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).
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) — Flu-causing H1N1 virus has been discovered in marine animals — specifically seals — for the first time. After the human H1N1 influenza pandemic began in 2009, researchers from the University of California, Davis, detected the virus in free-ranging northern elephant seals off the central California coastline. “We thought we might find [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) — Testosterone supplements are touted as a cure for low libido, but men who take them may reduce their odds of fathering a child, new research suggests. Many men who sought infertility treatment at two U.S. clinics reported taking prescription testosterone supplements, according to a new study. And [...]
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) — Among women who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) to become pregnant, there is no difference in delivery rates among those implanted with one prescreened embryo compared to those implanted with two unscreened embryos, new study findings reveal. Although transferring two unscreened embryos is currently a more standard procedure, transferring [...]
Women who are undergoing fertility treatment may be more likely to conceive if they get a good amount of protein in their diets, a small new study suggests. The study, of 120 women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) at one medical center, found that those who ate plenty of protein and relatively few carbohydrates were more likely to become pregnant
WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) — Fertility rates are about the same for women who undergo different types of treatments for ectopic pregnancy, according to a new study. In an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg grows outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes. This typically leads to a miscarriage. This study looked at pregnancies among more [...]