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Reproductive health

Too much selenium is bad for reproduction

Although experimented on zebrafish, the researchers believe the results are applicable to humans.

Natural mating is out and insemination is in

Simpler insemination techniques for sheep and goats have enabled farmers to carry out artificial insemination on their animals themselves.

Creating sterile farmed fish

Fish spend a great deal of energy in sexual maturation and the aquaculture industry would like to avoid that by raising sterile fish. This would also prevent runaway farmed fish from mixing their genes with wild cousins. Norwegian researchers are on the case.

Few opt for caesareans

Norwegian women are not too posh to push. Most wish to give birth vaginally. Those who request caesarean sections have good reasons to do so.