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Content Tagged: Female fertility

Birth control pills can temporarily reduce a woman’s future fertility

A recent study suggests that being on birth control pills can temporarily reduce a woman’s fertility. Researchers at Copenhagen University Hospital measured the levels of anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) and antral follicles (AFC), in 833 women between the ages of 19 and 46 years old. AMH and AFC are common indicators of the quantity of a […]

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Celebrities face criticism for encouraging women not to wait to have children

Recent comments made by British celebrities about the timing of motherhood and career have been met with criticism by the public. Kirstie Allsopp, the star of the tv show, Location, Location, Location, shared her advice for young women who one day want to become mothers. Having had her sons at age 35 and 37, Allsopp […]

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Gen Y and Millennial women having more kids and rejecting helicopter parenting

A new study conducted in Canada suggests that the newest generation of mothers is doing things differently than the generations of women before them. They are abandoning the “helicopter parenting” style of older mothers, and having more kids than women of the previous generation. 1,633 Canadian mothers between the ages of 18 and 34 were […]

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I am planning to get a copper IUD in about a month. I am wondering if having this non-hormonal IUD will skew the results of any fertility tests I take once it is in place, and if so, whether I should get my fertility tested before I get the IUD? I also wonder how stress levels affect the results of fertility testing? I’ve been under a lot stress and am wondering how long I should wait after things settle down, before taking the fertility test?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Stephen Hudson, Director of the Victoria Fertility Centre in British Columbia, Canada. In order to answer your question appropriately I would really require more details. Specifically I would need to know whether or not you have tried to conceive before, how heavy, uncomfortable, and regular your menstrual periods are, […]

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