TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 -- Women in their 30s and early 40s who want to know whether their biological clocks are running out should skip fertility testing, a new study suggests.
Fertility clinics commonly use blood and urine tests to assess the quantity and quality of eggs remaining in a woman's ovaries -- information that clinicians can use in making decisions about treating infertile women.
FRIDAY, Aug. 25, 2017 -- Researchers have linked higher exposure to a type of flame retardant to a greater likelihood that in-vitro fertilization won't work.
"Couples undergoing IVF and trying to improve their chances of success by reducing their exposure to environmental chemicals may want to opt for products that are flame retardant-free," said senior study author Russ Hauser. He is a professor of reproductive physiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.