In Vitro Fertilization

Prohibiting 3-Parent IVF: Does It Violate Procreative Rights?

Prohibiting 3-Parent IVF: Does It Violate Procreative Rights?

The prohibition of mitochondrial replacement therapy may unfairly impact women with mitochondrial disorders who are undergoing IVF.

Testosterone Therapy Increases Live Birth Rates in IVF

Testosterone Therapy Increases Live Birth Rates in IVF

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The effects of testosterone therapy administered before controlled ovarian stimulation on pregnancy and live birth rates were examined in poor responders undergoing IVF

Breast Cancer Risk No Higher With IVF Treatment

Breast Cancer Risk No Higher With IVF Treatment

Women who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) are not at increased risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Clinical Pregnancy Rates Lower for Some Ethnic Groups After In Vitro Fertilization

Clinical Pregnancy Rates Lower for Some Ethnic Groups After In Vitro Fertilization

Five US registry-based studies showed that black, Hispanic, and Asian women had lower clinical pregnancy rates after IVF compared with white women.

Soy May Protect Against Harmful Reproductive Effects of BPA

Soy May Protect Against Harmful Reproductive Effects of BPA

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Eating soy regularly may protect women who are undergoing infertility treatment from poor success due to BPA exposure.

Minimal Stimulation IVF Associated With Lower Live Birth Rates

Minimal Stimulation IVF Associated With Lower Live Birth Rates

Minimal stimulation in vitro fertilization (mini-IVF) is associated with reduced live birth rates compared with conventional IVF.

Infertility Treatment Not Linked to Developmental Delays in Children

Infertility Treatment Not Linked to Developmental Delays in Children

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Children conceived through infertility treatment are no more likely to experience developmental delays than those conceived without the treatment.

Elective Single Embryo Transfer May Be Less Successful for in Ethnic Minority Groups

Elective Single Embryo Transfer May Be Less Successful for in Ethnic Minority Groups

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Clinical pregnancy rate was lower for non-white women who underwent elective single embryo transfer.

Studies Examine Effect of Age on Sperm

Studies Examine Effect of Age on Sperm

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One study finds increasing age has no effect, while another shows younger men have declining sperm quality.

High-Fat Diets May Impact Fertility in Men, Women

High-Fat Diets May Impact Fertility in Men, Women

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Diets with high fat content could negatively affect fertility in both men and women.

Older Women Undergoing IVF May Benefit from Earlier Oocyte Retrieval

Older Women Undergoing IVF May Benefit from Earlier Oocyte Retrieval

Early retrieval can help avoid premature follicular luteinization in older women undergoing IVF.

Cancellation, Live Birth Rates Differ With Cyropreserved vs. Fresh Oocytes

Cancellation, Live Birth Rates Differ With Cyropreserved vs. Fresh Oocytes

IVF using cryopreserved donor oocytes was linked to lower cancellation rates and live birth rates.

Processed Meat Intake in Men May Decrease Fertilization Rates in IVF

Processed Meat Intake in Men May Decrease Fertilization Rates in IVF

Higher fertilization rates were seen among couples in which male partners have highest intake of poultry.

In Vitro Fertilization Birth Rates Increasing

In Vitro Fertilization Birth Rates Increasing

More infants were born with the help of IVF in 2013 than 2012, with a downward trend being seen in multiple embryo transfers and multiple births.

Fertility Treatment Outcomes Worse for Black Women

Fertility Treatment Outcomes Worse for Black Women

Success rates for in vitro fertilization for black women are about half those of white women.

High BMI Tied to Worse Fertility Treatment Outcomes

High BMI Tied to Worse Fertility Treatment Outcomes

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Higher BMI appears to lower the success of fertility treatments.

Vitamin D Tied to In Vitro Fertilization Success Rate

Vitamin D Tied to In Vitro Fertilization Success Rate

Women with higher serum levels of 25(OH)D who undergo IVF have higher pregnancy rates.

BMI Affects IVF Outcomes in PCOS

BMI Affects IVF Outcomes in PCOS

Lower odds of clinical pregnancy and live birth for obese vs. lean women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

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