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 Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Embryos with a mix of normal and abnormal chromosomes implanted during in vitro fertilization (IVF) can develop into healthy newborns, a small new study suggests. Researchers in Italy transferred so-called “mosaic embryos” — characterized by irregular numbers or arrangements of chromosomes in some cells — into [...]
MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Men with reduced fertility could be at increased risk for testicular cancer, according to a new study. Researchers looked at over 20,000 men who underwent semen analysis as part of infertility treatment between 1996 and 2011. They were compared to a control group with the same number of men [...]
FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Crossing new frontiers in infertility treatment and organ transplantation, Cleveland Clinic doctors hope to transplant a uterus from a deceased donor into a woman without one. The innovative procedure — tentatively scheduled for the next few months — would enable a woman with ovaries but no uterus to become [...]
TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Soldiers who suffer lower-body injuries on the battlefield may benefit from a technique to preserve their fertility, a small study suggests. The number of soldiers with lower-body wounds caused by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) has been increasing, the researchers said. Such blasts may result in ejaculatory duct obstructions that [...]
TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Results of in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles using eggs from older donors are as good as those using eggs from younger women, a new study finds. Because egg quality declines with age, most IVF centers only accept eggs from donors younger than 35, says Resolve, the National Infertility Association, [...]