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 Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — U.S. Food and Drug Administration hearings opened Tuesday on a controversial fertilization technique that uses the DNA from three people — two women and one man — with the goal of preventing inherited genetic diseases. The technique involves the unfertilized eggs, or “oocytes,” from two females. [...]
By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Common infections, such as a cold or chickenpox, may increase the risk of stroke in children, according to several new studies. The good news is that stroke in children is still quite rare, and one of the studies found that childhood vaccines appeared to offer [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When a 27-year-old woman wanted to have a baby using in vitro fertilization, there was one major problem — she was a carrier of Gerstmann-Straussler-Sheinker syndrome. This rare, degenerative neurological condition is usually diagnosed in mid-life and is always fatal. Not wanting to risk having her [...]
THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Couples who seek evaluation for infertility problems are more likely to stay together if they are ultimately able to have a child, a new Danish study suggests. Researchers followed couples after they first sought assistance with fertility issues. Women who didn’t have a child over the next 12 [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New U.S. government statistics show there’s still a major divide among women when it comes to infertility: Poor, nonwhite and less educated women are the least likely to seek services to get pregnant. A federal report released Wednesday also showed that the percentage of women aged [...]