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Fertility Tracking Doesn't Have to Just Be for Getting Pregnant

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 04, 2015

Many women take advantage of the numerous fertility trackers and apps available when they are trying to get pregnant. But as Kirsten Karchmer, founder of Conceivable, has made clear, successfully planning a pregnancy goes way beyond just monitoring a woman’s cycle and ovulation timing.

Suit Filed Over Mix-Up at Downers Grove Sperm Bank Is Dismissed

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 04, 2015

A judge Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by an Ohio woman against a west suburban sperm bank whose clerical error resulted in the birth of her mixed-race daughter.

Effects of Marijuana: Smoking Pot Burns Out Sperm Count For Men By A Third, Harming Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 03, 2015

According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, smoking pot more than once a week can lower sperm count by a third, and if combined with other recreational drugs, including cocaine and ecstasy, it can fall to more than half. 

The Science Behind the Recent Surge in Twins and Triplets

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 03, 2015

The rate of twin births in the United States has increased nearly 80% since 1980, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PCOS- The Reason for Infertility in Every Fifth Indian Woman

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 02, 2015

A recent study revealed that about 18 percent of women in India, mostly from the East, suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a disorder that causes infertility among women.

European Court Upholds Italy Law Against Embryo Research

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 02, 2015

Thursday (August 27) saw the European Court of Human Rights uphold an Italian law against the donation of human embryos for scientific research.

Seoul Sets Advisory Limits on IVF Embryo Transfer

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 02, 2015

South Korea’s Health Ministry is revising its guidelines for in vitro fertilization, discouraging medical professionals from transferring more than three embryos in a single procedure to prevent possible adverse birth outcomes and unwanted multiple births.

2012-2015 Peer-Reviewed Articles

Book Reviews September 02, 2015

This is a list regarding peer-reviewed journal articles from 2013-2015 that may be of interest to MHPG members.

6 Weird Things that Boost Your Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 01, 2015

If you are trying to get pregnant (or thinking about it), you’re probably familiar with the standard advice: Maintain a healthy weight. Go easy on the coffee and booze. And avoid stress (if only!). But there are a handful of other things that may help boost your baby-making odds—from changing your sushi order to mixing up your workouts. Read on for six tips to consider. 

Study Suggests Couples Need Better Antenatal Care Following Fertility Treatment

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 01, 2015

Couples who have successfully conceived following fertility treatment need additional antenatal care and support, new research has found. Two per cent of all births in the UK are a result of fertility treatments such as IVF. An increasing body of evidence suggests the needs of these parents are often not adequately addressed, leaving them feeling abandoned in some cases.

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