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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

  • First Part of Ejaculate May Be Primed for Conception

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The initial portion of ejaculate is most likely to lead to conception, a small new study suggests. Spanish researchers found that the first fraction of ejaculate contains more sperm, and that these sperm are more active and have better quality DNA than those that follow. The findings confirm that the [...]

  • IVF Kids May Have Higher Odds of Autism, Study Finds

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children conceived through assisted reproductive technology, such as in vitro fertilization, are twice as likely to have autism as those conceived without assistance, a new study finds. But researchers only found an association, which may be explained by multiple births and other risks, not the [...]

  • Physically Tough Jobs May Harm a Man’s Fertility: Study

    MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hard physical work, high blood pressure and taking multiple medications are among the factors that may lower sperm quality and make men less fertile, new research finds. “Nearly 15 percent of American couples do not get pregnant within their first year of trying,” and male infertility plays a major [...]

  • In Vitro Births Continue to Rise in U.S.

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More babies in the United States are being conceived by in vitro fertilization, a new report shows. Nearly 2,000 more infants were born with the help of this assisted reproductive technology in 2013, compared with 2012, the researchers reported. Almost 175,000 in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles led to the birth [...]

  • How Thyroid Problems Could Harm Women’s Fertility

    A new study supports the notion that thyroid disorders can cause significant reproductive problems for women.

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