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Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) What Are the Risks?

Although many people believe infertility is a “woman’s problem,” 30 percent of infertility is related to male factor problems. If your partner has been diagnosed with male factor infertility, your fertility specialist may recommend intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) as part of your IVF treatment. What is ICSI, and what are the risks and benefits? ICSI …
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Limiting Multiple Births in IVF

How Do You Decide How Many Embryos to Transfer? One of the advantages of IVF treatment is that you and your fertility specialist have the ability to limit your chances of having a multiple pregnancy by making the decision of how many embryos to transfer. Multiple pregnancies include twins, or are called high order multiples …
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Considering Donor Eggs: Is It Right For You?

Donor eggs and IVF can make it possible for an infertile woman to conceive. They are also an alternative for male same-sex couples who want to have a child. Let’s look at factors that may lead you to consider donor eggs. Premature Ovarian Failure and Poor Egg Quality Originally, donor eggs were used by women …
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Intrauterine Insemination – An Excellent First Line Treatment for Infertility

Article contributed by: Santiago L. Padilla, MD Fertility Specialists of Maryland, a participating WINFertility Provider Network Insemination procedures are utilized to improve fertility. Initially, inseminations were done by placing the semen sample on the cervix (cervical insemination). It worked well for patients needing donor sperm insemination or insemination of partner’s sperm due to intercourse or …
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Sperm Count and Pregnancy Rates

Why Do You Need So Many Sperm? We’ve come a long way since infertility was considered a “woman’s problem.” Now it’s known that male factor issues contribute to as much as 40 percent of infertility. That’s why semen analysis is one of the series of tests performed to determine the fertility treatment you need as …
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