Throughout history, pandemics have been a key driver of human population change, thanks to mortality and declining fertility rates. And, according to a new study co-authored by a Cornell professor, COVID-19 is no exception.
Nearly half of New York City mothers who had been trying to become pregnant again before the coronavirus pandemic began stopped in the first few months of the outbreak, a new study shows.
Fertility and pregnancy were often stressful topics even before the COVID-19 pandemic began, but now, many who are pregnant or hoping to become pregnant have questions about how to protect themselves from the virus while keeping their reproductive goals in mind.
A predicted population drop at the end of the century could be explained by stress from meaningless social interactions, according to a review article published in the Endocrine Society’s journal, Endocrinology.
UC San Diego researchers have described a new method for observing and counting mutations in sperm, and how to use this data to predict the likely impact of these mutations on future children.
Drugs must be safe not just for the patients; in the case of pregnant patients, drugs must also be safe for the unborn children still in the womb. Therefore, at an early stage in the development of new medicines, candidate…
New testing technique could quickly find new ways to suppress ovulation with few side effects.
New Curtin University-led research has called into question existing health advice that mothers wait a minimum of two years after giving birth to become pregnant again, in order to reduce the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as preterm and…
SMU sociologist says treating pets like family impacts birth rates, budgets and job choice
The journey of the egg and the embryo through the fallopian tube or oviduct toward the uterus is not well understood, mainly because it is inaccessible for direct imaging. Looking to shed new light on the dynamics of the eggs…
Survival for a baby born with a birth defect – otherwise known as a congenital anomaly – is a “post-code lottery”, according to scientists from 74 countries. A study published today in The Lancet , led by researchers from King’s…
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CU researchers say the data points to a health care disparity when it comes to caring for Black mothers and their children in the U.S.
After a nationwide search, Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Health.
Survey shows that women face financial burden and potential risks
This press release is in support of a presentation by Dr Gulam Bahadur presented online at the 37th Annual Meeting of ESHRE.
Limited data on the uptake of contraception prior to and during crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic could mean unforeseen issues for sexual and reproductive health services, research from the University of Warwick concludes
The three-year grant targets agricultural productivity, but also can advance ongoing human fertility research.
The Center for Perinatal Discovery at UC San Diego brings doctors and researchers together for clinical, translational and basic research to better understand maternal health, environmental exposures, fertility, pregnancy and the health of children.
Women exposed to higher levels of air pollution during pregnancy have babies who grow unusually fast in the first months after birth, putting on excess fat that puts them at risk of obesity and related diseases later in life, new…
Male infertility affects more than 20 million men globally and is a contributing cause to around 50% of infertility in couples. Frequently, male infertility is the result of defects in the sperm tail, the flagellum, which allows the sperm to…
For the first time, a reduction in a protein called mTOR has been linked as the possible cause of low birthweight, putting infants at higher risk for obesity and Type 2 diabetes in adulthood
Women who will develop potentially life-threatening disorders during pregnancy can be identified early when hormone levels in the placenta are tested, a new study has shown
Study at one hospital suggests the pandemic initially slowed down conception rates but a baby boom may be coming soon
Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have developed an app to help women achieve a healthy weight gain and lifestyle during a pregnancy. The results from an evaluation of the app have now been published in two scientific articles. Using…
New U of A research has implications for prenatal development in humans.
Study suggests that many women using emergency care for fibroids may be better served in alternative health care settings
Placental bulge sign on prenatal ultrasound or MRI helps diagnose severe placental accreta spectrum disorder warranting hysterectomy rather than conservative management
New study suggests the risk of severe carpal tunnel syndrome increases for women after surgery to remove the fallopian tubes and ovaries
Continuous skin-to-skin contact starting immediately after delivery even before the baby has been stabilised can reduce mortality by 25 per cent in infants with a very low birth weight. This according to a study in low- and middle-income countries coordinated…
In a new study published online in spring 2021 and in the July issue of the journal Contraception , University of Chicago Medicine investigators and colleagues interviewed primary care providers in Illinois about their interest in providing medication abortion care…
Yan Group’s research shows that motile cilia are key to oocyte pickup in the fallopian tube
Microfluidics system automates loading of cryoprotectants in IVF embryos before freezing them
A new Northwestern Medicine study of placentas from patients who received the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy found no evidence of injury, adding to the growing literature that COVID-19 vaccines are safe in pregnancy.
Article title: Essential shared and species-specific features of mammalian oocyte maturation-associated transcriptome changes impacting oocyte physiology Authors: Peter Z. Schall and Keith E. Latham From the authors: “The finding that such differences exist in maternal mRNA regulation during oocyte maturation…
The majority of top-rated fertility apps collect and even share intimate data without the users’ knowledge or permission, a collaborative study by Newcastle University and Umea University has found. Researchers are now calling for a tightening of the categorisation of…
Mullerian inhibiting substance keeps follicles dormant until they are ready to release eggs during ovulation. Targeting this hormone could preserve follicles and eggs lost to aging or chemotherapy, improve the harvesting of eggs during IVF, or create a ne
Women’s fertility may decline with age due to impaired RNA levels
For the approximately 10% of women who live with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), giving birth often represents the end of an emotional and physical roller coaster marked by anxiety, uncertainty and dashed hopes.
Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends routine screening
The findings published in eLife show that men with this unstable subtype of the Y chromosome have a significantly increased risk of genomic rearrangements.
New research, led by scientists at the University of Nottingham, suggests that the environment in which men live may affect their reproductive health. The research, published in Scientific Reports , looked at the effects of geographical location on polluting chemicals…
The findings published in eLife show that men with this unstable subtype of the Y chromosome have a significantly increased risk of genomic rearrangements. These rearrangements affect the sperm production process (spermatogenesis) and consequently, these men can be up to…
New pilot study suggests that administration of platelet-rich plasma and gonadotropins might restore ovarian function in women during early menopause
Taking progestogens – steroid hormones – during pregnancy could reduce the risk of preterm birth in high-risk single baby pregnancies, research has shown. Although these compounds have been in use for some time, results of individual clinical trials investigating their…
Findings reveal overall increase in the chances of stillbirth and maternal death during the pandemic, but chances of pre-term birth decreased in high-income countries
Men with stable coronary artery disease who are on Viagra due to impotence seem to live longer and have a lower risk of experiencing a new heart attack, a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the Journal of…
Safety profile consistent with non-oral testosterone replacement products
A growing number of studies show that the environmental factors and lifestyle habits of pregnant women play an important role in the health of their child.
Scientists from UNIGE and IRSET have established a link between poor semen quality in adult men and their mothers’ occupational exposure to endocrine disruptors during pregnancy.