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Is Luteinizing Hormone (LH) Add Back Protocol Right for You?

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March 22, 2013

Despite being a controversial in vitro fertilization (IVF) therapy, data suggests that a Luteinizing Hormone (LH) add back protocol may be beneficial for embryo implantation and retrieving a higher number of eggs with lower doses of fertility drugs.

Columbia, SC

The state of South Carolina has several fertility clinic choices for its residents, one of which is located in the capital city of Columbia.

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Columbia, SC, Videos

In order to analyze the sperm, a sperm analysis can be done several times to ensure accuracy of the test results. If there is a reproductive issue with the male, time is a dependent factor on prospective treatment for the couple, explains Dr. Seth Levrant who participates in the clinic Partners in Reproductive Health in Munster, IN and Tinley Park, IL.

Dr. Richard Paulson, a fertility doctor with USC Fertility in Los Angeles explains how the hormones estrogen and progesterone can prepare the uterine lining for implantation of an embryo, even in women who have had ovarian failure or in menopause.

UCSF's Dr. Evelyn Mok-Lin discusses the role of egg freezing today.

Columbia, SC, in The News

Columbia, SC, Fertility Guide

While the state of South Carolina does not have as many fertility clinics as some of the other states, it still has a number of choices for its residents. There is one fertility clinic located in the Columbia area, and a total of four fertility clinics located in the state. South Carolina residents can also find fertility clinic options in Charleston, South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Two South Carolina Adoptive Moms Find 'True Happiness'

The State,  May 8, 2011
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On Mother’s Day two years ago, Ellen Duncan wasn’t sure she’d ever know what it would feel like to be a mom. In May last year, Jill Healey was thinking about the millions of children who don’t know what it’s like to have a loving mother. Adopting children changed their perspectives remarkably.

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Fertility Doctor of the Month: Grant Patton, MD

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Dr. Grant Patton, Southeastern Fertility Center

Grant Patton, MD, Founder and Director, Southeastern Fertility Center

February 2011

Grant Patton, MD, founder and Director of Southeastern Fertility Center, with locations in Charleston and Columbia, S.C., has had an established career with several “firsts.” His was the first South Carolina fertility clinic and the first in the state to have achieved an in vitro fertilization (IVF) pregnancy and birth.

Dr. Patton is also the author of the Atlas of Infertility Surgery, one of the first textbooks on infertility surgery. In addition, his clinic is a leader in donor egg technologies, starting and sponsoring the annual Art of Donor Oocytes & Third Party Reproduction conference, now in its 13th year. And, most recently, his fertility clinic has become involved in ovarian tissue and egg freezing.

FertilityAuthority is pleased to honor Dr. Patton as February's Doctor of the Month.

Clinical Trials in South Carolina

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Fertility related research studies in South Carolina

Clinical trials are carefully regulated and controlled studies which seek to determine answers about a particular variable. Clinical studies could look into fertility medications, fertility treatments, procedures, or diagnostics.

Clinical trials can operate in multiple locations throughout the country, or even across the world. They must take place under the same conditions and run for the same amount of time.

Columbia Attorneys Offer Fertility-Related Legal Assistance

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Find a lawyer specializing in assisted reproductive technology

As the field of assisted reproductive technology has developed, so has a host of new legal issues. Many of the forms of assisted reproduction deal with third parties, like sperm donors, egg donors, and surrogates. This makes the rights and obligations of all those involved a little more difficult to define.

Infertility Support in Columbia, SC

Therapy can be a valuable resource during infertility

The fertility treatment process can be a trying time, emotionally as well as physically. It is common to experience a wide range of emotions throughout the course of your treatment. You may find yourself feeling sad or hopeless one day, only to feel anger the next. Your relationship may begin to feel tense, especially if you and your partner disagree about the extent of the fertility treatments, in regards to cost or time.

Infertility Insurance in Columbia, SC

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Does your health insurance plan cover infertility treatment?

When you begin your fertility treatments, you may feel shocked at how quickly the expense can add up, especially when multiple treatment cycles are necessary. For those who turn to their insurance companies to pick up some of the cost, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise. Many times, insurance companies do not cover infertility treatments, or only cover a small portion.

Surrogacy in Columbia, SC

What you need to know about surrogacy if you live in Columbia, SC

Surrogacy is a family-building option for women who have difficulty conceiving or carrying a child to term. Surrogacy is also a popular option for gay couples who desire a biological connection to their child.


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