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Men's Health Month: Taking Charge of Male Fertility

Many people fail to realize the correlation between overall health and fertility. Infertility is often a symptom of an underlying medical problem, even at a young age. In honor of Men’s Health Month this June, Fertility Authority is raising awareness of men’s health and fertility, including ways to improve sperm quality and quantity and treatment options for addressing male infertility.

Fertility Doctor of the Month: Moshe Wald, M.D.

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Dr. Moshe Wald is a urologist at the University of Iowa specializing in male infertility. Wald says he was drawn to this area of medicine as it allows him to combine both medical and surgical procedures (most often microsurgical, he explains). “I really enjoy it,” he says, “It’s a very satisfying specialty area and allows for very interesting research opportunities.” FertilityAuthority is pleased to recognize Dr. Wald as Doctor of the Month.


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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.

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Iowa Fertility Guide

While there are only two fertility clinics located in the state of Iowa, patients struggling with infertility in the state can choose from well-established, state-of-the-art clinics. The two Iowa fertility clinics provide both basic and advanced assisted reproductive technology techniques to help patients with varying causes of infertility.

Iowa Girl Conceived After Father's Death Not Entitled to Benefits, Court Rules

Fox News,  Aug 30, 2011

An 8-year-old girl born two years after her father died is not entitled to his Social Security benefits, a federal appeals court ruled this week, reversing a lower court's decision in a case that could be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Brynn Beeler was born through in-vitro fertilization using sperm from Patti Beeler's late husband, Bruce, who died of leukemia at age 37.

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Iowa Law Practices

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Find a lawyer specializing in assisted reproductive technology

Fertility treatments have influenced the development of a whole new type of law, called Family Building Law or Reproductive Technology Law. These new field of law has developed in order to protect the rights of those involved in these procedures.

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Therapy or counseling can be valuable during infertility

Infertility treatments can bring with them both physical and emotional challenges. Throughout the course of your treatment, you may find yourself on an emotional roller coaster, feeling sad or depressed one day, only to feel angry and guilty the next. You may also find your relationship begin to waver, especially if you and your partner disagree on the extent of the fertility treatments.

Infertility Insurance in Iowa

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Does your health insurance plan cover infertility diagnosis and treatment?

Your road to family building through assisted reproductive technology may quickly become costly. Infertility treatments are expensive, and many times, more than one course of treatment is necessary. However, when couples turn to their insurance company to help cover some of the cost, many are in for an unpleasant surprise.

Surrogacy in Iowa

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Information on surrogacy in Iowa

Surrogacy is a third-party assisted reproductive technology procedure in which a woman carries a child for another woman or couple. Women who have had recurrent miscarriages or abnormalities of the uterus may be good candidates to use a surrogate.

Donor Egg Success Rates in Iowa

Live birth rates for egg donation in Iowa

The following chart outlines the number of donor egg IVF cycles and the number of live births at Iowa fertility clinics. This information is published int the Assisted Reproductive Technology Report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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