Obstetrics & gynaecology

Cervical mucus removal may improve pregnancy chances

(HealthDay)—Cervical mucus removal before intrauterine insemination (IUI) can improve pregnancy outcomes in women with unexplained infertility, according to a study published online Oct. 27 in BJOG: An International Journal ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Fertility study shows cheaper treatment is effective

New University of Auckland research has found couples may not need to undergo invasive and expensive IVF to get pregnant, with other less-invasive procedures proving more effective.

HIV & AIDS

Conception options available for HIV-discordant couples

(HealthDay)—Various methods are available for reducing the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-discordant couples who would like to attempt conception, according to research published in the June 2 issue of the U.S. Centers ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

New test assesses sperm function

Two new publications in the journal Molecular Reproduction and Development validate the usefulness of a test that determines if sperm can capacitate, a process that allows them to fertilize an egg.

Genetics

Researchers identify genetic markers to predict male fertility

A study performed by scientists at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and the Puigvert Foundation has identified a gene expression fingerprint associated with very low pregnancy rates in semen donors with normal ...

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