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Counting the cost of infertility treatment
Although the demand for infertility treatment is rising, the high cost may deter some couples from seeking care. Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco assessed direct out-of-pocket costs for couples undergoing fertility treatment. Those using medication only had the lowest out-of-pocket expenses at $912, while those using in vitro fertilization had the highest at $19,234. The results, published in The Journal of Urology®, will help inform couples who seek infertility care and the physicians who counsel them. (2013-12-06)

Estrogen: Not just produced by the ovaries
A University of Wisconsin-Madison research team reports today that the brain can produce and release estrogen -- a discovery that may lead to a better understanding of hormonal changes observed from before birth throughout the entire aging process. (2013-12-04)

Multiple mates worth the risk for female prairie dogs
Mating with more than one male increases reproductive success for female prairie dogs, despite an increase in risks such as increased susceptibility to predation and increased exposure to diseases and parasites. So why would a female prairie dog take the risk? The answer is simple: female prairie dogs that mate with two or more males rear more offspring than those that mate with only one. (2013-12-04)

UI biology professor finds 'Goldilocks' effect in snail populations
A University of Iowa researcher has discovered that a (2013-12-03)

Could basic fertility information be key to reversing late-parenthood trend?
Increasingly, young people around the world are planning to have children later in life, despite the fact that fertility declines with age after young adulthood. But new research shows a simple brochure can prompt many to accelerate their planned timelines. (2013-11-19)

Origin of species: Protein imbalances doom hybrids
Why do crosses between closely related species fail to produce fertile hybrids? A new study led by Professor Axel Imhof of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich shows that differences in the levels -- not necessarily the sequences -- of certain key proteins are crucial in mediating reproductive isolation. (2013-11-19)

Generation length for mammals: An essential reference point for conservation studies
Life history traits are the basic ecological descriptors of a species. These include physical traits, such as body mass and physiological traits, such as reproductive rate. A recent paper published in the open access journal Nature Conservation provides the first comprehensive attempt to complete a database of generation lengths for all extant mammals. This database represents an essential reference point for ecological and conservation-related studies that need pragmatic information on species generation length. (2013-11-13)

Queen bee's honesty is the best policy for reproduction signals
Queen bees convey honest signals to worker bees about their reproductive status and quality, according to an international team of researchers, who say their findings may help to explain why honey bee populations are declining. (2013-11-13)

Multiple birth pregnancies can cost nearly 20 times more than singleton pregnancies
Investigators analyzed and compared the cost of multiple versus single-birth pregnancies and found that pregnancies with delivery of twins cost about five times more than singletons, and pregnancies with delivery of triplets or more cost nearly 20 times as much. They call for strategies to reduce this burden. Their findings are published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. (2013-11-11)

Elsevier's Maturitas publishes position statement on fertility preservation
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of a position statement by the European Menopause and Andropause Society in the journal Maturitas on the topic of fertility preservation. (2013-11-06)

Endometriosis risk linked to 2 pesticides
A Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center-led study has found that two organochlorine pesticides are associated with an increased risk of endometriosis, a condition that affects up to 10 percent of reproductive-age women. (2013-11-05)

Population Council awarded flagship family planning implementation science project by USAID
The Population Council has been granted a cooperative agreement from the US Agency for International Development's Office of Population and Reproductive Health. The award supports the project (2013-11-04)

Improved sexual functioning, hormones after weight-loss bariatric surgery
Women who underwent bariatric surgery experienced better sexual functioning, improvement in reproductive hormones, and better health-related and weight-related quality of life, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Surgery, a JAMA Network publication. (2013-11-04)

Sexual function dramatically improves in women following bariatric surgery, Penn study finds
The first study to look extensively at sexual function in women who underwent bariatric surgery found that significant improvements in overall sexual function, most reproductive hormones and in psychological status were maintained over two years following surgery. Women reporting the poorest quality of sexual function prior to surgery saw the most dramatic improvements one year after surgery, on par with women who reported the highest quality of sexual function prior to surgery. (2013-11-04)

Population Council to present more than 40 studies at International Conference on Family Planning
The Population Council, an international organization that conducts research to address critical health and development issues, will present findings from more than 40 studies at the International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (November 12-15, 2013). (2013-11-04)

Is clinicians' decision making affected by 'precious baby' phenomenon?
Parents who conceive through assisted reproductive technologies are likely to receive different medical advice in relation to prenatal testing than those who conceive naturally, academics have suggested. (2013-11-04)

Scent marking
The smell of urine may not strike people as pleasant, but female mice find it as attractive as cologne. Researchers at the Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna have confirmed that male house mice that excel at scent-marking their territory also have more offspring. This is likely because mouse females are able to infer mate quality from the males' scent mark deposits. The findings are reported in the Journal of Animal Behaviour. (2013-10-31)

Reducing number of unintended pregnancies through planning focus of $1.7 million grant
A Penn State College of Medicine researcher has received a three-year, $1.7 million grant to help determine if the number of unintended pregnancies can be reduced through reproductive life planning. (2013-10-30)

Fertility treatment outcomes can be significantly influenced by mother's ethnicity
Maternal ethnicity is a significant determinant of successful outcomes after fertility treatment, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. (2013-10-29)

The Istanbul Symposium-genomics in Reproductive Medicine will be held on November 16
The Istanbul Symposium-genomics in Reproductive Medicine will be held on November 16. (2013-10-20)

Increase seen in donor eggs for in vitro fertilization, with improved outcomes
Between 2000 and 2010 in the United States the number of donor eggs used for in vitro fertilization increased, and outcomes for births from those donor eggs improved, according to a study published by JAMA. (2013-10-17)

Celmatix study shows women may be stopping IVF treatment prematurely
Celmatix announced today a new study suggesting that up to 25 percent of patients may be discontinuing in vitro fertilization (IVF) while they still have a good chance of having a baby. Other Celmatix findings include data on genetic markers related to currently unexplained female infertility and IVF success; factors correlated with higher risk of ectopic pregnancy; and an analytical model that predicts the estimated number of cycles needed by a particular couple to achieve live birth using various fertility treatments. (2013-10-17)

Sex over survival: Reproductive trait in fish impedes tissue regeneration
New research on the reproductive habits of zebrafish offers an explanation as to why some animals' bodies repair tissues. The research team previously noticed that male zebrafish regenerate their pectoral fins poorly, as compared to females. Their latest findings reveal the basis for this sex-specific regenerative deficiency: structures that are used to improve reproductive success. The scenario represents an example of the tradeoffs between reproduction and survival. (2013-10-14)

Researchers close in on cause of gynecological disease
For the first time, researchers have created a model that could help unlock what causes adenomyosis, a common gynecological disease that is a major contributor to women having to undergo hysterectomies. (2013-10-09)

Eating disorders often associated with reproductive health problems
Women with eating disorders are less likely to have children than others in the same age group, indicates a study conducted at the University of Helsinki, Finland. The likelihood for miscarriage was more than triple for binge-eating disorder sufferers and the likelihood of abortion more than double for bulimics than others in the same age group. (2013-10-08)

Lactation may be linked to aggressive cancer in Mexican women
A study led by the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and recently published online by Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, indicates that women of Mexican descent may not fit that profile. In fact, results suggest that women of Mexican descent with more children and those who breastfeed are more likely to be diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. (2013-10-01)

Fertility problems? Joining the 'breakfast club' can help
A new study by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University reveals that eating a good breakfast can have a positive impact on women with problems of infertility. (2013-10-01)

Biologists confirm role of sperm competition in formation of new species
Female promiscuity -- something that occurs in a majority of species, including humans -- results in the ejaculates from two or more males overlapping within her reproductive tract. When this happens, sperm compete for fertilization of the female's eggs. In addition, the female has the opportunity to bias fertilization of her eggs in favor of one male's sperm over others. (2013-09-26)

Researchers use nanoparticles to deliver vaccines to lungs
Particles that deliver vaccines directly to mucosal surfaces could defend against many infectious diseases. (2013-09-25)

Revised Medicaid policy could reduce unintended pregnancies, save millions in health costs
A revised Medicaid sterilization policy that removes logistical barriers, including a mandatory 30-day waiting period, could potentially honor women's reproductive decisions, reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and save $215 million in public health costs each year, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Their findings support growing evidence for the need to revisit a national policy that disproportionately affects low-income and minority women at high risk for unintended pregnancies. (2013-09-12)

Testosterone deficiency not the only cause of age-associated changes in men
Just as the symptoms of menopause in women are attributed to a sharp drop in estrogen production, symptoms often seen in middle-aged men -- changes in body composition, energy, strength and sexual function -- are usually attributed to the less drastic decrease in testosterone production that typically occurs in the middle years. However, a study by Massachusetts General Hospital researchers finds that insufficient estrogen could be at least partially responsible for some of these symptoms. (2013-09-11)

Birds choose sweet-smelling mates
For most animals, scent is the instant messenger of choice for quickly exchanging personal profiles. Scientists, however, have long dismissed birds as odor-eschewing Luddites that don't take advantage of scent-based communications. (2013-09-03)

Long-held assumption about emergence of new species questioned
Darwin referred to the origin of species as (2013-09-02)

Scientists shut down reproductive ability, desire in pest insects
Entomologists have identified a neuropeptide named natalisin that regulates the sexual activity and reproductive ability of insects. The finding may open new possibilities for environmentally friendly pest management. (2013-08-26)

Rutgers study: Worms may shed light on human ability to handle chronic stress
Researchers at Rutgers University hope a new study will shed light on how our nervous system responds to stress and why some people suffer and others are better able to cope. (2013-08-15)

The first animal model for sexual transmission of HIV
Despite the availability of many animal models of HIV infection, none reproduce the physiological conditions of vaginal intercourse, which is the most common route of HIV transmission. Led by Mary Jane Potash from St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Columbia University Medical Center, a team of researchers describes an approach for transmission of HIV during mouse mating. Their system provides a platform for investigating how the physiological environment during intercourse influences the rate of HIV transmission, and for testing potential therapies. (2013-08-15)

Study of plastics' impact on human development receives 5-year, $8 million grant
A University of Illinois research program that investigates the health effects of exposure to chemicals widely used in plastics has received a five-year, $8 million grant as part of the Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers program, jointly funded through the US Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. (2013-08-14)

Even for cows, less can be more
With little research on how nutrition affects reproductive performance in dairy cows, it is generally believed that a cow needs a higher energy intake before calving. Research by University of Illinois scientists challenges this accepted wisdom. (2013-08-13)

Cervical cancer screening and treatment are neglected in low- and middle-income countries
While there have been substantial improvements in mortality rates and an increase in access to reproductive health interventions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), the global health community is neglecting prevention, screening, and treatment for cervical cancer in LMICs. These are the conclusions of a new article in PLOS Medicine this week by Ruby Singhrao and colleagues from the University of California San Francisco, San Francisco. (2013-08-13)

BPA exposure disrupts human egg maturation
New research led by Catherine Racowsky, Ph.D., director of the Assisted Reproductive Technologies Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital, shows that exposure to BPA (Bisphenol-A) could be a contributing factor as to why some infertile couples are having difficulty conceiving. The study will be published online on July 31, 2013 in the journal Human Reproduction. (2013-07-31)

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