California Judge Orders Frozen Embryos Destroyed

A state court judge in San Francisco on Wednesday ordered the destruction of five frozen embryos after a man challenged his ex-wife’s right to use them.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: In Vitro Fertilization University of California, Davis Infertility Source Type: news

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Abstract Considering that myths and misconceptions regarding natural procreation spread rapidly in the era of easy access to information and to social networks, adequate counseling about natural fertility and spontaneous conception should be encouraged in any kind of health assistance. Despite the fact that there is no strong-powered evidence about any of the aspects related to natural fertility, literature on how to increase the chances of a spontaneous pregnancy is available. In the present article, the Brazilian Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Associations (FEBRASGO, in the Portuguese acronym) Committee on Endoc...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conditions:   Male Infertility;   Infertility, Male Interventions:   Other: MicroFluidic Sperm Sorting Chips;   Other: Gradient-Density Centrifugation Sponsors:   Bezmialem Vakif University;   Yeditepe University Hospital Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 21 May 2019Source: Preventive Veterinary MedicineAuthor(s): P.R. Hut, A. Mulder, J. van den Broek, J.H.J. L. Hulsen, G.A. Hooijer, E.N. Stassen, F.J.C.M. van Eerdenburg, M. NielenAbstractIn dairy cattle, reproductive diseases and infertility are some of the most important reasons for culling, where postpartum negative energy balance (NEB) reduces reproductive performance. This single cohort observational study reports the association between eating time and the interval between calving and first service in 2036 dairy cows on 17 commercial farms in The Netherlands. Cows were equipped with ...
Source: Preventive Veterinary Medicine - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of fenugreek seed aqueous (FSA) extract on serum E2 levels in a rat model of OHSS. Methods: A total of 34 female Sprague Dawley rats, aged 18 days old, weighing 40 to 45 g, were randomly divided into negative control, positive control, and treatment groups. A daily dose of 1500 mg/kg per body weight of FSA extract was administrated orally to rats in the treatment group for 13 days. On day eight of the study, OHSS was induced in both positive control and treated groups by subcutaneous injection of pregnant mare's serum gonadotropin 50 IU for four consecutive days, followed by huma...
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research
ConclusionsIt is safe and effective for early-stage patients with cervical cancer whose lesions are less than 2  cm to receive RVT. For those patients with lesions 2–4 cm who desire fertility preservation and without any evidence of infertility, RAT can be a feasible alternative to RH under fully informed consent. However, more CCTs with larger sample size are still required for further validation.
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeThe aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of myo-Inositol administration on oocyte quality, fertilization rate and embryo quality in patients with PCOS during assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles.MethodsFifty infertile PCOS patients were randomly designated in two groups. In the study group, patients received daily doses of 4  g myo-Inositol combined with 400 mg folic acid and in the control group patients received only 400 mg folic acid from 1 month before starting the antagonist cycle until the day of ovum pick up. Oocyte and embryo qualities were assessed according to...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe questionnaire for liver-qi stagnation infertility may be appropriate for identifying and assessing liver-qi stagnation and has statistical reliability and validity. Follow-up studies with large samples should be performed to review potential problems and confirm statistical significance.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study suggests a possible role of pharmacological prophylaxis with OCs and GnRH analogues.Chemotherapy
Source: Chemotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionBased on the findings in this review, omega ‐3 supplements and dietary intake of omega‐3 might improve semen quality parameters in infertile men and men from couples seeking fertility treatment. However, more research is required in order to fully clarify the effect of omega‐3 on semen quality and research with fecundity as end point is needed.
Source: Andrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsMagnetic ‐activated cell separation is a promising tool for increasing the selection of healthy spermatozoa, with a decrease in the number of spermatozoa with externalization of phosphatidylserine, DNA fragmentation, and chromosome unbalance, for use in assisted reproductive technologies such as intracytop lasmic sperm injection for males with a chromosomal structural abnormality.
Source: Andrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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