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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

  • Fertility Drugs May Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Widely used fertility drugs don’t seem to increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 9,800 American women who were evaluated for infertility between 1965 and 1988 and followed until 2010. During the follow-up period, 749 of the women [...]

  • The Surprising Connection Between Stress and Fertility

    Stress may increase a woman’s risk of infertility, new research suggests.

  • Obese Women May Need a Higher Dose of IVF Drug

    Obese women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) might need a stronger dose of a certain medication to improve their chances of getting pregnant, new research suggests.

  • Girls Born Underweight May Have Increased Risk of Fertility Problems

    Women who were very small or underweight when they were born may be twice as likely to have fertility problems as those who were normal size at birth, new research suggests.

  • FDA Explores ’3-Person’ Embryo Fertilization

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — U.S. Food and Drug Administration hearings opened Tuesday on a controversial fertilization technique that uses the DNA from three people — two women and one man — with the goal of preventing inherited genetic diseases. The technique involves the unfertilized eggs, or “oocytes,” from two females. [...]

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