Fertility Inc.: Transforming the business of making babies
A crop of new startups is tackling fertility and family planning as couples wait longer to try to conceive. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

A third of US adults say they or someone they know has used fertility treatments
More than a million babies have been born with fertility treatmens, Pew research study found. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A few beers a week could help men start a family
Men  hoping to become fathers are often advised to avoid alcohol for fear of harming their fertility. But a study suggests a few small beers a week or bottle of wine may actually help men start a family. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Maternity Benefits in Formal Employment
[The Herald] The importance of paid work in the lives of many people makes the conditions of employment of utmost importance. The right to protection of health and to safety in working conditions, including the safeguarding of the function of reproduction social security becomes a necessity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Moderate alcohol consumption may boost male fertility
(Wiley) The question of whether alcohol intake affects male reproductive function is controversial. In a new Andrology study, moderate alcohol intake was linked with higher semen volume, sperm concentration, and total sperm count. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Higher Risk of In - Situ Breast CA, Ovarian Tumors With Fertility Tx
No increased risk of corpus uteri, invasive breast cancer for women undergoing assisted reproduction (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Genetically modifying future children isn ’t just wrong. It would harm all of us | Marcy Darnovsky
Genome editing for human embryos is an unnecessary threat to society. Why has the Nuffield Council of Bioethics endorsed it?The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has taken what it clearly regards as a brave new step: it has openly endorsed the use of genome editing toengineer the traits of future children and generations. The council ’s report,Genome editing and human reproduction: social and ethical issues, asserts that such a move could be “morally permissible” under certain circumstances. In effect, it argues that the creation of genetically modified human beings should proceed after a few bioethics-lite b...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Marcy Darnovsky Tags: Genetics Biology Science Ethics World news UK news Source Type: news

Higher Risk of In-Situ Breast CA, Ovarian Tumors With Fertility Tx
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- For women undergoing assisted reproduction, there is no increased risk of corpus uteri or invasive breast cancer, but there is an increased risk of ovarian cancer and in situ breast cancer, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Epidemiological transition in Morocco (1960-2015) - Chadli S, Taqarort N, El Houate B, Oulkheir S.
Morocco is undergoing the third phase of its epidemiological transition. Mortality indicators have declined significantly. Life expectancy at birth has increased by 23 years over this 55-year study period. The total fertility rate has dropped from 7.06 in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Women's fertility may be related to heart disease risk factors
(Reuters Health) - Young women with unhealthy levels of fats in their blood may have higher odds of having just one child, or no children at all, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kenya:Study - One in Five Kenyan Couples Suffer From Infertility
[Nairobi News] Two in every 10 couples suffer from infertility, data has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Pre-pregnancy Fast Food, Fruit Intake and Time to Pregnancy Pre-pregnancy Fast Food, Fruit Intake and Time to Pregnancy
This study investigated whether preconception dietary intake is associated with reduced fecundity, as measured by a longer time to pregnancy.Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Scientists discover the best time to have sex when trying for a baby
University Hospital Zurich experts analysed semen samples from 7,068 men undergoing fertility treatment to make the conclusion, published in the journal Chronobiology International. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Fertility treatments don't raise ovarian, breast cancer risk
Women who receive fertility treatments are not at a heightened risk of ovarian, womb or breast cancer, according to large study in Britain. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No 'overall risk' of womb or breast cancer after fertility treatment
There are no overall increases in the risk of womb cancer or invasive breast cancer after assisted reproduction, according to a study of over 250,000 British women. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Pesticides impair the fertility of male frogs, causing a female-biased sex ratio
(Natural News) We all know that pesticides are bad, but the news just keeps getting worse as studies continue to show the extent of their harm. The latest strike against them comes in the form of a study carried out by researchers from the Department of Environmental Toxicology at Uppsala University, one of just a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More studies needed to determine impact of air pollution on gynecologic health
(Boston University School of Medicine) While initial studies suggest a potential relationship between air pollution and both infertility and menstrual irregularity, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine believe more studies are needed to validate these findings in other populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fertility treatment does not appear to raise serious cancer risk
Small higher risk of non-invasive breast and ovarian tumours may not be due to treatment Related items fromOnMedica Only a third of women with regular bloating would see their GP Infertility much more likely after childhood cancer Unprotected sex among British teens – soars Experts call for wider HPV vaccination Use of contraceptive pill may lead to longer life (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Warning to women over dangerous STI that could lead to infertility
Women have been warned about the spread of an increasingly dangerous 'stealth' sexually transmitted infection that makes women infertile. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bias in Contraceptive Provision to Young Women Among Private Health Care Providers in South West Nigeria
CONCLUSIONSProvider bias in the provision of contraceptives to adolescent and young adult women in South West Nigeria may affect quality of care and method choice. Interventions to reduce provider bias should go beyond technical training to address the underlying sociocultural beliefs that lead providers to impose restrictions that are not based on evidence. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Warning to women over dangerous STI that could lead to infertility
Women have been warned about the spread of an increasingly dangerous 'stealth' sexually transmitted infection that makes women infertile. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Warning to thousands of women over STI that could lead to infertility
Women have been warned about the spread of an increasingly dangerous 'stealth' sexually transmitted infection that makes women infertile. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Age Appropriate Sexuality Education for Youth Key to National Progress
A community health volunteer informs community members about various methods of family planning. Photo Credit: UNFPA KenyaBy Dr. Josephine Kibaru-Mbae and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 11 2018 (IPS)Fifty years ago at the International Conference on Human Rights, family planning was affirmed to be a human right. It is therefore apt that the theme for this year’s World Population Day is a loud reminder of this fundamental right. It is a right that communities especially in Africa have for long held from its youth, with parents shying off from the subject and policymakers largely equivocal. The result is that ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Josephine Kibaru and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Conferences Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Rhino sperm from the cold
(Forschungsverbund Berlin) A new mixture of cryoprotectives allows for an unprecedented high motility of frozen rhinoceros sperm after thawing, report scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) in Berlin, Germany. These new cryoprotectives can increase the prospects of utilising assisted reproduction techniques for many endangered wildlife species. The study, based on three rhinoceros species, has now been published in the journal PLOS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cleaning out pollen shells (video)
(American Chemical Society) As allergy season intensifies, many people are cursing pollen -- the powdery substance released by plants for reproduction. However, pollen may serve a purpose beyond making new plants and triggering sneezes. In ACS Biomaterials Science& Engineering, researchers report a new method for cleaning out the insides of pollen grains so that the non-allergenic shells can be used to carry medicines or vaccines into the human body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Emerging sex disease MG 'could become next superbug'
It can lead to an infection of the reproductive organs in women that can cause infertility. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perceived Subfecundity and Contraceptive Use Among Young Adult U.S. Women
CONCLUSIONBecause few studies have investigated fecundity perceptions in their own right, more research is needed to understand how women evaluate their fecundity and to integrate these perceptions into broader frameworks describing women's perception of pregnancy risk. Such work may help identify potential levers to improve contraceptive use. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Contraceptive Implants Are Driving Big Gains in Access to Family Planning
July 10, 2018On the road to universal access to family planning, what really gets results? And what's  next?Today, nearly two-thirds of all married or in-union women (64%) worldwide are using contraception,according to the United Nations—from 36% in 1970. And sexually active unmarried women are also using contraception at high rates.The right of women and men to freely plan the number and spacing of their children continues to be auniversally recognized human right. And voluntary family planning —with access to a wide range of contraceptive method options, competent service providers, and supportive health...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

There Might Be Blood: A Scoping Review on Women ’s Responses to Contraceptive-Induced Menstrual Bleeding Changes
ConclusionsSubstantial variability exists around how women respond to CIMBCs; these responses are shaped by individual and social influences. Despite variation in responses across contexts and sub-populations, CIMBCs can impact multiple aspects of women ’s lives. Women’s responses to CIMBCs should be recognized as a key issue in contraceptive research, counseling, and product development, but may be underappreciated, despite likely – and potentially substantial – impacts on contraceptive discontinuation and unmet need for modern contracepti on. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Meet the Feminists of Western Mali
July 10, 2018Contraception, sex ed, fistula, female genital mutilation —this group tackles them all. en fran çaisIt seemed like a strange place for a meeting.We had just parked on a side street in Kayes, Mali, and climbed out of the car. It wasn ’t until we rounded a corner and stepped into a wide alley that we found the group we were scheduled to meet, and I saw why we needed such a big space.More than 60 women and girls, ranging from grandmothers to teenagers to infants in arms, were there waiting for us. They rose to their feet, smiling and gesturing to the plush couches they ’d set out for...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

UK fertility regulator to issue new rules on expensive IVF add-ons
Patients will have to be told when fertility treatment extras are not likely to be effectiveIVF patients will need to be told when expensive “add-ons” to fertility treatments are not likely to be effective, under new rules due to be issued to clinics later this year.The crackdown by the government ’s fertility regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, comes as an increasing number of clinics are charging patients top-up fees for experimental procedures that have not been tested in clinical trials, or have been shown to make no difference.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin and Ian Sample Tags: IVF Fertility problems Health Society UK news Medical research Science Source Type: news

Candida albicans: Progress in the understanding of the mechanisms of genetic diversification in a major fungal pathogen of humans
(Institut Pasteur) Candida albicans is a fungal species causing infection in humans. A team of scientists decided to sequence and analyze the genomes of 182 strains of C. albicans from around the world. They confirmed the clonal reproduction of this human pathogen but also showed that parasexual reproduction, previously only observed in a laboratory setting, contributes to the genetic diversity of C. albicans and therefore also to its ability to adapt to new environments and rid itself of deleterious mutations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Seven ways IVF changed the world – from Louise Brown to stem-cell research
The first ‘test-tube’ baby turns 40 this month, but the impact of in vitro fertilisation extends far beyond solutions to fertility problemsIt sounds rather perverse and archaic today to call a childborn by IVF a “test-tube baby”. The technique of assisted reproduction has become so widespread and normalised, more than 6 million babies down the road, that there ’s nothing so remarkable or stigmatising in having been conceived in a petri dish (“in vitro”means in glass, although test tubes were never involved). In many countries worldwide, 3-6% of allchildren are now conceived this wa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Philip Ball Tags: IVF Science Reproduction Health Fertility problems Society Pregnancy Stem cells Medical research Biology Reproductive rights Women Parents and parenting Family & wellbeing Ethics World news Source Type: news

The first test-tube baby turns 40
Who is Louise Brown and why should we care that she's turning 40? She was the first baby conceived using in vitro fertilization, a procedure that has become the cornerstone of fertility treatment. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does a nut-rich diet lead to better sperm quality?
With male fertility on the decline, it is important to understand how to improve reproductive health. A new study suggests that eating more nuts may help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Men's Health Source Type: news

Fertility Inc.: How Bay Area startups are transforming the business of making babies
A crop of new Bay Area startups is tackling fertility and family planning as couples wait longer to try to conceive. Can they make it easier to make babies? (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Fertility Inc.: How Bay Area startups are transforming the business of making babies
A crop of new Bay Area startups is tackling fertility and family planning as couples wait longer to try to conceive. Can they make it easier to make babies? (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Kids of Gay Parents Don ’ t Struggle More Socially
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - July 6, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

8 Million IVF Babies; Pollution and Diabetes; Nuts for Male Fertility
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - July 6, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Study: Fertility Drugs Don't Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk
Fertility drugs don't increase a woman's chance of getting ovarian cancer, but infertility itself is associated with an increased risk, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Women Who Freeze Eggs Motivated by Lack of Partner
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- Most women undergoing elective egg freezing (EEF) are without partners, reflecting different life circumstances, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Infertility, Not Fertility Drugs, Linked to Raised Risk of Ovarian Cancer
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- Fertility drugs do not increase a woman's risk of ovarian cancer, a new study suggests. It did find that infertility itself is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer. The researchers examined data from more than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Infertility, Not Fertility Drugs, Linked to Raised Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Title: Infertility, Not Fertility Drugs, Linked to Raised Risk of Ovarian CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - July 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Infertility, < i > Not < /i > Fertility Drugs, Linked to Raised Risk of Ovarian Cancer
(Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer - July 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

11 Billion, Ready or Not: We Need To Put Family Planning on the Fast Track
July 09, 2018By 2100, the world ’s population will rise to 11 billion. But that doesn’t mean family planning investments aren’t working.“So, you justfindarticles on healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies, you don ’t read them, huh? ”It was early 2008. I had recently written an evidence review on the subject. I had also just shared the news of my third pregnancy in about three years with my employer and colleagues. Now one of my male coworkers was making this joke.I brushed it off, but it made me uncomfortable.I was already self-conscious about my choice to have three children so close...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Climate change is making it harder for couples to conceive
According to research by UCLA environmental economist Alan Barreca, hot weather reduces chances of getting pregnant — and the problem is expected to get worse because of global warming.After noticing that August and September — nine months after the coldest part of the year — are two of the busiest months for births in the U.S., Barreca, a member of theUCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, pored through 80 years of U.S. birth data, looking for trends.Reported  in the journal Demography,the study found that high temperatures have a significant negative effect on fertility and birth rat...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fertility Inc.: How Bay Area startups are transforming the business of making babies
A crop of new Bay Area startups is tackling fertility and family planning as couples wait longer to try to conceive. Can they make it easier to make babies? (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Fertility Inc.: How Bay Area startups are transforming the business of making babies
A crop of new Bay Area startups is tackling fertility and family planning as couples wait longer to try to conceive. Can they make it easier to make babies? (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Fertility Problems, Reproductive Technology Tied to Slightly More Birth Defects Fertility Problems, Reproductive Technology Tied to Slightly More Birth Defects
Women who struggle to get pregnant or use reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be more likely to have preemies and kids with birth defects than their peers who conceive without difficulty, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news