Infertility Today: Ignorance Isn't Bliss

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Advance in your career, meet the perfect person, start a family. It's the ideal path for many millennials, but the family part isn't as inevitable as they'd like to think. That's the intended takeaway from the Reproductive Medical Associates of New Jersey's (RMANJ) Infertility in America 2015 report. While 91 percent of couples... Read more

Better Tools to Predict IVF Success

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In vitro fertilization can be a rocky road, and it's helpful to know your odds when you start trying to conceive. There are plenty of online tools out there to help you calculate your chances of success, but nothing as accurate as the new IVFpredict tool out of the UK. This new online model takes... Read more

Are Fruits and Veggies Messing with Your Man's Fertility?

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Eating fruits and veggies is never a bad thing, right? You'll just want to make sure you wash them first, since a new study links their pesticide residue to a decline in sperm quality. You already know pesticides are pesky when it come to baby making -- studies have linked pesticide exposure during... Read more

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Baby Boom — Yes, It's a Thing

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The day has finally come -- Fifty Shades of Grey has hit the big screen. Admit it -- you're going to see it, whether it's with your gal pals or your (reluctant) man. Since the first book's 2011 debut, Bumpies have fessed up to the correlation between the romantic reads and their pregnancies. "I got pregnant about... Read more

Why Doctors Don't Like the Term '3-Person Baby'

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The U.K.'s recent approval of the "three-person baby" IVF procedure is a progressive step for fertility. So why are so many people expressing their aversion? Doctors think it has something to do with what we're calling it. Yes, the practice does involve using DNA from three different parents. During the IVF process, any faulty mitochondrial... Read more

Why IUDs are More Effective Than You Thought

Their popularity is on the rise, and now their duration might be too; researchers think that intrauterine devices (IUDs) and hormonal implants may work for one year longer than their intended length of use. A new study, published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, looked at 263 woman using the IUD Mirena and 237 using... Read more

You Might Start Getting a Contraceptive Lesson at the Dermatologist

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The dermatologist's office isn't the place you'd typically associated with birth control education (unless you're on the pill for acne-related reasons, but let's not get nitpicky). But a new study found it might be the most effective place to offer contraceptive counseling. Published Feb. 4 in the journal JAMA Dermatology, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Read more

Fertility Treatment Babies Are Getting Healthier

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Fertility technology improves by leaps and bounds every year. In 2014 alone, we saw the introduction of three-parent IVF and the first successful birth from a womb transplant. The bottom line? More people are able to become parents. And a new study found that over the last two decades, more and more of them are able... Read more

What is MRKH? A Pageant Queen Opens Up

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Infertility isn't exactly an uncommon problem; one in six couples will struggle with it while trying to conceive. But Jaclyn Schultz -- you may know her as Miss Michigan (2013) -- has a much rarer condition, Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. It affects one in 5,000 women worldwide. And this beauty queen is proudly lending her name to the syndrome... Read more

Why the Least Effective Birth Control Is Gaining Popularity