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The relationship between delayed childbearing and breast cancer

Although breast cancer is more common in women over the age of 50, younger women are also at risk. The results of a recent study conducted by scientists at Cancer Research UK suggests that one in five cases of breast cancer occurs in women under the age of 50. More than 10, 000 younger women […]

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Exposure to BPA may negatively affect women’s reproductive health

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a toxic chemical that is found in some plastics (e.g., water bottles, cups, compact discs, medical devices, impact-resistant safety equipment, etc.) and “epoxy resins” which are used to coat some metal products (e.g., pop and food cans, bottle tops). BPA has long been known to leach into the foods and liquids […]

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Thyroid problems may impair fertility

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck that manufactures hormones and regulates metabolism. The most common thyroid disorders – hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) – are caused by either too little or too much of the hormone thyroxine. These endocrine disorders can cause a range of different […]

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Determining the fate of “orphaned” embryos

Fertility specialists across the globe face the difficult decision of deciding what to do with “orphaned” embryos – embryos belonging to patients who have requested that their extra embryos created through IVF be cryopreserved and stored, but who are no longer in contact with their fertility clinic. The American Society of Reproductive Medicine considers embryos […]

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