fertility

According to a new survey study, the parents of twins and other multiple-birth children experience higher than average rates of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, particularly during the first three months. About half of parents of multiples say they could have benefited from treatment for symptoms of mental health problems – but less… Read more

Taking family planning advice from a smartphone app might not be such a good idea, a new study is warning. The review of almost 100 fertility awareness apps found that most don’t use evidence-based methodology. The smartphone apps are widely used by many women to plan or avoid getting pregnant. The research, by a team… Read more

Women with severe depressive symptoms have a lowered chance of becoming pregnant, and the use of psychotropic medications does not appear to harm fertility, a study by researchers from the Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine shows. The study found a 38 percent decrease in the average probability of conception in a given… Read more

Spermatozoa need to crane their necks to turn right to counteract a left-turning drive caused by the rotation of their tails, new research has found. Led by Dr Vasily Kantsler of the University of Warwick’s Department of Physics, the researchers discovered that all sperm tails (flagella) rotate in a counter-clockwise motion as they beat to… Read more

A discovery by scientists at Rutgers University links a protein in sperm to the same molecule needed for reproduction in tiny roundworms and provides clues to human infertility. Andrew Singson, a professor in the Department of Genetics, and colleagues from the National Institutes of Health and the College of William and Mary in Virginia, identified… Read more