As more and more singles and families are coming to the U.S. for surrogacy, it's important you do your research and work with a fertility practice that is experienced in working with international patients. Dr. Angeline Beltsos, with Fertility Centers of Illinois, explains.
A growing number of U.S. women appear to be opting for intrauterine devices (IUDs) as their birth control method, with the number more than doubling in just two years in one study. Researchers, whose findings were published in the journal Fertility & Sterility, said this is good news, since IUDs and contraceptive implants are the most effective forms of reversible birth control. When IUDs first came out, there were concerns - later disproved - that they might raise the risk of pelvic infection and jeopardize women's future fertility.
Dr. Anthony Caruso, A Chicago reproductive endocrinologist and doctor at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, has proposed opening the St. Anne Center for Reproductive Health. The center would be one of a handful of clinics in the United States that helps couples struggling to have children within the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. It would not offer in vitro fertilization (IVF), artificial insemination or certain medicines often prescribed as a course of treatment.
Walgreens is meeting that need in the western suburbs by offering fertility pharmacy services at its location at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. The CDH Walgreens was designated a Fertility Center of Excellence in June, making it one of only seven Walgreens in the country that stocks fertility medication and features staff specially trained in fertility treatment. The only other pharmacy like it in Illinois is at Northwestern Hospital.
We all know tanning in the sun or in a tanning booth equals increased risk of skin cancer. And then they tell us while sunscreens can help protect our skin from the sun, they can also wreak havoc on our hormones.
OK, OK ... the next solution is fake and bake sunless tanning. We can put up with orange hands to get that sun-kissed glow. And at least it's safe, right?
A company that provides infertility management programs for employers and insurers has recently announced a new discount program for self-pay fertility patients: the WINFertilitySM Quality Discount Treatment Program.