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Stress and tension do not stop fertility treatment from working
Women undergoing IVF or other assisted reproduction therapy can be reassured that emotional distress caused by their infertility or other life events will not prevent the treatment from working. (2011-02-24)
Many young cancer patients do not receive adequate fertility information and support
All cancer patients of reproductive age should be provided with fertility information and referrals for fertility preservation. (2017-08-21)
Many young cancer patients may have limited awareness of fertility preservation options
A new study points to the need for increased awareness of fertility preservation options for young patients with cancer. (2015-07-27)
Increased risk of depression for mothers undergoing fertility treatment
Women giving birth after undergoing fertility treatment face an increased risk of depression compared to women ending up not having a child following fertility treatment, according to new research from the University of Copenhagen. (2015-08-18)
Unsuccessful fertility treatments not linked with clinically diagnosed depression in women
An analysis of data on more than 41,000 Danish women who received assisted reproductive fertility treatment shows that unsuccessful treatment is not linked with an increased risk of clinically diagnosed depression compared with successful treatment. (2015-08-03)
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)
Springer book awarded prestigious prize in Iran
The Fertility Transition in Iran: Revolution and Reproduction has been selected as this year's winner of the World Prize for the Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran. (2011-02-09)
Fertility issues in young women with breast cancer must be addressed
More and more young women are surviving breast cancer and delaying childbirth, and it is important to take their needs and wishes about their future fertility into consideration when deciding on treatment. (2010-03-24)
Fertility drugs do not increase risk of ovarian cancer
The use of fertility drugs does not increase a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer, finds a large study from Danish researchers published on bmj.com today. (2009-02-05)
Challenging conventional wisdom: advances in development reverse fertility declines, says Penn study
A team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the Università Bocconi in Milan have released a study that challenges one of the most established and accepted standards in the social sciences: Human fertility levels tend to decline as countries advance towards high levels of social and economic development. (2009-08-05)
New method of preserving fertility in young women with cancer
In a report recently published in the Lancet, physicians at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) have described a new way to preserve the fertility of women who must undergo chemotherapy. (2004-06-14)
Research shows that a prolonged fertility window can cause recurrent miscarriage
Researchers at Warwick Medical School have discovered that recurrent pregnancy loss can be due to a dysfunctional monthly fertility window. (2013-01-04)
Many young people don't know when female and male fertility declines, study finds
Most students underestimate the impact of female and male age on fertility, new research published in Human Fertility finds. (2018-07-30)
Fertility therapy not associated with long-term cardiovascular disease
Women who gave birth following fertility treatment had no long-term increased risk of death or major cardiovascular events compared to women who gave birth without fertility therapy, according to new research by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Women's College Hospital. (2013-07-31)
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)
Mothers trade child quantity for quality
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have shown that mothers are choosing to have fewer children in order to give their children the best start in life, but by doing so are going against millenia of human evolution. (2008-01-22)
Saving fertility not priority at most cancer centers
Infertility is one of the most distressing long-term side effects of cancer treatment for adolescents and young adults. (2013-12-19)
Asthma linked to an increased time to pregnancy
Asthma has been associated with a prolonged time to pregnancy and a decreased birth rate in a new clinical observation study. (2016-02-11)
An artificial ovary for fertility preservation without the risk of reintroducing malignancy
Important steps in the development of an artificial ovary have been successfully completed by one of the world's leading groups in fertility preservation. (2018-07-01)
For highly educated women, families are an increasingly popular option
An increasing number of highly educated women are opting for families, according to a national study co-authored by a University at Buffalo economist. (2012-05-15)
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)
Sparing hope for the future: Preserving fertility in cancer patients
While families around the world delay childbearing to later in life, cancer diagnoses are affecting people ever earlier in life. (2015-02-03)
Preserving fertility in girls and young women with cancer 'haphazard' say experts
Preserving fertility in girls and young women with cancer is 'haphazard' across the UK, argue experts in an editorial published by The BMJ today. (2016-11-30)
Climate change and infertility -- a ticking time bomb?
Rising temperatures could make some species sterile and see them succumb to the effects of climate change earlier than currently thought, scientists at the University of Liverpool warn. (2019-01-31)
Cell phone use may reduce male fertility
Men who have been diagnosed with poor sperm quality and who are trying to have children should limit their cell phone use. (2011-05-19)
Few young women with cancer take steps to preserve fertility during treatments
A new study has found that very few young women with cancer take steps to preserve their fertility while undergoing cancer therapy. (2012-03-26)
Men and women receive different fertility advice following cancer diagnosis
There are significant gaps in the information women receive about their future fertility following cancer diagnosis. (2012-05-30)
Cancer and fertility -- young women speak up
Young female cancer survivors are concerned about their future fertility and parenthood options and want better information and guidance early on, according to a new study by Jessica Gorman and her team from the University of California in the US. (2012-01-09)
Increased time to pregnancy linked to child's neurological development
Taking a long time to get pregnant may be linked to minor neurodevelopmental problems in the child, suggests a small study published online in the Fetal & Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2013-03-25)
Reproductive life of male mice is increased by living with females
In a paper posted on Biology of Reproduction: Papers in Press, researchers report that the reproductive life span of male mice is dramatically extended when they are housed with females. (2009-01-22)
Failed fertility therapy associated with increased risk of later cardiac disease
Women who undergo fertility therapy, but do not get pregnant, have a higher risk of developing long-term cardiovascular disease, compared with women who become pregnant, according to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2017-03-13)
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. (2013-11-19)
Timing is everything
As published in the February 1st issue of G&D, a team of European scientists has identified a key regulator of male puberty. (2007-01-31)
Balancing male fertility and disease resistance
An international collaboration of researchers, headed by Dr. Shiping Wang (Huazhong Agricultural University, China) has discovered that a single gene in rice regulates both male fertility and pathogen resistance, providing an unexpected genetic link between reproductive success and the disease resistance. (2006-05-05)
Asthma linked to increase in fertility treatment
Women with asthma are more likely to have fertility treatment before giving birth than non-asthmatic women, according to new research to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. (2017-09-11)
Most embryos produced during IVF do not result in live births
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that 85 percent of embryos transferred during in vitro fertilization fail to become live births, highlighting the need for improving diagnostic techniques to identify viable embryos. (2005-09-12)
Young women with breast cancer have little fertility knowledge: Survey
Fertility is a priority for many young women with breast cancer, yet new research has found many have little knowledge about fertility issues, leading to confusion and conflict around planning for a family. (2011-04-03)
Low fertility in Europe -- is there still reason to worry?
The post-war trend of falling birth rates has been reversed across Europe, according to a new study. (2011-06-17)
Perception of fertility affects quality of life in young, female cancer survivors
A recently published CU Cancer Center study shows that beyond the fact of fertility, a young woman's perception of fertility based on regular menstrual cycles after cancer treatment affects her quality of life long after treatment ends. (2013-08-12)
Being underweight or overweight reduces fertility in women
Extremes of weight are associated with reduced probability of achieving pregnancy in women receiving assisted reproduction treatment, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2000-11-23)
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