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  • Sperm analysis parameters as an indication for ICSI instead of IVF: benefit remains unclear

    Since studies are lacking no conclusions can be drawn about the type of sperm characteristics in which assisted reproduction using ICSI can be superior to IVF Since suitable studies are lacking, it remains unclear in which sperm analysis parameters assisted reproduction using intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) can be superior to in vitro fertilization (IVF). This […]

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  • Antibiotics During Pregnancy May Increase Child’s Obesity Risk

    A new study reports that antibiotic use during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for obesity in the child. Researchers studied 436 mothers and their children from birth until age 7, gathering data on antibiotic use from interviews. After controlling for gestational age, birth weight, breast-feeding, maternal body mass index and socioeconomic status, among […]

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  • Common Causes of Infertility

    If you’ve been trying for at least a year to become pregnant, but have not been able to conceive, it may be time to speak with a medical professional to determine if you may be experiencing one of the most common causes of infertility. 5. Endometriosis – Simply put, endometriosis is a medical condition in […]

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  • Donor Sperm

    The inability of a woman to conceive can be attributed to fertility problems in the woman or her male partner, or both. Donor sperm can be used when the male partner is infertile. It is usually indicated when a man produces little or no sperm, produces sperm that is not healthy enough to fertilise an […]

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  • Donor Egg

    The use of donor eggs is an effective infertility treatment for women who cannot achieve pregnancy with their own eggs. It allows a woman to use another woman’s eggs (donor) to experience the joy of conceiving a child. Donor eggs are usually indicated for woman with premature ovarian failure, a condition in which menopause occurs […]

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  • What is Follicle-Stimulating Hormone or FSH?

    Follicle-Stimulating Hormone or FSH is secreted by the pituitary gland, a pea-sized endocrine gland located at the base of the brain. FSH induces the ovaries to produce eggs and brings about the menstrual cycle in women, causes the production of sperm cells in men, and is associated with the maturation of sexual characteristics in children. […]

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  • Learn About Some of the High FSH Myths and Facts

    If you are trying to get pregnant, here are some of the common Myths and Facts about high levels of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) that you should know. FSH is essential to fertility FACT: FSH stimulates your follicles to produce eggs and make you ovulate (produce and release eggs). High FSH should be better than […]

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  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrinal disorder and one of the common causes of infertility among women. It is characterized by an ovulation dysfunction or impedance to the normal growth and release of eggs from the ovaries. It is commonly seen in women of child bearing age and is rare after menopause. The […]

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  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

    In vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) techniques that can help infertile couples have a baby that is biologically related to them. IVF is a complex clinical procedure.The process involves collection of matured eggs from the ovaries and combining them with the sperm in the laboratory. After fertilization, the eggs […]

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  • Coping With the Anguish of Fertility Treatment

    Few among us are not personally aware of the anguish of infertility, either from our own experience or that of a close friend or family member. Both as a clinical psychologist and a husband who has successfully achieved fertilization with my wife resulting in the birth of boy and girl twins, I have seen the […]

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