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Fertility & Having Children

Researchers Call for WHO Review After One-seventh Meet Normal Sperm Count

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 02, 2015

A Western Australian study of men in their 20s, published on Friday, found only one in seven met the World Health Organisation’s male fertility criteria

Anti-Mullerian Hormone Levels Not Associated With Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 01, 2015

In fertile women with a history of one or two pregnancy losses, lower and higher anti-Müllerian hormone levels were not associated with fecundability in unassisted conceptions, according to recent study findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Woman Gets 18 months in Prison for Massive Egg Donor Fraud

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 29, 2015

For years, infertile women and men gave Allison Layton their money, trusting that she would spend it as she promised: Making their dreams of having children come true.Instead, Layton used it to pay personal and business bills, even spending some on her own lavish wedding.

Endometriosis Took My Fertility, and Part of My Self

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 29, 2015

It is not easy to talk about a condition once dismissed as ‘the career women’s disease’. But women will continue to suffer until we realise the cost of ignoring it

Woman’s Defiant Rant About ‘Fertility Shaming’ Strikes a Nerve

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 29, 2015

Freelance writer Emily Bingham’s Facebook rant begging everyone to stop asking other people about their reproductive plans has sparked a fire online.

Miracle Babies for Wounded British soldiers who Lost Hope for Fatherhood When They Stepped on Taliban Landmines

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 28, 2015

Five British soldiers whose reproductive organs were destroyed when they stepped on Taliban landmines in Afghanistan have become fathers thanks to a revolutionary medical procedure pioneered by UK scientists.

Hormonal Therapy May Prevent Ovarian Failure and Preserve Fertility in Breast Cancer

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 28, 2015

Young women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer may be more likely to remain fertile if they also receive hormonal treatment, according to new research presented to the 2015 European Cancer Congress on Monday and published simultaneously in Annals of Oncology.

Exercise, Dieting Found to Improve Fertility in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 28, 2015

Women who have the hormone disorder polycystic ovary syndrome may be able to improve their fertility through weight loss and exercise, according to the results of a new study.

Power Play (Editorial)

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 25, 2015

Galloping advances in genetic and stem-cell technologies raise the inviting prospect that some devastating diseases could be treated. Conditions caused by natural mutations might be avoided by judicious genome tinkering to set things right for the next generations. But ‘inviting’ does not always mean ‘advisable’.

After Surviving Cancer, This Infertile Mom Gives Birth to Miracle Daughter

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 25, 2015

Every birth is special, but baby Evie is a downright miracle. Her mom, Jodie, was diagnosed with cancer of lymphocytes, commonly known as follicular lymphoma, when she was 23 years old. In order to cure the serious disease, Jodie underwent months of serious treatment that left her infertile.


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