Chelsie Thomas had suffered an ectopic pregnancy, forcing her to undergo surgery to address the condition. However, her doctor had accidentally removed the wrong fallopian tube, which left her unable to conceive a child again without IVF treatment.
Public Health June 1, 2019
A bill was filed requiring the Department of Defense to shoulder expenses for expanded health services and infertility treatments for service members and their families. Once legislated, the law will allow troops to store their eggs and sperms before deployment.
Public Health March 22, 2019
Additional treatments for in vitro fertilization did not show evidence of safety and efficacy. The UK government implemented a color coding scheme so patients can know which treatments are supported by clinical data.
Public Health July 9, 2018
A new app created at a clinic in Spain uses facial recognition to match the egg donor with the mother. Scientists suggested that this is a better way of ensuring the children will look like the mother.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 7, 2018
There could be another way for women to have children after going through fertility-damaging cancer treatments. Researchers from Denmark successfully produced an artificial ovary that can keep humans eggs alive for weeks at a time.
Medicine July 2, 2018
A stunning new discovery claimed that the sperm has two centrioles from the get-go contrary to current belief that it’s simply duplicated during fertilization. The findings could provide new insights into male infertility and developmental defects.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 12, 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
A new study revealed that women who ate fast food often were more likely to have fertility complications. By contrast, women who ate more fruits were more likely to get pregnant.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2018
Researchers created synthetic embryos without using sperm and eggs. The procedure may offer insights on why many pregnancies fail during implantation, as well as help with human fertility.
Medicine May 3, 2018
More than a thousand eggs and embryos have been destroyed as University Hospitals Fertility Center experienced an equipment malfunction. Over the weekend, three lawsuits have been filed and more are coming while the institution investigates the mysterious incident.
Biotech March 13, 2018
A new study shows that chances of conceiving a child can be cut down by having too many sugary drinks. This goes for both men and women.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 15, 2018
Men who take high doses of ibuprofen may experience infertility and erectile dysfunction, among other health issues, according to a study. Scientists warned against taking the common painkiller drug for months beyond what is necessary.
Medicine January 9, 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
An Associated Press report introduced Dr. Anurag Bishnoi, who employs in-vitro fertilization treatment on Indian women over age 50 and well into their 70s. Learn more about his controversial IVF technique and criticism of his practice.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2017
Researchers discovered that the 100-year-old method of flushing a woman’s fallopian tubes with poppy seed oil or water improved their chances of conceiving. This fertility technique could potentially negate the need for women to undergo IVF to become pregnant.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 20, 2017
A new study uncovered sperm cells move in a specific rhythm, which helps propel them toward the egg. The math behind their trajectory could help improve male infertility treatments.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2017
A new study from the National Institutes of Health suggests that a couple’s body mass index may play a crucial role in their chances of getting pregnant.
Public Health February 13, 2017
New research underlined a connection between women whose periods started early and entering menopause prematurely. This connection was observed to be more powerful when women don't have children.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 26, 2017
The hormone kisspeptin associated with puberty may help men who suffer from psychosexual problems. The hormone was shown to boost the behavioral circuit linked to sex and love.
Neuroscience January 24, 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
The resveratrol compound, which can be found in the skin of grapes and red wine, was found effective at correcting hormone imbalance in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. PCOS is a leading cause of infertility.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 22, 2016
Mature eggs created in the lab using mouse skin cells were successfully used to produce healthy pups. The breakthrough could pave way for new treatments that may herald the end of infertility.
Animals October 17, 2016
This kiss, this kiss! Researchers found a link between unexplained infertility in women and a herpes virus called HHV-6A, which is known to be transmissible by kissing.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 8, 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
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 study that shows male survivors of childhood cancer are three times at higher risk of infertility. Childhood cancer survivors are commonly seen to have long-term health problems.
Life March 24, 2016
In a world first, surgeons will implant a 23-year-old woman with her frozen ovary so she can become a mother. Ovarian tissue transplant is poised to help young women who had undergone chemotherapy to successfully bear their own children.
Life March 21, 2016
A biological on-off switch involving enzyme ABHD2 and controlling sperm movement could be the key to effective unisex contraception. It is deemed promising today when nearly 80 percent of male infertility cases remain unsolved.
Life March 20, 2016
A male contraceptive pill may soon become a reality as scientists claimed they are a step closer to coming up with the right formulation. The news comes 50 years after the oral contraceptive pill in women was developed.
Life March 15, 2016
Francis Crick Institute's new gene editing research on human embryos may solve infertility issues and pave the way for the birth of genetic disease-free babies. Still the controversial CRISPR/Cas9 genome technique has its share of supporters and critics.
Life February 6, 2016
UK scientists are set to create the first genetically-modified human embryo by March. The proposal to edit "spare" IVF embryos for research purposes is currently awaiting approval from fertility watchdog Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. The team aims to analyze the fundamental cause of infertility in women.
Life January 14, 2016
John Radcliffe Hospital surgeons removed and froze part of a 9-year-old brain tumor patient's testicular tissue for future reimplantation. Testicular tissue freezing is hoped to be as effective as ovarian tissue freezing, which had produced live births for women.
Life December 23, 2015
A study that involved 93,000 women linked passive and active smoking to early menopause and fertility issues. Women exposed to high tobacco smoke experienced early menopause up to two years in advance.
Life December 16, 2015
The new fertility test called 'What’s My Fertility' identifies hormonal changes and a genetic defect that makes females at risk for Premature Ovarian Aging. POA strikes one in 10 women and is mostly diagnosed at a later age.
Life November 24, 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
Women who cannot conceive due to not having a uterus are being screened for a study that will involve surgically implanting uteruses to make conception possible. Experts advise that there are risks and other important need to knows involved in this procedure.
Life November 13, 2015
Engineers from the University of Toronto found human sperm can slither like a snake. Findings can help improve sperm selection methods for infertility treatments.
Life November 12, 2015
Researchers at UCLA have discovered that regular consumption of walnuts can help improve fertility in men. Their study suggests that the nuts contain omega-3 fatty acids that boost the morphology, motility and vitality of sperm.
Life November 11, 2015
More women are delaying having kids because they are concerned with their financial capability to start their own families. One of the biggest factor is that they are still looking for the right relationship.
Life November 5, 2015
Of more than 250,000 women who underwent assisted reproductive technology (ART) in the United Kingdom between 1991 and 2010, 386 ovarian cancer cases were recorded. This was a one-third greater chance of developing the disease compared to the general female population.
Life October 21, 2015
French scientists say they have successfully grown human sperm in a top government lab in Lyon, France. What's next?
Life September 23, 2015
Continued paracetamol intake by expectant women could have dire consequences for a male offspring. Paracetamol may reduce the production of testosterone, potentially increasing the child's risk of testosterone cancer and infertility.
Life May 21, 2015
IVF assisted reproduction technique led to birth of more than 63,000 babies in 2013, the latest year for which figures are available. Fewer multiple births seen as more women opt to have just one embryo implanted, report says.
Life March 3, 2015
Different couples have trouble conceiving for different reasons. Those affected by stress, however, need only worry about one gene, the manipulation of which make all their infertility issues go away.
Life January 14, 2015
Serious parties only, please. Angel Watts is looking for couples to parent six embryos, but she's not interested in just anyone, as her Facebook post would show.
Life January 3, 2015