Tag: pregnancy

“Younger” sperm contributes to higher probability of pregnancy

May 16, 2022

The biologic age of male sperm can determine the success of pregnancy as well as the time it takes to become pregnant, revealed Dr. J. Richard Pilsner, the Director of Molecular Genetics and Infertility, part of a research team studying male fertility at the Wayne State University School (WSU) of Medicine in the US. WSU […]

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Women reported to have poor heart health before pregnancy

March 3, 2022

US women had poor cardiovascular health before becoming pregnant, said researchers of a new study carried out at Northwestern University in Illinois. According to the study, over half the women were reported to have at least one risk factor for poor heart health, including overweight/obesity, hypertension, and/or diabetes, before becoming pregnant. “As women, we tend […]

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Improving awareness of fertility/pregnancy issues in young breast cancer patients

November 24, 2020

Fertility preservation and pregnancy-related issues are among the priority concerns of female breast cancer patients, many of whom have been diagnosed with the hormonally-driven disease before having completed their reproductive plans. Despite the marked increase in fertility preservation and feasibility of having a pregnancy after breast cancer in recent years, many young women call for […]

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RH Bill: silver bullet to rising maternal deaths

July 13, 2012

PHILIPPINES – Sen. Pia Cayetano believes the passage of the Reproductive Health (RH) bill would give priority to the plight and burden of Filipino mothers. In a statement on World Population Day on Wednesday, Cayetano said this year’s theme of “Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services” emphasizes the need for an RH law to help […]

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Maternal Deaths on the Rise

June 20, 2012

PHILIPPINES –  As the controversy over women’s access to proper reproductive health continues, Health Secretary Enrique Ona disclosed that the country’s maternal mortality rate went up to 221 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2010, from 162 deaths in 2006. The figures coming from the latest survey of the National Statistics Office (NSO) showed an […]

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