Stress reduces fertility in women

In North America, 20 to 25 percent of women and 18 to 21 percent of men of reproductive age report daily psychological stress. Although previous research has suggested that stress can decrease the odds of conception, few studies have examined this association among couples from the general population. Now, a new study finds higher levels of stress are associated with lower odds of conception for women, but not for men.
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Only 7 percent of social egg freezers have returned for fertility treatment at a large European center

Despite dramatic uptake in the numbers of women electing to freeze their eggs as insurance against an anticipated age-related fertility decline, there is still little that clinics can predict about outcome based on real-life experience. Indeed, at one of Europe’s biggest fertility centers only 7.6 percent of women have returned to thaw their eggs and try for a pregnancy. And only one-third of those have been successful.
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Preconception zinc deficiency could spell bad news for fertility

The availability of micronutrients in the ovarian environment and their influence on the development, viability and quality of egg cells is the focus of a growing area of research. A new study shows that zinc deficiency can negatively affect the early stages of egg development, reducing the ability of the egg cells to divide and be fertilized. This may affect fertility months in the future. Researchers will present their results at the American Physiological Society annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2018 in San Diego.
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Woman Claims Parents' Fertility Doctor Used His Own Sperm to Impregnate Her Mother

  1. Woman Claims Parents’ Fertility Doctor Used His Own Sperm to Impregnate Her Mother
  2. Woman Says Test Revealed Her Parents’ Fertility Doctor Was Actually Her Father  Gizmodo
  3. Woman Discovers Via DNA Test That Her Mom Was Non-Consensually Inseminated by Her Doctor  Jezebel
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