This week, it’s time to raise awareness about infertility

All this week, RSCNJ is teaming with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association to promote National Infertility Awareness Week. This year’s theme is #InfertilityUncovered — because social media is a big part the effort. But it’s not the only way to raise … Continue reading

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Help “uncover infertility” during National Infertility Awareness Week

#InfertilityUncovered—that’s the theme that RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association has established to raise awareness during National Infertility Awareness Week, April 21–27, 2019. RESOLVE wants to call attention to what it calls “the significant lack of access to family building options … Continue reading

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New procedure may restore fertility in girls who survive childhood cancer

Leukemia treatments often leave girls infertile, but a procedure developed by researchers at the University of Michigan working with mice is a step toward restoring their ability to be biological mothers. Ovarian follicles are the “nests” that carry eggs and … Continue reading

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Smoking, pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring

Low levels of oxygen in the womb, which can be caused by smoking or conditions such as pre-eclampsia, may cause problems with fertility later in life, a study carried out in rats suggests. The research, led by scientists at the … Continue reading

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New podcast: How are fertility success rates determined?

What are your chances of getting pregnant during an IVF cycle? In our latest podcast, Dr. William Ziegler discusses what success rates are and how they are determined for IVF and other fertility treatments. You can listen to the podcast … Continue reading

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Study links air pollution with reduced sperm production in mice

Exposure to tiny air pollution particles may lead to reduced sperm production, suggests new research in mice that was presented at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans in March. “Infertility rates are increasing around the world, … Continue reading

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Sperm DNA damage may contribute to repeated miscarriages, study reports

Some cases of recurrent pregnancy loss may be caused by sperm DNA damage in the male partner, rather than by a problem in affected women, according to research presented at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans … Continue reading

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Study shows household contaminants cut male fertility

New research by scientists at the University of Nottingham suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs. There has been increasing concern over … Continue reading

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New chlamydia treatment could lower infertility risk

Researchers in Canada have developed a new way to prevent and treat chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the world. Left untreated, chlamydia can infect other parts of the female reproductive system and cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). … Continue reading

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New fertility hope for childhood cancer survivors

One in three childhood cancer survivors is at risk of becoming infertile due to chemotherapy or radiation, and since their sperm or eggs have not matured, assisted reproduction using those sperm or eggs is not an option when they become … Continue reading

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