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).
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) might have a slightly increased risk of developing blood cancer, a new study suggests. Children born via IVF had a 67 percent increased risk of leukemia and a more than tripled risk of Hodgkin’s lymphoma compared to children conceived [...]
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For a small number of women with infertility, mutations in a particular gene may be to blame, a new study finds. The results, reported in the Jan. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, apply to a rare form of female infertility. But experts [...]
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Preschoolers who were conceived through fertility treatments don’t seem to have any special risk of developmental delays, a new study suggests. The researchers said the findings, published online Jan. 4 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, should be reassuring to the growing number of U.S. [...]
Chemotherapy can affect a young breast cancer patient’s fertility, sending her into premature menopause, so in many cases doctors provide patients with hormonal therapy during chemo to prevent this side effect.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Couples having trouble getting pregnant may have a better chance if they have more than the usual three-to-four cycles of in vitro fertilization (IVF), a new British study suggests. Among more than 150,000 women in the study, 29.5 percent had a baby after the first cycle. [...]