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Lymphoma Treatment May Harm, Halt Men's Sperm Production

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 30, 2014

Treatment for lymphoma may lower men's fertility, new research indicates.  

Study Shows Impact of Stress on Male Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 30, 2014

While the impact of stress on female fertility is well documented, there's now a growing body of research finding similar effects on male fertility. 

Senate Democrats Set With Military Contraception Bill

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 30, 2014

Senate Democrats plan to introduce a bill Wednesday that would require military health care to cover all forms of contraception without co-pays — similar to the coverage required under Obamacare

Calgary Fertility Clinic in Hot Water After Refusing to Help with Mixed-Race Babies

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 29, 2014

A Calgary fertility clinic is at the centre of an ethical and political controversy after it refused to help a woman become impregnated with sperm from a donor who did not share her skin colour. 

Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 29, 2014

Healthy women at low risk of cardiovascular disease may be able to take hormone replacement therapy soon after menopause for a short time without harming their hearts, according to a new study.

9 Things You Didn't Know About Sperm

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 29, 2014

We've all heard the rumors about sperm--pineapple, hot tubs, ladies who are allergic. But what's the truth? We consulted the experts for the facts.

Baby Blues: Facing Long Delays at Edmonton’s Fertility Clinic, Local Couples Head to Calgary to Get Pregnant

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 28, 2014

Edmonton-area couples struggling to conceive a child are frequently waiting more than a year to get seen at the city’s lone fertility clinic, an often unbearable delay for older adults in a race against their baby-making biology.

Insurance Coverage for Fertility Treatments Varies Widely

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 28, 2014

As many people with fertility issues quickly learn — 7.4 million women used infertility services from 2006 to 2010 — few employers and insurers pay for many procedures, including in vitro fertilization. Though 65 percent of businesses with more than 500 employees will pay for an initial evaluation by a fertility specialist, just 27 percent cover in vitro fertilization, according to a 2013 study conducted by Mercer, a consulting firm. (That number was 23 percent in 2012.) Drug therapies were covered by 41 percent of large employers, according to the study.

Should Infertility Treatments for Fertile Gay or Single Women be Covered?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 28, 2014

Should women be denied coverage for infertility treatments if they’re fertile but have no partner to mate with because they’re single or gay? A proposal to do just that was published in a well-respected medical journal, pitched by a doctoral student in theological ethics at Boston College.

Ask Dr. Renee, How Does Having Breast Cancer Affect Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 25, 2014

Breast cancer diagnosis is no longer a death sentence. Unfortunately Black women are being diagnosed at younger ages. Black\women under the age of 40 are more likely to develop breast cancer than White women in the same age bracket. As if receiving a breast cancer diagnosis was not enough to worry about, now you have to worry about whether you will be able to ever have children once you become a survivor.

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