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FERTILITY

Miscarriage linked to
aspirin and ibuprofen

Mobile phone hands-free
kits may damage
unborn babies

Sixty minutes on lap-top
wipes out sperm

Cadavers show sperm
counts falling

Organic food and soy
promote fertility


Bee venom helps IVF

Chinese herbal medicine success

Coffee bad for babies

Fish oils reduce
premature births


Vitamins against miscarriage

Frozen embryos increase risk
of ectopic pregnancy


Passive smoking reduces fertility


Polluted fish delay conception

 
Frozen embryos increase risk of ectopic pregnancy

When Dr. David Keefe and colleagues* compared the outcomes of implanting 2,452 'fresh' embryos and 392 frozen and thawed out embryos into the uterus, they found that using frozen embryos resulted in 17 times as many (potentially fatal) ectopic pregnancies.** Other research found genetic damage in frozen embryos. The UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority expressed serious concern.

The findings were presented to the 2003 Conference of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

* ..at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island (US)
** where the embryo develops in a Fallopian tube rather than in ....the womb

(10119) Maxine Frith. Independent