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Strong Case for Over-The-Counter Oral Contraceptives for Adults and Teens
Strong Case for Over-The-Counter Oral Contraceptives for Adults and Teens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

After reviewing decades of published studies, a team of paediatric, adolescent and women’s health experts concludes that regulatory, behavioural and scientific evidence supports switching oral contraceptives from prescription-only status to over-the-counter (OTC) availability. Moreover, the experts say, the evidence also ... Read More »

TGA completes review of home-use pregnancy test kits
TGA completes review of home-use pregnancy test kits (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The TGA has completed a review of all human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) pregnancy self-test kits on the Australian market to ensure they meet sensitivity claims. Some devices were found not to work reliably and accurately and have either been corrected ... Read More »

Father’s diet impacts on son’s ability to reproduce
Father’s diet impacts on son’s ability to reproduce (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research involving Monash University biologists has debunked the view that males just pass on genetic material and not much else to their offspring. Instead, it found a father’s diet can affect their son’s ability to out-compete a rival’s sperm after mating. The study sought ... Read More »

Physically demanding jobs and shiftwork linked to lowered fertility
Physically demanding jobs and shiftwork linked to lowered fertility (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A physically demanding job or work schedules outside normal office hours may lower a woman’s ability to conceive, suggests research published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Heavy lifting at work and evening/night/rotating shift patterns were associated with poorer egg quality, ... Read More »

Steroid treatment for IVF problems may do more harm than good
Steroid treatment for IVF problems may do more harm than good (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers at the University of Adelaide are urging doctors and patients to refrain from using a specific steroid treatment to treat infertility in women unless clinically indicated, because of its links to miscarriage, preterm birth and birth defects. Writing in ... Read More »

IVF success rates, safety improving
IVF success rates, safety improving (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The chances of having a baby following IVF treatment are steadily improving, according to a new UNSW report. The Assisted Reproductive Technology in Australia and New Zealand 2014 report, by UNSW’s National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU), shows the live birth rate ... Read More »

Potent method for improving drug-free fertility treatment
Potent method for improving drug-free fertility treatment (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australian and Belgian medical scientists have discovered how to improve a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant using a less invasive and cheaper alternative to IVF. For those facing infertility, IVF has long been the established option to have a baby. ... Read More »

Frozen embryos more effective than fresh in PCOS
Frozen embryos more effective than fresh in PCOS (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who receive frozen embryos during in vitro fertilisation have safer and more successful pregnancies than those who get fresh embryos, according to the results of a recent collaboration between Penn State College of Medicine and Chinese ... Read More »

3 in 10 women able to conceive naturally after infertility treatment
3 in 10 women able to conceive naturally after infertility treatment (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women who have IVF/ICSI infertility treatments have a 29% chance of conceiving naturally within six years of the cessation of treatments. These are the findings of an Internet survey conducted by a group of gynaecologists presented in the journal Human Fertility. ... Read More »

Women planning pregnancy urged to consider BMI
Women planning pregnancy urged to consider BMI (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women are being encouraged to ensure their body mass index (BMI) is within a healthy range before pregnancy to ensure the best outcomes for their babies. A new study by University of Queensland researchers has shown that BMI prior to conception could ... Read More »

 
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