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Can Prolonged Use of Birth Control Pills Cause Infertility?

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Many women diagnosed with infertility reflect back on the number of years spent preventing pregnancy with birth control and wonder if they somehow caused their infertility with prolonged contraception use. What they may not understand, however, is that contraceptives are a synthetic version of the hormones already produced in their bodies, and ovulation resumes within a few months of discontinuing use of birth control pills in the absence of an underlying infertility condition

Discount Fertility Treatment Program for Self-Pay Patients

FertilityAuthority,  Mar 23, 2013

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.

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In Florida, there are 29 fertility clinics, three of which are located in Orlando.

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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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Infertility IQ: Baby-Making Myths,  Feb 13, 2012

NFERTILITY: A person who is infertile has a reduced ability to have a child. A diagnosis of infertility does not necessarily mean a person is sterile-- that is, physically unable ever to have a child. Up to 15 percent of all couples are infertile, but only 1 to 2 percent are sterile. Half of couples who seek help can eventually bear a child, either on their own or with medical assistance. In about one in five infertile couples, both partners have contributing problems. In about 15 percent of couples, no cause is found after all tests have been done, called "unexplained infertility."

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Facebook Contests Offer Free IVF Therapy

Fox Orlando,  Nov 16, 2011

Doctors and medical clinics around the state and nationwide are increasingly giving patients free elective medical treatment as prizes in contests — particularly on the Internet through sites like Facebook — as a new way to drum up business.

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Men, Are You Killing Your Sperm? Here's What Can Hurt Male Fertility

Orlando Sentinel,  Nov 10, 2011

Unlike women — who have all the eggs they will ever have when they're born — men produce sperm all day long. Sperm takes about two to three months to fully mature, so a guy's behavior during the past 90 days will affect the baby he makes today, or whether he can make one at all, said Dr. Sijo Parekattil, director of urology at Winter Haven Hospital, where he specializes in male infertility.

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ASRM Conference IVF Research Round-Up

The latest news on in vitro fertilizaton

At the American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual meeting in Orlando, several interesting new studies have been presented on in vitro fertilization (IvF). Here's a round-up.

Reducing the number of multiple births. The Practice Committees of the ASRM and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) issued a report calling for an increase in the use of elective single embryo transfer (SET) in good prognosis patients undergoing IVF. The committee examined a variety of studies to evaluate single vs. double embryo transfers. They concluded that in good prognosis patients transferring one embryo could dramatically reduce the rate of multiples while maintaining high pregnancy rates.Factors the committee cited for determining if the patient was a good candidate for single embryo transfer included:

  • patient under 35
  • more than one high quality embryo available for transfer
  • women in their first or second IVF treatment cycle
  • women with prior successful IVF cycles
  • recipients of donated eggs

ASRM Conference Sperm Research Round-Up

News from Monday, October 18

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine is holding its 67th annual meeting in Orlando this week. ASRM members are currently meeting in Orlando to present the latest fertility research findings. Here's a round-up of sperm news from Monday, October 17, 2011.

Men need to lay off the trans fats and eat their fruits and veggies to keep their sperm strong. Two studies presented today show a link between dietary patterns and semen parameters. In the first study, conducted by an international team from the Harvard School of Public Health, University of Rochester and the University of Murcia in Spain, the researchers identified two types of diets: a Western diet (high in red meat and refined grains) and a Prudent diet (high in fish, vegetables and whole grains). Men who adhered to a Prudent diet had higher sperm motility (the ability of the sperm to swim toward an egg). In the second study, researchers recruited men attending the Fertility Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. The men completed food journals and underwent semen analysis. Researchers also collected semen samples of some subjects to do a more detailed analysis to measure the level of trans fats. They found that a diet high in trans-fats was negatively associated with sperm concentration levels.

Orlando Clinical Trials

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Research studies on fertility treatment

Clinical trials are important in research medicine because they provide new information that can aid in developing fertility medications, fertility treatments and procedures for those struggling with infertility. The field of infertility and assisted reproduction has benefited greatly from these clinical trials.

Orlando Attorneys Offer Legal Advice in Building Families

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Lawyers can protect the rights of parents, children, donors and surrogates.

As the field of assisted reproductive technology has grown, a new field of law has developed in order to answer some of the legal questions that have arisen. This new field of law is referred to as Family Building Law or Reproductive Technology Law.


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