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Fertility Concerns And Breakthrough Infections: Debunking Common Myths About COVID Vaccines – WYPR

Rumors and misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccines to prevent the virus have been a major hurdle in efforts to convince Garrett County residents to get the shot. The rural county in Marylands westernmost corner is home to about 29,000 people, less than 39% of whom are fully vaccinated, the lowest vaccination rate in the state, according to state data.

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What You Need To Know About Pregnancy, Fertility And The COVID-19 Vaccine – WBHM

Roughly half of all pregnant women who have visited the maternity emergency room at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the last two weeks have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Dr. Audra Williams from UABs Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. We are just seeing numbers that we have not previously seen during this pandemic of rates of pregnant women being affected, Williams said.

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The fertility industry is poorly regulated and would-be parents can lose out on having children as a result – Westport News

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Naomi Cahn, University of Virginia and Dena Sharp, University of California, Hastings (THE CONVERSATION) When embryologist Joseph Conaghan arrived at work at San Franciscos Pacific Fertility Center on March 4, 2018, nothing seemed awry. He did routine inspections of the facilitys cryogenic tanks, which store frozen embryos and eggs for clients who hope to someday have biological children.

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I didnt want to burn a year of fertility: The pandemic postponed their weddings. But not their babies – The Boston Globe

Its not just about the two of us anymore, Wood said. At this point, Im more interested in what [the baby] is going to wear to the wedding than what I am.

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Remote Work Is Creating a Digital Divide in Fertility – The Atlantic

Last year was a blur for Miranda Turner, but she remembers the day her kids school shut down like it was yesterday. On a Friday in March 2020, Arlington Public Schools, in Virginia, announced that it would close the following Monday because of the newly circulating coronavirus, sending working parents like Turner scrambling to figure out what to do with their kids. An attorney with the punishing schedule to prove it, Turner already employed a nanny to watch her 2-year-old, but she anticipated that two other childrenher 4-year-old and her anxiety-prone second graderwould have trouble adjusting to lockdown

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Beijing wants women to have more babies. So why isn’t it loosening rules on egg freezing? – CNN

So, in 2019 she took a train across the border from the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou to Hong Kong, where she froze her eggs in a private clinic.

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Australia’s fertility rate is at a record low. This expert says it’s a disaster waiting to happen – ABC News

It was a running gag early in the pandemic: all the COVIDbabies that would be conceived while couples are holed up at home together with little to do but bake sourdough and procreate! And yet, nearly two years later, we aren't celebrating a baby boom, despite birth spikes in certain places in Australia. "A baby boom is measured by fertility rates, not the number of births," ANU demographer Liz Allen explains. Fertility rates indicate the average lifetime number of births per woman, based on age-specific rates of birth.

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South Korea’s Total Fertility Rate Continuing to Fall – BusinessKorea

Last year, the number of newborns in South Korea and South Koreas total fertility rate again reached the lowest since records began in 1970. Statistics Korea announced on Aug. 25 that the former was 272,300, down 10 percent from a year ago, and the latter was 0.84 last year.

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What do we know about Covid-19 vaccines and fertility? – Full Fact

19 August 2021 Weve been asked on WhatsApp for information regarding the Covid-19 vaccines and womens' fertility. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) which is the professional association of pregnancy, childbirth, and women's reproductive and sexual health says that there is no evidence to suggest that the Covid-19 vaccines affect fertility. Similar statements have been issued by the British Fertility Association, the NHS and Public Health England.

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Fertility Matters Canada Announces First-of-its-Kind National Event to Raise Awareness for the Unspoken Side of Fertility – Canada NewsWire

All proceeds will go towards new national advocacy strategy promoting equitable access to fertility care for over six million Canadians MONCTON, NB, Aug. 24, 2021 /CNW/ - Fertility Matters Canada (FMC), a national organization that empowers Canadians to help reach their reproductive health goals, today announced its inaugural Fertility Matters 6K, a national event kicking off October 15th, which is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day and running through to October 17th

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Couple with unexplained fertility given 3% chance of conceiving welcome ‘miracle’ baby – The Mirror

Katie Taylor, 22, and Callum Oakley, 23, were diagnosed with unexplained fertility but were ecstatic when she became pregnant three days before she was due to start IVF treatment Image: Submitted) A couple has welcomed their "miracle" baby after they were given just a three per cent chance of conceiving. Katie Taylor, 22, and Callum Oakley, 23, were diagnosed with unexplained fertility. They surprised doctors by falling pregnant just days before they were due to begin IVF treatment, ChronicleLive reports

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‘Darcey & Stacey’: Stacey Silva and Florian Sukaj Have a Conversation After Seeing a Fertility Doctor: ‘We Have to Go Through This Whole Process,…

On the hit90 Day FiancseriesDarcey & Stacey, fans have seen Stacey Silva and Florian Sukajs relationship grow and change. They are finally in a better place together, and Stacey even convinced him to go see a fertility doctor with her. This week, they have a conversation, and Florian reassures her about the situation involving them trying to have a baby despite Staceys concerns

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Ontario’s Top Doc Says There Is ‘No Evidence’ That A COVID-19 Vaccine Will Affect Your Fertility – Narcity Canada

But joining a members-only club isn't supposed to be easy, so you should expect to jump through a few hoops before you get in the door. Some require a special invite, while others ask for a pretty hefty initiation fee but once you're in, it's smooth sailing from there with parties, cool amenities, and endless perks. So without further ado, here are seven members-only clubs in Toronto and what you need to know before you can join their ranks.

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On Indias population, let the data speak – The Indian Express

The old slogan, Hum do hamare do, woh panch unke pachchees (We are two, we have two; they are five and have 25) is probably still potent enough to appeal to popular perceptions of uncontrolled Muslim population growth despite scientific evidence to the contrary. At a critical juncture, when the states and Union territories in India are experiencing a sharp decline in fertility rates, population laws are back in the conversation

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Merz and Israeli Start-Up Vensica Launch Partnership for Needleless Treatment of Overactive Bladder – Business Wire

FRANKFURT, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--wMerz Therapeutics, a business of the Merz Group and a leader in the field of neurotoxins, and the Israeli start-up Vensica Therapeutics Ltd., a urology company, announced today that they have entered into a strategic license and collaboration agreement for the delivery of botulinum neurotoxin A (Xeomin)) to the bladder wall by using Vensicas innovative ultrasound-assisted delivery catheter. By this, Merz Therapeutics becomes the exclusive toxin supplier of any needleless application for urological indications, such as overactive bladder, neurogenic bladder and interstitial cystitis and other urology indications. Stefan Brinkmann, CEO Merz Therapeutics: This strategic, long-term partnership with the Israeli Start-up Vensica allows us to expand into the attractive market of overactive bladder.

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FACT CHECK: Do COVID-19 vaccines hamper fertility in unmarried women? – Internatinal Centre For Investigative Reporting

Wikepedia.com, noted that false claims have also been made that a vaccinated person can shed spike proteins, which allegedly causes menstrual irregularities or other harmful effects on the reproductive health of unvaccinated women who are in proximity to them. These claims have been cited by the Centner Academy, a private pre-school in Miami, Florida, USA which removed vaccinated teachers from its classrooms and has refused to hire vaccinated teachers in the future. It was also on the basis of this false claim that some businesses in the United States of America have banned customers who are vaccinated from entering their facilities

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Ovation Fertility Deploys Matcher Across Its Nationwide Network of IVF and Genetics Labs – GlobeNewswire

Los Angeles, July 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ovation Fertility has partnered with IMT Matcher and NextGen LifeLabs to roll out the Matcher e-witnessing system across its nationwide network of IVF and genetics laboratories in 2021, generating data the company can use to analyze every aspect of lab operations and precisely target its continuous improvement initiatives. Matcher is a barcode-based electronic witnessing, labeling, scheduling and traceability system, created for IVF centers and donor banks to help prevent errors caused by misidentification of patients and their gametes and embryos

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The Promise and Perils of the New Fertility Entrepreneurs – The New Yorker

This reporting was supported by the McGraw Center for Business Journalism at the City University of New York.

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Does the COVID-19 vaccine in teens, young adults pose fertility risks? – WCVB Boston

Does the COVID-19 vaccine in teens, young adults pose fertility risks? Updated: 6:23 AM EDT May 21, 2021 Hide TranscriptShow Transcript MIDWEEK

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Scott Winship: Don’t Believe Horror Stories About Fertility Rates, Income Inequality, and Economic Mobility – Reason

Despite Americans' reputation for cockeyed optimism, we have always been suckers for declension narrativesthe idea that the Golden Age ended sometime in the past and we have the bad luck to live in a world that is uniquely awful, unfair, and corrupt. Donald Trump built a successful presidential campaign on making America great again and his successor Joe Biden routinely harkens back to a time when things were better and more on the level.

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From A Fertility Doctor: Why I Believe Misinformation Is A Leading Cause Of Infertility – Scary Mommy

nevodka/Getty I know, you might be more familiar with age, biology, irregular periods, or male factors (aka sperm abnormalities) as the root causes of infertility. While thats what the numbers tell us, what I firmly believe is missing from the conversation is how often people dont have the information they need, when they need it, to be able to make informed decisions regarding reproductive health.

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Hysteria over declining fertility rates is just another manifestation of white supremacy – Thought Leader

Shortly after Western governments introduced lockdown and social distancing rules in response to Covid-19, many commentators predicted a baby boom. British Health Minister Nardine Dorries wrote on Twitter, As the minister responsible for maternity services, Im just wondering how busy we are going to be, nine months from now

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How to keep stress and anxiety at bay during your fertility treatment amid the COVID 19 crisis? – PINKVILLA

The second wave of COVID 19 is taking a toll on everyone's mental health along with physical health and women are getting affected by this the most. The mental stress is also connected to infertility. So, Dr

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Should we use fewer condoms to boost fertility? EJINSIGHT – EJ Insight

Shih Wing-ching, the boss of Hong Kongs No.1 property agency Centaline is not known for making some astonishing arguments for nothing. In his daily AM730 column yesterday, the outspoken businessman urged people not to use birth control products or at least not before having two children to boost fertility. I know some people would find this absurd, wrote Shih, but given the aging society, insufficient social momentum and the ineffectiveness of all fertility incentives, this option cannot be ruled out, even though it may not be a desirable one.

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‘I Started Fertility Treatment Alone And In Another Country’ The Reality Of Trying For A Baby Alone In A Pandemic – Grazia

It is a Thursday morning in February when I learn that my second round of IVF has not worked. I message my mother, my best friend, my consultant. I clean my house, make a long and rather complex soup recipe.

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