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Content Tagged: assisted reproduction

Older IVF patients may end up spending more on fertility treatments

People seeking treatments to have a child through assisted reproductive technologies and in particular IVF (in vitro fertilization) can end up spending a lot more money than they initially anticipated, to achieve their dream of becoming parents. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) the average cost of one IVF cycle in 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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Families created with donor sperm reported to be ‘just as happy’

The results of a recent study conducted by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), and published in the journal Human Reproduction, suggest that compared to other kinds of families, those created with donor sperm function equally as well. These families are headed by parents that are just as loving and psychologically healthy as parents […]

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