Baby born to woman who had ovary frozen at nine years

A 24-year-old woman has given birth to a baby after her fertility was restored with the ovarian tissue frozen when she was just nine. This is the first instance of live birth from frozen tissue and a breakthrough for patients who want to undergo IVF after chemotherapy. Moaza Al Matrooshi, now 24, said the arrival of her baby son was “like a miracle.”   Infertility from cancer treatments Cancer treatments… Read More

Drug can restore sperm generation in cancer patients—Study

Infertility attributed to cancer treatments in men can be avoided with a drug that is also used prevent infections in cancer patients. Cancer treatments often cease sperm production in men, leaving them infertile, but researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), have found that a drug could restore sperm generation in men who undergo chemo or radiotherapy. After working in the field for several years, the researchers… Read More

Endometriosis does not affect IVF Success – Study

If you are suffering from endometriosis related infertility and are considering IVF, your chances of success are the same as the women without endometriosis, says a recent study. Researchers have found that even though the condition presents with some factors that make pregnancy difficult, endometriosis does not affect IVF success. The study “The impact of endometriosis on the outcome of Assisted Reproductive Technology,” published in the journal Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, concludes… Read More

India allows Embryo Import for Surrogacy

In what is seen as a slightly positive development for the Indian Surrogacy Industry, the Government of India has allowed the import of frozen embryos for implantation in the womb of a surrogate mother. According to a leading Indian news agency, foreign nationals and Indians settled abroad can bring in frozen human embryos and rent a surrogate womb in India. But before commencing the process, they will have to obtain a no-objection… Read More

CDC: More Women Seeking Infertility Treatments

New data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that more number of American women are seeking medical assistance for getting pregnant, as compared to the data collected in 1995. Between June 2006 and June 2010, approximately 12.5% of American women, aged 25-44, had to seek medical intervention to conceive. That is up from 11.2% in 1995, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing latest data from the Centers… Read More