Fertility Medications Do Not Increase The Risk Of Invasive Ovarian Cancer

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Our success in fertility treatment is secondary to the ability to generate embryos. The generation of embryos is a result of our ability to stimulate the ovaries to produce more than one oocyte (which is what is achieved each menstrual cycle). The dominant follicle is the most responsive of the 200 or so candidate oocytes […]

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Responsible Blogging for IVF Patients: Be Aware of Scams and Unethical Bloggers!

Unlike professional scientific journals that publish peer reviewed studies or journalists who publish articles with reliable sources for information, “bloggers” can write about topics and make claims that can go unchecked, unreferenced, and can be misleading. Surprisingly, some information pushed out by bloggers via social media can even suggest unethical and unsafe practices. Recently, the […]

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Ovarian Stimulation for IVF is Not Associated with New Ovarian Tumors

Aggressive stimulation of the ovary concerns some for the inadvertent creation of ovarian cancer. To address this concern, the OMEGA study was established. This study is a large cohort study that evaluated the effects of fertility drug usage and its potential relation to ovarian cancer risk. Approximately 20,000 women were studied with a follow up time of […]

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Your IVF Protocol

If you and your physician have decided that you need IVF, you will be given a protocol of your upcoming IVF cycle. A protocol is a schedule or blueprint of how your cycle will be done. It includes the medications you will be taking, the instructions on how to take these medications, and the procedures […]

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When an IVF Cycle is Not Successful

When an IVF cycle is not successful it is important to try and understand why given the fact that the odds of success are generally not favorable when it comes to pregnancy success regardless whether IVF is done or not, except in the very best of circumstances when the odds of IVF success are approximately […]

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Making Infertility Treatment More Affordable

Treatment of infertility, for example in-vitro fertilization (IVF), is expensive. How much you pay depends on whether you have insurance coverage for infertility services including IVF, the amount of your co-pay, and of your deductable. For those without insurance coverage, the prices charged for IVF services vary between regions of the country and even within the same city. According to the American Society for Reproductive […]

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