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).
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The risk of birth defects is low among children conceived using assisted reproductive technologies (ART), according to a new study. Researchers examined more than 300,000 births in Massachusetts between 2004 and 2008. Of those babies, 11,000 were conceived using ART. Assisted reproductive technologies include fertility treatments where both eggs [...]
By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A crucial part of conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF) — the incubation of embryos in a laboratory dish — can instead take place in a device inside the vagina, new research suggests. Scientists from the United States and Colombia contend that the device, called an INVOcell, [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.