Male Infertility: Helping You Sort Fact From Fiction

There’s ample information — as well as misinformation — out there about the causes of male infertility, or the inability to father a child. Let’s take a look at the most common suspects and see what’s truth and what’s myth. Dangers of heat The testicles are generally slightly cooler than the abdomen because they are outside the … Read More

Drug Can Help You Avoid Infertility from Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy for young women with breast cancer has a serious permanent side effect: infertility due to irreversible damage to the ovaries. But a new study shows that a hormone-blocking drug taken during chemotherapy can help young female breast cancer patients avoid ovary damage and go on to have children later. Researchers presented results of the … Read More

Age 35 and Older: Too Late to Get 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 habits. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a study recently that showed the first birth rate for women in their late 30s and older has been … Read More

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Freezing Eggs Can Preserve Your Dream of Motherhood

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. That’s because life doesn’t always cooperate with a woman’s plans for motherhood. Fertility begins to decline early 30s and drops rapidly in the late 30s and 40s. The … Read More

Vasectomy Requests Peak During March Madness

The basketball court is not the only place for March Madness this week. At this time of year, many urologists see a deluge of requests from men seeking a vasectomy. Many men plan a vasectomy for this week with an eye toward watching the NCAA basketball tournament all weekend while they recuperate, says urologist Edmund Sabanegh, MD, Chair … Read More

5 Ways Obesity Affects Your Fertility

When it comes to obesity, you’ve read all about the dangers. You know about increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, back and joint problems, and many other conditions. But here’s one you may not know: Excess weight can hurt your chances of becoming pregnant. Obesity has a number of different effects on your fertility—as well … Read More

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Simple Procedure Treats Cervical Cancer Early

Rates of cervical cancer in the U.S. have dipped to all-time lows, not only because of early detection through regular Pap tests, but also because of quick, effective treatments for pre-cancerous cervical tissues, including the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP). LEEP, a simple and common surgical procedure, uses a thin, low-voltage electrified wire loop. This … Read More

Fertility Drugs Tied to Multiple Births (Video)

A substantial increase in the rate of U.S. multiple births and the use of non-in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments has been linked, says a new study from Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These non-IVF fertility treatments include ovulation stimulation and ovulation induction through the use of fertility drugs. The study did find a decline, however, … Read More