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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

  • Could IVF Raise Children’s Odds for Blood Cancer?

    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 [...]

  • Gene Mutations Linked to Rare Form of Female Infertility

    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 [...]

  • Kids Born Through IVF Show No Higher Risk for Developmental Delays: Study

    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. [...]

  • Hormone Therapy May Help Young Breast Cancer Patients Preserve Fertility

    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.

  • More IVF Tries Improve Odds of Having a Baby

    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. [...]

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