Trying to Conceive: Connect with the infertility community in Japan

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An increasing number of couples nationwide are relying on fertility treatments to conceive without adequately understanding the financial, physical and emotional toll such therapy takes on participants -The Japan Times BY MASAMI ITO STAFF WRITER JUN 20, 2015 One out of 27 children in Japan today are born through in vitro fertilization. More astonishingly, 1 […]

The Anc...

When it comes to getting pregnant, old world techniques may be just what today’s high-tech doctors will order. –By Colette Bouchez WebMD Feature Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD If headlines are any indication of what’s hot and what’s not, it’s easy to believe that infertility treatment is strictly a modern day science, made possible solely […]

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-http://natural-fertility-info.com/gmo-infertility.html Hethir Rodriguez C.H., C.M.T. Is it possible that the foods you eat are actually affecting your fertility and inhibiting your chances of getting pregnant? The answer is a resounding, “Yes,” according to dozens of research groups worldwide who have been studying the effects of Genetically Modified Organisms found in many of today’s most common […]

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A young woman has become the first in the world to give birth to a healthy child after doctors restored her fertility by transplanting ovarian tissue that had been removed and frozen while she was a child. A report of the case is published in Human Reproduction, one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals. […]

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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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Japan’s first egg bank launches, hundreds want to donate

JapanDailyPress.com, May 03, 2013  Ida Torres – It seems that a lot of Japanese women are willing to help infertile couples get their “dream child” as hundreds of women have volunteered to donate their eggs to Oocyte Donation Network (OD-NET), Japan’s first egg bank. So far, only 38 have been selected after ongoing a rigorous screening process. OD-NET is a […]

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Infertile Japanese woman first to give birth through in vitro activation

Japan Daily Press,  Oct 01, 2013  Ida Torres – A 30-year-old Japanese woman, suffering from a rare form of infertility, is the first in the world to give birth through a new, cutting-edge treatment called IVA, or in vitro activation. According to the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 27 other women have […]

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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?

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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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If you’ve been trying to have a baby without success, you aren’t alone. Approximately one in eight couples has difficulty conceiving. And contrary to popular belief, it isn’t always because of the woman. In fact, men and women are both equally diagnosed with infertility. Infertility is defined as being unable to achieve a pregnancy after one year if a woman […]

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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 […]

5 Signs...

Just because you have your period doesn’t mean that you have ovulated during that cycle. Actually, having light pain can actually be a sign that you are ovulating. Here are 5 little signs that could mean you are ovulating: 1. Painful Period It seems cruel but mild period pain can actually be a sign that […]

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Cai Xuefen Obstetrical & Gynecological Hospital, Zhejiang Medical University, Zhejiang Province 310006 Source: Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 17 (2):119-121,1997 By using human menopausal gonadotropin (HMG) and human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), fairly good clinical therapeutic efficacy has been obtained in the treatment of infertility. However, difficulties are brought about due to the ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome […]

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Jongbae J. Park, K.M.D., Ph.D.,corresponding author1,,2 Myungja Kang, K.M.D., Ph.D.,3 Sangseop Shin, M.D.,3 Eunmi Choi, K.M.D., Ph.D.,3 Sukyung Kwon, K.M.D.,3 Hyosun Wee, K.M.D.,3 Bonghyun Nam, Ph.D.,4 and Ted J. Kaptchuk, O.M.D.2 Abstract Aim We aim to determine the safety and effectiveness of a standard therapeutic package of Korean medicine for the treatment of unexplained infertility […]

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