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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

  • 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 [...]

  • No Link Seen Between Celiac Disease, Infertility

    TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most women with celiac disease are not at increased risk for fertility problems, new research contends. Researchers analyzed data from more than 2 million women of childbearing age in the United Kingdom and found that, overall, women with celiac disease were no more likely to have fertility problems than [...]

  • Fertility Treatments Aren’t Significantly Linked to Birth Defects

    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 [...]

  • Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper

    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 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.

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