Reproductive Medicine
First live birth after transplantation of ovarian tissue frozen during childhood

First live birth after transplantation of ovarian tissue frozen during childhood

London: A young woman has become the first in the world to give birth to a healthy child after doctors restored her fertility by transplanting ovarian tissue that had been removed and frozen while she was a child. more

New technique to improve IVF success rates

New technique to improve IVF success rates

Taipei (IANS): There is good news for couples wanting to start a family with the help of in vitro fertilisation (IVF). A technique Taiwanese researchers have developed could facilitate selection of the most viable embryos to implant, lead to higher IVF success rates and ultimately lower its cost. more

New technologies for getting the most out of semen

New technologies for getting the most out of semen

Washington: For in vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive technologies, selecting the healthiest and best swimming sperm from a sample of semen can dramatically increase success. more

Swedish researchers question treatment of infertility with stem cells

Swedish researchers question treatment of infertility with stem cells

Stockholm: New studies by Swedish researchers at institutions including the University of Gothenburg and Karolinska Institute are questioning the notion that infertility can be treated with stem cells. more

Poverty not the force behind choosing to be a surrogate mother: Survey

Poverty not the force behind choosing to be a surrogate mother: Survey

New Delhi: A recent survey reveals that poverty is not the force behind choosing to be a surrogate mother as most of them and their husbands were already earning modest income. more

Men with erection problems are 3 times more likely to have inflamed gums

Men with erection problems are 3 times more likely to have inflamed gums

Washington: Men in their thirties who had inflamed gums caused by severe periodontal disease were three times more likely to suffer from erection problems, according to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. more

Research gives fresh hope to couples with ‘unexplained infertility’

Research gives fresh hope to couples with ‘unexplained infertility’

London: New research from Queen’s University Belfast has uncovered the cause of infertility for 80 per cent of couples previously diagnosed with ‘unexplained infertility’. more

In vitro fertilization linked to increased risk for birth defects

In vitro fertilization linked to increased risk for birth defects

Washington: In vitro fertilization (IVF) may significantly increase the risk of birth defects, particularly those of the eye, heart, reproductive organs and urinary systems, according to a study recently presented at the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. more

New insights shed light on male infertility

New insights shed light on male infertility

Sydney: New insights into sperms’ swimming skills shed light on male infertility, which affects one in 20 men, and could provide a new avenue to the development of a male contraceptive pill. more

New method to help predict a couple’s chances of becoming pregnant

New method to help predict a couple’s chances of becoming pregnant

London: A new mathematical method can help to predict a couple’s chances of becoming pregnant, according to how long they have been trying. more