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Archive for November 2014

Infertility also affects men’s stress levels and sexual functioning

A new study, presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Annual Meeting in October, suggests that for men who have been trying unsuccessfully to conceive for over a year, the very days in the middle of the cycle when their partners are supposed to be most fertile, can be particularly stressful for men with […]

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Woman with two wombs still able to have a baby

When Jane Woodhead, 38, went for a routine pap smear, she was very surprised to be told that she has two uteruses and two cervixes. Despite having yearly pap smears for many years, this very rare condition, called uterus didelphys, had never been discovered. About 3% of women are born with this condition that is […]

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My daughter is 16 and would like to get the HPV vaccine. I’m wondering about the risks and benefits of this vaccine, including the implications for her future fertility?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Beth Taylor, co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia.  The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical, anal, vagina, vulvar and throat cancer. Fortunately there is a vaccine against the most serious types of HPV.  The vaccine is safe, and in […]

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A pint of beer a day may help improve male fertility

A new study may give men an excuse to enjoy a pint of beer after work each day. Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston studied 105 men whose partners were undergoing IVF. The men, who were on average 37 years of age, completed a dietary questionnaire that included questions about alcohol intake. The […]

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