100-year-old fertility technique reduces need for IVF

Infertile couples have a major opportunity to achieve a successful pregnancy without the need for IVF, thanks to new research into a 100-year-old medical technique.
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AbstractAlthough assisted reproduction techniques involve the use of semen samples, there is little scientific methodology applied when selecting sperm. To select the most appropriate spermatozoa, first we need to define the optimal molecular characteristics. Sperm lipids may contribute to sperm function, thus our aim was to compare the lipidic profiles of sperm samples used in intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles that ultimately led to a pregnancy with those that did not.Spermatozoa from infertile patients after intracytoplasmic sperm injection (group non-pregnant,n = 16; vs. group pregnant,n =&thi...
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: All breakpoints at chromosome 2 were correlated with gestational infertility. Carriers of chromosome 2 translocations should therefore receive counseling to continue with natural conception and use of different technologies available via assisted reproductive technology, such as preimplantation genetic diagnosis.
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
in India is blindly trusting the IVF doctorIt ’s extremely important that you find a doctor you can trust – and it’s equally that you make sure that he earns that trust ! Trust is too important to be gifted to anyone .Sadly, the government does a poor job of regulating IVF clinics, which means there are many fly by night operators who just want to exploit patients. And it's easy to do this because infertile patients are ignorant and vulnerable.The trust equation , as defined by David Maister, says that the doctor must prove that he is reliable and credible – and you need to check this before signin...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
Abstract Psychosocial aspects of fertility, infertility, and assisted reproductive technology (ART) can significantly impact patients' sense of self-identity and personal agency, mental well-being, sexual and marital relationships, reproductive efficiency, compliance with treatment, and pregnancy outcomes. Research is needed to understand how stress, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and psychotropic medications impact fertility and infertility treatment. The psychosocial implications of ART on our society include a shift toward older maternal age at conception, the complexities of third-party reproduction, and...
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am Source Type: research
Pregnancy after infertility is a challenging experience. The first-trimester screening test may add stress. Partner support reduces psychological distress in pregnant women after spontaneous conception. No data are available for women who conceive via assisted reproductive technology.
Source: Women and Birth - Category: Midwifery Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 November 2017Source: PhytomedicineAuthor(s): Sharanbasappa Durg, Shivakumar Badamaranahalli Shivaram, Sachin BavageAbstractBackground: Withania somnifera Dunal, commonly known as Indian ginseng, has been in use since ancient times as anti-stress agent, aphrodisiac, for impotence and infertility treatment.Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of W. somnifera treatment in infertile men.Study design: An evidence-based systematic review and meta-analysis using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines.Methods: published literature was sea...
Source: Phytomedicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
India is still a developing country and most patients are quite poor. Infertile patients find it very hard to afford test tube baby treatment , because insurance doesn't cover for it, and they need to pay for it out of their pocket. And since they're never really sure whether the IVF cycle is going to work or not , so mentally they have to be prepared for making maybe two, three, or more attempts, until they finally get a baby.This is why they worry a lot about the cost – can they afford it ?The trouble is that a lot of IVF clinics aren't very up-front, transparent, or open about this important issue, because th...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
Psychosocial aspects of fertility, infertility, and assisted reproductive technology (ART) can significantly impact patients ’ sense of self-identity and personal agency, mental well-being, sexual and marital relationships, reproductive efficiency, compliance with treatment, and pregnancy outcomes. Research is needed to understand how stress, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and psychotropic medications impact ferti lity and infertility treatment. The psychosocial implications of ART on our society include a shift toward older maternal age at conception, the complexities of third-party reproduction, and considera...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Pregnancies following assisted reproductive technology (ART) may have elevated potential risk of pregnancy loss (PL) when compared to natural conception. However, rare studies comprehensively analyzed the IVF/ICSI cycle-dependent factors for loss of clinical pregnancy. Therefore, we aimed to determine the ART subgroup-specific risks of PL throughout pregnancy and explore different risk factors for early miscarriage and late miscarriage among pregnancies conceived through ART. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was launched in two infertility treatment centers in Nanjing and Changzhou i...
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Biol Endocrinol Source Type: research
Abstract Infertility is a disease that affects up to 15.5% of reproductive-aged couples. Until the birth of the first neonate born from in vitro fertilization (IVF) in 1978, many infertile couples did not have an opportunity to conceive a biological child. Over the past 40 years, access to and effectiveness of IVF have increased; currently 1.7% of births in the United States result from IVF. As with any medical intervention, potential risk exists. In the case of IVF, both maternal risks (ovarian stimulation, oocyte retrieval, and subsequent pregnancy) and fetal risks that vary based on maternal age and fetal numbe...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
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