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 Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When unemployment rates climb, women tend to put the brakes on motherhood. And for many young women, that decision may turn out to be a permanent choice, new research suggests. Women in their early 20s appear most likely to choose not to have a child during [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An estimated 1.8 million Americans aged 14 to 39 are infected with the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia, and many don’t know it, federal health officials reported Thursday. Rates of infection are highest among young women. An estimated 4.7 percent of women aged 14 to 24 were [...]
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 [...]