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Infertility

If you want to have a baby but haven’t been able to get pregnant after a year of unprotected sex, you may have a fertility problem. Infertility can be due to health issues in the male partner, female partner, or both. In one-third of cases the cause is unknown. There are many infertility treatments that can help, including ovulation-stimulating drugs, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (in which a single sperm is injected into an egg).

Infertility News

  • Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatment IVF

    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?

    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

    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.

  • Bro Alert: Even Moderate Boozing May Harm Your Sperm

    The more alcohol young men drink, the lower their sperm count and quality may be, new research suggests.

  • Recessions May Thwart a Woman’s Motherhood Plans Forever: Study

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When unemployment rates climb, women tend to put the brakes on motherhood. And for many young women, that decision may turn out to be a permanent choice, new research suggests. Women in their early 20s appear most likely to choose not to have a child during [...]

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