fertility news July 24th, 2014

Time-lapse mbryoscope may boost pregnancy rates

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When couples undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) a woman’s eggs are harvested and fertilized in a laboratory with sperm.…more 

Fertility-friendly diet for men

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Couples who are trying to conceive may want to consider revamping their diets in order to promote fertility.  …more 

Top fertility apps reviewed

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OB/Gyn Resident Physician Kelli Barbour recently wrote a detailed review of the top 20 fertility apps.   She sub-divided…more 

Semen biomarkers may predict sperm retrieval success

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Men with no sperm count may still be able to father biological children by surgical extraction of sperm from…more 

Egg-timer fertility test may provide misleading results

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The so-called egg timer fertility test has been used since 2004 to estimate how many eggs a woman has…more 

Trak Fertility system revolutionizes at-home sperm testing

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Sandstone Diagnostics has developed a comprehensive at-home sperm analysis device that is capable of accurately testing sperm count and…more 

What to expect when you’re not expecting

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For couples struggling with infertility, the decision to seek medical treatment can be scary and confusing.  Fertility specialist Dr.…more 

Urinary BPA linked to decreased sperm count

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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical compound used in making hard plastics and the lining of canned foods.  It…more 

New personal lubricant is fertility-friendly

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Couples who need a fertility-friendly personal lubricant will soon have another option.  The FDA recently approved a new over-the-counter…more 

TCM herbs may help treat infertility

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Baptist University Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) clinics report that over 30% of their patients benefited from fertility herbs.  …more