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Content Tagged: assisted reproduction

Wonder why only 1% of the 300 million sperm released during sex manages to reach a woman’s uterus?

A recent study out of Britain appears to have the answer – it’s all because sperm have an “appalling” sense of direction! The study found that sperm avoids the “middle lane” of the female reproductive tract and crawls along the walls instead. They have difficulty turning corners and often crash into each other (and the […]

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Doctors support efforts to reduce multiple IVF births

A recent article in The Vancouver Sun highlighted the risks related to multiple births resulting from in vitro fertilization (IVF). In a newly published statement, the IVF Medical Directors of Canada say that they are supporting efforts within fertility clinics to reduce the multiple pregnancy rate by performing more single embryo transfers. Canada has one […]

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University-aged young adults don’t know the facts about how fertility declines with age

A new study published in the journal, Human Reproduction, suggests that university-aged young adults are unaware of age-related fertility decline, over-estimate the success rates of assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF, and see these treatments as available back-up plans if they have difficulty becoming pregnant. The study surveyed 246 American male and female university students

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Infertility on the rise for Canadian couples.

A new study is the first of its kind to measure how many Canadian couples are having problems conceiving. The study, published in the international journal Human Reproduction, estimates that up to 16% of heterosexual couples, in which the women are between the ages of 18 and 44, are experiencing infertility. The rates are definitely […]

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