Posts tagged “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 […]

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 […]

Can Infertility Information Help Throw Light on Birth Defects?

May 23rd, 2012
Can Infertility Information Help Throw Light on Birth Defects?

It seems so, according to scientists. A study published by the New England Journal of Medicine looked at over 300,000 pregnancies (a mixture of different types such as IVF and natural) and found there was a 28% greater risk of giving birth to a child with a defect when infertility treatments were used. Defects found […]

US Catholic School Teacher Sacked for Being Infertile

April 30th, 2012
US Catholic School Teacher Sacked for Being Infertile

A teacher at a Roman Catholic school in Indianapolis was asked to leave her job because she admitted to having infertility treatment. IVF treatment is seemingly against Roman Catholic beliefs, which meant that after telling the principal of the school of what she had her husband had decided to do her job as a teacher […]

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 […]

Grants Available For Infertility Treatment

February 2nd, 2011
Grants Available For Infertility Treatment

A North Carolina Organisation has just paid out grants to two couples suffering from infertility problems. The Pay It Forward Fertility Foundation, a non-profit organisation was set up to help educate and provide grants to couples with infertility problems. This will be very welcome considering the high cost of infertility treatment. Its Board of Directors […]

Fertility ruling raises questions in Canada

December 22nd, 2010
Fertility ruling raises questions in Canada

A ruling by the Supreme Court has raised questions over the future of fertility treatment in Canada. Judges ruled that provinces will now have the power to regulate and control fertility treatment; however, the ruling has lead to confusion amongst patients, fertility doctors and members of federal government. Patients are worried that the ruling did […]

Patients in West Sussex facing a wait for treatment

December 16th, 2010
Patients in West Sussex facing a wait for treatment

Thousands of patients in West Sussex have been told that their treatment has been delayed, as health chiefs try to reduce spending and decrease deficits. Patients who are waiting for fertility treatment, vasectomies and obesity surgery have been told that their treatment will now take place in the next financial year, which begins in April. […]

Study finds no link between cancer and IVF

December 3rd, 2010
Study finds no link between cancer and IVF

Women who are undergoing IVF will be relieved to hear that the results of a new study has found no link between their treatment and an increased risk of cancer. Previous studies had found some evidence of a link between the hormonal treatments used in IVF and breast and cervical cancer, but the most recent […]

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