Category “Fertility Treatment”

Charity claims IVF treatment in England is being cut back

August 8th, 2017

A fertility charity has claimed that IVF treatment is being cut back in some areas of England. Fertility Network UK believes that some couples in England are not being offered IVF in line with NICE guidelines, which recommend up to 3 cycles of IVF for couples who have been unable to conceive naturally. The charity, […]

New Approach to Reproduction

June 23rd, 2014
New Approach to Reproduction

Although infertility is a growing and massive problem across the globe, not least in the West, experts are beginning to take a different tact. To date, infertility has been treated as something of a problem, separate from the overall idea of human reproduction. However, some experts believe this approach is missing a trick. They believe […]

New Technique To Reverse Infertility

October 10th, 2013
New Technique To Reverse Infertility

Infertility is a massive problem nowadays with many different causes cited. However researchers from Nottingham University believe they may have discovered a new technique which could help hundreds of women get pregnant; particularly older women. The technique apparently involves inserting a device through the neck of the womb. This essentially stimulates the organ by causing […]

Can Antioxidants Help Infertility?

August 1st, 2013
Can Antioxidants Help Infertility?

Medical scientists are looking at a wide range of potential solutions to the problem of infertility. Although some are gender-related only, there could be others which can help both sexes. The latest research suggests that antioxidants maybe key to helping both men and women who are infertile. The research was a joint effort carried out […]

Potential New Fertility Treatment On The Cards

June 3rd, 2013
Potential New Fertility Treatment On The Cards

A potential new treatment for infertility may be on its way after scientists discovered a new hormone that makes ovaries grow. Named R-spondin2, the hormone was identified by Japanese scientists working in collaboration with researchers from Stanford University in the USA. It is hoped that the hormone could offer improved outcomes with existing procedures or […]

Viral Infections Possible Cause Of Male Infertility

May 16th, 2013
Viral Infections Possible Cause Of Male Infertility

Infertility isn’t something that affects women. It can also affect men. In fact male infertility is on the rise in many parts of the world, but the causes are still a matter for research. One possible cause maybe viral infections, in particular latent Herpes. Herpes is a complex virus, the most common version being Herpes […]

New Infertility Gene Discovered

November 30th, 2012
New Infertility Gene Discovered

Geneticists at Edinburgh University have found a new gene connected to infertility and it is hopes this discovery could solve the problem completely. The scientists looked at fruit flies and discovered that when the gene SRPK is missing chromosomes do not huddle or cluster together—a process thought necessary for fertilisation and healthy egg development. Speaking […]

Stress and Obesity Major Causes of Infertility

March 14th, 2012
Stress and Obesity Major Causes of Infertility

With modern living far more stressful that it was 50 years ago, it is probably not surprising that stress could be a major cause of recent infertility problems. However, it seems that being obese is also a contributory factor, and since obesity is a growing problem worldwide, then it is little wonder it is having […]

Pope Condemns IVF

March 2nd, 2012
Pope Condemns IVF

The Papacy is no stranger to courting controversy, and it appears that Pope Benedict XVI has continued that tradition by effectively condemning IVF and all other forms of ‘artificial procreation.’ The comments came at the end of a Vatican conference that discussed infertility – its diagnosis and treatment. The Pope believes that children should only […]

Self Test Male Fertility Products Go On Sale in the USA

February 15th, 2012
Self Test Male Fertility Products Go On Sale in the USA

A well known American company called Wallgreen is planning to sell male fertility testing kits. Female pregnancy testing kits have been around for many years, but an increasing number of men are finding they have low sperm counts, which results in infertility problems for the couples concerned. As such, according to the makers of the […]

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