Brigham finds new way to analyze sperm — with your smartphone

Researchers at Brigham and Women ’s Hospital have found a way to analyze sperm samples from the privacy of your own home — by using your smartphone. Approximately 45 million couples in the world suffer from infertility, but analyzing male infertility is currently cumbersome, expensive and awkward. Researchers wanted a new way to test male fertility outside the clinic, making something as easy as an at-home pregnancy test. A Brigham-developed device, which can be attached to a smartphone, can…
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Evaluation of the effects of antioxidant treatment on sperm parameters and pregnancy rates in infertile patients after varicocelectomy: a randomized controlled trial, Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41443-018-0109-4Evaluation of the effects of antioxidant treatment on sperm parameters and pregnancy rates in infertile patients after varicocelectomy: a randomized controlled trial
Source: International Journal of Impotence Research - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
By Ruchika Tulshyan, Contributor, The OptimistJanuary 17, 2019Fatimata Sy  talks to The Optimist about her work, the future of family planning, and her own audacious personal goal.When it launched in 2011, theOuagadougou Partnership set an audacious goal for 2020: Increase the number of women using modern contraceptives by at least 2.2 million in nine francophone West African countries.Historically, not many women in the region used contraceptives because of socio-cultural factors and infrastructure challenges. But members of the Partnership were determined to prove that with the right approach, family pla...
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Publication date: Available online 17 January 2019Source: Academic RadiologyAuthor(s): Juanfang Liu, Liping Han, Xinwei HanRationale and ObjectivesTo report the effect of pregnancy on patients who have undergone pelvic vein embolization with pelvic congestion syndrome, which was suspected to be the only cause of infertility.Material and MethodsData from a total of 12 women (mean age: 36.5 ± 4.3 years, range: 29–45 years) were collected between May 2013 and June 2016. Transvenous embolization with fibre platinum coils combined with anhydrous alcohol was performed in unilateral or bilateral ovarian veins after t...
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Gynecologists refer infertile patients for IVF treatment to specialist IVF clinics ,because they can not offer this treatment themselves.One would logically expect them to send their patients to the IVF clinic with the best pregnancy rate because they want all their patients to get pregnant.This is why you would expect that when gynecologists meet IVF specialists, the question they would ask is, "What's your success rate?" or "How do you tackle with patients with a particular complex problem?"But interestingly, the commonest question gynecologists ask IVF doctors these days is, "What is your commis...
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There are many key medical issues related to pregnancy, from preconception to postpartum. This News&Perspectives provides the most current information related to fertility/infertility, pregnancy termination, prenatal care, labor, delivery, and more.
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Conclusionswe suggest that women with infertility may represent a subpopulation of patients with underhanded systemic autoimmune syndromes in which the main symptoms represented are obstetrical complications. We, therefore, recommend evaluating aPLs in all patients undergoing IVF with the aim of recognizing women at a higher risk of miscarriage or pregnancy morbidity.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
DiscussionThe results of this study will provide evidence for the effect of preconceptional DHEA treatment on IVF outcome in POR.Trial registrationChinese Clinical Trial Registry,ChiCTR-IPR-15006909. Registered on November 9, 2015.
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Abstract A mounting body of the literature suggests that environmental chemicals found in food and water could affect female reproduction. Many worldwide daily-used products have been shown to contain chemicals that could incur adverse reproductive outcomes in the perinatal/neonatal periods, childhood, adolescence, and even adulthood. The potential impact of Bisphenol A (BPA), Phthalates and Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on female reproduction, in particular on puberty, PCOS pathogenesis, infertility, ovarian function, endometriosis, and recurrent pregnancy loss, in both humans and animals, will be discussed in...
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By Mallory Michalak, 2018 UNC-IntraHealth Summer FellowJanuary 09, 2019Midwife Tembi Mugore answers four questions about bias, shame, and what it takes to overcome them in health services for young people.At least 8% of maternal deaths worldwideare from unsafe abortions. And almost all abortion-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries,mostly in Africa.“But there is a stigma attached to unsafe abortion, and because of that there is a bias against clients,” saysIntraHealth International midwife and public health professional Stembile Mugore. That bias prevents many clients —particularly yo...
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ConclusionWe conclude that the prevalence of infertility in China is high, but the uptake of treatment was relatively low.
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