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Young people underestimate age limits on fertility, study discovers

Most students underestimate the impact of female and male age on fertility, new research published in Human Fertility finds. Less than half could correctly identify the age when a woman’s fertility declines and even fewer knew when male fertility declines. A team … Continue reading

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Smoking may harm fertility—of your son

There is ample evidence that smoking in pregnancy can harm the child’s health in many ways. And a new way has just been added to the list. According to an animal study, smoking during pregnancy or breastfeeding could damage the … Continue reading

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Can stress cause infertility?

Yes, says new research based on 501 couples in the Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment (LIFE) Study between 2005 and 2009. It found that women who had the highest levels of the stress marker alpha-amylase also had double … Continue reading

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Working 9-5 is best for fertility

It is widely believed that healthy, regular routine is important for women trying to get pregnant. A new study adds to that belief. It has found that shift work may raise a woman’s risk of menstrual and fertility problems, and … Continue reading

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How to identify fertile days, part 3

In part 1, we discussed using a test kit to determine fertility, and in part 2, we covered how cervical fluid changes predict ovulation. In this, the final installment, we talk about basal body temperature and its relation to fertility. … Continue reading

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How to Identify Fertile Days, Part 2

In part 1 of this series, we discussed the best time during a woman’s menstrual cycle to get pregnant and how to determine that with test kits. Another way to check for fertility is by examining your cervical fluid. Cervical … Continue reading

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How to Identify Fertile Days, Part 1

Getting pregnant is more about timing than about love. Sperm can live inside a woman’s body for 3 to 5 days, but a released egg only lives for 4 to 12 hours. The highest pregnancy rates have been reported when … Continue reading

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Why does fertility drop as we age?

Researchers have a new theory about why a woman’s fertility declines after her mid-30s. They theorize that as women age, their egg cells become riddled with DNA damage and die off because their repair systems wear out. The scientists suggest … Continue reading

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