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Is IVF the only successful fertility treatment?

“Thanks to continued advances in reproductive medicine, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has become a highly successful treatment for infertility,” says RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. But IVF treatments are more invasive than other treatments and can be a costly option, particularly … Continue reading

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Placenta development finding could aid in fertility treatment

The first stages of placental development take place days before the embryo starts to form in human pregnancies. The finding highlights the importance of healthy placental development in pregnancy, and could lead to future improvements in fertility treatments such as … Continue reading

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Artificial intelligence helps select better embryos for implantation

For many people who are struggling to conceive, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) can offer a life-changing solution. But the average success rate for IVF is only about 30 percent. Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital are developing … Continue reading

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Study on placenta development could aid IVF treatments

The first stages of placental development take place days before the embryo starts to form in human pregnancies, a new study reveals. The finding highlights the importance of healthy placental development in pregnancy, and could lead to future improvements in … Continue reading

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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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