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Birds, Bees and Infertility

The Washington Post,  Aug 19, 2011
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Creating a video with a woman dressed as a bird and a man dressed as, yes, a bee — rapping, no less, about their inability to conceive — was a bit of risky venture. But that’s just what the pharmaceutical company EMD Serono, maker of a fertility drug called Gonal-f, has done. The video, “Early Bird Catches the Sperm” and posted on the Facebook page “Birds & Bees: The Real Story,” is meant to raise awareness and to encourage couples having difficulty conceiving to consult a reproductive endocrinologist.

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Scientists Find How 'Sticky' Egg Captures Sperm

The Star,  Aug 18, 2011
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Scientists have uncovered exactly how a human egg captures an incoming sperm to begin the process of fertilization and say their discovery could in future help couples who suffer from infertility. In a study in the journal Science, an international team of researchers found that a specific kind of sugar molecule makes the outer coat of the egg “sticky,” helping the egg and sperm bind together.

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Economic Turmoil Taking Its Toll on Childbearing

USA Today,  Aug 12, 2011
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Women starting families today might not think they have a lot in common with women during the Great Depression, but a new government analysis of birth data suggests otherwise. The struggling economy may be causing women of childbearing age to have fewer or no children, suggests demographer Sharon Kirmeyer of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lead author of two reports out Thursday that analyzed historical childbearing data. Census data show that in 2010, 18.8 percent of women ages 40 to 44 were childless, echoing a trend from the 1930s found in the CDC analysis. The U.S.

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Cooler Months Raise Sperm Quality, Chance of Producing a Baby

The Jerusalem Post,  Aug 7, 20
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Couples who have fertility problems due to low-quality sperm would be well advised to plan their calendars: Soroka University Medical Center researchers have found that the quality of semen – both the amount of sperm and their motility – is better in the winter and the fall than in the spring or summer. Dr. Eliahu Levitas, a senior physician in the hospital’s in-vitro fertilization unit, reported to a recent meeting of the Israel Society for Fertility Research about his statistical study of 6,453 semen samples collected at Soroka.

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Women Should Deal with Fertility Issues Early

The Tennessean,  July 29, 2011
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In my 20-plus years as a women’s health expert, I have been witnessing a disturbing trend. Women are waiting longer to seek treatment for fertility issues, a decision that greatly reduces the chances of conceiving a healthy baby. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, the mean age of women walking through the door at one reproductive center in Colorado has increased from 32 to 39. Sadly, the same is true at my practice in Nashville.

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50-Year-Old Australian Woman Gives Birth without IVF

news.com.au,  July 27, 2011
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A 50-year-old Queensland woman has made history as the oldest Australian woman to fall pregnant naturally and give birth to a healthy first child. Semi-retired Gold Coast real estate agent Anthea Nicholas had a "one-in-several-million" chance of conceiving without resorting to in vitro fertilization (IVF), and her chances of miscarriage were up to 70 per cent. Nicholas Jay, now 5 weeks old, was born perfectly healthy.

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Baby-Making Sex Scheduling Conflicts

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Couples get creative

a blog by Alec, July 26, 2011

To read more Alec The Infertility Guy blogs, CLICK HERE.

An infertile couple was kind enough to tell me this story about baby-making sex. Per my promise to respect anonymity, you’ll have the initials of the storytellers.

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    My Fertility Crisis

    Wall Street Journal,  July 23, 2011
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    We hear a lot of stories about successful fertility treatments. But there are a lot of untold stories without such happy endings. Holly Finn, author of "The Baby Chase," talks about the emotional and financial toll of in vitro treatments, and the often heartbreaking outcome.

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    Breast-Cancer Patients Under 40 May Keep Fertility With Drug, Study Finds

    Bloomberg,  July 19, 2011

    Younger women with early-stage breast cancer who took a drug to suppress their ovaries were more likely to avert early menopause caused by chemotherapy, researchers found. The treatment, triptorelin, helped patients avoid the permanent loss of their fertility that can be prompted by chemotherapy’s toxic doses, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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    Trouble Conceiving? Go See the Dentist

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    Why dental care is important to fertility and pregnancy

    a blog by Robyn Nazar, RN, BSN, July 20, 2011

    To read more of Robyn Nazar's The Fertile World: A Nurse's Perspective blogs, CLICK HERE.

    Although it may be hard to imagine how your dental care could possibly relate to getting pregnant, experts say it's true.

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