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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

  • Thyroid Trouble May Harm Women’s Fertility, Study Finds

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study supports the notion that thyroid disorders can cause significant reproductive problems for women. The report’s authors believe that testing for thyroid disease should be considered for women who have fertility problems and repeated early pregnancy loss. The research, published Jan. 23 in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, [...]

  • Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments

    TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Over the past two decades, the health of children born with the help of fertility treatments has improved substantially, according to a new study. Fewer babies are being born prematurely or with low birth weight. There are also fewer stillbirths or children dying within the first year of life, [...]

  • Use of Male IVF Procedure Doubled in the Past Decade

    TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although use of an IVF treatment for male infertility, known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), has doubled in the past decade, the procedure is not always associated with better outcomes, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During ICSI, a single sperm [...]

  • Fertility Treatments Have Low Complication Rates, Study Finds

    TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Assisted reproductive technology — or fertility treatments — to help conceive a baby is growing safer in the United States and is now a low-risk procedure, according to a new study. The researchers found the risk of complications was low for both “autologous procedures” — where women use their [...]

  • Poor Sperm Quality May Signal Health Issues, Study Finds

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Defects in sperm within semen may be linked to a variety of health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and skin and glandular disorders, a new study suggests. The defects probably don’t cause these problems. It’s more likely that semen quality reflects overall health, the [...]

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