Monthly Archives: August 2022

Podcast: Fertility treatments in the context of Roe vs. Wade

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which some worry may have unintended consequences for couples looking to use IVF to grow their families. In our latest podcast, Dr. Alan Martinez discusses this topic that has so many … Continue reading

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Male factor testing: What to expect, when to begin

Men can be impacted by infertility too, but what causes male infertility challenges? What contributes to our general lack of education about male factor infertility, and what tests are performed to help doctors identify a cause? What can men expect … Continue reading

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Study: Psychological toll of fertility lasts for years

Researchers from the University of Newcastle (Australia) and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) found that half of the women with fertility issues experienced psychological distress compared to women without fertility issues. For women whose fertility issues were resolved, 45 … Continue reading

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Where you live can affect your ability to conceive, study finds

People who live in socioeconomically deprived neighborhoods are about 20% less likely to conceive in any given menstrual cycle compared with people living in neighborhoods with more resources, a recent Oregon State University study found. The study measured “fecundability,” which is the … Continue reading

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Study debunks concerns about fertility treatment, children’s development

Differences in the growth weight, and body fat levels of children conceived through fertility treatment are small and no longer apparent by late adolescence, finds new research. The University of Bristol (UK)-led study, published in JAMA Network Open, sought to address concerns … Continue reading

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Human eggs remain healthy for decades by putting ‘batteries on standby mode’

Immature human egg cells skip a fundamental metabolic reaction thought to be essential for generating energy, according to the findings of a study by researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) published in the journal Nature. By altering their metabolic … Continue reading

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Study may help improve IVF success

In humans, a fertilized egg is no guarantee of reproductive success. Most embryos stop developing and perish within days of fertilization, usually because they have an abnormal number of chromosomes. Now, researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and … Continue reading

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