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Archive for March 2015

Icing your testicles in order to have a baby? An unusual male fertility fix

It is estimated that 1 in 6 couples experience difficulty conceiving, with 30% of those problems being caused by problems with the male partner’s fertility. In the face of those statistics, increasingly men are being encouraged to try to improve their fertility through lifestyle changes, as well as other natural and sometimes unusual, “fertility fixes.” […]

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Planning the timing of my pregnancy and maternity leave

My partner Luke and I have decided that we’re going to start trying to have a baby! I’ve been charting my fertility and ovulation using an app, so I have a good idea of when I’m most fertile. Luke and I are both teachers, so I’m hoping to time the pregnancy so that I’m due […]

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When it comes to egg freezing, age matters

There has been considerable attention in the media to the use of egg freezing as a means for women to prolong their fertility. Indeed, it would appear that more women are electing to freeze their eggs in order to pursue their careers, gain financial stability, and to find an appropriate partner before becoming a parent. […]

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The end of vasectomies? Injectable gel could provide temporary birth control for men

Not ready for a vasectomy? A new injectable gel may provide men with a temporary option for contraception. Scientists in San Francisco at the Parsemus Foundation are developing a substance called Vasalgel. It can be used as an injectable barrier that seals the small tube called the vas deferens that carries sperm to be ejaculated. […]

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