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Is Illinois Law Supportive of Surrogacy for Gay Couples?

There are a number of reasons that Illinois is gay friendly when it comes to surrogacy, explains Dr. Laurence Jacobs, a fertility doctor with Fertility Centers of Illinois.

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What is Reciprocal IVF for Lesbian Couples?

Reciprocal IVF is becoming more common for lesbian couples. Dr. Laurence Jacobs, a fertility doctor with Fertility Centers of Illinois, explains.

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What Should Lesbian Couples Consider When Choosing a Sperm Donor?

Dr. Laurence Jacobs offers advice and information for lesbian women and couples who are going to use a sperm donor to have a baby.

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How Is PCOS Diagnosed?

Symptoms of PCOS aren't enough for a diagnosis. Dr. Laurence Jacobs, a fertility doctor with Fertility Centers of Illinois, describes three areas your doctor should look at to get an accurate diagnosis of PCOS.

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What are Family Building Options for Gay Men?

Gay men can use a sperm donor and a surrogate to have a child, explains Dr. Laurence Jacobs a fertility doctor with Fertility Centers of Illinois in Chicago.

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What are Advantages of Embryo Biopsy at the Blastocyst Stage?

Colleen Wagner Coughlin, MS, Laboratory Director of aParent IVF, explains why biopsying embryos on day 5, the blastocyst stage, is preferable to day 3 biopsies.

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Having Babies After a Vasectomy

a blog by Jennifer A. Redmond, July 27, 2013

Here’s an interesting fact. Of the approximately half a million men who have vasectomies each year, almost 20 percent wish to have future children.

A vasectomy is considered to be a permanent form of birth control; the vas deferens from each testicle is sealed to prevent sperm from entering the ejaculate. “The frequency of vasectomy depended on multiple demographic factors, including but not limited to number of children, marital status, race-ethnicity, immigrant status, and religion,” according to a study by the Department of Urology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University in Chicago IL. The study “aimed to gain better insights into the role of vasectomy in the family planning choices and attitudes of American men who have undergone the procedure.”

Is Infertility Testing Painful?

Dr. Tur-Kaspa is an internationally known Specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Infertility practicing with the Institute for Human Reproduction (IHR) in Chicago, IL.

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How are Immunological Issues Treated?

Carolyn B. Coulam, M.D., is an associate physician at Reproductive Medicine Institute and is Board Certified in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology and in the sub-specialty of reproductive endocrinology. Here, she discusses whether or not immunological issues can be treated for.

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Are There Signs that You Might Have Immunological Issues Causing Infertility or Miscarriage?

Carolyn B. Coulam, M.D., is an associate physician at Reproductive Medicine Institute and is Board Certified in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology and in the sub-specialty of reproductive endocrinology. Here, she discusses whether or not there are signs to determine if immunological issues are causing infertility or miscarriages.

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