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Content Tagged: age

Record number of babies born through IVF in the United States

According to a new report published by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), in 2012 a total of 165,172 cycles of in vitro fertilization (IVF) were performed in the United States, which led to a record 61,740 births – 2,000 more than in 2011. That means that of every 100 babies born in the […]

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Father’s age linked with decreased fertility and greater risk of disorders in offspring

Two recent studies confirm the link between paternal age and fertility outcomes.  The longer a man delays fatherhood, the poorer the quality of his sperm. Children fathered by older dads also appear to have an increased risk of developing autism, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and bipolar disorder. The first study was conducted in […]

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How successful is female fertility preservation?

A recent meta-analysis conducted at the New York Medical College and the University of California Davis provides age-specific probabilities of achieving a live birth using IVF and eggs that were previously frozen using a slow freezing method (SF) and a more recent technique called vitrification (VF). The study was published in Fertility and Sterility, and […]

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A different path to motherhood

My name is Patrice. I’m 43. My health is great – I work out most days, I eat well, do yoga, and generally live a fairly balanced and stress-free life. Most people think I’m in my early 30s, and to be honest, that’s how I feel. 40 is the new 30 – right? Little did […]

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