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Stress Won't Undermine Fertility Treatment Success: Study

Posted 25 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 – Struggles with infertility can take an emotional toll. But a new study finds the stress that a woman often experiences during infertility treatment won't limit her chances of success. The analysis looked at 20 studies that explored the stress surrounding infertility, a condition that touches millions of women around the world. "Infertility and its treatment are highly ...

Infertility, Not Fertility Drugs, Linked to Raised Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Posted 6 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 – Fertility drugs do not increase a woman's risk of ovarian cancer, a new study suggests. It did find that infertility itself is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer. The researchers examined data from more than 58,000 women in Denmark who had infertility treatments (ART, or assisted reproduction technology) between 1994 and 2015. The investigators then ...

It's Men, Not Careers, That Drive Women to Freeze Their Eggs

Posted 6 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 – Women who choose to have their eggs frozen aren't necessarily putting off having children because they're laser-focused on their careers, new research suggests. It's more likely that a lack of a stable, fulfilling relationship is what's behind those decisions, the Yale study authors found. The study of 150 women undergoing egg freezing in the United States or Israel found ...

Few Women Who Freeze Eggs Use Them for a Pregnancy Later

Posted 5 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 – Fewer than 10 percent of older women who freeze some of their eggs as insurance against age-related declines in fertility eventually use them to try to get pregnant, new research shows. The study included 563 women who had eggs frozen between 2009 and 2017 at a large European fertility center. On average, the women were 36 years old. Only 7.6 percent of those women have ...

Could More Fish in the Diet Boost Sex Lives and Fertility?

Posted 23 May 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 – Adding more seafood to the diet could help get couples' sex lives, and even their fertility, back in the swim of things, new research shows. The study couldn't prove cause and effect, but couples who ate more fish each week were more likely to conceive children during the year of the study. "Our study suggests seafood can have many reproductive benefits, including ...

Conception Tougher for Couples When Male Partner Is Depressed

Posted 18 May 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 – Depression in the man may reduce the chances that a couple struggling with infertility will ultimately conceive, new research suggests. Depression among women was not linked to lower conception rates, the study authors said. But women being treated for infertility who also took a type of antidepressant known as non-selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (non-SSRIs) were ...

Some Women Have Regrets After Freezing Eggs for Later Pregnancy

Posted 18 May 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 – Women who want to delay childbearing increasingly opt to freeze their eggs for future use. But some later regret the decision, new research reveals. As the procedure – called elective oocyte cryopreservation – becomes more accessible across the United States, the finding suggests women should not bank their eggs without careful consideration. "This technology is ...

U.S. Fertility Rates Hit Record Low in 2017

Posted 17 May 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 – American women continue to wait longer to have children. Birth rates fell for nearly all age groups of women younger than 40 in 2017, sending overall fertility rates to a record low, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. The only age group that saw a rise in birth rates: Women in their early 40s. "This is the third year that the [overall] number of births has declined ...

No Evidence Acupuncture Boosts Fertility Treatment

Posted 15 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 – Although some women may try acupuncture hoping it will help them conceive, new research suggests it won't. The study compared outcomes for more than 800 Australian and New Zealand women who underwent either real or "sham" acupuncture along with their in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. The women ranged in age from 18 to 42 and underwent IVF cycles using fresh ...

Food for Thought: Keys to Fruitful Fertility

Posted 4 May 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 – If you're a woman who's trying to get pregnant, it might be a good idea to eat more fruit and cut back on fast food. That's the advice of researchers who conducted a study following nearly 5,600 women in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Ireland who had never had a baby and wanted to conceive. Those who ate fruit less than one to three times a month took a ...

Study Debunks Idea That Epilepsy Can Hamper Fertility

Posted 30 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 – Having epilepsy doesn't appear to lower a woman's chances of becoming pregnant, new research finds. "Our paper is a myth-buster," said study author Dr. Page Pennell, director of research in the division of epilepsy at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. "When I entered this specialty, there were a lot of myths and stigma about women living with epilepsy," Pennell ...

A Diet to Boost a Woman's Fertility?

Posted 30 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 – Could the so-called Mediterranean diet boost success of infertility treatment involving in vitro fertilization? Maybe, a very small study suggests. Greek researchers report that younger women who followed this heart-healthy eating plan in the six months before trying IVF had better odds of a successful pregnancy than women who didn't. IVF is the process of fertilization ...

Essure Female Sterilization Device Appears Safe: Study

Posted 23 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 – Essure implants used in female sterilization have come under fire in recent years, with women reporting a wide array of problems to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A new study from France shows the implants are relatively safe and do not raise the risk of side effects or health problems, however. The results show that Essure should remain on the market as a viable ...

Health Tip: Talk to Your Youngster About Adoption

Posted 16 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

-- If you are a parent of a young adopted child, it may be time to talk about the child's birth story. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests: Be honest, and make your explanation simple and direct. Tell the child that he or she was born to other parents who could not take care of the youngster. Explain to the child why you chose to adopt him or her. Talk about how much you and your spouse ...

Having Too Little Iodine Could Harm a Woman's Fertility

Posted 11 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 – Nearly half of U.S. women have at least a mild deficiency in the nutrient iodine, and new research suggests it could impair their fertility. Iodine – a mineral that helps regulate metabolism – is found in seafood, iodized salt, dairy products, and some fruits and vegetables. But in a new study of 467 American women who were trying to get pregnant, those with ...

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