Have low-carb diet for IVF success : Research

Cutting down the amount of carbohydrates in your diet could raise your chances of conceiving, British fertility experts said at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Geneva. Dr Gillian Lockwood of the Midland Fertility Clinic in Tamworth, Staffordshire, says she encourages the couples who are trying to conceive to eat more lean protein and leafy vegetables. The Telegraph reports that doctors are now advising lower amount of… Read More

Commercial surrogacy in Canada to become legal soon

Fertility specialists are urging the government to overturn a 13-year-old ban that makes commercial surrogacy in Canada illegal. It is also illegal in Canada to pay for donor eggs and sperms, which the doctors say, largely limits the options for infertile couples. The Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) suggests that with the people becoming more familiar with infertility problems and more accepting of assisted reproduction technologies, it is only appropriate… Read More

Male infertility can be resolved with this protein : Study

Researchers at Qatar University have identified a key protein in human sperm as a vital component of the fertilization process. Problems with a protein known as phospholipase C zeta (PLC-zeta) is thought to be the causative factor for male infertility, and fixing this could be a real solution for men facing infertility. During lab experiments, the investigators were able to bring about fertilization of eggs by injecting them with larger amounts… Read More

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