The International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, Inc
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    Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 23:03

    Read about safety concerns and what the CDC and FDA have to say about the use of prescribed IVIg.

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    Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 23:39

    Carolyn B. Coulam. Lois Krysa, J. Jaroslav Stern, and Maria Bustillo Key words: Recurrent spontaneous abortion. intravenous immunoblobulin, immunotherapy

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    Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 23:45

    An essay by Geoffrey Sher, M.D.

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    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 14:55

    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.

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    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 15:29

    Recommended Reading list compiled by Patricia Irwin Johnston

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    Friday, August 15, 2014 - 18:50

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

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    Friday, March 15, 2013 - 10:28

    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.

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    Monday, February 10, 2014 - 03:33

    The trafficking mentality of some Chinese welfare institutions speaks volumes about the objectifying of children. Although this isn't a happy topic, adoptive parents of children from China need to know about these issues. There will come a time when small children grow up and access to the Internet brings them in direct contact with child trafficking stories. There are things the mothers of Chinese Adoptees should know before this happens.

  • Friday, August 15, 2014 - 19:31

    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.

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    Friday, March 15, 2013 - 10:25

    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.

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    Monday, February 10, 2014 - 03:33

    A lovely poem by an unknown author particularly good for parents of a child coming to a family through adoption.

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    Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 09:45

    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.

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