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Infertility risk posed by endometriosis may be half of previous estimation
According to the study's prospective analysis, the infertility risk posed by endometriosis is about half previous estimates and indicates a possible detection bias in earlier studies. (2016-05-17)
Is there a link between infertility and child educational outcomes?
Findings from study co-authored by a University of Illinois at Chicago sociologist suggest that involuntary childlessness prior to either a first or a second birth is associated with lower academic achievement -- both test scores and grade point average -- at age 16, even if the period of infertility was prior to a sibling's birth rather than the child's own. (2017-06-05)
Duration of infertility in men may affect sperm count
A longer duration of infertility was associated with lower sperm count and other parameters of impaired sperm in a BJU International study of 1644 infertile men. (2018-12-05)
Infertility clinics are biased against patients with HIV
Infertility clinics are biased against patients infected with HIV, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2001-11-29)
Childhood cancer patients: Increased risk of infertility
Survivors of cancer in childhood have a higher risk of infertility in later life. (2012-03-02)
Women & Infants participating in national research study of new fertility drug
Women & Infants Hospital is participating in a national, randomized study to investigate the efficacy of a new fertility drug. (2010-12-10)
Maori infertility and assisted reproduction study
A New Zealand study is looking at how infertility and assisted human reproduction affect Maori people. (2006-03-07)
Low-income, less educated women least likely to access infertility care
Despite similar rates of infertility among all socioeconomic groups, white women, women with higher education levels, and women with higher incomes are at least twice as likely to seek treatment as other groups of women, new research suggests. (2019-06-28)
Fertile discovery
Queen's University researcher Richard Oko and his co-investigators have come up with a promising method of treating male infertility using a synthetic version of the sperm-originated protein known as PAWP. (2014-08-11)
Research shows infertility tied to relationship disruption in Ghana
New research shows Ghanaian women who have problems conceiving are more likely to experience relationship breakdown. (2017-03-07)
Female childhood cancer survivors at increased risk of infertility
New research published in The Lancet Oncology shows that although women who survive childhood cancer are at an increased risk of infertility, if they have clinical infertility [1] they still have a good likelihood of going on to conceive; about two thirds of them get pregnant, a rate similar to the rate of pregnancy seen in non-cancer survivors with clinical infertility. (2013-07-12)
Global rates of infertility remain unchanged over past 2 decades
In 2010, almost 50 million couples worldwide were unable to have a child after five years of trying. (2012-12-18)
Girls born small or underweight twice as likely to be infertile in adulthood
Girls born unexpectedly small or underweight seem to be twice as likely to have fertility problems in adulthood as those of normal size at birth, suggests research published in the online only journal BMJ Open. (2014-03-10)
Hormone offers promise as fertility treatment
New research suggests the hormone kisspeptin shows promise as a potential new treatment for infertility. (2009-03-16)
Risk of infertility in women triples after common inflammatory bowel disease surgery
The risk of infertility in women triples after the most major surgery for the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis, suggests research published ahead of print in the journal Gut. (2006-06-13)
Scientists identify new sperm protein required for fertilization
Scientists have identified a new protein that is required for a sperm to bind to an egg during the process of fertilization. (2003-08-21)
Male fertility genes discovered
A new study has revealed previously undiscovered genetic variants that influence fertility in men. (2012-05-24)
No association between fertility drugs and ovarian cancer, say University of Pittsburgh researchers
Fertility drugs do not put women at a higher than average risk of ovarian cancer, according to the largest analysis to date on the topic, conducted by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) researchers and published in the February 1 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology. (2002-01-25)
New study from Mayo Clinic provides insight into male infertility
A new study, appearing in the November 16 issue of Science, found that mice lacking a certain protein in their sperm were infertile. (2001-11-15)
UIC awarded $7M NIH grant for infertility research
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine has received a $7 million renewal grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to conduct innovative basic and clinical research in the reproductive sciences through 2012. (2007-05-18)
Genetic alteration linked with human male infertility
One in seven couples worldwide has difficulty conceiving a child, and male infertility is thought to account for nearly half of those cases. (2010-09-30)
Male or female factor infertility -- men suffer just the same
Although most psychosocial research into infertility is centered round the unhappiness it causes women, men suffer just as much, a scientist will tell the 23rd Annual Conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology Wednesday, July 4. (2007-07-03)
Miscarriage and infertility treatment increase pre-eclampsia risk
Repeated miscarriages and hormone treatment for infertility give an increased risk of pre-eclampsia among pregnant women. (2008-12-18)
New review recognizes the importance of counselling in those affected by infertility
The psychological impact and private agony of infertility must be carefully considered by healthcare professionals, suggests a new review, published Friday, April 10, in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist. (2015-04-16)
Use of IVF procedure for male infertility has doubled; not linked with improved outcomes
The use of an assisted reproduction technique known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection doubled between 1996 and 2012, although compared with conventional in vitro fertilization, use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection was not associated with improved reproductive outcomes, according to a study in the Jan. (2015-01-20)
Survey of 15,000 women and men reveals scale of infertility
One in eight women and one in ten men have experienced infertility, yet nearly half of them have not sought medical help, according to a study of more than 15,000 women and men in Britain published in Human Reproduction, one of the world's leading reproductive medicine journals. (2016-06-30)
Black women often cope with infertility alone
African-American women are equally, if not more, likely to experience infertility than their white counterparts, but they often cope with this traumatic issue in silence and isolation, according to a new University of Michigan study. (2015-06-04)
UVA researchers find important clue to immune infertility
Most of us have never heard of immune infertility, yet it prevents many prospective parents from conceiving. (2007-09-12)
Mutation on Y chromosome stops sperm production
An arduous search of the human Y chromosome for genetic causes of male infertility has found a smoking gun -- mutations in a single gene that prevents sperm from developing. (1999-11-29)
Researchers find gene mutation that causes infertility in male mice
Cornell University researchers have identified a mutation in a gene that causes male infertility in mice. (2007-04-10)
Three proteins may play key roles in female fertility and cancer biology
Three proteins regulate each other with surprising twists and turns in female mouse eggs, a finding that may play an important role in female fertility and cancer biology, according to Rutgers-led research. (2018-10-25)
Study reveals surge in male-factor infertility technique
A national study reveals that intracytoplasmic sperm injection, an assisted reproductive technology used to treat male-factor infertility, has increased dramatically in the United States since 1995. (2007-07-18)
Increased celiac disease prevalence in women with unexplained infertility
A recent study demonstrated increased rates of celiac disease in women who present with unexplained infertility. (2011-08-18)
Male infertility associated with testicular cancer
Men who are infertile appear to have an increased risk of developing testicular cancer, according to a report in the Feb. (2009-02-23)
Swedish researchers question treatment of infertility with stem cells
New studies by Swedish researchers at institutions including the University of Gothenburg and Karolinska Institute are questioning the notion that infertility can be treated with stem cells. (2015-02-04)
New treatments for infertility are unjustified
Women with recurrent miscarriage and infertility are undergoing tests and treatments that have no scientific rationale and are linked with known risks to mother and fetus, warn researchers in this week's BMJ. (2004-11-25)
Infertility increases a man's risk of prostate cancer
Infertile men have an increased risk of developing high grade prostate cancer, which is more likely to grow and spread quickly. (2010-03-22)
What to do with leftover embryos in fertility clinics?
The majority of infertility patients are in favor of using left-over embryos for stem cell research and would also support selling left-over embryos to other couples, according to a survey conducted by UIC's Dr. (2008-09-24)
Is infertility more common in women with epilepsy?
Women with epilepsy may be more likely to experience infertility, according to new research published in the Oct. (2010-10-11)
Brown anthropologist examines stigma of infertility in Nigeria
New research by a Brown University anthropologist investigates the cultural context and consequences of infertility within two high-fertility populations in Nigeria. (2009-04-22)
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