Fertility & Having Children

Advances May Improve Success Rate for In-Vitro Fertilization

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 18, 2014

New techniques offer the possibility of improving a patient's odds of having a baby through in-vitro fertilization.

Woman Gives Birth to Triplets From Two Separate Wombs

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 17, 2014

A woman in England is considered a true medical miracle, giving birth to triplets from two separate wombs — a rare condition known to affect one in 1 million women worldwide.

Why Do We Treat Infertility Like It’s Just Rich Women’s Problem?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 17, 2014

When Ann V. Bell, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Delaware, started combing through infertility research back in 2008, it didn’t take long for her to notice a pretty gaping hole: The existing infertility literature focused almost exclusively on the experience of affluent white women.

Senate Lifts Restrictions On IVF Embryo Screenings

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 16, 2014

Parliament has decided in principle to ease restrictions on embryo screenings as part of a reform of the law on reproductive medicine.

Mommy Monday: Fertility Facts

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 16, 2014

One in eight couples will have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. There's a lot of information out there, but how much do you know about fertility?

NHS Accused Of Rationing Fertility Treatments

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 16, 2014

The NHS has been accused of rationing fertility treatment for couples who desperately want to have a baby.

So You Think You Know Where Babies Come From?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 15, 2014

We know a lot about the world around us. We know a lot about ourselves and how we work. We even know where babies come from, and this is no mean feat. Imagine it's 350BC, and you're trying to work it out, with no textbooks, and no microscopes.

Unfulfilled Dreams of Having a Baby May Put Women at Risk of Depression

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 11, 2014

Angela Bergmann has been trying to become pregnant for more than eight years, and sometimes the struggle has become so overwhelmingly daunting that she has thought about taking her own life.

The History of Medical Studies of Male Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 11, 2014

In 1881 a German couple – Herr and Frau B - were trying to get pregnant with no success. They consulted Dr Levy, a gynaecologist based in Munich, for help. Levy was determined to approach the problem in a scientific manner and make a thorough investigation into the man's fertility. Over a period of several months, Levy made 12 pre-arranged home visits to the couple to conduct a study that he knew to be fraught with "obnoxiousness".  

In Vitro Fertilization Service Warranted, Physicians Say

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 10, 2014

Fertility doctors in St. John's say it's time for Newfoundland and Labrador to provide a service to infertile couples that is available in almost every other Canadian province.

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