Fertility News


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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Risk of STI's

Rates of chlamydia may be on the rise

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia Trachomatis. It is contracted through sexual contact, and is the most common STI in both Canada and the US. Among women, common symptoms include, but are not limited to, a burning sensation during urination, painful sexual intercourse, bleeding between periods and [...]

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India proposes to ban singles, gays and common law couples from commercial surrogacy

In recent years, couples and individuals trying to create their families have been seeking commercial surrogacy options in greater numbers, particularly in India. Commonly referred to as “reproductive tourism”, those who can’t afford or are restricted from pursuing fertility treatments in their own county, often pursue treatments in other countries where the costs are more [...]

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