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In Vitro Fertilization Offers Hope to Childless Couples

the St. Louis American,  Aug 18, 2011
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Doctors say female infertility can be caused by health issues, physical factors, hormone problems, lifestyle factors or environmental factors. The National Office on Women’s Health says two-thirds of the time, factors causing infertility are either from the male or female; and a third of the time the cause of the problem is unknown. Dr. Elan Simckes, a fertility specialist at Fertility Partnership in St. Peters, said a higher incidence of tubal disease and fibroid tumors are the two main culprits for infertility in African American women.

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