Infertility Research


How Much Does IVF Cost? From $900 to $19,000

The cost of IVF treatments depends on the type of infertility procedures and fertility drugs. Here’s a summary of the average cost of IVF for couples undergoing fertility treatments – including clinic visits, fertility medication, and miscellaneous expenses such as travel, parking, food, and other expenses related to fertility care. The bad news is that an IVF cycle costs almost […]

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What if Fertility Treatments Don’t Work?

If you’re undergoing infertility treatments, you need to balance hope and faith with the possibility that fertility treatments won’t work. In 5 Reasons In Vitro Fertilization Fails to Result in Pregnancy, I describe possibilities for failed fertility treatments. A new study shows that there is a link between an unfulfilled wish for children and worse mental health. I wouldn’t recommend […]

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How Sperm Fragmentation Affects Getting Pregnant

A high level of DNA fragmentation in sperm can lead to male infertility, and stop you from getting pregnant. Here’s what causes sperm fragmentation and how to reduce the effects of fragmented DNA in sperm. Antioxidants are the most powerful way to decrease sperm fragmentation because they reduce the effects of exposure to toxins that occur naturally in our environment. […]

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The Link Between Childhood Cancer and Infertility

Past research shows that survivors of childhood cancer are at risk for infertility, but this new study reveals that pregnancy is just as possible for cancer survivors as for people who have never had cancer. Researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital used data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study to look at […]

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How Do You Get Pregnant When You Can’t Afford Fertility Treatments?

Infertility is one of the worst medical diagnoses a couple can receive, especially when they can’t afford to pay for fertility treatments. Here are a few tips on getting pregnant despite the exorbitant cost of procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), If your province or state offered free fertility treatments, you might be pregnant today. Or you might even […]


Does In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Work? What the Research Shows

Some research shows that in vitro fertilization (IVF) works surprisingly well for some women! Here’s what one study shows about fertility treatments – it’ll give you hope if you’re having trouble getting pregnant naturally. “This [research] shows that, overall, IVF is extraordinarily effective and largely overcomes infertility, especially in younger women,” says lead author Beth Malizia, MD, a clinical fellow […]


Male Infertility Rates Increasing – Why Sperm Counts Are Low

Research shows male infertility rates are increasing and sperm counts are low. Here’s why sperm health and male fertility is decreasing, and what you can do about it… “The important impact of men’s reproductive health on a couple’s fertility is often overlooked,” said Professor Niels Skakkebæk from the University of Copenhagen, who co-authored a report on male infertility rates. “Women […]