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Texas Couple Auctioning Football Card to Pay for IVF

Texas Couple Auctioning Football Card to Pay for IVF

ABC News(HOUSTON) — A Texas couple hope the auction of a one-of-a-kind football card will fund a final attempt at in vitro fertilization, a goal that the NFL Hall of Famer on the card fully supports.Todd and Ula Nelkin of Houston have been trying to h…

Womb-Scratching Technique May Boost IVF Success

Womb-Scratching Technique May Boost IVF Success

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What if a quick, cheap and relatively painless procedure could double the chances of becoming pregnant through in-vitro fertilization?  British researchers say a simple scratch to the uterine lining might do jus…

Couples Run 5K Race for Chance at Free IVF Treatment

Couples Run 5K Race for Chance at Free IVF Treatment

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hundreds of hopeful couples ran a five kilometer race in Utah in a competition to win one free round of in vitro fertilization. The inaugural Footsteps for Fertility race drew more than 550 participants Saturday, all…

Rabbis Urge Single, Orthodox Women to Freeze Eggs at 38

Rabbis Urge Single, Orthodox Women to Freeze Eggs at 38

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Rebecca, an Orthodox Jew from California, was two weeks away from her marriage to the son of a respected rabbi when medication she was taking for migraines triggered a debilitating stroke.She fell to the floor of the emer…

Artificial Testicle Could Make Sperm for Infertile Men

Artificial Testicle Could Make Sperm for Infertile Men

In-vitro fertilization. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — Researchers in California are attempting to make an artificial testicle that will produce human sperm.Dr. Paul Turek, director of the Turek Clinic in San Francisco, which specializes in m…

Some IVF Patients Fail to Follow Lifestyle Recommendations

Some IVF Patients Fail to Follow Lifestyle Recommendations

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Women who undergo in vitro fertilization are advised to make several lifestyle changes, but many women do not always take the recommendations to heart, a new study has found.Most doctors recommend that women stop or c…

In IVF, Is Three Embryos Too Many?

In IVF, Is Three Embryos Too Many?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(GLASGOW) — A new study suggests women undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF) should receive no more than two embryos, regardless of their age or the quality of the embryos. But some fertility doctors say the benefits and risks …

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