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One Embryo One Baby, Part 2

Source: Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
In Part 2 of this video series on IVF, Dr. Robert Anderson, Founder and Director of Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine explains how the embryo is biopsied, genetic testing and preparing the uterus for the implantation of the embryo.

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One Embryo, One Baby, Part 1

Source: Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Dr. Robert Anderson, Founder and Director of Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine walks you through the first part of an IVF cycle, from getting started to culturing embryos to embryo biopsy.

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Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine

Source: Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Tour the Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine with Dr. Robert Anderson, its Founder and Director, and learn more about the fertility clinic's state of the art treatments and operations.

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Finding an Asian Egg Donor

a blog by Jennifer A. Redmond, April 5, 2014

Several years ago, a good friend decided to move ahead with egg donation after much soul searching. She asked for my help. She is Chinese, her husband Caucasian, and they really didn’t know where to get started - how to seek out a Chinese egg donor whose ethnicity was the same as hers. At the time, finding an Asian egg donor wasn’t easy, and as a result many available donors were commanding a high fee. Today, many donor egg agencies and fertility clinics advertise their availability of Asian donors and specifically recruit them. Once you get over the hurdle of accepting that you’ll need an egg donor to have a baby, it’s gotten easier to find one who matches your ethnicity requirements.

Program Allows HIV Positive Men to Safely Have Children

HIV can be manageable as a chronic disease. And thanks to technology, programs like California Fertility Partners, a Los Angeles Fertility Clinic, are helping men with HIV safely build families.

Weight and Obesity When Trying To Get Pregnant

Healthy Diet Fertility

Weight can seriously affect a couple’s chance of getting pregnant. Twelve percent of all infertility issues are weight related and being overweight or underweight has unique consequences for men and women. The goal of fertility specialists is to understand the relationship between weight and infertility with each fertility patient and then work to eliminate non-disease factors.

The Danger of Do It Yourself Surrogacy Agreements

The long road to parenthood via surrogacy
A surrogacy case gone wrong in Great Brittian once again makes the case that you must protect yourself.

a blog by Suzanne Rico, March 12, 2014
Surrogacy is not for the faint of heart. As a mother who carried her first child to term and used a surrogate for the second, I am intimately familiar with the risks—and rewards—of having someone else carry your child. But as someone who was also a “do-it-yourself-er”—meaning I did not use a surrogacy agency—the story of a child in Great Britain who, effectively, now has two mothers after an independent surrogacy arrangement went sideways, is frightening.

Top Questions and Answers: LGBT Family Building

written in partnership with Southern California Reproductive Center
March 7, 2014

Increasingly, LGBT women and men are having biological families. We spoke with the doctors at Southern California Reproductive Center, to get answers to top questions on how to get started building your family if you are in a same sex relationship, are transgendered, or have a transgendered partner.

How A Man's Biological Clock Ticks

A man's biological clock is ticking.
New research on how aging affects a man's fertility

a blog by Suzanne Rico, March 5, 2014
I was 40 years old when I had my first child and 42 with my second, so the biological clock was a favorite topic of my physicians plus well meaning family and friends. Not once, however, through seven IVFs and four miscarriages, was my husband’s age raised as a red flag, even though he was beginning his fourth decade at the same time he was trying to begin a family.

Egg Donation: Should Payment be Taxable Income or Not?

Should payment received for egg donation be taxed?
A California court considers how payment for egg donation should be taxed.

a blog by Suzanne Rico, February 25, 2014

As the business of fertility booms, the IRS wants to be sure it gets its piece of the pie---even when it comes to egg donation. But now a woman who has twice donated her eggs is arguing in a California tax court that the money she received as compensation (about $20,000) should be a tax-exempt payment for “pain and suffering”.


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