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Please check out TTC’s first feature article on HealthyTokyo.com – https://healthytokyo.com/blog/ Share This!

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Working long hours, heavy lifting may lead to problems getting pregnant

– Honor Whiteman, Copyright: Medical News Today Working long hours and regularly engaging in heavy lifting may impact women’s ability to get pregnant, according to a new study published in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine. An exhausted nurse Women who worked more than 40 hours weekly took around 20% longer to get pregnant than […]

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A journey through infertility — over terror’s edge | Camille Preston | TEDxBeaconStreet This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. How does a self-proclaimed “control freak” cope in the wake of an uncontrollable challenge? Share This!

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Infertility: The Physical Self

Expose.ieLast month we introduced the idea of a holistic approach to fertility. We briefly looked at the prevalence of fertility issues in Irish society and some of the impacts of infertility for individuals who experience it. This month I will give an overview of physical barriers to fertility and some of the investigations available to diagnose […]

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Japan Times – The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry will introduce an age limit for couples who receive subsidies for fertility treatments. From fiscal 2016, only couples in which the woman is younger than 43 will be eligible for the subsidies. Since the success rate of infertility treatment goes down while the risks from pregnancy […]

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Japan’s Fertility-Treatment Boom Pressures Women

In Japan, fertility treatments are booming as more couples have trouble conceiving. Women’s activists say the trend puts more pressure on women in a culture that too often judges women by their ability to reproduce. TOKYO, Japan (WOMENSENEWS)–After spending thousands of dollars on painful fertility treatments over the past two decades, Keiko and her husband, […]

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Many African-American women ‘silent and alone’ with infertility

Researchers from the University of Michigan exploring the experiences of African-American women coping with infertility have found that many experience infertility in silence and isolation from friends and family. African-American women are equally, if not more, likely to be affected by infertility as white women, yet most infertility research in the US focuses on affluent […]

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The recipient of the world’s first penis transplant is due to become a father, according to his surgeon. The news comes just months after the operation was performed, surpassing the expectations of the surgeon. “We are happy that there were no complications and his penis is functioning well,” Dr. Andre Van der Merwe – of […]

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Fewer than half of women seeking help from a fertility clinic succeed at having a baby after just one treatment. Now, some researchers believe they have come upon a way to improve those odds. There is growing evidence suggesting that freezing an embryo after fertilization and thawing it for use in the woman’s next monthly […]

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Reducing carbohydrate intake improves success rates for women going through IVF and also improves sperm quality in men.  http://www.health24.com/news/Fertility_problems/1-910,77495.asp Share This!

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Antioxidants tied to older men’s sperm quality, study finds Published Sept. 18th, 2012/ Reuters Middle-aged and older men who get enough antioxidants in their diets, through eating foods such as broccoli and tomatoes, may have  better-quality sperm than men who don’t get as much of the nutrients, according to a U.S. study. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/09/18/antioxidants-tied-to-older-men-sperm-quality-study-finds/#ixzz27ULjyj76 Share […]

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3-person embryo consultation launched in UK Published Sept. 22nd, 2012/ Bio Edge Abstract: The UK’s fertility watchdog has launched a public consultation on the ethics of IVF-based techniques designed to avoid serious mitochondrial diseases.  Around 1 in 200 children is born each year with a form of mitochondrial disease.   Some children have mild or no symptoms but others […]

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Fewer than half of women seeking help from a fertility clinic succeed at having a baby after just one treatment. Now, some researchers believe they have come upon a way to improve those odds. There is growing evidence suggesting that freezing an embryo after fertilization and thawing it for use in the woman’s next monthly cycle leads […]

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