Researchers investigated the effects of marijuana on fertility, particularly in a man's sperm count. They found that those who had smoked pot have a higher sperm concentration per ejaculate than those who never had the substance at all.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2019
A couple filed a lawsuit against a fertility doctor over allegations that he used his own sperm instead of that of an unnamed donor to impregnate a client more than 40 years ago.
Feature | Health December 30, 2018
Women who want to get pregnant fast may want to ditch fast food, findings of a new study suggest. Here are other ways women and their partner can boost fertility.
Public Health May 5, 2018
Low sperm count does not just cause fertility problems. Researchers of a study involving 5,100 men also found that it could be an indication of other health problems in men.
Public Health March 19, 2018
Certain biomarkers might be insufficient methods to tell whether or not a woman is infertile. In a new study, researchers found that low egg count might have no relation to reproductive potential.
Medicine October 12, 2017
John Zhang used an IVF technique to help a Jordanian couple bear a three-parent baby boy, but the procedure is not yet approved in the United States. The FDA told the fertility doctor to stop marketing the procedure.
Biotech August 8, 2017
The UK could see its first ‘three-parent baby’ by the end of the year. Regulators licensed Newcastle University to perform the controversial IVF technique, which gives women with mitochondrial disease a chance at having a healthy baby.
Biotech March 17, 2017
Heavy lifting and working at night shift may decrease a woman's fertility, according to a new study. The underlying mechanism remains unknown, but women who are trying to conceive are urged to consider these occupational factors affecting reproduction.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2017
A new study has revealed that obese couples may have more difficulty conceiving when compared with their leaner counterparts. The findings reveal that body composition plays a pivotal role in conception.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 4, 2017
A procedural error may have resulted in 26 women being wrongly fertilized. Fertility clinic UMC Utrecht launched an investigation to determine the best course of action for the incident.
Public Health December 29, 2016
Scientists were able to breed live mice without using fertilized egg cell, challenging long-held dogma on how live mammals are produced. What are the potential applications of this breakthrough?
Biotech September 15, 2016
More women in the United Kingdom are delaying childbearing, which affects fertility rates across age groups. New figures show that more women over 40s are having babies compared to their under 20s counterparts.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 15, 2016
Girls as young as 9 years old should be given fertility lessons in school in order to maximize their chances of having children in the future. The advice follows the survey results wherein many young people have misconceptions about later-life fertility.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 7, 2016
New research reveals that most young female cancer survivors need more information about preserving their fertility before and after treatment. Experts urge for increased reproductive health counseling.
Public Health May 25, 2016
A woman used IVF treatment drugs to make her pregnancy announcement. She posted an Instagram photo of a onesie alongside vials and syringes to represent her struggle to conceive.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 20, 2016
A new study reveals fascinating information about the female pelvis: it actually widens during puberty and becomes narrow during menopause. But why is this so?
Public Health April 27, 2016
Children as young as age 3 can already be given fertility and sex education, according to British experts who believe reproductive health can be taught early on through YouTube, social media and other digital platforms.
Life April 18, 2016
A new study found that fertility app Natural Cycles is as effective as using contraceptive pills. The app showed high rates of efficiency in determining the different periods in the menstrual cycle, thus, helping women achieve pregnancy and contraception goals.
Life April 15, 2016
Thinking of buying some sunscreen? Men should be careful as some ingredients used to filter UV rays may alter sperm cell function.
Life April 4, 2016
A team of fertility experts in Israel warns that exposure to mobile phones for even an hour could cause a significant decrease in the quality of sperm in some men. Research shows that those who kept their smartphones in their pockets during the day developed abnormal levels in their sperm concentration.
Life February 23, 2016
A U.S. government-sponsored agency says the process can be carried out safely and ethically, as long as the parents want boys.
Life February 4, 2016
Do extreme weather events and other catastrophes induce baby booms in the U.S. nine months after they occur? Not all of them, but an expert said that the blizzard currently battering the East Coast may be of the baby-making variety.
Life January 25, 2016
A new study found that couples may become more successful at producing a live birth if in vitro fertilization cycles are increased. Experts said the ideal number of IVF attempts should be at least six.
Life December 23, 2015
Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara found that a lifetime of roundworm infection among indigenous women in Bolivia has led to a considerable increase in their fertility. The researchers are now exploring the potential of using the parasitic worm to develop fertility-enhancing treatments.
Life November 22, 2015
Different species of parasitic intestinal worms could affect when the next pregnancy of a Tsimane woman would be. A nine-year study used hookworms and giant roundworms to discover how the infection could affect fertility.
Life November 20, 2015
Women with uterine factor infertility are given hope to become mothers due to uterus transplants. There are several other treatments to restore or gain fertility, experts said.
Life November 16, 2015
New research suggests aspirin may boost fertility. Aspirin is associated with increased chances of pregnancy because of its anti-inflammatory effects.
Life October 24, 2015
Women who became infertile due to chemotherapy can now have hope. A team of researchers was able to successfully rejuvenate ovaries damaged by chemotherapy in mice, and now pursuing to gain approval for human clinical trials.
Life October 22, 2015
Study showed regular exercise can help overweight women diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) to become fertile.
Life September 29, 2015
Planning to have a family of your own? According to researchers, the point at which you should begin trying will be affected by several factors.
Life August 12, 2015
The world's population is growing and it won't be long until it hits the 11 billion mark, says a UN report. National leaders should take note as population affects policies needed by a country.
August 11, 2015
Conceiving a baby poses many challenges, but couples are willing to go great lengths to start a family. Should they bet on conventional IVF methods or ICSI? A study clarifies.
Life January 21, 2015
Scientists capture images of zinc sparks when sperm hits egg. The latest information observed in the study can be very helpful in the improvement of fertility treatments.
December 26, 2014
Low semen quality in men may indicate presence of other significant health problems, study finds. Semen production a good indicator of general health, researchers discover.
Life December 13, 2014
Drinking beer can boost fertility in men. However, consumption of coffee by men may have an adverse effect on the possibility of fathering a child.
Life October 20, 2014
Apple and Facebook will begin covering the expenses of female employees who want to freeze their eggs so that they can focus on building their careers without sacrificing plans of motherhood.
Internet Culture October 16, 2014
Facebook and Apple are now paying the cost for their female employees to freeze their eggs. The companies hope to support women who choose to focus on their careers first, without sacrificing a future family.
Internet Culture October 15, 2014
Like declines in overall fertility, researchers are pointing to recession for this recent decline in the non-marital birth rate.
Life August 13, 2014
Women using donor sperm from men 40 and older may be more likely to get pregnant, according to new study. Researchers claim this is the first major study to investigate the effect of male age on fertility treatment using donor sperm.
Life July 2, 2014
New research indicates carrying a cell phone in pants pocket could impact a man's fertility. Environmental exposure potential needs more study, say researchers.
Life June 11, 2014
If you're toking and trying to have a baby, you might want to stop smoking pot, says a new study. Research indicates marijuana may negatively impact sperm.
Life June 5, 2014
A CDC report says women are putting off having that first baby for career and economic reasons and that public awareness is likely why teenage pregnancy is declining. Fertility rate hit a record low in 2013.
Life May 31, 2014
Watch out for your cholesterol levels if you're trying to conceive a child. Findings of a new study show there is a link between cholesterol levels in the blood and fertility problems.
Life May 21, 2014
Scientists have discovered a key protein that allows a sperm and egg cell to fuse during fertilization. The discovery could lead to further applications in reproductive health.
Life April 19, 2014