While some argue that a continued decline in the birth rate will merit a failed replacement rate for the overall population, it's time to take a pause and appreciate the nuances in these observed trends.
World population growth is a hot-button issue. A large segment of the public seems to believe that humans will continue to reproduce until we run out of food and water. Basically, we're just like cockroaches or bacteria. No serious demographer believes that -- as world fertility has been declining for years -- but facts haven't killed off this pernicious myth.
In a record-breaking experiment, researchers from University of Oxford have been able to allow an embryo to develop up to 13 days, beating the previous record of nine days. Knowledge of the biochemical processes taking place will prove invaluable for developmental biologists and people struggling with infertility.
The findings may seem obvious, but they hold a lot more substance. Experts say when a woman is trying to conceive, having intercourse more often triggers the psychological changes that improve the chance of conception, even outside of the ovulation window.
Each year, about three million women in the United States will have an suspicious or abnormal pap test, according to the CDC. Following the abnormal results, women often undergo diagnostic testing a colposcopy or biopsy and if precancerous lesions are
In a new fertility series in The Lancet, experts write that access to ovarian tissue and egg freezing should be made more widely available to women. Previously, these methods of egg and tissue preservation were mostly reserved for cancer patients who would otherwise be infertile after chemotherapy treatment.
A new study shows that a type of androgen-blocking drug, an aromatase inhibitor (marketed since 2005 to reduce the risk of breast cancer) is at least as effective against a common hormonal disorder as standard treatment.