Fertility News

It isn’t just women whose fertility changes with age: Men’s fertility also declines

It is well-known that women’s fertility declines with age. In fact, the majority of research on age-related fertility decline has been focused on women. However, recent research findings indicate that men’s fertility also declines with age. This research is timely, given the fact that men are also delaying parenthood or having second families into their [...]

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Aging eggs and DNA: Why it’s harder to get pregnant after 35

It has long been known that the age of a woman’s eggs play a role in her ability to get pregnant. Now a team of researchers at New York Medical College have added to our understanding of why it is more difficult for women to get pregnant, and carry a viable pregnancy to term, when [...]

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Less television and more exercise may increase men’s sperm concentration

The results of a recent Harvard study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, suggest that there is relationship between physical activity and men’s fertility. Specifically, Audrey Gaskins and her colleagues found that lower levels of exercise were associated with lower sperm counts, and concentration. Researchers conducted an observational study of 189 men between [...]

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The relationship between age and the success of IVF

As more and more women delay childbearing into their 30s and even 40s, many women believe that they can turn to fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) to have a family, if they have difficulty getting pregnant. However, the reality is that IVF does not guarantee that a woman will be able to [...]

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