fertility

Infertility treatments do not appear to contribute to developmental delays in children
Infertility treatments do not appear to contribute to developmental delays in children January 19, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children conceived via infertility treatments are no more likely to have a developmental delay than children conceived without such treatments, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the New York State Department of Health and ... Read More »

Hormone-disrupting chemicals are threatening fertility in industrialised countries
Hormone-disrupting chemicals are threatening fertility in industrialised countries January 9, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

​The birth rate is declining in all industrialised countries, and socioeconomic factors and women’s age are not solely to blame. Male reproductive health and environmental factors are also significant, as concluded in a new scientific review article. The article was ... Read More »

What your father ate before you were born could influence your health
What your father ate before you were born could influence your health December 24, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

There is increasing evidence that parents’ lifestyle and the environment they inhabit even long before they have children may influence the health of their offspring. A current study, led by researchers from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic ... Read More »

Smart but shy: what women want in a sperm donor
Smart but shy: what women want in a sperm donor November 26, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A QUT study into how women choose sperm donors online has revealed men who are intellectual, shy, calm and methodical are selected to produce more children than those who are extroverted. The study, “Determinants of online sperm donor success: how ... Read More »

Ovarian transplants appear to be safe and effective
Ovarian transplants appear to be safe and effective October 29, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women who have ovarian tissue removed, stored and then transplanted back to them at a later date have a good chance of successfully becoming pregnant, according to a review of the largest series of ovarian transplants performed worldwide. The study, ... Read More »

Sexual activity causes immune system changes that increase chances of conception
Sexual activity causes immune system changes that increase chances of conception October 27, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research from Indiana University has found that sexual activity triggers physiological changes in the body that increase a woman’s chances of getting pregnant, even outside the window of ovulation. The results could eventually influence recommendations regarding how often to engage ... Read More »

Data reveals frozen embryos as successful as fresh embryos in IVF
Data reveals frozen embryos as successful as fresh embryos in IVF October 5, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

IVF cycles using embryos that have been frozen and thawed are just as successful as fresh embryos, according to a new UNSW report. The Assisted Reproductive Technology in Australia and New Zealand 2013 report, by UNSW’s National Perinatal Epidemiology and ... Read More »

How childhood stress can affect female fertility
How childhood stress can affect female fertility October 4, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Can events you endured as a child really impact your ability to have children yourself? New research in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology examines the mechanism by which adverse experiences in childhood impact female fertility. In their paper ... Read More »

Male health matters in fertility too
Male health matters in fertility too September 26, 2015 (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A University of Adelaide review found that compared to men of a healthy weight, obese men were more likely to be infertile, unsuccessful with assisted reproduction and have poor quality DNA in their sperm. Dr Jared Campbell, from the University ... Read More »

New embryo image processing technology could assist in IVF implantation success rates
New embryo image processing technology could assist in IVF implantation success rates September 21, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A collaboration between biologists and engineers at Monash University has led to the development of a new non-invasive image processing technique to visualise embryo formation. Researchers were able to see, for the first time, the movement of all of the ... Read More »







 
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