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Austin Couple Turns Four-Year Infertility Struggle Into a Book

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 22, 2014

The Millers wrote about their experience in the book “Where Have All the Storks Gone: A His and Hers Guide to Infertility.”

The Obesity-Fertility Link in Men

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 22, 2014

For men, obesity-related conditions can include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancers. A new study published in the journal Clinical Endocrinology now adds possible infertility to the list of problems associated with obesity.

WeHo Clinic Sued for Allegedly Destroying Sperm

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 22, 2014

A West Hollywood fertility center was sued today by a couple who allege sperm samples that the man deposited before he had surgery for testicular cancer were mistakenly destroyed, making it unlikely he will ever have any biological children.

Infertility Clinics Boom as Demand for Babies Grows

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 21, 2014

MUMBAI: The rush to infertility clinics in the country grew annually at 15% between 2010 and 2012 as the number of such clinics rose by 20%, new statistics show.

The Fraught World of UK Surrogacy

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 21, 2014

In the UK you cannot pay for a woman to have your baby, regulation is loose and arrangements depend entirely on trust. Demand for surrogates far outstrips supply.

Infertility Takes Emotional, Financial Toll

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 20, 2014

Infertility is a diagnosis that is talked about less than other health-related topics. Because infertility can be such a life-altering, emotionally taxing, financially draining struggle, some couples understandably choose to navigate this journey in private.

Forget Politics, Obamacare Contraceptive Coverage Makes Financial Sense

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 20, 2014

The United States Supreme Court recently ruled against the Obama administration requirement that all employers must provide birth control insurance for women. Administration lawyers knew they were on shaky ground going in, because there were no provisions for male sex lives, such as Viagra, and that meant the policy was discriminatory, and the Supreme Court might rule that all corporations have the same rights, regardless of size, which further weakens the long-term viability of the ACA.

Retrograde Ejaculation Can Cause Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 19, 2014

Dear Doctor K: For the past few months, I haven't been ejaculating, even when I have an orgasm. Why not? What's wrong?

Could Household Detergents Reduce Fertility?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 18, 2014

Two active ingredients commonly found in household detergents caused reproductive decline in mice, according to a new study published in the journal Reproductive Technology, prompting concerns about how these ingredients affect reproduction in humans.

Busy City Workers to be Offered £200 Fertility 'MoT' That's Designed to be Done in a Lunch Break

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 18, 2014

The one-hour test will assess women using a combination of advanced 3D ultrasound and blood tests, while men will be offered a detailed analysis of their semen for £90.

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