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PCOS and diabetes risk increases with obesity – here's how they affect fertility in women
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PCOS and diabetes risk increases with obesity – here's how they affect fertility in women

Women hoping to prevent or manage obesity, diabetes or PCOS can adopt healthy lifestyle practices to avoid ill effects in the longer run.

Method of contraception used may determine how long it takes until normal fertility resumes
Health

Method of contraception used may determine how long it takes until normal fertility resumes

There are many types of contraception available across the globe and their proper use enables and empowers one to make the best sexual and reproductive health choices. The main purpose of contraception is to prevent pregnancy

Conception not as simple as a sperm race: research reveals how female reproductive system chooses most ideal sperm
Health

Conception not as simple as a sperm race: research reveals how female reproductive system chooses most ideal sperm

The study found that human eggs release certain chemicals to attract the right sperm and that the chosen sperms may be from an entirely different male than the one chosen by the woman to be her partner

How women astronauts are dealing with Aunt Flow in zero gravity environs of space
science

How women astronauts are dealing with Aunt Flow in zero gravity environs of space

Women can get periods in space was once used as an argument that they shouldn’t be astronauts.

Infertility in young women may have driven the Neanderthals to their extinction
science

Infertility in young women may have driven the Neanderthals to their extinction

Fossils are scarce and the answer to why the women started having fewer babies is still up for debate.

Semen frozen for 50 years used to breed 34 healthy lambs in breakthrough study
science

Semen frozen for 50 years used to breed 34 healthy lambs in breakthrough study

Amazingly, the sperm resulted in birth rates comparable to semen frozen for 12 months.

30 surrogate mothers in Cambodia, charged with human trafficking, released on bail after agreeing to keep children
India

30 surrogate mothers in Cambodia, charged with human trafficking, released on bail after agreeing to keep children

The women were charged with human trafficking after they were discovered during a raid on a surrogate business in the capital Phnom Penh in June, the latest in a series of arrests targeting the practice

Choice of underwear could affect sperm count, a new fertility study finds
science

Choice of underwear could affect sperm count, a new fertility study finds

Men who frequently wore boxers showed higher fertility rates than those wearing briefs or jockeys.

BJP leaders warn of demographic shift, but Census shows fall in Muslim population growth rate steeper than other groups
India

BJP leaders warn of demographic shift, but Census shows fall in Muslim population growth rate steeper than other groups

Based on the Census 2011 figures, the Muslim community in India is undergoing a far steeper a fall in its population growth rate than the Hindu community

Scientists develop new 'sperm radar' test to improve fertility diagnosis without killing them
Life

Scientists develop new 'sperm radar' test to improve fertility diagnosis without killing them

Scientists have developed a new radar-like test that uses magnets to examine human sperm without killing or damaging them, an advance that may help improve the diagnosis of fertility problems.

Why some women can't conceive? Researchers find new reasons
Life

Why some women can't conceive? Researchers find new reasons

Researchers have found that endometriosis — a chronic condition affecting around 10 per cent of women — may be the reason behind their difficulty in getting pregnant

Freezing time: What career women need to know about preserving their fertility
Life

Freezing time: What career women need to know about preserving their fertility

Women need no longer sacrifice their careers for the sake of starting a family, as procedures like freezing eggs allow women to prolong fertility

Cheaper than France and London, Spain becomes the epicentre of infertility treatment
Life

Cheaper than France and London, Spain becomes the epicentre of infertility treatment

Spain has some 200 gynaecological centres, more than any other European nation. The infertility treatment sector earned 365 million euros in 2014.

Watch: Japan's phallus festival is unusual, but also educational
World

Watch: Japan's phallus festival is unusual, but also educational

Japanese revellers carried giant phalluses through the streets of Kawasaki on Sunday to worship the humble penis and fertility in one of the world's most unusual festivals.

The biological clock wont tick: Ex-Miss World Diana Hayden delivers baby 8 years after freezing egg
Entertainment

The biological clock wont tick: Ex-Miss World Diana Hayden delivers baby 8 years after freezing egg

Former Miss World Diana Hayden has given birth to a baby girl born out of an egg the 42-year-old star froze eight years ago at a city hospital this month.

Men with masculine faces may have low sperm quality
Life

Men with masculine faces may have low sperm quality

Contrary to what one might expect, researchers have found that facial masculinity is negatively associated with semen quality.

Drugs, alcohol, tight underwear don't affect men's fertility: study
Life

Drugs, alcohol, tight underwear don't affect men's fertility: study

A study by scientists from the universities of Manchester and Sheffield has found that many common lifestyle choices make little difference to male fertility.

Study traces modern family to ancient 'sexual revolution'
Life

Study traces modern family to ancient 'sexual revolution'

The roots of the modern family may lie in the ancient sexual revolution when faithful women began to choose weak men as good providers and mates, a new study has suggested.

Birth defects more common in IVF babies
Life

Birth defects more common in IVF babies

The researchers — whose findings were published in the journal Fertility and Sterility — did not determine why fertility treatments are tied to a higher risk of birth defects or whether the technology is even responsible.

Experts call China's severe family planning unscientific
World

Experts call China's severe family planning unscientific

A Chinese claim that without its government's severe family planning limits world population would have hit the 7-billion mark years earlier is drawing fire from demographers who call it baseless and unscientific.