News tagged with fertility and sterility

New contraceptive methods change birth control patterns

The birth control pill and sterilization are still the most common forms of contraception, but new federal data released Thursday show that long-acting methods are gaining ground while condom use for birth control is declining.

Oct 19, 2012
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'Kick-starting' male fertility

Adding a missing protein to infertile human sperm can 'kick-start' its ability to fertilise an egg and dramatically increase the chances of a successful pregnancy, a team of Cardiff University scientists have uncovered.

Sep 21, 2012
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Nutrition tied to improved sperm DNA quality in older men

A new study led by scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that a healthy intake of micronutrients is strongly associated with improved sperm DNA quality in older men. In younger men, ...

Aug 27, 2012
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Women cannot rewind the 'biological clock'

Many women do not fully appreciate the consequences of delaying motherhood, and expect that assisted reproductive technologies can reverse their aged ovarian function, Yale researchers reported in a study published in a recent ...

Apr 05, 2012
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International experts clarify hormonal changes of menopause

A panel of US and international experts met in September 2011, in Washington, DC, to review the latest scientific data on the hormonal changes that mark reproductive aging in women and to reach consensus on defining the reproductive ...

Feb 16, 2012
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