Overcoming Infertility and Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Infertility is a lonely road to walk down. My husband and I tried for eight years to have a child. Every time we received a friend’s birth announcement or invitation to a baby shower, we were painfully reminded of our own struggles and felt isolated from our friends’ joy.

Assessing Information on the Internet

Although patients frequently visit consumer-related internet sites to help them make informed decisions about treatment, there is no clear way for these consumers to evaluate content within these sites. This article reviews the problem and offers suggestions to remedy the situation.

Semen Analysis: Normal Ranges

This semen analysis chart is based on the World Heath Organization criteria, 1992. Table excerpted from Berger, G.S., Goldstein, M., and Fuerst, M. (1995). The Couple's Guide to Fertility. New York: Doubleday.

Q & A for Injectable Infertility Medications

The term "injectables" describes a group of medications frequently used in the treatment of infertility. Oral drugs such as Clomid stimulate the ovaries indirectly by tricking the brain into thinking there is less estrogen in the body than there actually is. As a result, the body produces more "follicle stimulating hormone" (FSH) which in turn stimulates follicle production on the ovaries. In contrast, injectables actually contain FSH, so they stimulate the ovaries directly.

The Impact of Maternal Age and Ovarian Age on Fertility by Steven D. Spandorfer, M.D.

Age is the most important single variable influencing outcome in assisted reproduction. The effect of advancing age on clinical infertility is manifested not only in the pattern of ovarian response to superovulation, but also in reduced implantation efficiency and an increased spontaneous abortion rate. In this article, we will explore the physiologic mechanisms behind this reduced implantation efficiency and its effect on infertility outcomes.

History of Data Collection and Statistics and IVF

A summary of the history surrounding the gathering and reporting of IVF statistics

Good Eggs, FSH levels and Ovarian Reserve: The Egg Factor by David Sable, MD

The concept I describe most frequently to anyone interested in fertility is that of ovarian reserve, or the "egg factor." As of this writing we are quite capable of bypassing the problems of poor quality sperm or low sperm count or problems stemming from dysfunction or disease of the female reproductive system such as endometriosis or tubal disease.

The Infertility Q & A: Basic Testing with a Reproductive Endocrinologist By INCIID Advisors

An article about what to expect with your first visit to a reproductive endocrinologist (a true fertility specialist).

SEE the Video Web Cast with Geoff Sher, MD: New Breakthrough in IVF. Study Doubles IVF Success

A process that could markedly improve pregnancy rates from In Vitro-Fertilization (IVF) was reported in a study published in the prestigious medical journal Fertility and Sterility (F&S).

Press Release: Class Action Law Suit Filed Against Blue Cross Blue Shield of California

A lawsuit charging Blue Cross of California with failing to offer infertility benefits required by California law was certified as a class action on Tuesday.

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