fertility

Don’t force women to risk death, injury by having a baby
Don’t force women to risk death, injury by having a baby (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Laws should not force women to risk death and injury by having a baby, according to a QUT legal academic who says abortion can be decriminalised without society and governments making a moral judgement. Dr Andrew McGee, a researcher in ... Read More »

ART pregnancies at higher risk of placental complications
ART pregnancies at higher risk of placental complications (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A review of more than 6 million pregnancies has found that pregnancies after assisted reproduction technologies, such as IVF with fresh or frozen embryo transfer, are at a higher risk of placental complications when compared to pregnancies that followed natural ... Read More »

Walking may aid chance of becoming pregnant
Walking may aid chance of becoming pregnant (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Results of a recent study to better understand modifiable factors such as physical activity that may affect a woman’s ability to conceive a child suggest that walking may help women to improve their chances of becoming pregnant. The study was ... Read More »

Plans for children often derailed by chronic illness
Plans for children often derailed by chronic illness (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

More than four million Australian women of childbearing age are living with chronic conditions like diabetes, cystic fibrosis and asthma, and many are not aware of the implications their illness has for childbearing, according to new research. Around 1,500 women ... Read More »

Women on some asthma medications take longer to conceive
Women on some asthma medications take longer to conceive (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to international research led by the University of Adelaide. However, the study of more than 5600 women in Australia, New Zealand, the ... Read More »

Frozen embryos result in just as many live births in IVF
Frozen embryos result in just as many live births in IVF (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Freezing and subsequent transfer of embryos give infertile couples just as much of a chance of having a child as using fresh embryos for in vitro fertilisation (IVF), research from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Adelaide, Australia has found. ... Read More »

Conflict of interest in the IVF industry
Conflict of interest in the IVF industry (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An Australian-first study into the commercialisation of IVF treatments has found that some professionals in the artificial reproductive technology (ART) industry believe that there is a conflict of interest between IVF clinics operating as commercial businesses, which is, therefore, impacting ... Read More »

Hormones linked to onset of menopause not associated with chances of conception
Hormones linked to onset of menopause not associated with chances of conception (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Tests that estimate ovarian reserve, or the number of a woman’s remaining eggs, before menopause, do not appear to predict short-term chances of conception, according to a National Institutes of Health-funded study of women with no history of infertility. The ... Read More »

Most IVF babies come from frozen embryos for first time
Most IVF babies come from frozen embryos for first time (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The latest report on Assisted Reproductive Techonology in Australia and New Zealand reveals that for the first time, more babies are born from IVF treatment using frozen embryos. For the first time, more live birth deliveries following IVF treatment are ... Read More »

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 »

 
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