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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”.

Surrogacy for Gay Men, Selecting The Surrogate and Egg Donor

gay men and surrogate

Guy Ringler a Los Angeles fertility doctor at California Fertility Partners is helping gay men explore their surrogate and egg donor options when trying to have biological children.

Egg Freezing Heating up in California

Egg Freezing in California

Egg Freezing in California is becoming more popular. More and more women are choosing to take control of their fertility health and they’re doing it with egg freezing, as Dr. Andy Huang, a California fertility doctor with Reproductive Partners Medical Group explains.

Gay and Lesbian Family Building

Written in partnership with California Fertility Partners
February 5, 2013

California Fertility Partners has been helping gay and lesbian men and women build families for more than 25 years. We spoke with Dr. Guy Ringler, a fertility doctor and partner at the practice about family building options for gay and lesbian individuals and couples


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