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Elective Single Embryo Transfer Compared to Comprehesive Chromosomal Screening

A recent study by Reproductive Medicine Associates of Texas compared pregnancy rates of elective single embryo transfer with comprehensive chromosomal screening (CCS) in IVF patients 35 and under, compared to patients in the same age group who did elective single embryo transfer without CCS. The researchers concluded, “For the small percentage of cases that fit the criteria of having embryos available for transfer as well as cryopreservation, elective single embryo transfer without the additional cost of CCS may prove equally if not more beneficial.”

What is Time Lapse Technolgy Used with IVF?

Time lapse technology is a non-invasive way to judge embryos and their viability, explains Dr. Thomas Poole, embryologist and director of the assisted reproductive technology laboratory at Fertility Center of San Antonio.

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What Are the Benefits of Time Lapse Technology Used with IVF?

Time lapse imaging, a non-invasive technology, provides one more piece of information that helps judge an embryo's viability and helps choose the best embryo to transfer in a fresh IVF cycle, explains Dr. Thomas Poole, embryologist and director of the assisted reproductive technology laboratory at Fertility Center of San Antonio.

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What Tests Will I Need Before Starting IVF?

Feeling overwhelmed about IVF? Dr. Gregory Neal of Fertility Centers of San Antonio discusses what tests you will need before IVF. A women’s fertility potential can be assessed using the Antral follicle count, Estradiol test, FSH test, Clomid challenge test and Anti Mullerian hormone (amh) test.

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San Antonio, TX

Six fertility clinics are located in San Antonio, TX.

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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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Texas Doctors Study Fertility Without Multiples


Women undergoing fertility treatments often end up with twins or triplets. Now, a San Antonio study is helping test different treatments to see which one is most likely to yield a single baby. UT Medicine is looking for infertile couples to volunteer. They must have tried unsuccessfully for at least a year to get pregnant. The woman must be between 18 and 40.

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Hispanic Women Have Same IVF Success as Whites

Reuters,  June 9, 2011
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Despite concerns that minority women might have less success using in vitro fertilization (IVF), a new study finds that Hispanic women are just as likely to get pregnant and have a baby as non-Hispanic whites. Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio ooked back on the outcomes of several hundred women who underwent IVF at his clinic over a 10-year period and found that 26 out of every 100 Hispanic women who had the procedure became pregnant. White women had the same rate of pregnancy.

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Texas Infertility Insurance Mandate

Currently, there are only 15 states that have laws in place that require insurance companies to offer coverage or to provide coverage for fertility treatment or IVF costs. The state of Texas has an infertility insurance mandate in place that requires insurance companies to offer coverage for IVF costs.

Researcher Ashlesh Murthy Receives $144K NIH Grant to Combat Female Infertility

UTSA Today,  Aug 12, 2010
USTA researcher will study ways to prevent the side effects of chlamydia

Ashlesh Murthy, research assistant professor in the Department of Biology and a member of the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, recently received a two-year $144,500 RO3 grant from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease in the National Institutes of Health to uncover new ways to counteract and prevent the side effects of chlamydia.

Because of this grant, UTSA researchers will be one step closer to combating the devastating effects of chlamydia in infected women.

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Keller Teacher, Friend Write Book about Infertility Experience

The Keller Citizen,  Aug 10, 2010
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Self-published book is called 'Egg Sisters'

Sixteen years ago, KISD Lone Star third-grade teacher Brenda Sajewski was living in San Diego with her husband, Bob, a U.S. Marine. The couple had spent the previous three years battling infertility, including a miscarriage after their first invitro-fertilization attempt and five subsequent attempts failed.

"We were done. We always knew we'd be parents but we'd gotten to the point physically, financially and emotionally that we thought adoption was our best option," Sajewski said. That was before the Sajewskis met the Gilmores and found themselves back in the game.



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