The Eggs I Sold, the Baby I Gained
Instead of lolling around in a lush pool of liquid, our baby was balled tight. Was there a connection to the eggs I had donated 10 years earlier? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justine Feron Tags: Egg Donation and Freezing Infertility Babies and Infants Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Excess Weight During Pregnancy Tied to Fertility Issues in Sons
Being overweight may be tied to hormone imbalances that affect a male offspring ’s reproductive system, a new study suggests. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Obesity Weight Pregnancy and Childbirth Infertility Source Type: news

Why COVID Vaccines Are Falsely Linked to Infertility Why COVID Vaccines Are Falsely Linked to Infertility
There's no evidence that the new vaccines against COVID-19 cause infertility, yet that's a worry that's been cited by some health care workers as a reason they're reluctant to get the vaccine.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Why COVID Vaccines are Falsely Linked to Infertility
There’s no evidence that the new vaccines against COVID-19 cause infertility, yet that’s a worry that’s been cited by some health care workers as a reason they’re reluctant to be first in line to get the shots. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Wanted to Give My Daughter a Sibling. I Got Covid Instead.
As the pandemic raged, I made dozens of visits to a fertility clinic. Did I catch Covid on one of those visits? I ’ll never know, but the guilt is still there. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Almendrala, Kaiser Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Infertility Remdesivir (Drug) Pulse Oximetry Fertility Drugs Parenting Source Type: news

Keeping sperm cells on track
(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) Researchers point to a new mechanism underlying male infertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 7, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Does a mother's pre-pregnancy weight affect her children's future fertility?
(Wiley) A recent study published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica found that sons born to mothers who fell within the overweight range were more likely to be diagnosed with infertility during adulthood than sons of mothers with normal-range weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Studies link FOXL2 protein to female infertility, cancer, endometriosis
NIEHS researchers used mouse models to discover effects of excessive FOXL2, a transcription factor. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

'No evidence' COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility
A myth suggesting COVID-19 vaccines may cause infertility is circulating on Facebook. Here's why experts say the claim is baseless. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Covid-19 Vaccine Does Not Cause Infertility. Here ’s Why People Think It Does.
Those who are trying to conceive, or considering pregnancy and/or in vitro fertilization (IVF) have concerns that the vaccines could impact fertility or lead to fetal loss. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

If Your Civic Space is Closed, your Human Rights Dissolve
Credit: Forus InternationalBy Bibbi AbruzziniPARIS, Dec 10 2020 (IPS) On Human Rights Day, civil society calls for the protection of civic space as a fundamental freedom, as more than 80% of the world’s population live in countries where civic space is closed, repressed or obstructed. Protecting civil society and fundamental freedoms means protecting the rights to associate and assemble, to express views and opinions. Civic space is the bedrock of any open and democratic society. When civic space is open, citizens and civil society organizations are able to organize, participate and communicate, claiming their right...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bibbi Abruzzini Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Environment Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations Human Rights Day 2020 Source Type: news

Situation Update, Dec. 9th - Humanity's breakthrough moment: We REFUSE to be enslaved!
(Natural News) Today’s Situation Update (for Dec. 9th) brings you my vocal rendition of “We’re Not Gonna Take It” as well as details about the Texas lawsuit with SCOTUS, the Antifa uprising against police in Portland, and how covid-19 + vaccines are being used as a global infertility / depopulation system to appease globalists who... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VAX ATTACKS: The new mRNA coronavirus vaccines will likely cause immune cells to attack placenta cells, causing female infertility, miscarriage or birth defects
(Natural News) Two brave doctors, Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg and Dr. Michael Yeadon, have issued a motion for administrative and regulatory action to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) regarding the new mRNA coronavirus vaccines developed by Pfizer/BioNTech. They warn that the vaccines can attack placenta cells, causing female infertility. The doctors petition for regulatory action that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IVF boost: Monash researchers use acoustic waves to select high quality sperm
(Monash University) Monash University researchers have used acoustic waves to develop a new approach to separate high-quality sperm for assisted reproduction. These findings can open windows for infertile couples to have a family of their own using IVF. The procedure can process roughly 140 sperm per second and select more than 60,000 high-quality sperm in under 50 minutes - nearly four times faster than the current gold standard. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Jaime Pressly On What Makes ‘ MOM ’ Resonate With Viewers: ‘ There ’ s A Lot Of Heart And Vulnerability ’
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Only CBS Matt Weiss Mom Source Type: news

Nigeria: Hyperprolactinemia and Infertility (II)
[This Day] EFFECT OF HYPERPROLACTINEMIA ON FERTILITY IN WOMEN (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Researchers find 'missing link'
(University of Otago) Otago researchers have found the " missing link between stress and infertility " . (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Managing Emotions in Infertility (II)
[This Day] Last week, we started the discussion on how infertility can affect your emotions, highlighting the symptoms of emotional disturbances and ways to manage them. This week we will continue the discussions on psychological management of emotions in infertility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Managing Emotions in Infertility (I)
[This Day] Trying to conceive over a long period of time can create one of the most upsetting life crises for couples. To have your own family is a universal dream, and the thought of not being able to have one can make you and your partner feel that something is wrong. Most couples assume that they are fertile and expect to conceive soon after they stop using birth control or having unprotected sex. Struggles with conception can cause deep feelings of loss. Dealing with the multitude of medical decisions and the unc (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Some types of HRT more risky for breast cancer
A new prospective study from the U.K. linked the use of hormone replacement...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High-risk breast clinic helps deliver specialized care New breast cancer risk model includes 93 relationships Years later, DCIS tied to more imaging but not anxiety CDC: Breast cancer death rate declines, but not equally Infertility therapy may boost breast density (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IVF treatment: 'Grieving for the child you can't have'
A campaigner for NHS-funded IVF says she "reached crisis point" after discovering she was infertile. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Centuries Of Infertility: Here ’s How Catherine Of Aragon’s Story Resembles Women’s Today
Throughout history we have had many of the same conversations about pregnancy and infertility. In the Starz limited series the Spanish Princess, Catherine of Aragon struggles to produce an heir to the throne. Her story is hauntingly familiar- including to the actress, Charlotte Hope, who plays her. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Gold, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Hollywood & Entertainment /hollywood-entertainment Source Type: news

Are There Any Mothers Out There Like Me?
I spent months agonizing over my lack of a partner or high-powered career. But it was my depression that almost upended my dream of motherhood. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophie Sills Tags: Depression (Mental) Infertility Mental Health and Disorders Parenting Pregnancy and Childbirth Dating and Relationships Single Persons Antidepressants Artificial Insemination Source Type: news

Nigeria: Diminished Ovarian Reserve (II)
[This Day] Last week we began the topic diminished ovarian reserve , this week we will be concluding with how can we measure a woman's ovarian reserve,tests involved ,impact on infertility and its management (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Madame Chakwera Commits to Breaking Stigma Around Infertile Women
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -- File photo (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: First Lady Commits to Fight Infertility Stigma
[Nyasa Times] First Lady Monica Chakwera, who has been appointed as ambassador for the Merck Foundation's 'Merck More Than a Mother' initiative whose purpose is to build healthcare capacity and strengthen the response to COVID-19 in Africa, has stressed the need to amplify access to information, education and health in sensitising communities, especiall in rural areas, to understand infertility and break the stigma around barren women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Telehealth Expands Access for Male Infertility Visits Telehealth Expands Access for Male Infertility Visits
More than a third of male infertility visits were with providers other than urologists, one study found, but telehealth options have become a feasible alternative to expand access.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Delivering proteins to testes could someday treat male infertility
(American Chemical Society) According to the Mayo Clinic, about 15% of couples are infertile, and male infertility plays a role in over one-third of these cases. Often, problems with sperm development are to blame. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Nano have found a way to deliver a protein important for sperm cell production directly to mouse testicles, where it restored normal sperm development and allowed previously infertile mice to father pups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Special Collection: In vitro fertilisation – effectiveness of add-ons
Special Collection: In vitro fertilisation - effectiveness of add-ons  Infertility affects as many as 1 in 7 couples. Many of these people turn to fertility treatments for help. In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is generally considered the most advanced treatment option, and is recommended in many cases, regardless of the cause of subfertility.Currently there are many adjunctive treatments offered in addition to standard IVF, in the hope that pregnancy outcomes will improve. These have been called IVF ‘add-ons’. The term has gained popularity and is applied to collectively group any extra (non-essential) proced...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Causes of Infertility in a Woman
Title: Causes of Infertility in a WomanCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/14/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Covid-19 could cause male infertility by harming testicular cells that produce sperm, study claims
The sperm count of men suffering from mild cases of Covid-19 halved 30 days after they were diagnosed, according to the study reported in the Jerusalem Post. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Advances in Infertility Treatment Prevent Sickle Cell, Other Diseases'
[Daily Trust] Dr Ibrahim Wada is a chief consultant gynaecologist and renowned fertility expert. He is one of the pioneers of IVF breakthroughs in the country and led the birth of Baby Hannatu in 1998. Wada, who is also the founder of Nisa Premier Hospital and chairman of Garki Hospital, Abuja in this interview speaks on advances in infertility care in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Boost for Women With Infertility Issues
[The Herald] Infertility in both women and men has resulted in many negative social issues that can cause significant stress and unhappiness in couples. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Harmful Flame Retardants Detected in College-Classroom Dust
THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2020 -- Indoor spaces often contains harmful chemicals, say researchers who found high levels of toxic flame retardants in the dust of some U.S. college classrooms. The chemicals have been linked to thyroid disease, infertility,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Genetic mutations may be linked to infertility, early menopause
(Washington University School of Medicine) A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis identifies a specific gene's previously unknown role in fertility. When the gene is missing in fruit flies, roundworms, zebrafish and mice, the animals are infertile or lose their fertility unusually early but appear otherwise healthy. Analyzing genetic data in people, the researchers found an association between mutations in this gene and early menopause. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of domestic violence among infertile women attending subfertility clinic of a tertiary hospital - Silwal A, Thapa B.
INTRODUCTION: Millions of couples suffered from Infertility worldwide. Infertility can cause intense emotional pain in women resulting in stress, anxiety and depression. Domestic violence in infertile women can further results in poor health status and low... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Microplastic pollution found in human organs could increase the risk of infertility and cancer 
Experts from the Arizona State University are the first to show that the tiny plastic particles - which form when larger plastics break down - can enter our tissues. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer patients face 'cruel' postcode lottery for fertility treatment
Chemotherapy given to young women with breast cancer can leave them infertile, meaning many choose to freeze an embryo or their eggs for future IVF (file photo). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infertility Was Distressing. The Military Made It Even More Complicated.
For service members like me, Tricare health insurance and the limited number of military medical facilities offering fertility treatments add more stress to an already emotional process. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Victoria Chamberlin Tags: In Vitro Fertilization Pregnancy and Childbirth Infertility United States Defense and Military Forces Reproduction (Biological) Reed, Walter, National Military Medical Center Source Type: news

‘The Year Has Been Sort of Canceled’
A lost chance to say goodbye to an aged parent, a promising romance that fizzles when a pair can’t meet in person, a career that stalls when a prized job vanishes, a dwindling shot at parenthood when an infertility clinic suspends all in vitro fertilization treatments -- these are the casualties of our lives on pause during the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia: Jammeh's Magic Anti-Aids Potion Did Not Exist
[JusticeInfo.net] Yahya Jammeh claimed he would rule Gambia for a billion years. The head of State also claimed he would treat a range of diseases including asthma, infertility and HIV/AIDS. The later "treatment", which started in 2007, is now being brought back to the fore by testimonies before the country's Truth Commission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Foundation Offers N150 Million to Enable 40 Infertile Couples Become Parents
[Vanguard] The Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IIF) has said it's targeting about N150million to help 40 couples in dire need of reproductive interventions to become parents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

The Fight for Fertility Equality
A movement has formed around the idea that one ’s ability to build a family should not be determined by wealth, sexuality, gender or biology. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Kaufman Tags: Infertility Homosexuality and Bisexuality Surrogate Motherhood In Vitro Fertilization Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships Source Type: news

Fad dieting risks ruining your chance of being a mum, fertility experts warn
Such regimes, medics say, can cause long-term damage, making conception difficult, sometimes, impossible. They warn of a generation of women risking infertility in a quest to be thin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No NELL2, no sperm motility; novel protein is essential for male fertility
(Baylor College of Medicine) An international team of researchers has identified a chain of events that matures the sperm and triggers their motility. The findings have implications for diagnostic and therapeutic research in male infertility and male contraceptive development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bringing Andrology -- and Male Infertility -- Out of the Shadows Bringing Andrology -- and Male Infertility -- Out of the Shadows
Infertility can have a profound emotional impact on men. Why aren't more medical and mental health treatments available?Undark (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Zambia: Infertility Still Major Reproductive Problem
[Times of Zambia] Infertility still remains a major sexual reproductive health issue for both women and men in African society. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Infertility And Covid-19 Are A Double Whammy For Patients
An interview about infertility and Covid-19 with Dr. Jennifer E. Mersereau, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Fertility Preservation Program at UNC. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julia Wuench, Contributor Tags: ForbesWomen /forbeswomen Leadership /leadership Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Coronavirus Source Type: news

Discovery of a novel gene involved in DNA damage repair and male fertility
(Kumamoto University) A research group from the Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics (IMEG) at Kumamoto University, Japan has discovered that the gene C19ORF57 plays a critical role in meiosis. The gene appears to be related to the cause of male infertility and could be a big step forward for reproductive medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New studies show how DNA crossovers can drive healthy, abnormal sperm, egg cell division
(Harvard Medical School) Human genetic diversity wouldn't be possible without DNA crossovers in egg and sperm cells. Two studies from Harvard Medical School provide new insights into how crossovers go right--and wrong, leading to infertility, miscarriages and birth defects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news