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Uterine Lavage Shows Promise for Performing PGD and PGS without IVF

Press Releases October 20, 2014

Research presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine showed that a new a new catheter device used for uterine lavage shows promise for performing PGD and PGS without IVF.

Weight Impacts Success of Donor Egg Cycles

Press Releases October 20, 2014

Presentations from different research teams made at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s 70th Annual Meeting reached similar conclusions about the impact of BMI on fertility treatments: Higher BMI lead to lower success rates.

Strength of Fertility Drugs Affects Success Rates

Press Releases October 20, 2014

Research presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine showed that stronger doses of fertility drugs were associated with lower pregnancy rates.

For Men, Eating More Fruits and Vegetables Improves Sperm Function in IVF, but Consumption of Pesticide Residues Harm Sperm

Press Releases October 20, 2014

Today, at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and Massachusetts General Hospital present their findings that the consumption fruits and vegetables with high levels of pesticide residue can affect sperm quality, while IVF fertilization rates are better for those men consuming more fruits and vegetables over all.

Men: Trying to Conceive? Go Ahead and Have a Drink; Watch the Caffeine; But No Smoking, Please

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 20, 2014

Researchers presenting at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine have identified interesting and somewhat surprising effects that alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco use can have on male fertility and sexual function.

Most Americans Approve of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Used to Avoid Disease, But Not for Designing a Baby

Press Releases October 20, 2014

Researchers from the University of California San Francisco and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, surveying a cross-section of the American public, found that most approve of the use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to identify diseases fatal early in life and diseases that cause lifelong disability.  The public, in general, is not supportive of selecting embryos for genetically-based traits, however specific opinions may vary a great deal depending on the race, sex, and education level of those who hold them.

Specifics of Infertility Diagnosis Affect Pregnancy Outcomes

Press Releases October 20, 2014

Not all infertility is alike, and the differences can be important for how a medically assisted pregnancy develops, according to new research presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Even Twin Births Following ART Increase Risk for Child and Mom

Press Releases October 20, 2014

Researchers tracking health outcomes from ART pregnancies found that having more than one child at a time resulted in substantially increased risks for both mothers and children.

Recession May Have Led to Half a Million Vasectomies

Press Releases October 20, 2014

Research presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s 70th Annual Meeting indicated that the great recession of 2007-2009 led to an increase in vasectomy rates among American men.

Whether a Cancer Patient Gets Counseling for Fertility Preservation Relates to her Race, Marital Status, Age, and Diagnosis

Press Releases October 19, 2014

Northwestern University researchers have found disparities in counseling cancer patients about their future fertility and how it might be preserved.  Whether or not a woman receives counseling for fertility preservation relates not only to her type of cancer and cancer stage, but also to her age, race, and marital status.

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