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expert reaction to study investigating flame retardants and pregnancies in women undergoing IVF

Publishing in Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers looked at organophosphate flame retardants (PFRs), studying the urinary concentrations of their metabolites along with outcomes of IVF treatement. They reported a negative association between the concentration of certain types of PFR metabolites in the urine of these women and the proportion of successful outcomes of IVF. read more

shift work linked to lowered fertility in women

Publishing in Occupational & Environmental Medicine new research claims women working non-daytime shifts and those with physically demanding jobs had fewer mature oocytes – on average – compared with women who worked day-only shifts. read more

expert reaction to a study looking at semen quality of adult ICSI offspring

A group of researchers have examined the sperm quality of the world’s oldest group of young men conceived by of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) fertility treatment and report their results in the journal Human Reproduction. The authors report that sperm quantity and quality of these man was lower than average. read more

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