Women all over the world live without a uterus. Some women are born without them while other had them removed for medical reasons. Unfortunately, no matter what the reason for being without one, these women are unable to carry a child of their own. But all of that may soon change with medical science.
For couples hoping for a baby, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is currently one of the popular methods of conceiving. But this method may not always result in successful pregnancies. Now researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine have devised a two part approach of embryo analysis that identifies the best developing embryo that might lead to a pregnancy.
Doctors in Melbourne have, for the first time, conducted an Ovarian Tissue transplant technique to successfully re-store fertility of a 43-year-old woman after she had her breast cancer treatment in 2005.
According to researchers from Queen’s University Belfast, approximately one million couples undergo fertility treatments each year. Researchers also say that about a third of those couples have unexplained or idiopathic infertility, meaning that doctors have been unable to determine a cause for their fertility problems.
Fertility during adulthood is probably one of the last things a parent may think about while helping their child fight cancer. Parents may be informed, however, that fertility is likely to be lost, even in the youngest of cancer patients because of the treatments needed to kill the cancer cells.
For some men, a single, defective protein could be the cause of infertility. That’s what researchers from Cardiff University in the UK are saying in their most recent research paper being published in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility.