- IVF is commonly stopped after three or four unsuccessful cycles, but UK researchers find many women who persist see success up to and including the sixth cycle.
- High levels of tobacco exposure are associated with fertility problems and a hastened onset of menopause, according to a recent study.
- A team of U.S. doctors are planning to give women without wombs a chance at motherhood by performing the first ever uterus transplant in the U.S.
- Exposure to organochlorines during the teen years may lead to defective sperm associated with infertility later in life: study.
- Cryos International is helping to fight the worldwide sperm shortage by handing out its surplus donations, meaning one donor may father up to 25 children.
- A recent photo that appeared on Facebook, of a baby surrounded by a heart of syringes, is meant to show the "love" that goes into making a baby with IVF.
- Women who suffer from a leading cause of infertility may increase their odds of conception if they exercise and lose weight, a U.S. study suggests.
- IVF treatments are helping more women skip the sex to have a "virgin birth."
- Negative experiences during a woman’s childhood can result in menstrual cycle irregularities, which may impact her fertility.
- Mercy Medical Center, a Catholic hospital in California, has allowed a patient to undergo a permanent sterilization procedure despite the surgery going against church beliefs.
- Exposure to artificial light at night can affect a woman’s fertility in middle age.
- This forward-thinking transgender teenager is the first to freeze his eggs before gender reassignment surgery.
Infertility primarily refers to the biological inability of a person to contribute to conception. Infertility may also refer to the state of a woman who is unable to carry a pregnancy to full term. There are many biological causes of infertility, some which may be bypassed with medical intervention.