Category: Infertility Contributing Factors

Do Birth Control Pills Limit Your Pregnancy Chances?

Have you ever used birth control pills before? One of the many questions you must have asked yourself is whether it affects your fertility. In the U.S, about three in four women under 30 years, who are sexually active, use

3 Infertility Problems That Plague Women Over 40

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When women reach the age of forty, studies show that their ability to conceive drops considerably. For most women in prime childbearing years, the chance of conceiving each month is around 20 percent, but a woman over the age of

Can Your Weight Affect Your Fertility?

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Recent research shows that being overweight can have a negative impact on your fertility. This has been proven scientifically for women and there are some indications that it is also true for men. Overweight and obese women are respectively 1.3

Can Exercise Hurt Fertility?

Exercise can be good, however, too much exercise can be bad and can actually hinder fertility. According to Dr. Richard J. Paulson, the director of USC Fertility at the University of Southern California, “There certainly is a link between the

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Lesser Known Causes of Infertility

It can be very upsetting to a couple who is trying to conceive without success. Infertility for both males and females is rising and effecting between 10 and 15% of couples. While there are some causes that are known to

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More Hope For Those With PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects anywhere from 1 in 10 to 1 in 20 women of childbearing age, making it much more difficult to get pregnant naturally. In the past, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has been helpful for these women,

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Anti-Inflammatories Can Impact Fertility

Many women experience some pain, discomfort or cramping at the onset of their menstrual cycle and often take a pain reliever. But would you continue taking an over-the-counter medication if you knew it might hinder your chances of conceiving? Dr.

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Fertility Education Should be Mandatory

For Americans, it is commonplace to go through sex education while in elementary school and learn more in-depth information about the body throughout anatomy and biology classes in high school and college. However, some medical professionals are now pushing that

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New Way to Track Sperm

A common problem for those unable to conceive is that the male partner may not have enough sperm in his ejaculate. This requires extracting the sperm directly from the testicles, previously a chancey procedure but now getting more precise. When

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Male Smokers Affect Fertility Too

The innumerable amount of research over the past several decades proving the unhealthiness of smoking is still not enough to convince some people. Now, add further research to that list: not only do females lower their chance of having a

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