fertility 

Scientists paint picture of infertility

Sure, he can paint your bedroom like a pro -- it's what he does for a living, after all -- but can he father your children? Perhaps not, according to a British study. According to the research, men who work with glycol solvents -- painters and...

Eat your leafy greens, get better sperm

For years, women who are trying to conceive have been advised to take folic acid supplements. Making sure to get enough of the B vitamin reduces the risk for birth defects -- specifically, spina bifida -- in a developing baby. New research shows that...

Janet Jackson "allergic to marriage"

Janet Jackson has been happily unmarried to boyfriend Jermaine Dupri since 2002. And despite pressure from family and friends to tie the knot and make some babies, the pop star says she's not interested in walking down the aisle. "If it's [meant] to...

Fertile women don't walk sexy?

Scientists are just bound and determined to figure out the biology behind men and women hooking up. This time, Canadian researchers are delving into the secrets of a woman's walk. A team at Queen's University in Ontario, Canada took a group of female...

Ovulation equals better tips

If you're trying to get pregnant and want to know when you're most fertile, perhaps you should taking up stripping at a gentleman's club and monitor your tips. At least, that's one way of doing it. It turns out that, according to a new study...

Lesbian couple sues doctor after having twins

I remember when Edan's mom first told me she was pregnant, I was petrified we'd have twins. Not that I wouldn't love them both -- in fact now I'd probably enjoy having a second rug rat to chase after -- but, at the time, the thought of twice the...

Fertility testing for men -- at home

Infertility isn't just a woman's issue. "It takes two to have a baby, as silly as that sounds," said Dr. Harry Fisch, director of the Male Reproductive Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. If is having...

Banking on motherhood

Okay, so say you're a young woman, looking into the future and planning your life. Your teenage years will be awkward, a time to learn about inter-personal relationships, even as you come to grips with the hormones raging through your body as it...

Still taboo for women to say they don't want kids?

There is an excellent article in the Guardian Unlimited today, outlining the various reasons a women might not want to have children. They are very valid reasons, and it's a very compelling article. Sarah Churchwell is one of the 60% of female...

Mom freezes eggs so daughter can have baby

A Canadian 7-year-old, who can't have children because of a genetic condition, may one day give birth to her half-sister by using her mother's frozen eggs. Melanie Boivin decided to donate her eggs because her daughter has Turner's syndrome, a...

Gay parents get fertility clinic

If you're a gay male couple, starting a family can be daunting. It's difficult or flat out impossible to adopt in many U.S. states, and those who want biological children via a surrogate mother face prejudice and bureaucracy at every turn. Enter the...

Study shows conception more difficult for obese couples

Doctors have long known that being overweight can affect fertility in both men and women individually. Semen quality and hormone levels are diminished in overweight men and too much extra weight can have adverse effects on ovulation, conception and...

Should the government help parents of multiples?

It used to be that when a couple had a large order multiple birth, companies would offer products in exchange for publicity. With the increase of multiple births, thanks in part to fertility treatments, the extra help for families is waning. Gone...

Trans Fats: They may cause infertility too

If you're looking to get pregnant, you might want to cut out the Big Macs (30g) and French Fries (13-30g). A new study seems to show that Trans Fats, those nasty little buggers that make things taste good, are associated with an increase in...

"They put my sperm in a stranger's vagina"

We all make mistakes. I once used salt instead of sugar in a cookie recipe. Boy, was that a mix-up! Sheesh. The fertility clinic housed by the Oregon Health and Science University accidentally used Matthew Hayes' sperm to inseminate a stranger...

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