Approximately 1 in 8 couples struggle with infertility and the most obvious sign is not being able to get pregnant despite having unprotected sex for 6 months or a year, depending on your age. Here are nine other important symptoms to pay attention to— they could explain why you can’t conceive. 1. Irregular or absent periods
A telltale sign that you’re infertile is if your periods are irregular or non-existent. In order to have regular periods, the pituitary gland and the hy
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Decreasing fertility rates in developed countries could cause future economic struggles if policies don't change. In the late 1950s, American women could expect to have 3.7 children, on average. By 2014, that number had dropped to 1.9. Women around the world are having fewer children than ever, and this decline in fertility rates could spell trouble for some countries. While those who believe that the world is already overpopulated consider this trend a good thing, countries
A new study suggests that women undergoing fertility treatment are not at an increased risk of developing breast cancer. The study, published Tuesday in JAMA, compared the rates of breast cancer in women who have undergone in vitro fertilization (IVF) with women who have not. IVF is a form of assisted reproductive technology (ART) that refers to the process of fertilization by manually combining an egg and sperm in a laboratory and then transferring the embryo to the uterus.
ESHRE’s European IVF Monitoring (EIM) Consortium presented its preliminary data review of ART activity in 2013, with analysis of more than 680,000 cycles from 1144 centers and 143,0000 babies born. EIM Chairman Carlos Calhaz-Jorge said the numbers increased by 7% over 2012, are “going up every year”, and represent more than 80% of total European activity. The well reported trends in IVF and ICSI seen over the past few years persist into 2013, with treatments and success rates
Nearly half of people with infertility problems don’t seek treatment, according to a recent British study. “One of the important and concerning findings in our study is the difference in educational attainment and job status between people who sought help for infertility and those who did not,” said study leader Jessica Datta. She is a lecturer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in London. Datta’s team surveyed 15,000 adults in Britain. The investigators foun
Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples worldwide. But in the last 40 years, more than 5 million babies have been born using in vitro fertilization (IVF). This animated video beautifully explains how IVF works. Source: TedEd
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; in the United States, close to ten percent of adults struggle with the disease. But because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high cholesterol. Helen M. Farrell examines the symptoms and treatments of depression, and gives some tips for how you might help a friend who is suffering. Source: TedEd