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
The couple became the first to try effortless IVF, a new procedure that allowed both of them to carry the same baby. Their son, Stetson, was born this year and is now 5 months old.
October 31, 2018
The photo of a newborn surrounded by IVF syringes is going viral for its unique and inspiring concept. The syringes symbolize the four years, seven attempts, three miscarriages, and over 1,600 shots it took just to have her.
Feature | Health August 19, 2018
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
In-vitro fertilization for coral has shown promise in small scale tests as a way to help save the Great Barrier Reef. Scientists are now looking to implement coral IVF on a larger scale.
Earth/Environment June 9, 2018
Researchers find that women with high levels of flame retardant (PFR) chemicals in their urine had significantly lower chances of successful IVF pregnancies. Couples trying to conceive through IVF are advised to avoid materials with PFR.
Public Health August 26, 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
After nearly four decades of attempting to get pregnant, a 59-year-old woman finally gave birth to a baby boy. What helped Akosua Budu Amoako to have a successful pregnancy?
Feature | Health July 18, 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
Reports of a young couple finding out they are twins while trying for IVF are circulating the internet. The legitimacy of the story is starting to crack, but what are the risks for children of consanguineous couples?
Feature | Health April 15, 2017
Sean Smith and his husband paid more than $20,000 for a fertility procedure for which, under Hawaii state law, married heterosexual couples have the right to financial help. The LGBT community is now lobbying for equal access to fertility treatments.
Public Health April 10, 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
The world’s first embryo grown in a lab offers groundbreaking insight into early embryonic development, with unparalleled potential in reproductive medicine. This breakthrough may pave the way for advancements in IVF and stem cell therapy.
Biotech March 3, 2017
A study conducted by the BMC suggests that a possible link exists between miscarriage rates for IVF and DST. The researchers reveal that pregancy losses are higher for women who underwent IVF during DST.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 9, 2017
George and Amal Clooney are expecting twins, a boy and a girl, to complete their family. Learn the basic science behind the artificial reproductive technology that made this possible.
Biotech January 29, 2017
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
The new smartphone app 'order a daddy' allows women to browse for and choose sperm donors who could become father of their child. Women can also use the app to pay for sperm samples.
Biotech September 26, 2016
The link between in vitro fertilization and increased breast cancer risk debunked. The breast cancer risks of women who underwent IVF and those who didn't are nearly the same.
Public Health July 21, 2016
A new study finds that combining two fertility tests can improve IVF success rates in women. Apart from examining the mitochondrial DNA, fertility experts can combine this with chromosomal screenings.
Biotech July 5, 2016
Where's my daddy? Sperm-donor kids are asking questions about their biological fathers starting at 3 years old. The new research is the first to study the emotions of donor-conceived children.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 4, 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
An Indian couple in their 70s became parents after 46 years of marriage. A 72-year-old Indian woman becomes a first-time mother through IVF but several ethical issues surround the successful birth.
Feature | Health May 15, 2016
Embryos cannot normally be sustained in the laboratory more than one week after fertilization. Now, researchers are keeping them alive for twice that amount of time in order to conduct experiments.
May 4, 2016
Squishiness may be the key feature to determine which embryos are viable for IVF treatment. The study could help revolutionize the way scientists pick which eggs should be implanted for IVF patients.
Life February 26, 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 fertility regulators has approved genetic modification of human embryos. By understanding how healthy human embryos develop during the early days, the researchers hope to address issues on fertility and IVF treatments.
Life February 2, 2016
Older women may soon have better chances of becoming pregnant. This is all thanks to a new IVF treatment that replaces and rejuvenates egg cell batteries currently being proposed for trial in Britain.
Life January 26, 2016
Scientists discovered a genetic fingerprint in the womb lining that could help determine if a woman will get pregnant through IVF treatment. The said gene was found in 80 percent of study subjects who had recurrent failed pregnancy attempts via IVF.
Life January 23, 2016
German scientists created motorized "spermbots" that can help poor swimmers reach an egg effectively using the micromotor technology. The tiny metal helices attach to the sperm's tail and detaches upon contact with the egg.
Life January 15, 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
Children conceived through in vitro fertilization or other assisted fertility treatments develop normally, study finds. Developmental assessments of children born through such treatments and other children show no difference, researchers say.
January 5, 2016
Past studies have suggested that babies conceived through IVF are at higher risk for birth defects compared with naturally-conceived babies. However, a new study in New York offers reassurance to couples that want to try IVF.
Life January 5, 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
The first litter of test tube puppies was finally born after decades of experiments. What made the latest attempt a success can be credited to breakthrough techniques that scientists were able to discover along the way.
Earth/Environment December 13, 2015
IFV births in dogs, which has eluded researchers for decades, has been accomplished in Cornell University labs. The technique could prove useful in wildlife conservation, helping save endangered species of wild dogs, wolves and foxes, researchers say.
December 10, 2015
A woman's journey towards a successful pregnancy gets a few twists. A new study found regular yoga exercises can relieve anxieties and increase chances of pregnancy.
Life October 21, 2015
British scientists developed a DNA test for IVF women to help raise pregnancy chances by studying levels of mitochondrial DNA. Costing around £200 (a little over $300), the test could be available in the next six months in the UK.
Life October 21, 2015
One uterus was responsible for the birth of a woman and her child, made possible by a novel transplant procedure in Sweden, a breakthrough in fertility medicine.
August 26, 2015
The chance of a successful pregnancy and birth is higher when fresh - rather than frozen - donor eggs are used. However, experts say the differences are slight and both techniques are valuable,.
Life August 13, 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
Experts recommend women, who want to get pregnant at a later age to freeze their eggs before they reach 35. A study shows the more women advance in age, the lesser are the chances for fertility.
Life June 19, 2015
A revolutionary IVF treatment known as Augment has assisted a couple in Toronto in having their first baby. Eight more women are expected to deliver Augment newborn babies.
Life May 8, 2015
Berlin school teacher Annegret Raunigk at age 65 is pregnant with quadruplets that would enlarge her family from 13 to 17 children. Doctors and politicians criticized that her pregnancy is unethical and pose health risks to her and her babies.
Life April 16, 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