Fertility & Having Children

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Senate Moves to Approve Fertility Care for Wounded Veterans

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 20, 2016

Veterans whose war wounds have rendered them infertile are one step closer to having their service-related condition covered by the Veterans Affairs Department. The Senate version of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs funding bill, which passed Thursday in an 89-8 vote, included a provision that would require VA to cover fertility treatments for the estimated 1,800 to 2,000 post-9/11 troops whose combat or training-related injuries have affected their ability to have children.

How to Have a Baby: Fertility Clinic Founders Share 5 Dos and Don’ts

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 18, 2016

Women can spend years avoiding getting pregnant. Then when they’re ready to have kids, one in six Canadian couples can’t conceive.

Many Fertility Apps, Websites Miss the Mark

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 18, 2016

Websites and apps that promise to calculate a woman's most fertile days may often be off base, a new study suggests.

Struggling with Male Infertility, A New Dad Recounts his Experience

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 17, 2016

It's what many married couples strive for, the idea of having a family.For one Midlands man his dream of becoming a father turned to a nightmare.But with a little help now he and his wife can hold on to their miracle.

1 in 7: Infertility a Harsh Reality for Many Couples

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 17, 2016

Infertility. It’s a common problem that impacts one in seven couples in the United States. Infertility is defined as “a couple trying to get pregnant for a year and not being successful,” according to Dr. George Hill with the Nashville Fertility Center.

Embryo Protein May Warn Before Miscarriage and Pre-eclampsia

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 16, 2016

Scientists have uncovered how embryos stick to the uterus in the first week of life. The discovery might one day help improve treatments for recurrent miscarriages and pre-eclampsia, a life-threatening elevation of maternal blood pressure.

New Test for Fertility Prospects

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 16, 2016

New test for fertility prospects getting the facts before getting pregnant

IVF Treatments Drop Dramatically Since Quebec Funding Cut 6 Months Ago

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 16, 2016

After six failed attempts to get pregnant using artificial insemination, Léa's doctor said her chances of conceiving without in-vitro fertilization are zero. But since last fall, the Quebec government no longer pays for the full cost of the procedure, leaving Léa and her boyfriend scrambling to find the money.

Indian Doctors Raise IVF Concerns After Woman in her 70s Gives Birth

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 13, 2016

Doctors in India have raised concerns about IVF treatment in the country, after a couple in their 70s had their first child after 46 years of marriage. Daljinder Kaur, who does not have a birth certificate but is thought be in her 70s, gave birth to a boy last month after two years of fertility treatment using donor eggs at a clinic in the northern state of Haryana.

New Study: Anti-Abortion Laws Don’t Reduce Abortion Rates. Contraception Does.

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine May 12, 2016

Abortion rates are at an all-time low in the developed world, having dropped by more than 40 percent over the past 25 years. But in developing countries—many of which have outlawed abortion and make contraception difficult to access—the rate of abortions has stayed nearly constant, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute and the World Health Organization.

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