Category list : Fertility
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Using painkillers in pregnancy may reduce fertility in subsequent generations, research in animals suggests.
“There is no heightened risk of developmental delays … in children conceived through IVF or other infertility treatments,” the Mail Online reports. A study found that the numbers of children affected with such delays were the same as those conceived naturally.
Oral contraceptive use just before or during pregnancy is not associated with an increased risk of major birth defects, suggest latest study findings.
Both active and passive smoking have been linked to infertility and earlier menopause in a new large-scale study from the US.
“A sexually transmitted infection could have infected hundreds of thousands of people in the UK,” The Guardian reports.
Weight loss surgery can improve fertility and reproductive outcomes in obese women, according to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
“Ovarian tissue transplants for women who want to have a baby after cancer treatment appear to be safe and are very successful,” The Guardian reports after a small Danish study found the technique has around a 1 in 3 pregnancy success rate.
UK researchers have recommended that pushing back the timing of a second ultrasound scan in women thought to have miscarried may help to avoid the termination of healthy pregnancies.
“Want to be a dad? Cut out sausages and eat chicken,” the Daily Mail reports, prompted by the findings of a recent study into diet and fertility outcomes for couples undergoing fertility treatment.
“The pill cuts womb cancer cases by 200,000,” the Sky News website reports, in an uncommon example of a credible headline figure.