IUD's and Implants Deemed Best Birth Control
Did you know that Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) methods, intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants are the most effective forms of reversible contraception available? The are also safe for use by almost all women!
Get Skinny To Get Pregnant
Weight loss has been shown to improve various medical conditions. Infertility can now join the growing number of conditions that can be treated by weight loss.
Predicting In-Vitro Success
In-Vitro fertilization is costly to both the pocketbook and emotions of young couples engaging in this hopeful procedure. A study by Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital shows a blood test may help predict the number of eggs that will be harvested.
FDA Safety Alert: Women's Health
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public about new information that is being assessed as part of their ongoing safety review of birth control pills that contain drospirenone . This review will further evaluate the risk of blood clots in women who use these products.
2011: An In-Vitro Odyssey
In-Vitro Fertilization often yields several embryos for a couple to implant within a woman. For couples who may be carriers of a genetic disease, this poses a problem that seems to now be addressed by Johns Hopkins researchers.
The Best-Laid Family Plans
Birth control, as opposed to low fertility rates, may account for smaller families in developing, low-income countries, according to a new study.
Magnesium Sulfate: A Better Buffer?
The use of magnesium sulfate (Mg) in rats was shown to significantly reduce neonatal brain injury associated with maternal inflammation or maternal infection.
Paternal Cancer May Influence Congenital Birth Abnormalities
A new study finds offspring from male cancer survivors face a slight increase in major congenital birth abnormalities compared to offspring from fathers with no history of cancer.
What Do Antioxidants Have to Do with Fertility?
Antioxidants, substances or nutrients that can prevent or slow oxidative damage in your body, have been shown to increase fertility in men.