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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).

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Infertility News

  • IVF Won’t Raise Risk for Breast Cancer

    TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) to boost their odds of having a baby aren’t at increased risk of breast cancer, according to Dutch researchers. Their study of more than 25,000 women found no “significant increase in the long-term risk of breast cancer among women treated with these [...][...]

  • Many Smartphone ‘Fertility Apps’ May Not Work

    FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A smartphone app probably won’t help you get pregnant or avoid pregnancy, researchers report. “Smartphone apps are increasing in popularity because more and more women are interested in using natural or fertility awareness-based methods of family planning,” said study leader Dr. Marguerite Duane. These women want “to feel empowred [...]

  • Who’s Most Likely to Seek Infertility Help

    FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of people with infertility problems don’t seek treatment, according to a new British study. “One of the important and concerning findings in our study is the difference in educational attainment and job status between people who sought help for infertility and those who did not,” said study [...][...]

  • Fertility Treatments Not Linked to Twins’ Birth Defects

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Twins born after fertility treatments may be susceptible to different — and fewer — birth defects than other twins, new research suggests. The study confirms that twins have a higher risk of birth defects than singletons, but it questions the notion that fertility treatments contribute to [...][...]

  • Fertility Info Lacking for Young Women Who Beat Cancer

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many young female cancer survivors say they don’t receive enough information about preserving their fertility, a new study finds. These women are at risk for early menopause because of their cancer treatment. If they want to have children but are not yet ready to start a family, they may [...][...]