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Category: Fertility

microscopic view of in vitro fertilization

October 15, 2018

Preserving Fertility for Women Undergoing Cancer Treatment

Learn how cancer affects your fertility and what you can do to preserve it.

Cancer, Fertility

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black and white pattern of sperm

October 8, 2018

Male Infertility: What You Need to Know

Talk to your doctor if you have fertility concerns—your health might depend on it.

Fertility, Men's Health

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bag of frozen peas with your no-scapel vasectomy written on label

June 14, 2018 By Tom Sowders

The No-Scalpel Vasectomy: Podcast Episode 3

Matt Coward, MD, urologist and assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine doesn’t use a scalpel–or any needles–when he performs vasectomies. For couples and individual men who don’t want kids (or any more kids), the no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy is a popular option. But why? How effective is this seemingly simple procedure? How permanent is…

Fertility, Men's Health, podcast, Surgery

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July 10, 2017

Pregnant women should be included in Zika virus vaccine research, n...

The inclusion of pregnant women in Zika virus vaccine research is crucial to solving the international health crisis, according to new guidance published by UNC’s Center for Bioethics and two other universities.

Babies, Children, Contagions, Fertility, Pregnancy, Research, Vaccines, Zika

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UNC Chapel

November 6, 2013

UNC researchers win drug-discovery awards from pharmaceutical giant...

GlaxoSmithKline drug-discovery competition winners aim to find a new cancer therapy and a novel way to regulate male fertility, projects spearheaded by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine.

Awards, Cancer, Fertility, Pharmacology, Research

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The testis is composed of many tubes called “seminiferous tubules.” The seminiferous tubule on the left is from a testis that was not treated with ultrasound while the tubule on the right is from a testis that was treated with ultrasound.

January 30, 2012

Sonicating sperm: The future of male contraception

UNC researchers find that modern ultrasound equipment normally used for physical therapy effectively reduced sperm counts in laboratory rats to levels far below what is normally seen in fertile men.

Fertility, Innovation, Research, Sexual Health

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Protein important in blood clotting may also play a role in fertility

CHAPEL HILL - A protein known to play a role in blood clotting and other cell functions is also critical for proper sperm formation in mice, according to researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

Fertility, Genetics, Research

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