Children conceived using assisted reproductive technology, such as IVF, grow to be as healthy and smart as those conceived normally, a new study shows.
Sperm morphology refers to the size and shape of individual sperm. It is one of, but by no means the only, contributing factor to male fertility.
Advances made in the treatment of infertility over the past 20 years are impressive, ranging from radical new techniques to edit embryonic genes to incremental changes that improve IVF outcomes and are less invasive for patients. Treatment now extends to encouraging healthy lifestyles to improve fertility before trying to become pregnant.
Every IVF attempt starts with an embryo – the beginning of a baby. But in something like 70 per cent of cases that little collection of cells will fail to successfully latch onto the wall of the uterus, and heartache follows. The extraordinary thing about this is that experts still do not understand why it happens.
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Infertile women forced to use donor eggs still pass their DNA to their child. The 'amazing discovery' was made by scientists at a fertility clinic
Early results from a larger, ongoing study led by environmental health scientist Richard Pilsner at the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggest that phthalate levels in expectant fathers have an effect on couples' reproductive success via epigenetic modifications of sperm DNA.
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Almost 20% of couples in the Western world face infertility problems even after trying for a year. This rate shows an upward trend.
The process of donating ova has given millions of women worldwide the gift of maternity.
More than 90% of male infertility cases are due to low sperm counts, poor sperm quality, or both. The remaining cases of male infertility can be caused by a range of conditions including anatomical problems, hormonal imbalances, and genetic defects. For about one in five infertile couples the problem lies solely in the male partner.
ICSI is a specialized form of IVF that is mainly used when the male partner has significant male infertility issues, like poor sperm quality or morphology, or no sperm.
Physicians at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia worked with 23 week-old lambs to in order test a synthetic device that imitates a woman's uterus, hoping to limit mortality and disease in premature children that are born before 37 weeks.
Artificial insemination (referred to as AI until the 1980s) was first used successfully by the Arabs on mares.
(CNN)A team of surgeons at Baylor University Medical Center announced Wednesday they have performed the first living donor uterus transplants in the United States.
Dr. Anastasios Sykoutris on October 25th 2016, will be honored by the international organization of the Knights of Malta (sovereign military and hospital order of the Knights of Malta ) awarding him the Cross of Commander.
Thinking About Using Donor Sperm? Sperm donation is an effective treatment used by many couples around the world.
A couple may need to explore the donor sperm option if a man is not producing any sperm or the sperm quality is low, if a couple has been through IVF but have had no fertilization. Also, if there are medical reasons, if for example a man has a genetic disorder that he may pass on to a child, and of course there are other reasons such as when a single woman or same sex couple want to try for a child.
Greece is a very popular place to travel to for IVF treatment because of its laws, prices and high success rates. Many couples also come to Greece because egg donation is anonymous plus the cost of IVF and Egg Donation in Greece is more reasonable than in most of other countries.
The ability to store sperm, eggs and embryos is an important part of assisted conception, but until recently the science of egg cryopreservation was not well developed and not as successful as Cryopreserving sperm and embryos. However, recent developments have improved both the survival of eggs and the chance of achieving of pregnancy.
IVF (In vitro fertilization) is the fertilization of eggs outside the body. It was first carried out successfully in humans in 1977 and has now become a routine process for treating couples who are unable to conceive naturally.
IVF consists of the steps outlined below: