| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:51 PM
On a bright morning in San Francisco, Holly Finn sits in a parking lot, her car swaying in the wind. Avoiding eye contact with passers-by, Finn shoots up.
She shoots up hormones.
Leuprolide Acetate, to be exact.
"To prep my body for embryo transfer,...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Elise Schreier works in complex claims at The Hartford insurance company. But that's just her day job. At night, she blogs about a subject near to her heart and her home: same-sex parenting.
"We struggled with infertility for a number of years. At the...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 1:10 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Autumn is the time of year most associated with bumper crops of new babies, and that may be because human sperm are generally at their healthiest in winter and early spring, according to a new study from Israel.
| Feb 27, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband and I are in our late 30s and considering in vitro fertilization. How many embryos are typically implanted, and how often is in vitro successful? Who is a good candidate for this procedure?
ANSWER: In vitro fertilization,...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 2:17 PM
A number of factors can create difficulty in a couple’s efforts to conceive. In general, though, the causes of infertility can be broken down into several categories. In many cases, identifying the problem doesn’t take long. Once that is done,...
| Mar 7, 2013
Dear Amy: My son's wife has finally decided (after three years of trying to have a baby) that she just doesn't want to be a parent.
She refuses to adopt (she can't conceive) and my son is torn, because he does want a family. She now thinks their...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:56 PM
For 17 years of my life, my family sheltered me from the issue of smoking, since no members in my family were smokers. It wasn't until I built a relationship with a smoker that I developed a deep concern for the issue since my boyfriend, along with the...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
One of the many ways in which humans' evolved characteristics clash with a fast-changing post-industrial society can be seen in the female egg.
Even before a woman passes the age of 30, the quality of the oocytes she carries begins a downturn in...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Not having a mare in optimal condition to conceive results in lower fertility, frustration, and financial losses. Consistent, successful breeding of mares requires planning and attention to detail.
To ensure the mare is cycling regularity, she needs...
| May 12, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Leah Campbell's life has been quite the emotional roller coaster. When she was 25 years old, she decided to start a new life in Alaska. She wanted to start a family, so she drove up solo from San Diego. Doctors told her she'd be able to have children, but...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:03 PM
If I had a television show, it would probably be called Mr. Odds instead of Dr. Oz. After teaching bands and playing trumpet, running an art center and convention bureau, hospitals and research institutes, I'm now flying all over the place consulting....
| Apr 10, 2013
| 2:13 PM
About 10% of married couples suffer from infertility – the inability to conceive a child naturally. Through the better part of the 20th century, physicians considered this a minor and perhaps irrelevant problem, one that contributed overall to...