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Possible Reasons For Infertility

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), roughly 6% of married women aged 15 to 44 in the United States are unable to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse. In fact, impaired fecundity affects 11% of the reproductive-age population, or 6.7 million women, in the U.S.

Understanding the main reasons for infertility can go […]

10 Common Questions About IVF

10 Common Questions About IVF
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a solution that can assist couples having difficulty to conceive take the first steps on the path towards parenthood. If you are faced with infertility, you may be wondering if IVF is right for you.

Below we’ve identified 10 common questions about IVF that we often hear […]

Severe Male Factor: Alternative to Donor Sperm

Over the last several years, the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology has advanced rapidly in providing assistance to couples with male factor infertility. In couples that are having difficulty trying to conceive a child, approximately 40% will be diagnosed with a male problem. A routine semen analysis is used to determine the adequate number and […]

(Video) What is Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Miscarriage?

There is little more devastating to future parents than a miscarriage, the loss of a pregnancy during the first 20 weeks. Miscarriages affect about 15% of women at some point in their lifetime. Of all diagnosed conceptions, approximately 50% do not continue before they even implant in the uterine cavity. Most first trimester miscarriages are […]

Fertility Testing Options for Men

There are a number of reasons that keep two people from conceiving. It’s impossible to paint an entire picture with just one test, which is why we provide a range of options.

Using advanced technology and a full complement of state-of-the-art services, The IVF Center –  Fertility CARE Clinic, Andrology Laboratory provides accurate diagnosis for treatment of male […]

Varicocele & Male Infertility

Approximately 15% of men have a varicocele – a dilation of veins in the scrotum surrounding a testis usually felt like a “bag or worms.”  Certainly not all men with a varicocele experience infertility, but a varicocele is discovered in 40% of infertile men.  The damaging effects of a varicocele on fertility results from the […]

Men are Afraid to Read About These Things

When couples experience difficulty conceiving, about 20% of the time a male factor is solely responsible for the cause; and males are a contributing factor in roughly 30 – 40% of cases. That’s more than men would like to admit, which is why it’s so important to diagnosis the actual problem quickly instead of letting […]

A Better Prediction for Ovarian Aging

As more women are delaying childbirth and more “baby boomers” are reaching midlife, this surge in advancing maternal age brings the increasing problem of ovarian aging and diminished ovarian reserve (DOR).  Ovarian aging has several major medical consequences including decreased bone mass with risk of fracture, abnormal uterine bleeding from lack of ovulation, and vasomotor […]

Understanding Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Do you know the most common hormone abnormality found in reproductive aged women? It’s not the pancreas, adrenal gland, or even thyroid. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS affects up to 10% of women throughout the world.

For many years, PCOS was diagnosed based on three signs:

Irregular Periods
Hirsutism (unwanted hair growth in a male pattern)
Obesity

What is PCOS?
PCOS […]

3 Common Issues That Affect Fertility

June 18, on Fox 35 News Health Watch, I discussed the impact of three common issues affecting patients trying to conceive – cigarette smoking, cell phone usage, and stress.  Each of these topics will be summarized below in our “talking points” feature!

Cigarette Smoking

even 1/2 pack per day will decrease fertility
within year of stopping  smoking you […]