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How Does Endometriosis Affect Fertility?

The location of endometriosis as well as the stage of endometriosis will determine whether it affects fertility and how endometriosis will be treated. Dr. David Keenan, a fertility doctor with Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine explains.

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Is One IVF Protocol Better than Another?

No one low-responder IVF protocol stands out as better than another, says Dr. Daniel Shapiro, an Atlanta fertility doctor with Reproductive Biology Associates. He explains why protocols - and their success - may vary from one fertility clinic to another.

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Fertility Treatment Costs in Atlanta

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What does fertility treatment cost?

The costs associated with the diagnosis and treatment of infertility for Atlanta fertility patients can be extremely high. Fortunately there are some financial options that may lessen the burden for women and men trying to conceive. Ask your Atlanta fertility clinic what options they are offering to help with the cost of fertility treatment.

IVF Refund Programs/Money Back Guarantees

Emotional Aspects of Infertility for Atlanta Couples

The stress of infertility

One of the most difficult aspects of infertility for couples is the emotional aspect. Studies have shown that the levels of depression and anxiety in infertile women are comparable to levels in cancer patients. And despite the fact that one in six women and their partners have infertility, there is often unnecessary shame and secrecy surrounding it.

PGD and PGS in Atlanta, GA

What is preimplation genetic diagnosis and preimplantation genetic screening?

Atlanta couples exploring family building options such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), surrogacy, or egg, sperm, or embryo donation, you can have embryos screened with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) or preimplantation genetic screening (PGS).

PGD and PGS screen embryos for chromosomal abnormalities (extra or missing chromosomes). Geneticists and specialists examine and analyze the embryos and if a problem is found the woman or couple can decide to transfer only the “good” embryos.

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

Age and Fertility in Atlanta, GA

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How does age affect fertility?

With more women working and a global recession that has encouraged people to put off starting families, many women in Atlanta, GA, are waiting until their 30s and 40s before they try to get pregnant. In the United States, about 20 percent of women have their first child after age 35. Unfortunately, research has shown that a woman’s fertility begins to decline in her late 20s (even though her overall chances of becoming pregnant do not start to decline so soon).

Egg Freezing in Atlanta, GA

An option for preserving fertility

Egg freezing, also known as oocyte cryopreservation, has been around for several decades; however, it was not very successful until recently due to a newer process called "vitrification."

Today, egg freezing offers hope to women in Atlanta, GA, facing some types of cancer and/or cancer treatment that may damage their eggs or destroy ovarian function, as well as those who have not found the right partner or who have delayed having children for various reasons.

When Should I See a Fertility Doctor?

If you have been trying to conceive for 6 months to one year, depending on your age and other factors, you should see a fertility doctor. Dr. Pavna Brahma of Reproductive Biology Associates in Atlanta explains.

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What Do FSH Levels Tell Us about Fertility?

High FSH levels indicate low ovarian reserve, or a diminishing egg supply. Dr. Pavna Brahma, and Atlanta fertility doctor with Reproductive Biology Associates, explains what FSH levels can tell you about fertility and fertility treatment.

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Fertility: A New Frontier in Treating Those with HIV

Emory Health Now Blog,  Aug 4, 2011
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Not long ago, physicians who treated those with HIV focused only on helping their patients stay well. Today some fertility doctors are beginning to focus on helping those patients conceive. This emerging area of treatment has been made possible thanks to the growing effectiveness of a combination of drugs known as Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, or HAART, used for years to treat retroviruses, including HIV.

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