Archive for December 2013

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Researchers closer to birth control pill for men

Researchers in Australia have discovered a reversible way of stopping sperm from being released through the ejaculate without impacting sexual functioning. In animal tests, the researchers found that the sperm could be “kept in storage” during sex, thereby preventing pregnancy. The study was conducted at Monash University and published in the journal Proceedings of the […]

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I’m 46.5 yrs old and reviewing my life with some regrets, particularly in assuming I had time to choose to have a child. The decision to wait has always been governed by readiness – my own and my partner’s. Have I waited too long? Is it still possible for me to have a child?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Stephen Hudson, Director of the Victoria Fertility Centre in British Columbia, Canada. In order to address this subject I think it is important to discuss some introductory biology. Women are born with a finite number of eggs. This egg reserve declines as a woman ages. A woman ovulates (releases […]

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Proteins identified that could result in a simple test of male fertility

There are two types of male infertility – obstructive infertility, where sperm is being produced but not getting released, and non-obstructive infertility, where the testicles are making little, if any sperm. Currently, men with no sperm (azoospermia) will undergo a series of expensive, and often painful tests (in the case of testicular biopsy) to determine […]

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Empty Arms: The emotional impact of miscarriage

A recent blog published on The New Yorker website, chronicles writer Ariel Levy’s emotional experience of miscarrying at 19 weeks during a business-related trip to Mongolia. After giving birth on the bathroom floor in her hotel, Ariel’s son lived for only a few brief minutes. When she returned to the US, Ariel questioned her decision […]

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