Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, say a recent discovery accounts for 80% unexplained infertility cases. Typically, infertility is the result of female factors 1/3 of the time, male factors 1/3 of the time, and unexplained factors 1/3 of the time. There are approximately 7.3 million people in the United States diagnosed with infertility.
A study conducted by Thomas Jefferson University's Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, presented at the 2012 American College of Gastroenterology meeting shows women with celiac disease have greater fertility and pregnancy complications, like miscarriage, than those without the disease.
Sperm producing stem cells show potential for restoring post-cancer fertility according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Magee-Womens Research Institute. Their findings in a primate study, published in Cell Stem Cell, show that an injection of previously frozen stem cells not only restore sperm production, but also fertilize eggs successfully.