Infertility

Preserving fertility before cancer treatment

Fertility after cancer is a concern for many women diagnosed during their reproductive years, but fertility preservation represents a real opportunity to improve their quality of life.

10 reasons for male infertility

Often, male infertility is only identified after a couple’s persistent, unsuccessful attempts at conception, but there are ten key factors to consider...

Infertility and lifestyle factors

Evidence about how obesity can affect ovulation and the chances of pregnancy can help clinicians improve fertility management and assisted reproduction.

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...

Fast food consumption linked to fertility problems

Women who eat more junk food and not enough fruit are less likely to be able to conceive easily, a new study has found. Published in the journal Human Reproduction, the study found that women who ate fast food four or more times a week took nearly a month longer to get pregnant than those who...

Synthetic embryos may offer new hope for infertile women

A new medical breakthrough in the Netherlands has seen 'synthetic' embryos created using non-reproductive cells. The development, which may offer renewed hope for women suffering from fertility problems, was outlined in Nature Journal. Researchers at the Merlin Institute of Maastricht...