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Does delaying IVF treatment affect success?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused delays in IVF treatment for some women, but a new study shows that women who had to wait up to six months for fertility treatment have similar rates of live births as those treated within … Continue reading

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New sperm selection technology may increase IVF success rates

Motile sperm are difficult to collect with a conventional cell sorter because they are vulnerable to physical damage. A research collaboration between Kumamoto and Kyoto Universities in Japan has developed a technique that uses a cell sorter with microfluidic chip … Continue reading

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Is IVF for you?

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is utilized in more difficult infertility cases involving severe endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, or problems that cannot be corrected with other treatments. It is also the best treatment if both fallopian tubes are blocked. The IVF process … Continue reading

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Research IDs proteins that impact both infertility and cancer

A team of Rutgers-led researchers has found three proteins that may play an important role in both female fertility and cancer biology. The unexpected complexity in how these proteins regulate one another does not occur in any other healthy cell … Continue reading

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Worldwide IVF births top 8 million

How far has assisted reproduction come since Louise Brown, the world’s first test-tube baby, was born in 1977? An international committee monitoring progress in assisted reproduction reported recently that the global total of babies born as a result of IVF … Continue reading

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An infertility overview, on our website

Infertility is defined as the failure to conceive after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse. In the United States approximately 15-20 percent of married couples will experience some degree of infertility. This means that 1 in 6 couples will need … Continue reading

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Study shows Mediterranean diet linked to IVF success

New research has found that women who follow a Mediterranean diet in the six months before assisted reproductive treatment have a significantly better chance of becoming pregnant and giving birth to a live baby than women who did not. Researchers … Continue reading

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Is in vitro fertilization right for you?

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is used to treat infertility. It includes fertility treatments that handle both a woman’s egg and a man’s sperm. It works by removing eggs from a woman’s body and combining them with sperm to make embryos. The … Continue reading

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Mental health and IVF success are linked

Depression and anxiety are associated with a lower chance of becoming pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF), a new study suggests. The research included more than 23,000 women in Sweden who underwent IVF since 2007. Just over 4 percent of … Continue reading

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Infertility does not always mean IVF

“Thanks to continued advances in reproductive medicine, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has become a highly successful treatment for infertility,” Desireé McCarthy-Keith, M.D., writes in the publication Resolve, for the Journey and Beyond. “Many patients believe that IVF provides their only chance … Continue reading

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