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Pesticide Residue In Fruits And Vegetables Associated With Low Sperm Count

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 01, 2015

Consumption of fruits and vegetables that contain relatively large amounts of pesticide residue may affect men's sperm counts and the number of normal-looking sperm they produce, a potential factor in fertility problems, Harvard University researchers reported Monday. The study by researchers at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, described as the first to link pesticides in fruits and vegetables to reproductive problems, leaves many questions unanswered.

Making The Case For Employee-Covered Fertility Treatments

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 01, 2015

In 2013, Katie Lelito was a graduate student and research assistant at the University of Michigan. She and her husband were ready to start a family, but months of trying brought no success. Tests lead to an infertility diagnosis and one possible solution for conception: in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Controversial Fertility Treatments Focus On Eggs’ Power Plants

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 01, 2015

Derived from bacteria, mitochondria are our cells’ energy-producing powerhouses. Now, a Massachusetts company is convinced that these microscopic cylinders are also key to conceiving a baby, and it has persuaded several groups of physicians outside the United States to test that controversial premise in women with fertility problems.

Investing In You: A smart Approach To Using A Surrogate

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 31, 2015

Prospective parents may be willing to pay any price. But first, examine the sensitive financial questions behind hiring a legal, legitimate surrogate (by legal, we mean not a woman you found online).

Fertility Options For Cancer Patients Are Expanding

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 30, 2015

Kristy Montemayor, 36, sits with her husband, Gino, 46, in the living room of their residence in Alamo Ranch, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Montemayor preserved her eggs before fighting cancer. Now she is cancer-free and six months pregnant.

Confessions Of A Fertility Doctor

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 30, 2015

Ever wonder why someone would work with eggs and sperm for a living? Or what funny things happen at the fertility clinic? Five reproductive endocrinologists reveal their behind-the-scenes stories.

Ozone Air Pollution Could Harm Women's Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 30, 2015

Many urban and suburban areas have high levels of ground-level ozone, an air pollutant that can adversely affect lung and heart health. New research in mice suggests breathing high levels of ozone could also affect women's ability to conceive.

New Fertility Procedure To Help Hopeful Parents

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 27, 2015

The FDA has cleared new technology to help in vitro fertilization, or IVF, patients by using time-lapse technology that identifies embryos with the highest likelihood to survive. The Fertility Center of San Antonio is the only center of its kind in Texas and the southern part of the country using this new technology.

The Consequences of Failed Fertility Treatment

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 26, 2015

The mental health impact of failed fertility treatment has been explored in a recent study. Dr. Sofia Gameiro of Cardiff University, UK, and her team explored the factors that may affect women’s mental health more than a decade after unsuccessful fertility treatment.

Mother’s Smoking May Affect Girls’ Lifetime Reproductive Health

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 24, 2015

Girls whose mothers smoked while pregnant entered puberty at a younger age in a new Australian study. Since early menstruation is linked to higher risk of uterine, endometrial and breast cancers later in life, the researchers say that maternal smoking could set up daughters for health problems even before they’re born.

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