Fertility Struggles More Open – and Shared on Social Media
By Michelle Catenacci, M.DCHICAGO, Jun 18 2018 (IPS)Fertility health is an incredibly personal – and often vulnerable – topic. Fertility, infertility, and fertility preservation have gained increased public interest over the past few years. Infertility is formally defined as the inability to achieve pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 12% of women aged 15 to 44 in the United States have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. Even though a significant proportion of the population suffers from th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Michelle Catenacci Tags: Aid Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Opinion: Three-Parent EmbryosA Slippery Slope?
The use of pronuclear transfer to treat infertility must first be backed by evidence it can work in cases where parents seek to avoid mitochondrial mutations. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 14, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion,Opinion Source Type: news

Kenya:Both Men and Women Contribute to Infertility
[Capital FM] Nairobi -We often think of reproduction as women's work. And rightly so! A mother will tell you it was not her husband who suffered the nausea and aches of pregnancy, the labour contractions, or the soreness of breastfeeding. Indeed women deserve serious credit for the back-breaking work of human reproduction. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Study: Newly discovered sperm structure may contribute to infertility
A newly discovered sperm structure may play a role in infertility, miscarriages and birth defects, and could lead to new diagnostics and therapeutic methods. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men may contribute to infertility through newly discovered part of sperm
(University of Toledo) The research identifies a new structure in human sperm that functions in the zygote and may provide new avenues for addressing male infertility and insights into early embryo developmental defects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ukrainian clinic has successfully created FOUR 'three-parent babies' for infertile women
An experimental process is being performed at the Nadiya Clinic in Kiev, Ukraine, where the DNA of three people is being used to create babies for couples that have been struggling with infertility. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug combination effective to treat male infertility
Combination therapy of drugs clomiphene citrate and anastrozole is a safe and effective way to treat infertility in males, a study inBJU International suggests.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Inside The Ukrainian Clinic Making '3-Parent Babies' For Women Who Are Infertile
A clinic in Kiev, Ukraine, stirs controversy by making babies with DNA from three different people to help women who are infertile bear children. It's the only clinic known to be doing this right now.(Image credit: Rob Stein/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Clinic Claims Success In Making Babies With 3 Parents' DNA
A clinic in Kiev, Ukraine, stirs controversy by making babies with DNA from three different people to help women who are infertile bear children. It's the only clinic known to be doing this right now.(Image credit: Rob Stein/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Combination drug therapy effectively treats male infertility
(Wiley) Two drugs that are commonly used off-label in the treatment of male infertility are clomiphene citrate (CC) and anastrozole (AZ); however, data are lacking on the use of combination CC+AZ therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetes op may also help infertile women have baby
A SIMPLE new procedure could help infertile women to become pregnant, scientists believe. The Revita technique – pioneered at King’s College Hospital, London – has already shown promising results in treating people with Type 2 diabetes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The prevalence of twin births in pure Spanish horses (PREs)
(University of Seville) A group of researchers has published the first study to determine the prevalence of twin births and chimerism in a large population of PRE horses, and the results suggest that chimerism is not especially connected to infertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Conception Tougher for Couples When Male Partner Is Depressed
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 -- Depression in the man may reduce the chances that a couple struggling with infertility will ultimately conceive, new research suggests. Depression among women was not linked to lower conception rates, the study authors... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acceptability of Contraceptive Self-Injection with DMPA-SC Among Adolescents in Gulu District, Uganda
CONCLUSIONSContraceptive self-injection has the potential to increase contraceptive access and use for adolescents in Uganda, and should be considered as a delivery modality in the context of adolescent-friendly contraceptive services. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Male depression may lower pregnancy chances among infertile couples, NIH study suggests
Study also links women ’s use of non-SSRI antidepressants to early pregnancy loss. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Depression in men may lower chances for pregnancy, NIH study suggests
Women having trouble getting pregnant sometimes try yoga, meditation or mindfulness, and some research suggests that psychological stress may affect infertility. But what about men: Does their mental state affect a couple's ability to conceive? The latest research on this subject was published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility and suggests that a link between mental health […]Related:CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk pro...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men ’ s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggests
Women having trouble getting pregnant sometimes try yoga, meditation or mindfulness, and some research suggests that psychological stress may affect infertility. But what about men: Does their mental state affect a couple's ability to conceive? The latest research on this subject was published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility and suggests that a link between mental health […]Related:CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk pro...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Male depression may lower pregnancy chances among infertile couples, NIH study suggests
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Among couples being treated for infertility, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances, while depression in the female partner was not found to influence the rate of live birth, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.The study, which appears in Fertility and Sterility, also linked a class of antidepressants known as non-selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (non-SSRIs) to a higher risk of early pregnancy loss among females being treated for infertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leading cause of female infertility linked to hormone exposure in womb
The leading cause of infertility in women, called polycystic ovary syndrome, could have developed when they were in the womb, according to a study of mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby bibs, blankets contain toxins Canada banned in other products: report
Baby bibs, mats and blankets tested by scientists with NAFTA's environmental arm contain toxic chemicals linked to higher rates of cancer, infertility and suppressed immune systems — substances already banned from most other products in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Polycystic ovary syndrome: Scientists closer to understanding cause
A common cause of infertility may be due to a hormonal imbalance before birth, researchers say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taurine deficiency could cause male infertility
Researchers in Japan and New York say infertility could be higher among those who don't have enough taurine, which could include obese people and those with a thyroid condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:Should Government Health Schemes Pay for Infertility Treatment?
[Bhekisisa] "Women are blamed for infertility when, in fact, as we know from research, it is quite often on the man's side." (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Taurine deficiency in sperm causes male infertility, study finds
(University of Tsukuba) Sperm cells have a unique shape that allows them to travel. During fertilization, sperm pass through several physiological environments while still maintaining their shape, using poorly understood mechanisms. Researchers at the University of Tsukuba and Cornell University found that male mice lacking cysteine dioxygenase, a protein involved in taurine production, have severely impaired fertility, and that taurine production allows sperm cells to maintain their shape in response to changing water levels in their environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Eating Fast Food Linked to Infertility Eating Fast Food Linked to Infertility
Women who eat a lot of fast food may take longer to become pregnant and be more likely to experience infertility than their counterparts who rarely if ever eat these types of meals, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Eating fast food linked to infertility
(Reuters Health) - Women who eat a lot of fast food may take longer to become pregnant and be more likely to experience infertility than their counterparts who rarely if ever eat these types of meals, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How Imams, Royalty and Family Celebrations are Wiping Out Polio in Nigeria
Ramlatu Musaa never met the Emir of Kano State in northern Nigeria. Of course, Ramlatu Musaa hasn’t met a lot of people. She’s only about a week old, born in Kano on April 29, 2018, and yet in some ways, the Emir may have helped saved her life. Two years ago, the polio vaccine was available in Nigeria, but it was still frequently rejected by families. Stray rumors continued to circulate that it was unsafe, able to sicken children and render them infertile. So before one of that year’s national vaccination campaigns began, the Emir—a hereditary leader descended from a ruling family—appeared at ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger / Kano Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

How Imams, Royalty and Family Celebrations are Wiping Out Polio in Nigeria
Ramlatu Musaa never met the Emir of Kano State in northern Nigeria. Of course, Ramlatu Musaa hasn’t met a lot of people. She’s only about a week old, born in Kano on April 29, 2018, and yet in some ways, the Emir may have helped saved her life. Two years ago, the polio vaccine was available in Nigeria, but it was still frequently rejected by families. Stray rumors continued to circulate that it was unsafe, able to sicken children and render them infertile. So before one of that year’s national vaccination campaigns began, the Emir—a hereditary leader descended from a ruling family—appeared at ...
Source: TIME: Science - May 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger / Kano Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Eating fast food may affect fertility, study finds
New research finds a striking connection between diet and risk of infertility in women (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Endocrine-Disrupting Agents Found in Black Women's Hair Products Endocrine-Disrupting Agents Found in Black Women's Hair Products
Black women have earlier puberty, higher infertility rates, and more aggressive breast cancer. Could part of the explanation lie in hormone-disrupting chemicals in hair care products?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Rwanda:Rwanda Military Hospital Opens Fertility Clinic
[New Times] The Gynecology and Obstetric Department at Rwanda Military Hospital, Kanombe, will, starting next week, begin offering infertile couples with intra-uterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilisation (IVF) services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women who eat too much junk food are twice as likely to be infertile
Those who ate fast food four times a week or more took nearly a month longer to conceive and were twice as likely to be infertile than those who rarely ate it, a study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Embryo-like structure synthesized in a lab could help decipher infertility
Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types. Now, using mouse stem cells instead of the usual sperm and egg, scientists have created a structure like a blastocyst -- an early embryo. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epilepsy Does Not Appear to Affect Likelihood of Pregnancy
WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 -- Women with epilepsy and no history of infertility have a similar likelihood of achieving pregnancy as peers without epilepsy, according to a study published online April 30 in JAMA Neurology. Page B. Pennell, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can Future Family Fix The Infertility Experience?
Future Family wants to fix the issue of infertility not just by making treatments easier and more affordable, but by empowering women with insights into their health. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Macaela MacKenzie, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

Namibia:'Contraceptives Do Not Cause Infertility'
[New Era] Windhoek -An obstetrics and gynaecology specialist has demystified believes that women who use contraceptives run the risk of infertility, especially if they have not had children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 30, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

UMD researcher discovers mechanisms and epigenetic markers with implications for diseases ranging from cancers to infertility
(University of Maryland) A UMD researcher uncovered new mechanisms that dictate the development of germline stem cells. Mechanisms were found to be associated with genes responsible for cancers and viral infections among other major diseases. Markers used to identify male germ cells were discovered, exploring how environmental factors or epigenetics affect these cells and providing significant insight into treatments for male infertility. Findings set the stage for chickens as a more prominent model organism for stem cell research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fertility rates no different for women with epilepsy
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) 'Myth-busting' study among women with no history of infertility finds that those with epilepsy are just as likely to become pregnant as those without. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sperm Sorting Device Developed At WPI May Improve Fertility Treatments
WORCESTER (CBS) – About 15-percent of couples experience infertility in the U.S. and at least a third of cases are due to male reproductive issues. But some local researchers have developed a sperm sorting device which may help couples trying to conceive improve their chances. When couples undergo fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), embryologists try to select the best sperm to use. That often involves a spinning process much like clothes in a washing machine, but those high forces can cause damage to the sperm and the DNA inside. “The less we subject the cells to outside forces, outside ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Sperm Sorter Source Type: news

EndoBreak: Infertility Awareness Week; Hot Tub PCOS Tx; Vaginal Dryness Drug
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - April 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Soaking In Hot Tub Could Be Beneficial For Women Suffering From PCOS
BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers from the University of Oregon studied six women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and found that when they soaked in a hot tub for one hour three to four times a week they experienced a variety of health benefits. After two months, the women had reduced resistance to insulin, lower blood pressure and heart rate and some even had more regular menstrual cycles and clearer skin. PCOS affects about 10% of women of reproductive age. It causes multiple cysts to form on the ovaries and also increases a woman’s risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and infertility. The researchers say the hot...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

UCLA research may explain some causes of infertility and miscarriage
A new study in the journal Nature Cell Biology has uncovered information about a key stage that human embryonic cells must pass through just before an embryo implants. The research, led by UCLA biologist Amander Clark, could help explain certain causes of infertility and spontaneous miscarriage.Infertility affects around 10 percent of the U.S. population, and roughly 15 to 20 percent of all pregnancies in the U.S. end in miscarriage. In many cases, the causes of infertility and miscarriage are unknown.A team led by Clark, a UCLA professor of molecular cell and developmental biology and member of the  Eli and Edythe Br...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Join the CDC for a Twitter Chat on Infertility
April 25, 2:00-3:00 pm ET. Follow the #InfertilityChat hashtag on Twitter. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TIME 100 ’s Giuliano Testa: We Should Think About Infertility As a ‘Wellbeing Issue’
Dr. Giuliano Testa, a transplant surgeon at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas who led the medical team that performed the first successful uterus transplants in the United States, said Tuesday that he hopes “what we are doing is going to shed light on infertility for women.” “I personally never knew it was such a widespread issue,” Testa said at the TIME 100 Gala on Tuesday. “We should be thinking about it not just as a birth, but a wellbeing issue.” Testa attended the TIME 100 Gala after being named by TIME magazine as one of the most influential people in the world for his rol...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized onetime T1002018 Source Type: news

Women lacking in mineral zinc will struggle to conceive for 3 months
A study from Pennsylvania State University has revealed that zinc deficiencies, which affect 80 percent of women, can cause infertility by inhibiting the development of eggs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of Vitamin D Supplementation on Semen Quality Effects of Vitamin D Supplementation on Semen Quality
What reproductive benefits might high-dose vitamin D supplementation offer infertile men?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Women battling cancer may no longer have to worry about infertility
Thousands are forced to freeze their eggs and save them for IVF when they are diagnosed with cancer if they ever wish to have a family. The new German research could spell the end to that. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How chemotherapy induces infertility
Researchers have described the mechanism that explains infertility in women who undergo chemotherapy, a study inNature Structural& Molecular Biology suggests.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Preserving fertility during chemotherapy
(Goethe University Frankfurt) One of the most significant impairments of the quality of life after a chemotherapy is infertility. Researchers of the Goethe University and the University Tor Vergata in Rome have now identified the mechanism of chemotherapy-induced infertility in females. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CONFIRMED: Sperm count in Western men is HALF what it should be; what is happening to the average American man?
(Natural News) There’s an infertility crisis of epic proportions ravaging Western society, and the biggest victims are men, whose average sperm counts have reportedly plummeted to about half of what they should be – with no end in sight. Scientists from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem are reporting this shocking statistic after investigating the changes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news