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Does daily sex improve the chance for pregnancy?

Daily sex (or ejaculating daily) for seven days improves men’s sperm quality by reducing the amount of DNA damage, according to an Australian study presented recently to the 25th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Amsterdam. This study made headlines around the world. However, there is still no evidence…

Single and Multiple Embryo Transfer in IVF: likelihood of live birth and multiple births
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Single and Multiple Embryo Transfer in IVF: likelihood of live birth and multiple births

A study was done in 2009 to determine whether a policy of elective single-embryo transfer (e-SET) in IVF lowers the rate of multiple births (twins, etc.) without compromising the live birth rate. Elective single-embryo transfer (e-SET) is the transfer of one embryo into the uterus during IVF as compared to two.

PGD does not cause birth defects or development problems
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PGD does not cause birth defects or development problems

PGD Background For the last 10 years, the techniques of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) have been used to detect genetic mutations and chromosomal abnormalities in developing embryos. It has been a revolutionary method that has resulted in reductions in the rate of miscarriage and babies with chromosome abnormalities and has…

PGD may reduce miscarriages by 50%
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PGD may reduce miscarriages by 50%

Miscarriages after infertility treatment are common. Numerous studies have shown that most of miscarriages are due to abnormalities in the number of chromosomes in the embryo. This is called aneuploidy. Normally, an embryo should have 46 chromosomes or, more precisely – 23 pairs of chromosomes. In two-thirds to three fourths of all miscarriages, the embryo…

PGD reveals cause for IVF implantation failure
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PGD reveals cause for IVF implantation failure

PGD reveals cause for IVF implantation failure During in vitro fertilization – IVF, embryos are chosen for transfer based on two separate criteria. In all IVF cycles, the microscopic evaluation of the embryo is carried out at varied stages to identify those with the best overall appearance and development characteristics. In some IVF cycles, preimplantation…

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Surgery for ovarian cysts may hurt fertility

This article will be of interest to women with ovarian cysts due to endometriosis or other causes and who are considering treatment with in vitro fertilization – IVF. A recent study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, compared IVF patients who first underwent surgery to remove ovarian cysts to…

Metformin Ineffective for IVF
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Metformin Ineffective for IVF

Metformin ineffective for IVF Metformin (Glucophage) is a commonly used treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) . Metformin is used to treat insulin resistance which is commonly found in women with PCOS. There is sufficient data currently to state that metformin use in PCOS patients can result in ovulation and thus increased fertility in PCOS…