STDs on the Rise and May Lead to More Infertility

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is reporting a rise in sexually transmitted infections across the United States. For the fifth year in a row, there is a rise in gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis cases across the country.

“Combined they total 2.4 million infections that were diagnosed and reported just in the last year alone,” said Elizabeth Torrone, an …

RPMG Annual Picnic

The Reproductive Partners Medical Group Annual Picnic was held Sunday September, 15 2019 and brought together dozens of families to celebrate their success. With food, drinks, games and prizes, there was something for both adults and kids of all ages. Below are some pictures from this fun afternoon together.

Men and Women Should Consider Avoiding Alcohol Prior to Conception

A new study, published in the journal European Journal of Preventative Cardiology, showed a link between prospective parents’ drinking prior to conceiving and congenital heart defects in babies.

The study was a meta-analysis that reviewed existing studies on the topic.  When putting the data from those studies together, this one found that fathers who drank alcohol during the three …

Smoking During Pregnancy May Harm Daughter’s Future Fertility

A new study, presented at the 58th Annual European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology Meeting, shows that baby girls born to women who smoked during pregnancy exhibit signs of increased testosterone exposure, which might affect their future reproductive function.

Cigarette smoking during pregnancy has already be linked to multiple adverse outcomes, including premature birth. The toxins found in cigarettes are also …

Conceiving After Failed IVF

A new study, published in the journal Human Reproduction, found that one in six women who had failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment were able to conceive on their own.

The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Aberdeen.  They studied data from 2,133 women who underwent IVF treatment between 1998 and 2011 at a fertility clinic …