fertility news July 23rd, 2014

The business of the donor market


Rene Almeling is the author of “Sex Cells: The Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm,” a research-based look into…more 

Time-lapse mbryoscope may boost pregnancy rates


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


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

Top fertility apps reviewed


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


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


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


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


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


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


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