Fertility

Fertility and environmental health

An OBGYN's perspective on reproductive and environmental health activism - and how it changed her own outlook...

Early Exposures to Toxics

Reproductive and developmental environmental health: considering the risks from pre-conception to the first two years of life

From idea to clinical reality

This year marks 40 years since the first IVF baby was born. Eytan R. Barnea, speaker at FIGO's upcoming World Congress, explains why Preimplantation Factor (PIF) is pivotal for reproductive success...

Environmental factors facing women's health

Environmental factors have been strongly linked to women's ability to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy...

The right to establish a family

" I am so happy I made this choice and I was given the opportunity to preserve my fertility. I have been able to become a mum."...

Preserving male fertility

Male fertility may be impaired in terms of sperm quality and quantity, as well as erectile and ejaculation dysfunctions, by specific types of chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery.

Preserving female fertility

There are techniques that give a reasonable chance to protect women’s fertility following chemotherapy or radiotherapy...

Vitamin D deficiency 'may increase risk of miscarriage'

Women who have experienced a previous pregnancy loss may be at a greater risk of miscarrying again if they do not consume enough vitamin D. This is according to a new study from the US National Institutes of Health, which has emphasised the importance of maintaining healthy levels of vitamin D...

Some women ‘regret electing to freeze their eggs’

One in six women who choose to bank their eggs in case they cannot conceive later in life feels regret about the procedure. This is according to a new study by the University of California - San Francisco (UCSF), US. The scientists behind the research said they do not yet fully understand the...

Researchers discover potential PCOS cause

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be due to a hormonal imbalance before birth, according to new research. The study, carried out by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm), found that the syndrome may be caused by excess exposure in the womb to a hormone called anti...