Category “Fertility Treatment”

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 […]

Breakthrough in Male Infertility?

January 11th, 2012
Breakthrough in Male Infertility?

There has been a potential breakthrough in male infertility research. Medical scientists from Ben-Gurion University, Israel and the University of Muenster, Germany, operating in a joint venture have managed to grow sperm in the laboratory. While solving the infertility problem in men is likely still to be some years away, this new research does seemingly […]

Infertility Risk for Women with STDs

November 14th, 2011
Infertility Risk for Women with STDs

Women with sexual transmitted diseases (STDs) are doubling their risk of infertility. Apparently, this is the case if women are having repeating episodes of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which increases inflammation of the sexual organs. What’s more the condition is known to affect more than 800,000 women in the USA each year, with statistics showing […]

Heated Debate Over Donated Eggs

September 26th, 2011
Heated Debate Over Donated Eggs

An unusual debate in Canada has become extremely heated, concerning whether women should donate their eggs to help couples with infertility problems. However, at a recent meeting of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, the discussion became argumentative, as the pro and anti factions on the main panel slugged it out. All to the delight, […]

The end of male infertility?

August 22nd, 2011
The end of male infertility?

Male infertility is a major problem worldwide, but the latest research may hold out a cure to this. Although most infertility problems currently relate to women, 40% are male related. But Japanese scientists believe they have found a solution; they have managed for the first time to grow artificial sperm in the laboratory using mice […]

The relationship between fertility and eating disorders

August 15th, 2011
The relationship between fertility and eating disorders

Females with a history of bulimia, eating disorders and anorexia have more unplanned pregnancies, fertility difficulties and general negative feelings about child-bearing than females who don’t. This is according to a study in the UK carried out by the University College London and King’s College London, in which a survey of over 11,000 pregnant women […]

High Abortion Rate for IVF Pregnancies in Britain

June 27th, 2011
High Abortion Rate for IVF Pregnancies in Britain

Researchers have found that around 750 women over the past 19 years who had IVF treatment also aborted the baby. Most of the abortions occurred in the weeks after implantation into the mother’s womb, and was the result of what the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority called a ‘change of heart.’ It seems the abortions […]

Genes linked to Infertility

May 25th, 2011
Genes linked to Infertility

Scientists have found that gene variations involved in the control of cholesterol also affect progesterone levels in women. This new finding appears to suggest that it has an effect on how fertile a woman is. The scientists from John Hopkins University in the USA have created a blood test that examines the variation in the […]

Contradictory Evidence over Stress and Infertility

April 28th, 2011
Contradictory Evidence over Stress and Infertility

It’s been a widely held belief that stress is probably a key component in infertility problems. However recent research appears to put this in doubt. Researchers in Britain pored over past reports involving some 3,500 women from 10 countries diagnosed as infertile. They looked at the women’s level of stress prior to in vitro fertilisation […]

Are Chemicals a cause of Infertility?

April 26th, 2011
Are Chemicals a cause of Infertility?

There has long been a suspicion that chemicals in the environment are a cause of infertility. With that in mind one particular lady decided to take part in research to determine what types of chemicals are being ingested and at what levels. The lady in question, Molly Jones Gray, together with her husband Zack have […]

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