Monthly Archives: August 2012
Can fibroids cause infertility?
Fibroids are usually benign (non-cancerous) growths that appear within the muscle and connective tissue of the uterus.
The answer to premature ovarian failure
Premature ovarian failure—also known as early menopause—is the cessation of menstrual periods due to failure of the ovaries before age 40. Women with this condition are often candidates for egg donation, in which oocytes are retrieved from a donor’s ovaries … Continue reading
There’s help for sexual dysfunction
Doctors divide normal sexual function into three phases: desire (you want to have sex), arousal (your body undergoes the physical changes that allow you to have sex) and orgasm. Sexual dysfunction is broadly defined as the inability for either men … Continue reading
Artificial insemination vs. IVF: Know the difference?
In artificial insemination, sperm from a female’s partner or a donor is placed via a syringe into her uterus or cervix for the purpose of producing a pregnancy.
Surrogacy or gestational carrier: What is the difference?
Surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman is inseminated with the sperm of a man who is not her partner in order to conceive and carry a child to be reared by the biological (genetic) father and his partner. … Continue reading
Pelvic pain should not be overlooked
Many women have pain in their pelvis (lower part of the belly) from time to time, usually during their period. However, if you have daily pelvic pain, it could be a sign of a bigger problem—one that may be a … Continue reading
How fertility meds work
Fertility specialists use a group of medications to temporarily correct ovulatory problems and increase a woman’s chance for pregnancy.
Age and fertility: men have issues too
It’s widely accepted that a woman’s fertility declines with age. But evidence has suggested that men, too, may be affected after age 40. In fact, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine now recommends sperm donors be men who are “ideally … Continue reading
Worried about paying? Don’t worry!
Yes, fertility treatments can be expensive. But different choices cost different amounts. Each couple is different, and we work hard to find the appropriate and affordable course of therapy for you.