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2012-05-18 02:24:46

LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Fertility Association (The AFA), in association with California Cryobank, announced today a free seminar focused on family building for the lesbian community. The Gay Women's Gathering will take place on Thursday, June 7th, from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 North McCadden Place, in Los Angeles. Critical information such as choosing a sperm donor, getting pregnant through insemination or in vitro...

2012-05-07 10:25:16

Shady Grove Fertility Offers Comprehensive Gestational Carrier Program ROCKVILLE, Md., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The term "gestational carrier" has been in the headlines lately, due in part to reality stars Giulana and Bill Rancic. After hurdles and a scare with breast cancer, the couple is using a gestational carrier, a woman who carries another couple's fertilized embryo to term, to have their baby. Finding and using a gestational carrier can be complicated in some...

2012-04-05 06:24:39

DENVER, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Donor Alliance, the federally-designated, non-profit organ procurement organization and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited tissue bank serving Colorado and Wyoming today announced results from a Colorado initiative designed to study the public's perception of organ, eye and tissue donation. The two-part survey aimed to increase knowledge and overall awareness about reasons people don't register to be organ, eye and tissue donors in the...

2012-03-16 08:50:41

FORT MYERS, Fla., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine having two sets of twins born within two weeks of each other? That's exactly what mothers and same-sex couple Laura Cavin and Sheri Green experienced as they each conceived twins from the same set of eggs and anonymous donor sperm through in vitro fertilization (IVF). All four children - Brianna, Derrick, Anthony and Cason - were conceived on the same day and technically are quadruplets, even though the two sets of children were born...

2012-03-08 15:48:18

New survey shows women trying to get pregnant worry about fertility, a lot -- men, not so much, despite the fact that half of all fertility problems are due to the male, with low sperm count the main cause For many women, the decision to get pregnant can take on a life of its own. In fact, according to a survey conducted for SpermCheck® Fertility, 42% of those who conceived say they became obsessed with getting pregnant once they started trying. Yet just 10% say their partner shared...

2012-02-21 07:03:00

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, approximately 7 million couples will experience conception issues. A key first step, before the female goes through a battery of tests, is to analyze the male's sperm count, yet it is estimated that only 20% of men in couples struggling to conceive have this test early on or at all. Enter SpermCheck® Fertility (www.spermcheck.com), the only FDA approved at-home screening test for men to determine normal or low sperm...

2012-02-13 16:25:00

Donation to be awarded to area couple needing infertility treatment. Desoto, Texas (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 North Texas Fertility (NTF), an infertility program based in the Dallas area, is launching their first annual IVF Cycle Donation in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW - April 22-28). This year´s theme, “We´re In This Together” will emphasize increasing public education and awareness regarding the emotional impact of infertility....

2012-01-30 09:15:58

A new study shows the production of sperm is more biologically taxing than previously thought, and expending energy on it has significant health implications. In research published in PLoS ONE, Dr Damian Dowling of Monash University's School of Biological Sciences and Professor Leigh Simmons of the University of Western Australia have investigated the trade-off between sperm quality and immunity. The researchers used the Australian cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus to prove that the...

2012-01-04 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- California Cryobank (CCB), a worldwide leader in reproductive tissue banking services, announced two new additions to the company's New York staff: Laboratory Director Mary E. Schalkoff, Ph.D., HCLD, and Medical Director Ralph Richart, M.D. Located at Lexington Ave. and 41st, CCB's mid-town facility has significantly increased both sperm donor recruiting and private storage services since the branch opened in 2010. Dr. Schalkoff's and Dr....

Mouse Sperm Grown In A Petri Dish, Again
2012-01-03 08:26:30

Just months after Japanese fertility scientists created artificial sperm from stem cells to make baby mice, German and Israeli researchers are making a major breakthrough of their own that could soon see human sperm grown in the laboratory. The development could soon give infertile men the ability to father their own children rather than relying on donor sperm from another man. The research team, led by Professor Stefan Schlatt, at Muenster University in Germany, were able to grow sperm...