Vaccines do have side effects, but there are some social-media users peddling myths that COVID-19 vaccines cause male infertility and sexual dysfunction. This is not the case – there is no established link between COVID vaccines and male fertility, though falling ill with COVID-19 may pose a risk of sexual dysfunction. Do vaccines cause infertility … Continue reading Do COVID vaccines affect male fertility?
How much sponsorship is given to fertility clinics by pharmaceutical companies in Australia? Millions, according to a new analysis, suggesting transparency of sponsorship is essential to protect vulnerable patients. In a new paper, published in BMJ Open, researchers accessed publicly available databases that detailed the payments from pharmaceutical companies Merck Serano and Merck, Sharp and … Continue reading Fertility clinics reap rich payments from pharmaceutical companies
By Robert Norman and Ben W. Mol, Monash University An expensive IVF technique, routinely offered in fertility clinics around the world, offers no extra benefits to standard IVF in the vast majority of cases, our new research shows. The technique, known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection or ICSI, was developed to help couples where the man … Continue reading Standard IVF is fine for most people. So why are so many offered an expensive sperm injection they don’t need?
Many couples who have used in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to conceive a baby will likely need it again if they want another child – and the odds are better the second time round, according to a study published in the journal Human Reproduction. It found that if a woman had a successful live birth following IVF, the chances … Continue reading Good odds for baby number two using IVF
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A new study appears to confirm a drastic drop in sperm counts in developed countries over the last 40 years, but critics says the study has fundamental flaws
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British MPs have voted to allow so-called three-parent babies to be created. Bioethicist Laurie Zoloth is concerned about the ethical implications.