A new study seeks to answer a longstanding chicken-or-egg question: do infertility treatments raise the risk of birth defects, or is the risk linked to infertility itself?
Just 4% of women of childbearing age with cancer take steps to mitigate the risks of infertility inherent in many treatments.
Why should women bear the brunt of infertility testing? A new at-home sperm-analysis test allows men to assess their babymaking abilities.
Should infertile couples forgo their desire for biological children and turn instead to adoption?
Condoms and vasectomies are so yesterday. Researchers are working on a way to zap sperm to control male fertility.
On the whole, I’m assuming that studies in the academic journal Fertility and Sterility — which include chart-toppers like “Are varicoceles associated with increased deoxyribonucleic acid fragmentation?” — don’t receive a …
Treatment with the cancer drug Avastin may affect fertility in some women, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Tuesday. The agency said a new warning about the risk of “ovarian failure” was added to the drug’s label.
Having children may drain a man’s testosterone, but a large family may also be an indicator of heart health, a new study finds.
Taking aspirin during fertility treatment does not increase women’s chances of conceiving, according to a new review of the research.
Japanese scientists successfully restored fertility in sterile mice using sperm cells that were originated in the lab, reports a new study in the journal Cell. The research promises to help scientists better understand fertility …
A mutation in a gene for a sperm-related protein found in 20% of men may be responsible for a significant proportion of unexplained male infertility, according to a new study.
In the dystopian book and film Children of Men, human beings suddenly stop being able to have children. There’s no real explanation given for the change — though there’s talk of a precipitous decline in sperm count quality — but the loss of the ability to reproduce essentially robs humanity of its future, and leads to the utter …
A study of 229 Israeli women undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to treat infertility found that a 15-minute visit from a trained “medical clown” immediately after the embryos were placed in the womb increased the chance of …