Latest Fertility clinic Stories

2009-06-16 09:30:00

Reverse medical tourism driven by donor egg availability and lower cost, innovative IVF financing options ROCKVILLE, Md., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More and more couples from the United Kingdom are crossing the ocean for donor egg treatment at Shady Grove Fertility Center (www.shadygrovefertility.com), the Washington/Baltimore area's largest in vitro fertilization (IVF) and fertility clinic. More than five dozen British patients received IVF treatment there last year, which was a...

2009-06-09 15:25:00

New research from Spain shows that men who eat healthier diets might also have healthier sperm."A healthy, well-balanced diet is not just important for preventing diseases like diabetes, high cholesterol, or hypertension, but it may be useful for preserving or improving your reproductive health too," Dr. Jaime Mendiola of the University of Murcia, the lead researcher on the study, told Reuters Health via e-mail.Mendiola and his team noted in the journal Fertility and Sterility that studies...

2009-06-02 09:52:49

Low antioxidant intake is associated with low reproductive capacity in semen. This is the finding of a new study carried out in two infertility centres in Alicante and Murcia, and which has been published online in the journal Fertility and Sterility."Our previous research study, published in March, showed that men who eat large amounts of meat and full fat dairy products have lower seminal quality than those who eat more fruit, vegetables and reduced fat dairy products. In this study, we...

2009-05-28 14:06:43

According to a report released on Wednesday, about a quarter of a million babies are born every year through in-vitro and other assisted fertilization techniques. The report said that in 2002, which was the latest year a global estimate can be made, around 219,000 and 246,000 babies were born by assisted reproductive technology (ART). The report added that the number of ART operations rose by 25 percent from 2000 around the world. Success rates are on average a more-than one-in-five chance...

2009-05-13 18:06:00

Couples can choose child's gender with less ethically charged method at Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area SAN RAMON, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to growing numbers of couples who want to choose the sex of their next child, the Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area (RSC) announced today that it now is offering an alternative gender-selection technique with fewer moral and ethical dilemmas. The Ericsson method is based on...

2009-04-09 18:09:00

IVF innovator introduces alternative to artificial insemination for less than $5,000 LAS VEGAS, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- For decades women struggling to conceive a child usually have had but two stark choices for fertility treatments: the high-tech but high-cost process of in vitro fertilization (IVF), or the much lower-priced alternative of intra-uterine insemination (IUI), also known as artificial insemination - a clinical technique that fertility doctors generally consider a hit-and-miss...

2009-04-07 13:22:00

Innovative plan offers help ATLANTA, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Struggling with infertility issues on top of dealing with today's economic woes is a reality for some today. The troubled economy has slowed down, but biological clocks keep ticking until they shut down. And both women and men have biological clock realities. So, for those who want to have a baby but know they need some physical and financial help, there's a potential solution. Georgia Reproductive Specialists (GRS), one of...

2009-03-02 01:04:22

The birth of octuplets in California calls attention to a lack of regulation in the field of assisted reproduction, some experts said. Although the doctor who supervised in vitro fertilization on the 33-year-old woman who gave birth to octuplets in January is regarded by many in the field as having violated professional norms, U.S. health records indicate a large majority of fertility clinics disregarded implant guidelines in 2006, the Oakland (Calif.) Tribune reported Sunday. Citing data...

2009-02-27 14:05:00

The financial crisis has resulted in an increasing number of women willing to sell their eggs at U.S. fertility clinics, with potential payments of up to $10,000, Reuters reported. One woman in New York City, who has been out of work since November, said she decided to sell her eggs because her bills were mounting up. Nicole Hodges, a 23-year-old actress, said she has been accepted as donor and is waiting to be chosen by a couple. "I'm still paying off college. I have credit card bills and,...

2009-02-26 10:11:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With sensational headlines about multiple births dominating the media, it is easy to overlook the fact that infertility is a painful reality for many couples trying to start a family. In fact, more than 7.3 million Americans struggle with fertility issues, and the number is growing. In the past 10 years the fertility industry has doubled in size and now exceeds $3 billion. Despite the troubled economy, reproductive medicine is thriving, and most...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'