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Male family planning shooting find effective, but side effects cut survey short

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th December 2017

( CNN) Both men and women are responsible for pregnancy, yet the burden of preventing it often falls on one gender. Women can choose from a variety of options to control fertility while for generations, humen have been limited to withdrawal, condoms and sterilization. But someday soon, a new method may allow men to shoulder […]

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Natural Cycles gets $30 M for its EU-certified” digital contraception”

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th November 2017

Contraception can be a charged topic for many reasons. It’s highly personal, of course. Frequently it’s political. And the stakes, should your method of selection fail, are plainly the highest indeed. Which perhaps explains why there hasn’t been a whole lot of invention in the space — unless you count the prospect of a male […]

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What Not To Do When Trying To Get Pregnant After 35

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th October 2017

Do not wait a year to runs find a fertility expert if you’re having trouble conceiving — go after six months. That’s the advice we got from every expert we spoke with for this story. Here’s why: – The rule of thumb you thought you’d heard — to wait a year before find functional specialists […]

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CRISPR breakthrough could drop miscarriage rates

Published in Odd and Fun on 28th September 2017

Gene-editing technology CRISPR has revealed a clue in how human embryos begin to develop, maybe reducing the risk of miscarriage in those crucial first few weeks of pregnancy. CRISPR Cas9 can modify or snip out genetic defects thought to contribute to miscarriage, but until now it wasn’t clear why some embryos continues to form into […]

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Meet the fancy birth control app promises to be as effective as the pill

Published in Odd and Fun on 27th September 2017

To do it or not to do it? That is the question .Image: Natural cycles It sounds like a dream: opening an app instead of taking a birth control pill. Swiping and clicking instead of fumbling with a condom. But before you get too, uh, aroused, it’s not as miraculous as it sounds. This birth […]

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How Much Sexuality Should You Have If You Want To Get Pregnant?

Published in Odd and Fun on 19th September 2017

The announcement that sex leads to pregnancy is ten thousand-year-old news, but Indiana University scientists have given it a new spin by corroborating the suspicion that sexuality throughout the menstrual cycle increases the chance of conception. Besides helping those struggling to conceive, the findings could have implications for wider understanding of the immune system. “It’s […]

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At-home sperm health selfies are on the rise

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th September 2017

There seems to be a trend bubbling up for better tech to test a guys sperm in the privacy of his own home. A Harvard-designed sperm motility app attained headlines last week with a cheap, at-home exam, and now YO, a sperm selfie app and FD-Aapproved device, has just started shipping. Weird-moving sperm contributes to […]

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Modern Fertility is offering a comprehensive fertility test for women who hope to be mamas someday

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th September 2017

There are a number of ways to find out more about your fertility these days including from several at-home fertility test startups that have started to pop up in the last few years.Modern Fertility hopes to soon operate in much the same way, but with a more affordable alternative for testing 10 key hormones related […]

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Scientists Just Captured Something Extraordinary At The Moment Of Fertilization

Published in Odd and Fun on 8th September 2017

Sparks actually do fly when the sorcery passes. At the exact moment a sperm penetrates an egg, the latter releases billions of zinc atoms from its surface which spark off. Employing fluorescent microscopy, these sparks emit a sun, which can then be filmed. The discovery that human eggs cells undergo this process could lead to […]

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Meet Ava, the wearable that helps girls get pregnant

Published in Odd and Fun on 7th September 2017

The Ava fertility wearable .Image: ava The next round of wearables is good for more than tracking your steps. Ava, a fertility wearable that helps couples conceive, created $9.7 million in a Series A round this week. The round was led by Polytech Ventures, a European VC firm. The FD-Aapproved medical device tracks measurings like […]

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