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Content Tagged: fertility problems

The challenges of early menopause

Despite estimates that as many as 1 in 20 women experience early menopause, an article in the Daily Mail Online highlights this often unacknowledged, misunderstood and socially stigmatized experience. The author, Melissa Kite, shares her experience of going through an early menopause at age 42, when her friends were still having babies. Given her family […]

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Study finds women with fertility problems not offered simple fertility tests

A recent survey has found that women with fertility problems often are not being offered tests that could provide important information about whether they need fertility treatments like in vitro fertilization to become pregnant. A poll of 500 women, conducted by OvuSense in the UK, surveyed women with known fertility issues. Despite being told they […]

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Women putting lives at risk by buying IVF drugs on the internet

A recent article in the Daily Mail Online profiles a concerning trend. Some women who are unable to afford expensive fertility medications and treatments may be putting their lives at risk by purchasing discounted fertility drugs sold illegally on the internet on sites such as eBay. Fertility drugs are usually available by prescription only and […]

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“The Stork” insemination device now available for purchase in the USA

The first at-home artificial insemination device called “The Stork,” is now available over-the-counter for purchase in the United States. At a cost of $79.99, this device could give those who are trying to get pregnant an alternative to more expensive fertility procedures. The Stork has a two-part mechanism for delivering sperm into a woman’s uterus. […]

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