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Content Tagged: Female fertility

New treatment may help thin women become pregnant without IVF

A new hormonal treatment may help women who are experiencing infertility because of low body fat to start a family without having to undergo IVF. One in 10 athletes, ballerinas, and gymnasts and 1 in 100 women in the general population experience hypothalamic amenorrhea – where their periods stops – because they have lost a […]

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The importance of nutrition even before pregnancy!

A recent study published in Nature Communications suggests that what a woman eats before she is pregnant can have an impact on the health of her future children. The study was conducted with the Medical Research Council’s unit in Gambia, West Africa and led by Dr. Andrew Prentice, of the London School of Hygiene and […]

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11 common myths fertility doctors hear

Approximately one in six couples experience fertility problems. In honour of National Infertility Awareness Week in the United States, Dr. Angeline Beltsos, the medical director at Fertility Centers of Illinois, highlighted the myths that fertility doctors hear. The most common misconceptions include fertility and age, for example, assuming that male fertility doesn’t decline with age, […]

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New protein discovered to assist conception

A new discovery by British researchers may hold the key to successful fertility treatment for the approximately 10% of couples with unexplained infertility. Researchers found that an egg’s surface is studded with a protein that is necessary for fertility. Named “Juno” after the Roman goddess of marriage and fertility, this protein “mates” with a similar […]

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