fertility fertility  /fər ˈtɪ lə ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year
  2. (n) the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring
  3. (n) the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth

Usage(s):

  1. In the wake of a California woman's multiple births, fertility specialists are trying to fend off the perception that theirs is an undisciplined, irresponsible profession.
  2. An experimental technique may help preserve fertility in cancer patients and other women struck with premature infertility.
  3. Dutch researchers are developing a blood test that could predict the onset of menopause and the decline of fertility.

News

  1. Asia's low fertility rate opens opportunities in IVF market

    A looming crisis in Asia as women delay giving birth, leading to low fertility rates that have dire implications for economic growth, is opening huge opportunities for the fast-growing in-vitro fertilization (IVF) industry.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. Asia's low fertility trap opens opportunities in IVF market

    By Jane Wardell and Jackie Range SYDNEY (Reuters) - A looming crisis in Asia as women delay giving birth, leading to low fertility rates that have dire implications for economic growth, is opening huge opportunities for the fast-growing in-vitro fertilization (IVF) industry. The successful debut of Australia's Virtus Health Ltd, which this week became the first IVF specialist to list on a stock ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. The best foods for fertility

    Diet is an often-overlooked component of fertility.  The right combination of treatments and following a proper fertility diet could increase a woman’s chances of achieving conception.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Fox News

Quotes

  1. "If they had been conceived through IVF, we would have been happy to discuss it," Jolie says. "But we have been fortunate never to have had fertility problems."
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: Angelina Jolie Source: Arizona Republic

  2. "One in seven couples need help with fertility treatment, 350,000 people live with Alzheimer's, every week there are five children born and three young people die from cystic fibrosis - all issues that this bill addresses," Health Minister Dawn...
    on Oct 22, 2008 By: Dawn Primarolo Source: GMA news.tv

  3. "Urban growth, in a sense, encourages low fertility because city people have access to information and access to services and can plan their families better," Obaid said. "In an urban economy, women need less children but (want children) with...
    on Jun 27, 2007 By: Thoraya Obaid Source: Guardian Unlimited

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