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The findings indicate that tighter underwear inhibits the production of sperm -- data that can be essential for couples experiencing unexplained male infertility.
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Conditions:   Infertility;   Endometrial Diseases Intervention:   Procedure: Endometrial Injury with Hysteroscopy Sponsor:   Gurgan Clinic Recruiting
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Condition:   Infertility, Female Interventions:   Procedure: study group;   Procedure: control group Sponsor:   Cairo University Completed
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One of the concerns which a lot of infertile couples have is that lots of IVF doctors overtreat the infertile couples . It seems that if you have a hammer, then everything you see looks like a nail, which is why it appears that IVF doctors will advise IVF for every infertile couple who comes to them .This is true, whether they actually need IVF or not .Even when there are simpler and less expensive treatment options available, such as IUI, they use a one size fits all policy, and advice IVF for all their patients.This is a valid concern, especially when you go to a profit-making corporate chain of IVF clinics , whose major...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
Lab Chip, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8LC01075G, PaperLindong Weng, Gloria Lee, Jie Liu, Ravi Kapur, Thomas Toth, Mehmet Toner Human infertility can be treated using assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). But current ART techniques suffer from multiple cumbersome processes requiring technically skilled personnel. Microfluidics... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Obesity stands as one of the greatest healthcare challenges of the 21st century. Obesity in reproductive-age men is ever more frequent and is reaching upsetting levels. At the same time, fertility has taken an inverse direction and is decreasing, leading to an increased demand for fertility treatments. In half of infertile couples, there is a male factor alone or combined with a female factor. Furthermore, male fertility parameters such as sperm count and concentration went on a downward spiral during the last few decades and are now approaching the minimum levels established to achieve successful fertilization. Hence, the...
Source: Biochemical Journal - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
Olfert Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is thought to be the most common endocrine disorder found in women. Common symptoms include irregular menstrual cycle, polycystic ovaries, and hirsutism, as well as an increased risk for a multitude of conditions, including insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and infertility. The prevalence of polycystic ovarian syndrome is generally thought to be between 3% and 10% but it is widely unknown for specific subpopulations based on geographical location and race/ethnicity. Based on the high degree of variability and inconsistencies between the different diagnostic criteria, there is a...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
The development of assisted reproduction techniques (ART) has resulted in rapid advances in the treatment of infertility. However, a systematic assessment of ART and its processes and outcomes in China has nev...
Source: BMC Health Services Research - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Constitutional (germline) chromosomal rearrangements, including translocations and inversions, are well recognized for their potential to impact fertility and miscarriage risk [1,2]. Conventional chromosome studies are routinely performed on adult patients with histories of infertility or recurrent miscarriages, and it is under these circumstances when constitutional rearrangements are often revealed [1,2]. However, in this context, carriers of constitutional rearrangements are often phenotypically and cognitively normal (assuming the rearrangements are truly balanced and genes of clinical significance are intact) and thes...
Source: Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Source Type: research
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses the singer's posts about how doctors told her she could not become pregnant and needed a hysterectomy.
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Abstract During recent years, an increasing percentage of male infertility has to be attributed to an array of environmental, health and lifestyle factors. Male infertility is likely to be affected by the intense exposure to heat and extreme exposure to pesticides, radiations, radioactivity and other hazardous substances. We are surrounded by several types of ionizing and non-ionizing radiations and both have recognized causative effects on spermatogenesis. Since it is impossible to cover all types of radiation sources and their biological effects under a single title, this review is focusing on radiation deriving...
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Biol Endocrinol Source Type: research
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