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Chemotherapy Can Cause Premature Menopause, Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 02, 2014

Women are increasingly freezing their eggs and embryos before cancer treatment begins, because the treatment can cause premature menopause and infertility. Women are increasingly freezing their eggs and embryos before cancer treatment begins, because the treatment can cause premature menopause and infertility.

A Womb With a View: Ectogenesis Is Coming

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 29, 2014

It’s almost here, the technology that will enable babies, once and for all, to be grown in artificial wombs. It’s already promising to be a legal and ethical minefield, with scientists, religious leaders and philosophers alike jumping on the bandwagon to throw in their two cents on the implications. But, asks MARELISE VAN DER MERWE, what about the most important stakeholders of all – our kids themselves?

Healing Teenage Cancer’s Scars

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 29, 2014

The teenage years can be tough enough under the best of circumstances. But when cancer invades an adolescent’s life, the challenges grow exponentially.

In Plastics and Cans, a Threat to Women

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 29, 2014

A few years ago, Jodi Flaws, a bioscientist at the University of Illinois, began testing a theory about the risks to women posed by the widely used industrial compound bisphenol A, or BPA. 

How Max Levchin's Glow App Got 25,000 Women Pregnant

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 28, 2014

One year after PayPal founder Max Levchin helped launch Glow, the fertility app has some impressive results: the service takes credit for 25,000 pregnancies. As notes stream in from excited users, often accompanied by photographs of astonished newborns, it’s hard not to get the warm fuzzies.

Researchers Take a Closer Look at Endometriosis, a Leading Cause of Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 28, 2014

Researchers in New York are taking a closer look at endometriosis. It's a disease that's not often talked about, but it affects one in ten women in the U.S., and 176 million women worldwide.

Three-parent Babies: ‘As Long as She’s Healthy, I Don’t Care’, Says Mother of IVF Child

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 26, 2014

In May 1997, the first child was born as a result of a controversial IVF technique which involved mixing the genes of three people. Today, Emma Ott, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a healthy American teenager who routinely scores straight As at high school.

The Obesity-Fertility Link in Men

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 22, 2014

For men, obesity-related conditions can include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancers. A new study published in the journal Clinical Endocrinology now adds possible infertility to the list of problems associated with obesity.

Austin Couple Turns Four-Year Infertility Struggle Into a Book

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 22, 2014

The Millers wrote about their experience in the book “Where Have All the Storks Gone: A His and Hers Guide to Infertility.”

The Fraught World of UK Surrogacy

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 21, 2014

In the UK you cannot pay for a woman to have your baby, regulation is loose and arrangements depend entirely on trust. Demand for surrogates far outstrips supply.

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