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Drug Can Help You Avoid Infertility from Chemotherapy

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, estrogen, fertility, hormones, infertility, menopause, ovarian cancer, pregnancy

A new study shows that a hormone-blocking drug taken during chemotherapy can help young female breast cancer patients avoid ovary damage caused by chemotherapy and go on to have children later.


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Age 35 and Older: Too Late to Get Pregnant? (Video)

Tags: fertility, infertility, pregnancy, pregnant, video

U.S. women are waiting longer to have their first child, a new study says. But while first-time older mothers face increased health risks, they can improve their outlook by adopting healthy [...]


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Freezing Eggs Can Preserve Your Dream of Motherhood

Tags: fertility, infertility, IVF, pregnancy, pregnant

One of the newest advances in fertility treatment — retrieving and freezing eggs — can give a woman better odds for starting a family later in life since life doesn’t always cooperate with a woman’s plans for motherhood.


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What You Should Know About Infertility’s Most Common Cause

Tags: fertility, hormone therapy, hormones, infertility, infertility treatments, ovarian cysts, ovaries, PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome, pregnancy

Most ovulation problems result from a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS. Fortunately, relatively inexpensive oral drugs can effectively treat PCOS, allowing many women to conceive.


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5 Ways Obesity Affects Your Fertility

Tags: fertility, infertility, obesity, pregnancy, women's health

To become pregnant, a healthy weight matters. Obesity has a number of different effects on your fertility—as well as your partner’s.


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Fertility Drugs Tied to Multiple Births (Video)

Tags: embryoscope, fertility, infertility, IVF, pregnancy, video

A study links the use of fertility treatments and an increased rate of multiple births — but a decline in the number of triplets and other high-order births when using in vitro fertilization (IVF).


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New Study: Bacon May Hurt Male Fertility

Tags: fat, fertility, healthy diet, infertility, male infertility, sex

Research continues to support the idea that diet can affect fertility. Men who eat a diet high in processed red meats have poorer sperm quality than men who eat more fruits, vegetables and white fish.


Special Incubator Helps Couples Conceive (Video)

Special Incubator Helps Couples Conceive (Video)

Tags: fertility, infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy, video

Ed and Caroline Marks have two excellent reasons to believe in new technology: identical twins Claire and Charlotte, the Marks’ newborn daughters. The Marks twins are the first babies born at [...]


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Embryoscope: New Technology Helps Couples Conceive

Tags: embryo, fertility, in vitro fertilization, infertility, IVF, pregnancy

New in vitro fertilization technology shows fertilized embryos developing moment to moment — giving fresh hope to those wanting to start a family.


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Not Pregnant Yet? When to Get Help

Tags: fertility, in vitro fertilization, infertility, IVF, pregnancy

Couples who haven’t conceived after a year of trying should visit an infertility specialist. But in some cases, couples should see the doctor sooner — here’s how to know.