Category “Infertility”

Possible Link Between Space Travel and Infertility

October 27th, 2014
Possible Link Between Space Travel and Infertility

Have you ever dreamed of going into space? It is certainly something that many people have dreamed about but few have managed to achieve. However, space travel does appear to have some negative side effects, one of which could be its effect on fertility. Scientists have been gathering evidence from past and current research, much […]

Can Plastic Bottles Cause Infertility in Women?

September 1st, 2014
Can Plastic Bottles Cause Infertility in Women?

Researchers believe that a chemical involved in the manufacture of plastic bottle may link to infertility in women. Scientists from the University of Illinois believe that bisphenol A or BPA is damaging to the ovaries. While it has been thought for some time that BPA was having an effect on women’s fertility, researchers were unsure […]

A New Development in Male Infertility Treatment

July 3rd, 2014
A New Development in Male Infertility Treatment

Many people believe infertility to be something that affects women predominantly. In reality, both genders equally can suffer from infertility problems when trying to conceive. Many cancer survivors who are trying to conceive find that treatment has caused them to become infertile. However, recent developments may now be able to help some men restore their […]

The Problem With Infertility

June 19th, 2014
The Problem With Infertility

Infertility is a major and growing problem across the world, in particular in developed countries such as the USA and UK and emerging economies such as India. In 2002, the US Centre for Disease Control determined that 7.3 million American women had problems either conceiving or carrying a baby full term. This can be devastating […]

Diagnosing Infertility – What Is The Cause?

May 22nd, 2014
Diagnosing Infertility – What Is The Cause?

Infertility is known to be on the increase worldwide. What is not known however, is the precise cause. But this is perhaps unsurprising since there are many causes – genetic, environmental, and personal or physical health. Diagnosing infertility is not always straightforward, which is perhaps not always realised. Around 20% of couples are unable to […]

Increase In Male Infertility

May 12th, 2014
Increase In Male Infertility

It is often assumed that one of the main reasons that couples struggle to conceive is due to issues with female fertility. However, infertility is a major problem for both genders. Nevertheless, it seems that male infertility may be a bigger factor than originally believed. And it is on the rise. Male infertility is known […]

Stress And Infertility Linked

April 7th, 2014
Stress And Infertility Linked

Researchers have found the strongest link yet that suggests that stress plays an important part in conception. 401 couples who wished to conceive took part in the study, between the years of 2005 and 2009. The researchers asked the women to provide 2 samples of saliva – the first at the start of the experiment […]

Australians Turning To Overseas Surrogacy

April 3rd, 2014
Australians Turning To Overseas Surrogacy

Infertility down under is becoming so serious now that infertile couples are turning to surrogacy. Interestingly though it isn’t fellow Australians who they are turning to for help, but Indians and Thais. Paying for potential surrogates outside of Australia is now big business with over 600 women from India and Thailand already having given birth […]

Research Supports The Belief That Lifestyle Impacts Infertility Chances

February 24th, 2014
Research Supports The Belief That Lifestyle Impacts Infertility Chances

It has been a long held belief that people’s lifestyle affects infertility chances. However, new research from India seems to suggest that it is now a major factor. Apparently 15% of couples in India who are having IVF treatment are doing so because their lifestyle has had a direct effect on their fertility. Addressing a […]

Male Infertility A Greater Problem Nowadays

January 28th, 2014
Male Infertility A Greater Problem Nowadays

According to fertility experts, male infertility seems to be the main problem nowadays. This startling statement was made during an international conference in India. For many years, it was assumed that any problems in conceiving were largely thought to be a woman’s problem. Yet scientists now believe that 60% of conception problems are now down […]

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