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Articles from June, 2011

New iPhone App for Fertility

A scientifically-based family planning tool developed by researchers from Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health, a part of Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC), is now available as an application for any smartphone or tablet. iCycleBeads™ is a one-of-a-kind app that enables women to plan or avoid pregnancy easily and effectively. It is used by entering the…. read more

Laptops May Damage Sperm

A new scientific study has revealed a link between laptop use and the quality of men’s sperm quality. The Wi-Fi from the laptops is having a damaging impact to the sperm’s DNA. Even if only exposed for a few hours, the DNA damage is causing a reduction of movement and motility of the sperm. “The…. read more

Drinking By Either Partner Cuts Odds of IVF Success

Couples having difficulty conceiving may want to skip one item that is ordinarily considered helpful to the process—alcohol—at least if they are using in-vitro fertilization (IVF). A new study of 2,574 couples undergoing 5,363 IVF cycles between 1994 and 2003 found that couples in which both partners drank four or more alcoholic beverages per week…. read more

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