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Study gives a better prediction of IVF success
Study gives a better prediction of IVF success (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australian and New Zealand women who begin assisted reproductive technology (ART) ovarian stimulation treatment before the age of 30 have a 43.7% chance of a live birth after one cycle of treatment, with success rates increasing to between 69.2% and ... Read More »

Children conceived using donor sperm have similar health
Children conceived using donor sperm have similar health (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children conceived using donor sperm have similar health and well-being to the general population, according to a study published in Reproductive BioMedicine Online. The study of 224 Australian children aged between 5 and 11 was the largest study to date ... Read More »

‘Natural’ contraceptive methods on the rise in Australia
‘Natural’ contraceptive methods on the rise in Australia (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Although most people in Australia use a method of contraception to prevent pregnancy, many use less effective contraceptive methods and few use long-acting reversible methods such as IUDs and implants. A recent study by Monash University found that around one ... Read More »

100-year-old fertility technique reduces need for IVF
100-year-old fertility technique reduces need for IVF (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Infertile couples have a major opportunity to achieve a successful pregnancy without the need for IVF, thanks to new research into a 100-year-old medical technique. The now lesser known technique – which involves flushing the woman’s fallopian tubes with an ... Read More »

Gradual weight gain raises pregnancy blood pressure danger
Gradual weight gain raises pregnancy blood pressure danger (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers are challenging women to start thinking about pre-pregnancy health sooner, with the finding that years of gradual weight gain more than doubles the risk of blood pressure disorders in pregnancy. School of Public Health researcher Akilew Adane said this ... Read More »

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 »

 
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