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 Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) — Over the past four decades, the rate of twin, triplet and other multiple births has soared, largely the result of fertility treatments, a new study finds. In 2011, more than one-third of twin births and more than three-quarters of triplets or higher in the United States resulted [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) — Women with asthma seem to experience delays in getting pregnant, Danish researchers report. Whether this trend is because asthma has a direct biological effect on fertility or because having asthma reduces the frequency of intercourse isn’t clear, however, the researchers said. “There is an association between asthma and [...]
MONDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) — Multiple pregnancies are a major health issue involving significantly greater health risks for both mothers and babies and much higher medical costs, compared to pregnancies involving only one baby, a new study finds. Researchers looked at data on nearly 438,000 births by U.S. women aged 19 to 45, between January [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) — In a reassuring new finding, there appears to be no extra cancer risk among children born after assisted conception. More than 5 million children worldwide have been born through in vitro fertilization (IVF). However, concerns that the manipulation of sperm and egg might make these children more [...]
Two pesticides are associated with an increased risk of endometriosis, a common health problem that occurs in up to 10 percent of reproductive-age women, according to a new study. In endometriosis, tissue that lines the uterus grows outside the womb, leading to pain and infertility in some cases. The condition affects 5 million women in the United States.