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Archive for December 2012

Information is power: Getting informed about my fertility

My name is Allie and I’m a 34 year old advertising executive. I’ve spent the last several years concentrating on my education and building my career. Although the ad world can be gruelling, with 70 to 80 hour work weeks being the norm, I absolutely love my work. Despite the demands of my job, I […]

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The ‘male’ biological clock

A recent study conducted by Kári Stefánsson and published in the journal, Nature, found a relationship between advanced paternal age and higher rates of autism and other conditions in the children of older fathers. The results also suggest that men’s fertility begins to decline around age 30. There is some evidence to suggest that the […]

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Nutrition may affect reproductive health and the success of fertility treatments

The results of several studies recently presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) suggest that nutrition may be an important factor in both women’s and men’s reproductive health. The relationship between men’s diet – specifically dairy and carbohydrate intake – and sperm quality was explored in two studies. […]

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World’s first successful womb transplant recipient ready to become a mother

In August 2011, 22 year-old Derya Sert underwent the world’s first successful womb transplant performed by Dr. Ozkan (affiliated with Akdeniz University in Turkey). The most significant and common risks of a transplant include rejection of the womb and possible side effects from the anti-rejection medications. But in Sert’s case it has now been over […]

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