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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

  • Harvesting Eggs Earlier May Boost Older Women’s Pregnancy Chances

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Collecting eggs from older women at an earlier stage for vitro fertilization could improve the chances of pregnancy, researchers report. Previous studies have shown that IVF success declines from nearly 24 percent among women aged 38 to 39 to just over 1 percent among women aged 44 and older. This [...]

  • Frozen Donor Eggs May Lead to Fewer Births Than Fresh Ones

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Infertile women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be less likely to give birth if they use frozen eggs from donors instead of fresh donor eggs, a new study finds. Use of frozen donor eggs is increasing, and some IVF centers have established frozen donor egg [...]

  • How Bacon May Be Wrecking Your Sperm

    Attention, men: Your favorite meats might be helping or harming your fertility, a new study suggests.

  • Many Young Cancer Patients Unaware of Fertility Preservation Options

    MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many young cancer patients — especially females — have limited awareness about options to preserve their fertility, a new study shows. Cancer and cancer treatments may leave some people infertile, making it important for young patients and their doctors to discuss the issue and ways to deal with it, [...]

  • Woman Gives Birth Using Ovary Tissue Frozen in Childhood

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In what researchers are hailing as a medical breakthrough, a 27-year-old woman gave birth to a healthy baby conceived from ovarian tissue that had been surgically removed and frozen when she was a child. Although this procedure has been used in adults, it wasn’t clear [...]

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