Aspiration of endometrial fluid for analysis of cytokines may be an effective, less invasive way to evaluate women with pain or infertility for advanced endometriosis, according to a recent study.
For women who have struggled with infertility, a lifestyle change may be the answer.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome often struggle with infertility. Conventional treatments frequently cause complications. Study looks at using ketogenic diet to manage PCOS and overcome infertility.
Women with cancer have options for fertility preservation – from the gold standard of egg and embryo freezing to ovarian tissue vitrification and ovary-protecting hormone injections – yet most don’t pursue.
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Men should be evaluated sooner in infertility cases — sometimes before women. Male infertility evaluation is simple, and conditions can be easier to treat.
Cigarette smoking remains a major factor in reducing semen quality in adult men, a new study has verified, despite significant changes to the criteria that laboratories worldwide are supposed to use to evaluate semen samples and assess fertility.
Examination of sperm function through proteomics has the potential to improve on conventional semen analysis in the workup of male infertility. Differentially expressed proteins may serve as novel biomarkers in the identification of bilateral varicocele and may help urologists identify better options for clinical management of infertile men.
In 2012 Cleveland Clinic’s IVF laboratory acquired the EmbryoScope®, an incubator with a built-in microscope and high-definition camera that enables more detailed observations on embryo developmental kinetics.
Uterine transplantation was greeted with skepticism eight or nine years ago. Today the procedure offers hope to women with congenital or surgical absence of the uterus.
Genetically testing embryos for devastating conditions like Huntington’s disease before implantation is usually considered acceptable. But selecting embryos based solely on gender touches a nerve for many. Physicians must help patients understand all of the choices and options available to them.