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Lack of psychological support for those dealing with infertility in the UK
Psychological support for those dealing with infertility and its treatment is received by only just half of those who want it in the UK - with many left to suffer with anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts, according to a new study published in Human Fertility. (2019-12-06)
Differences in replacement level fertility point to inequalities
The percentage of the world's population that is above or below the 'replacement level of fertility' has long been used as a measure of demographic development. (2019-12-04)
Study examines the effects of weight loss surgery between pregnancies
New findings published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. (2019-12-02)
Protein defect leaves sperm chasing their tails
A team led by researchers from Osaka University have characterized a protein, called VSP, that keeps sperm swimming in straight lines. (2019-12-02)
Fertility treatment, not maternal age, causes epigenetic changes in mouse offspring
Epigenetic disorders are more common among children born through assisted reproductive technology. (2019-11-25)
Job losses during the Great Recession may be responsible for decline in US birth rates
New research published this month in the Southern Economic Journal reveals job losses during the Great Recession (2007-2009) may be partly responsible for the recent drop in U.S. birth rates. (2019-11-18)
Researchers find nature's backup plan for converting nitrogen into plant nutrients
Princeton University researchers have found that nature has developed a backup method for converting atmospheric nitrogen into the nutrient form critical to plant growth and soil fertility. (2019-11-11)
How Human Population came from our ability to cooperate
Humans' ability to cooperate during child-bearing years by sharing food, labor, and childcare duties is the story of population growth. (2019-11-06)
Researchers double sorghum grain yield to improve food supply
A set of genes that make up the biosynthetic pathway controlling hormone production in sorghum plants can influence the number of flowers and seeds produced per plant. (2019-10-30)
Choosing the best embryos
Struggling with infertility? You are not alone. Infertility affects one out of every six Canadian couples. (2019-10-23)
Chlamydia in testicular tissue linked to male infertility
The potential impact of undiagnosed sexually transmitted chlamydia infection on men's fertility has been highlighted in a study led by scientists at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), which for the first time found chlamydia in the testicular tissue biopsies of infertile men whose infertility had no identified cause. (2019-10-09)
Researchers are finding molecular mechanisms behind women's biological clock
Throughout life, women's fertility curve goes up and down, and in a new study led by the University of Copenhagen, researchers have now shown why. (2019-10-09)
Dietary supplement from tomatoes discovered to boost sperm quality
Sperm quality can be improved with a simple diet supplement containing a compound found in cooked tomatoes, according to new research by the University of Sheffield. (2019-10-09)
Yale study examines shifts in fertility rates among Generation X women
A new, Yale-led study examines shifts in fertility behaviors among Generation X women in the United States -- those born between 1965-1982 -- compared to their Baby Boomer counterparts, and explores whether the fertility of college-educated women is increasing more quickly across cohorts in Generation X than the fertility of their less educated counterparts. (2019-10-08)
Research shows racial disparities in pregnant women on dialysis
New research from the University of Cincinnati finds that among patients with certain kidney disease there is a racial disparity as to who is more likely to become pregnant. (2019-09-26)
Bone marrow may be the missing piece of the fertility puzzle
A woman's bone marrow may determine her ability to start and sustain a pregnancy, report Yale researchers in PLOS Biology. (2019-09-12)
Vaping may harm fertility in young women
E-cigarette usage may impair fertility and pregnancy outcomes, according to a mouse study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. (2019-09-05)
Research shows OB-GYNs hesitate to talk about fertility
A new study in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine shows many OB-GYNs are uncomfortable counseling their patients on fertility at a time when more women are delaying pregnancy and needing their doctors to be more vigilant about this education. (2019-09-05)
Assisted reproduction technology leaves its mark on genes temporarily, study shows
Any effect that assisted reproduction technology has on babies' genes is largely corrected by adulthood, new research led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute has found. (2019-09-02)
Individualized approach to identify 'fertile windows' could benefit many women
Menstrual cycles are considerably varied with only 13% of women having cycles that last 28 days, according to a new study led by UCL and Natural Cycles, a contraceptive app. (2019-08-26)
Managing ovarian cancer risk in women with BRCA1/2 genetic variants
A new review to help physicians manage the risk of ovarian cancer in women who carry the BRCA1/2 gene mutations is published in CMAJ. (2019-08-12)
Transgender women case study shows sperm production is possible but not certain
One young transgender woman was able to produce viable sperm after a few months of discontinuing her puberty-halting medication, whereas a second case wasn't able to produce sperm during the time she could tolerate being off her medication. (2019-08-05)
What do the red 'ornaments' of female macaques mean?
Scientists demonstrated that, contrary to what had been assumed for several years, colour variations among female macaques do not precisely indicate the time of ovulation. (2019-07-19)
Access to contraception not 'silver bullet' to stem population growth in Africa
The population of sub-Saharan Africa is set to double by 2050, yet a new study challenges a common misconception that this is caused solely by inadequate family planning. (2019-07-18)
Are fertility apps useful?
Researchers at EPFL and Stanford have carried out an analysis of the largest datasets from fertility awareness apps. (2019-07-16)
A study in scarlet Japanese macaques
Researchers assumed that the red faces in Japanese macaques signaled fertility. (2019-07-08)
Paternal age over 51 years reduces success rate in IVF and ICSI
While female fertility comes to an irrevocable end with the menopause (at a consistently average age of 51 years), men are not constrained by similar biological senescence. (2019-06-26)
The two faces of the Jekyll gene
Genes which are specific to a species or group of species can reflect important genetic changes within lineages. (2019-06-26)
European pregnancy rates from IVF and ICSI 'appear to have reached a peak'
The latest annual data collected by ESHRE from European national registries (for 2016) show another rise in the cumulative use of IVF in the treatment of infertility, although success rates after IVF or ICSI appear to have reached a peak, with pregnancy rates per started treatment calculated at 27.1% after IVF and 24.3% after ICSI. (2019-06-25)
Air pollution found to affect marker of female fertility in real-life study
Ovarian reserve, a term widely adopted to reflect the number of resting follicles in the ovary and thus a marker of potential female fertility, has been found in a large-scale study to be adversely affected by high levels of air pollution. (2019-06-25)
Do women regret embryo testing before IVF?
By the time a woman is 44 years old, the vast majority of her embryos will be abnormal. (2019-06-21)
Record-low fertility rates linked to decline in stable manufacturing jobs
New research by University of Wisconsin-Madison sociologist Nathan Seltzer identifies a link between the long-term decline in manufacturing jobs -- accelerated during the Great Recession -- and reduced fertility rates. (2019-06-18)
Overweight men are inhibiting childbirth
About 15% of couples in fertile age have experienced fertility problems. (2019-06-14)
Marijuana and fertility: Five things to know
For patients who smoke marijuana and their physicians, 'Five things to know about ... marijuana and fertility' provides useful information for people who may want to conceive. (2019-06-10)
Do magazines exaggerate fertility at advanced reproductive age?
A new study has shown that popular magazines commonly feature older pregnant celebrities on their covers with no mention of the risks of advanced maternal age pregnancy or the advanced reproductive technologies and methods needed to achieve these pregnancies. (2019-06-10)
Education trumps age-structure in terms of providing a demographic dividend
The relationship between population changes and economic growth has been a controversial topic among demographers for many years. (2019-06-10)
New technique will help experts make heads or tails of male fertility
A new way of analyzing sperm that tracks the movement of the sperm tail could enable substantial improvements to male fertility testing. (2019-06-06)
Is there a demographic need for migration in Europe?
A European Commission-IIASA flagship report has found that an increase in the EU population aged 65+ is certain -- regardless of higher fertility or migration. (2019-06-04)
Declining fertility rates may explain Neanderthal extinction, suggests new model
A new hypothesis for Neanderthal extinction supported by population modelling is put forward in a new study by Anna Degioanni from Aix Marseille Université, France and colleagues, published May 29, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. (2019-05-29)
Stress during early pregnancy is linked to reduced reproductive function in male offspring
Men whose mothers were exposed to stressful life events while they were in the first 18 weeks of pregnancy may have reduced sperm counts when they become adults, according to a study published in Human Reproduction, one of the world's leading reproductive medicine journals. (2019-05-29)
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