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Archive for July 2012

Accepting that I’ll never have my own children

My name is Janice. I met my husband when I was in college and we got married right after we graduated. I assumed that we’d eventually have kids but we wanted to get our careers going and enjoy our freedom before we settled down. We worked hard and played hard and I assumed we had […]

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New research suggests that a Mediterranean diet can increase a woman’s chances of conceiving

New research presented at the annual meeting of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Istanbul suggests that a diet including high levels of monosaturated fat – found in avocados, olive oil, peanuts, almonds and cashews – may boost a woman’s fertility.  “A Mediterranean diet” has been reported to triple the chances […]

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My partner has a low sperm count and says he is OK using the sperm of a donor. But I’m not comfortable having a child that is not HIS genetic child. What can we do?

This month’s Ask an Expert question has been answered by our site creator, Dr. Judith Daniluk, a leading researcher and counsellor in the field of women’s sexuality and reproductive health. Learn more about Dr. Daniluk here.  Given that you asked one of our mental health experts to answer this question, I am assuming that you […]

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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can impact later fertility.

Sexually transmitted infections, such as gonorrhea and Chlamydia, when left untreated can impair fertility. Women can develop pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can cause permanent damage to the fallopian tubes and uterus, blocking eggs from moving into the uterus or preventing an embryo from attaching to the uterine wall. Men can develop epididymitis, which can […]

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