Ending stigma against infertility, IVF in Africa
To break the stigma surrounding infertility and IVF in Africa, Merck Foundation and Africa Fertility Society (AFS) yesterday, in Nairobi, Kenya trained top science and health journalists from 15 Africa countries on infertility and Associated Reproductive Techniques (ART) including In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). According to the Foundation, the training programme is part of community awareness…
Merck Foundation plans first media training to break stigma around infertility in Africa
As part of efforts to break the stigma associated with infertility in Africa, Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany plans to train top science and health journalists from 15 Africa countries on infertility and Associated Reproductive Techniques (ART) including In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). The journalists from various African countries like Kenya,…
80% of hair products linked to cancer, infertility, obesity
Nearly 80 percent of hair products aimed at black women contain chemicals linked to cancer, infertility and obesity, new research suggests. Up to 78 percent of relaxers, which are used to permanently straighten hair, contain hormone-disrupting chemicals, known as parabens, a United States (US) study found. Past studies suggest parabens, which are used as preservatives,…
All You Need To Know About Infertility in Males
Infertility, the inability of a couple to achieve conception after twelve months of adequate, regular and unprotected sexual intercourse, affects about 15% of marriages. Male infertility is the inability of a man to cause pregnancy in a fertile female. It also contributes to about the same percentage as the female factor in all cases of…
Medical breakthrough: End of kidney disease, infertility in sight
A stunning medical breakthrough has seen human kidney tissue capable of producing urine grown in the lab, in a world first. Experts used stem cells to create mini-kidneys that were implanted into mice, with tests revealing they were able to filter and excrete waste. The research will allow medical researchers to model kidney diseases using…
Why more Nigerians are becoming infertile
Oladapo Ashiru is a professor of Anatomy, consultant in Associated Reproductive Technique (ART) and Joint Pioneer of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)/Test Tube Baby in Nigeria.
Insufficient vitamin D levels linked to infertility
The reason Vitamin D is so important for fertility and in getting pregnant is because it is needed to help the body produce sex hormones. These sex hormones are very important for overall wellbeing and for reproductive health.
Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation keeps hope alive for couples battling infertility
For aspiring parents who were having trouble conceiving and were hoping to go for some form of fertility treatment, all of this was not good news.
Fighting infertility in women with the right diet
Infertility defined by the World Health Organization is “A disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse.”