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Low Cost Fertility Treatment

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 24, 2014

In vitro fertilization, once seen as miraculous, is now mainstream in rich countries. Soon it may be cheap enough to help infertile people in poor places, too. 

Researchers Call for Easy Access to Contraception

Book Reviews July 24, 2014

The 2014 annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction began, somewhat incongruously, with a discussion of contraception. With the global population set to top 8 billion in a little more than a decade, clinicians, public-health researchers and some private funders see a pressing need to support work on new contraceptive methods — and to get existing methods into the hands of those who want them.

Madness of Infertility: The Often-Untold Man's Perspective

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 23, 2014

When Stuart Burkhalter and his wife, Julie, were ready to have a baby, she started taking vitamins and the couple packed for one final fling. Pregnancy, they figured, was as easy as deciding to try.

Exercise May Slow Physical and Mental Decline After Menopause

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 23, 2014

Women who exercise regularly after menopause tend to maintain their physical strength and mental acuity longer than those who don’t, according to a new review of past studies that found exercise that gets the heart rate up is best.

White House Revises Contraception Opt Out

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 23, 2014

The Obama administration announced revisions to the Obamacare contraception mandate so that nonprofit religious organizations can opt out of signing a release form to avoid covering birth control and workers for those nonprofits are able to obtain separate contraception coverage without a copay.

They Want a Baby. The Economy Won’t Play Along

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 22, 2014

America's birth rates are still near a historic low. One couple's lesson in the new economics of having a child.

Cystic Fibrosis Linked to Pancreatitis, Male Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 21, 2014

According to a new study led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, cystic fibrosis could be considered two diseases, one that affects multiple organs including the lungs, and one that doesn't affect the lungs at all. Researchers say 9 variants in the gene associated with CF can lead to pancreatitis, sinusitis, and male infertility.

Maintaining Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 21, 2014

For women today, a yearly check-up with your healthcare provider is an essential part of maintaining your fertility health at every age. The maker of First Response asked its panel of experts to share tips every woman should take to her doctor to maintain optimal fertility health at every age.

Gene Crucial For Embryo Implantation Discovered; May Offer Important Insight Into Variety Of Infertility Issues

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 21, 2014

A study led by researchers from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has identified a crucial molecular key to healthy embryo implantation and pregnancy. The gene, called Wnt5a, was found to be absolutely critical for the healthy embryo implantation in the uterus wall, according to a press release.

CDC Releases Final National Public Health Action Plan for the Detection, Prevention and Management of Infertility

ASRM Bulletins July 18, 2014

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the final version of its National Public Health Action Plan for the Detection, Prevention and Management of Infertility.

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