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When it comes to elective egg freezing, don't overpromise, advises Ronald Feinberg, MD, PhD. There is still a lot we don't know, and the process doesn't protect against infertility nor does it guarantee a future pregnancy.
Subfertility Itself May Explain Poor Birth Outcomes
Assisted reproductive technology is often thought to account for the risk of low birth weight and preterm birth, but new research finds another factor plays a role.
ICSI May Not Be Best for Unexplained Infertility
Use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection in cases unrelated to male factor infertility may negatively affect outcomes, new research suggests.
When Is GnRH Best for Triggering Oocyte Maturation?
A GnRH agonist for an oocyte maturation trigger may be most useful in cases where pregnancy isn't the immediate goal, a new meta-analysis finds.
IVF Will Continue in ND as Voters Reject Measure 1
Voters in North Dakota sent a clear message that health care decisions, from pregnancy to end-of-life care, must involve only patients and their physicians.
Measure 1 Will End IVF in North Dakota
A consequence of Measure 1, which may or may not be a "personhood" amendment, is that IVF and other infertility services in North Dakota will end.
High Dairy Intake Improves Reproductive Outcomes
Women with high dairy diets have higher live birth rates after IVF; maternal diets high in butterfat can ameliorate effects of BPA exposure on embryos in rats.
Novel IVF Technology: Safe and Effective, May Cut Costs
The use of an intravaginal incubation device in IVF is found to be a safe and effective alternative to lab incubation of embryos, and it may reduce costs.
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