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Researchers find a clue in preventing premature ovarian failure

Premature ovarian failure, in which the ovaries stop producing estrogen, is often caused by premature loss of the egg supply and affects as many as 3 percent of all women, according to the National Institutes of Health. In most cases … Continue reading

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New podcast discusses premature ovarian insufficiency

Women generally experience a reduction in fertility when they enter their 40’s. However, if a woman has POI, treatment might be necessary to help with some of the symptoms. Dr. Virginia Mensah discusses premature ovarian insufficiency and treatment options available … Continue reading

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New podcast discusses using an egg donor

Women who suffer from premature ovarian failure, are carriers of a genetic disease, or have had a poor response to in vitro fertilization (IVF) using their own eggs might contemplate using an egg donor. In egg donation, one woman donates … Continue reading

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A breakthrough in fertility treatment?

Researchers are calling it a medical breakthrough: A 27-year-old woman gave birth to a healthy baby conceived from ovarian tissue that had been surgically removed and frozen when she was a child. This procedure could prove to be an important … Continue reading

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Unlocking the secrets to ovarian disorders

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have solved a long-standing mystery about the origin of one of the cell types that make up the ovary. The team also discovered how ovarian cells share information during development of an ovarian … Continue reading

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Cracking the genetic code for infertility

A landmark study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine and Human and Molecular Genetics, shows for the first time that a mutation in a particular gene is the major cause of two human fertility disorders: premature ovarian failure … Continue reading

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The answer to premature ovarian failure

Premature ovarian failure—also known as early menopause—is the cessation of menstrual periods due to failure of the ovaries before age 40. Women with this condition are often candidates for egg donation, in which oocytes are retrieved from a donor’s ovaries … Continue reading

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