Headlines in Reproductive Medicine

The following links have been gleaned from current news to help keep you informed on reproductive medicine's impact on our world. Note:  Some newspapers and periodicals require free registration to access their online articles. The links on this page may expire within a week of posting; however, most news web sites keep online archives with articles offered either free or available for purchase. WARNING! THE ASRM HAS NOT REVIEWED THE CONTENTS OF THE EXTERNAL WEB SITES LISTED ON THIS PAGE, NOR CAN WE ENDORSE THEM OR THE VIEWS EXPRESSED WITHIN. 

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11 Myths Fertility Doctors Hear

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 22, 2014

Many couples spend years trying not to get pregnant, so it's only understandable that they may have a few issues when it comes to trying to have a child.

Infertility: Not Just a Problem for Women

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 21, 2014

Are you having problems getting pregnant? You may be doing all you can to increase your odds, but part – or all – of your struggle with infertility might be to blame on your guy. In approximately 40 percent of couples, the male partner is either the sole cause or a contributing cause to infertility, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Later, Baby: Will Freezing Your Eggs Free Your Career?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 21, 2014

There comes a point in every childless woman’s life, usually around 35, when the larger world becomes very interested in her womb. Friends and family inquire about its health, asking why it’s not being utilized, when it will be, and then: Will it even work? For those who do want children, the pressure can be crushing and counterproductive.

Multiple Births Don't Have To Be An Inevitable Result of Fertility Treatments

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 17, 2014

While fertility treatments have helped many people become parents, they commonly result in multiple births, increasing the risk of prematurity, and leading to lifelong complications. But this doesn't have to be the case, according to Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues, who recommend sweeping changes to policy and clinical practice in a study published in the April issue of Fertility & Sterility.

Sperm Meets Egg: Protein Essential for Fertilization Discovered

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 17, 2014

Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have discovered interacting proteins on the surface of the sperm and the egg essential to begin mammalian life. These proteins, which allow the sperm and egg to recognize one another, offer new paths towards improved fertility treatments and the development of new contraceptives.

Weight Loss to Improve Fertility Outcomes: How Far Should We Go?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 16, 2014

Obesity is now a pandemic and undoubtedly the greatest burden facing health services worldwide. Twenty percent of women of childbearing age are thought to be obese. It is well-established that, in women, obesity is associated with reduced rates of ovulation, increased miscarriage rates and poor response to ovarian stimulation during assisted conception. Male fertility also appears to be similarly adversely affected with evidence of a reduced ejaculate volume, reduced sperm count and increased sperm DNA damage in obese men.

Funding One IVF Treatment Is Not The Answer For Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 16, 2014

The announcement that Ontario will provide new funding for in vitro fertilization (IVF) was met with praise from advocates of Ontarians seeking infertility treatment. The expanded funding will cover one cycle of IVF, and will be tied to the transfer of one embryo at a time to reduce the number of high-risk multiple births in the province.

Traces of Trauma in Sperm RNA

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 15, 2014

The offspring of mice that suffered early-life stress show signs of the disturbance their parent experienced, researchers from the University of Zurich and their colleagues have found, pointing to a potential RNA-based mechanism by which trauma may be epigenetically inherited. The team’s work was published today (April 13) in Nature Neuroscience. 

Irregular Menses Linked to High Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 15, 2014

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:  Barbara A. Cohn, Ph.D.  Women with irregular menses had a statistically significant 2.4 fold increase in risk of death due to any form ovarian cancer, and a statistically significant 3-fold increase in risk of death due to late stage serous disease.

4 Otherwise Healthy Foods Crammed With Estrogen

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 14, 2014

Estrogen has been linked to obesity and sexual dysfunction. You may want to rethink the amount of soy in your diet.

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