize Pregnant Women's Health

Infertility Treatment Jeopardize Pregnant Women's Health Having three or more miscarriages and undergoing hormone treatment for infertility increase pregnant women’s risk for pre-eclampsia, a condition of high blood pressure during pregnancy, a recent investigation shows. In the study, which was published in the British Journal of Obstetri... Read More

Sperm Quality Worsens With Obesity

Sperm Quality Worsens With Obesity Obese men are three times more likely than normal-weight men to have low sperm counts and to have sperm that don't "swim upstream," a recent study showed. "There is a strong relationship between overweight and obesity and altered sperm parameters," wrote Ahmad O. Hammoud and his colleagues... Read More

Natural Fertility Method Superior, Study Says

Natural Fertility Method Superior, Study Says Whereas in vitro fertilization (IVF) achieves pregnancy success rates in Europe of 18.4 percent, a recent study has found a quarter of couples can do the same using natural procreative (NaPro) technology. NaPro technology was developed by obstetrician and gynecologist Thomas W. Hilgers in Oma... Read More

Acupuncture May Help Some Women Conceive

Acupuncture May Help Some Women Conceive A study at a Virginia University is giving hope to women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) that they will be able to return to normal fertility and become mothers. Lisa Pastore, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at University of Virginia Health System and the study's princi... Read More

In-vitro Baby Born from Immature Frozen Egg

In-vitro Baby Born from Immature Frozen Egg On June second, the first baby conceived from an egg that was matured in the lab before undergoing in-vitro fertilization was born in Canada and is progressing normally. The mother, as well as three other women, became pregnant through a clinical trial at the McGill Reproductive Center in Mon... Read More

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