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Andrology: Additional Sperm Parameters
Part 5: Additional Sperm Parameters Other sperm parameters can be part of a semen analysis although they are of less significance than count, motility, and especially morphology. These parameters may…
Andrology: Sperm Morphology
Part 4: Sperm Morphology Sperm morphology refers to the size and shape of the sperm. The percent of normal sperm in an ejaculate has been correlated with its ability to…
Andrology: Sperm Motility & Progression
Part 3: Sperm Motility and Progression The ability of sperm to transverse both the uterus and fallopian tube, to ultimately fertilize an ovulated egg, is dependent upon the sample’s motility…
Andrology: Sperm Volume & Concentration
Part 2: Sperm Volume and Concentration (Sperm Count) When the Andrologist determines the sperm count, two factors are involved, sample volume and sperm concentration. The total sperm count is the…
Donor Oocyte Part V
After the birth of a child is achieved from donor oocyte IVF, parents often ask what they should tell or reveal to their child in later years. The Ethics Committee…
Donor Oocyte Part IV
Selection criteria for an oocyte donor are personal and couple-dependent. Some medical parameters may influence a couple’s decision when narrowing their choice from a group of acceptable donors. The donor’s…
Welcome Jean Shea, RN
We are excited to welcome Jean Shea, RN as our new Donor Egg Coordinator. She comes to FCNE with multiple years of REI experience. Jean can be reached at extension…
Donor Oocyte Part III
If a couple decides to pursue donor oocyte IVF, it is important to insure that other clinical components of the process are in good working order. This includes the function…