fertility

Parental age influences new genetic mutations in children
Parental age influences new genetic mutations in children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The older the parent – especially the father – the higher the incidence of new genetic mutations in the offspring, according to a paper published online this week in Nature. The paper also reports the largest resource to date of ... Read More »

HPV Vaccine Associated with Improved Fertility in Some Women
HPV Vaccine Associated with Improved Fertility in Some Women (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than 40% of American teens are now getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). But, despite HPV infection being associated with reduced semen quality and lower pregnancy rates, there is still public concern about whether the HPV vaccine itself could ... Read More »

New technique to aid IVF embryo selection
New technique to aid IVF embryo selection (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), led by the University of Adelaide, have successfully developed an advanced new imaging technique, which can help assess the quality of early-stage embryos. The research, reported in the journal ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

 
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