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).
MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Births of multiple babies cost more and pose greater risks for complications and death than singleton births, researchers report. The researchers suggest that limiting embryo transfers for couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) could ease some of that burden. Over the past 30 years, multiple births have increased in tandem [...]
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — White, straight women are much more likely to seek treatment for infertility than minority, bisexual or lesbian women, a new study finds. Researchers examined data gathered from nearly 20,000 American women, aged 21 to 44, who took part in polls in 2002 and 2006-2010, conducted as part of the [...]
THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Vitamin D deficiency may lower a woman’s chances of getting pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF), a small study suggests. Researchers in Italy compared the success of IVF in 154 women with vitamin D deficiency against that of 181 women with sufficient levels of vitamin D. Those with sufficient vitamin [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Preliminary new research points to the possibility that some infertile men could benefit from boosting a protein shield that protects sperm cells from germs. While it’s too early to know if the research will lead to any new treatments, one infertility expert said that any treatment [...]
FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay – Treatment for lymphoma may lower men’s fertility, new research indicates. Both Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which are cancers of the body’s white blood cells, often affect young people who are still in their reproductive years. For men, treatment for these cancers can harm or halt sperm production. Although most [...]