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Department Of Defense May Soon Pay For Troops To Freeze Eggs, Sperms Before Deployment

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

Same-Sex Couple First In History To Carry Same Baby

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

Newborn Surrounded By IVF Needles In Viral Photo

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

New IVF Regulation Protects Patients From Expensive And Potentially Dangerous Fertility Add-Ons

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

New Selfie App Could Help Infertile Women Choose Lookalike Egg Donor

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

Coral IVF May Save Great Barrier Reef From Dying: Here's How It Works

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

Chemicals In Yoga Mats And Furniture Can Lower Chances Of Successful IVF Pregnancy: Study

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

FDA Warns Fertility Doctor To Stop Marketing 3-Parent Baby IVF Technique

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

59-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth After Decades Of Attempting To Get Pregnant

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

100-Year-Old Fertility Technique Can Help Women Get Pregnant Without Undergoing IVF

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

Couple Trying IVF Treatment Supposedly Learn They Are Twins: What Are The Risks For Children With Blood-Related Parents?

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

Hawaii LGBT Couples Push For Equal Access To Fertility Therapy Available To Heterosexual Couples

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

Controversial IVF Treatment Approved: Newcastle University To Create First '3-Parent Baby' In The UK

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

Artificial Embryo: How Researchers Engineer Life In A Petri Dish

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

Daylight Savings Time May Impact IVF Miscarriage Rates, Reveals Study

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 Expecting Twins Thanks To IVF: Here's The Science Behind In Vitro Fertilization

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

Eggs From Skin Cells May Allow Infertile Women To Have Children

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

Order A Daddy: Tinder-Style App Allows Women To Pick Sperm Donor

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

In Vitro Fertilization Not Linked To Increased Breast Cancer Risk

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

Combining Two Fertility Tests Could Improve IVF Success

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

Sperm-Donor Kids Ask About Their Biological Fathers At Age Three

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

Woman Announces Pregnancy Using IVF-Related Drugs, Syringes To Show Her Infertility Journey

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

72-Year-Old Indian Woman Gives Birth Through IVF

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

Human Embryos Grown For Two Weeks Outside Womb

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

Embryo Squishiness May Boost IVF Success By Up To 50 Percent

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

Human Gene Editing Experiment May Hold Key To Infertility And Genetic Disease Treatments

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 Regulator Approves Genetic Modification Of Human Embryos

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

New IVF Technique Boosts Fertility Of Older Women By Rejuvenating Their Eggs

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

Genetic Fingerprint In Womb May Predict If Woman Will Get Pregnant Through IVF Treatment

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

Motorized Sperm Cells May Help Couples Trying To Conceive: Watch How Spermbots Work

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

Scientists In UK Could Create Genetically-Modified Embryos By March

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

No Risk Of Developmental Delay For Kids Conceived Through Fertility Treatments: Study

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

Long-Term Side Effects Of IVF Treatment In Children: Can Infertility Treatment Cause Health Risks And Development Delays?

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

In Vitro Fertilization Persistence Can Pay Off: 65 Percent Of Women Have Live Birth After Six IVF Cycles

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

Breakthrough Techniques Made Birth Of Test Tube Dogs Possible

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

In A Veterinary First, Seven Puppies Conceived Through In Vitro Fertilization Are Born

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

Yoga May Help Women Who Want To Conceive: Here's How

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

New DNA Test For Embryos Improves Pregnancy Chances Of IVF Patients By 80 Percent

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

Single Transplanted Uterus Links Three Generations In Sweden

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

IVF More Successful With Fresh Eggs Than With Frozen Eggs: Study

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

Study Aims To Predict Best Time To Start A Family

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

Women Who Plan On Freezing Eggs Urged To Do So Before Age 35

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

Historic Baby In Toronto Born Using IVF Stem Cell Treatment

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

65-Year-Old German Mother Of 13 Expecting Quadruplets

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

In Vitro Birth Rates On The Rise In U.S.

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

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