The Sperm-Count ‘Crisis’ Doesn’t Add Up

Reports of a decline in male fertility rely on flawed assumptions, a new study contends.

#human-fertility-journal, #infertility, #men-and-boys, #reproduction-biological, #research, #sperm, #swan-shanna-h, #testosterone, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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To Vaccinate Younger Teens, States and Cities Look to Schools, Camps, Even Beaches

The F.D.A.’s authorization of Pfizer’s Covid shot for 12- to 15-year-olds is a milestone in battling the coronavirus, but actually getting them vaccinated involves new challenges.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #infertility, #medicine-and-health, #motivation-and-incentive-programs, #parenting, #pfizer-inc, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science, #youth

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Women and the Covid-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know

Can it affect mammograms or the timing of fertility treatments? What side effects should you look out for? Experts weigh in.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #infertility, #mammography, #menstruation, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls

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Why I Gave My Mosaic Embryo a Chance

“It was like rolling the dice, except for someone you’ve never met.”

#disabilities, #embryos-human, #genetics-and-heredity, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #miscarriages, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reproduction-biological, #tests-medical

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The Latest Issue in Divorces: Who Gets the Embryos?

Amid the pandemic, I.V.F. rates are on the rise, and so are disputes about what to do with remaining frozen embryos when couples split up. For some, it has gotten messy.

#artificial-insemination, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #embryos-human, #genetics-and-heredity, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #marriages, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reproduction-biological

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The Everyday Chemicals That Might Be Leading Us to Our Extinction

In “Count Down,” Shanna Swan tells a story of declining sperm count, rising infertility and the possible extinction of the human species.

#bisphenol-a-bpa, #books-and-literature, #chemicals, #count-down-the-past-present-and-uncertain-future-of-the-big-four-accounting-firms-second-edition-book, #endocrine-gland, #estrogen, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #infertility, #reproduction-biological, #swan-shanna-h, #testosterone

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What Are Sperm Telling Us?

Scientists are concerned by falling sperm counts and declining egg quality. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals may be the problem.

#chemicals, #endocrine-gland, #infertility, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #reproduction-biological, #sperm, #swan-shanna-h, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Meet the Women Who Become Surrogates in NY

New York State will now allow gestational surrogates to carry babies for other parents. Here’s why they do it.

#babies-and-infants, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #infertility, #parenting, #politics-and-government, #surrogate-motherhood, #women-and-girls

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The Case of the Serial Sperm Donor

One man, hundreds of children and a burning question: Why?

#artificial-insemination, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #meijer-jonathan-jacob, #netherlands, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #sperm, #your-feed-science

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Couple Forced to Adopt Their Own Children After a Surrogate Pregnancy

Tammy and Jordan Myers will have to adopt their twins after two Michigan judges denied them parental rights because the children had been carried by a surrogate.

#adoptions, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #michigan, #myers-jordan-1983, #myers-tammy-1981, #parenting, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #surrogate-motherhood, #vermilye-lauren

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The Eggs I Sold, the Baby I Gained

Instead of lolling around in a lush pool of liquid, our baby was balled tight. Was there a connection to the eggs I had donated 10 years earlier?

#babies-and-infants, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #infertility, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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I Wanted to Give My Daughter a Sibling. I Got Covid Instead.

As the pandemic raged, I made dozens of visits to a fertility clinic. Did I catch Covid on one of those visits? I’ll never know, but the guilt is still there.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fertility-drugs, #infertility, #parenting, #pulse-oximetry, #remdesivir-drug

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Are There Any Mothers Out There Like Me?

I spent months agonizing over my lack of a partner or high-powered career. But it was my depression that almost upended my dream of motherhood.

#antidepressants, #artificial-insemination, #dating-and-relationships, #depression-mental, #infertility, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-persons

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Inquiry Ordered Into Claims Immigrants Had Unwanted Gynecology Procedures

Members of Congress and the D.H.S. are investigating claims by a nurse and lawyers that immigrant detainees in Georgia were complaining of unwanted procedures and rough treatment.

#georgia, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-detention, #infertility, #whistle-blowers, #women-and-girls

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: What It Is, How to Manage It

Often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, PCOS can play havoc with your fertility. Here’s how to recognize the symptoms and take action to protect your reproductive health.

#diabetes, #estrogen, #hormones, #infertility, #insulin, #menstruation, #obesity, #polycystic-ovary-syndrome, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #preventive-medicine, #tests-medical, #women-and-girls

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The Truth About Pregnancy Over 40

More than 100,000 Americans give birth in their 40s each year, but what does that mean for the health of their pregnancies and their babies?

#age-chronological, #american-college-of-obstetricians-and-gynecologists, #babies-and-infants, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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Infertility Was Distressing. The Military Made It Even More Complicated.

For service members like me, Tricare health insurance and the limited number of military medical facilities offering fertility treatments add more stress to an already emotional process.

#in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reed-walter-national-military-medical-center, #reproduction-biological, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Portraits of Single Moms by Choice

A photojournalist captured the lives of four women who chose to become mothers on their own.

#adoptions, #babies-and-infants, #families-and-family-life, #foster-care, #infertility, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-persons, #women-and-girls

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Coronavirus May Lurk in Semen, Researchers Report

It was not clear whether the scientists had found infectious virus or inert fragments, so sexual transmission of the virus still seems very unlikely.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #henan-province-china, #infertility, #research, #sexually-transmitted-diseases, #sperm

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Fertility Clinics Stay Open Despite Unclear Guidelines

Many providers have continued seeing patients through the pandemic, forcing them to choose between clients and staff safety.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #new-jersey, #nursing-and-nurses

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7 Fertility Myths That Belong in the Past

No, lying flat after sex won’t increase your chances of conception.

#estrogen, #infertility, #ovaries, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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