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More Single, Straight Men and Gay Men Becoming Fathers by Choice

by Leigh Ann Woodruff, July 12, 2012

In the not-too-distant past, for gay men or single straight men who just hadn't found the right partner, the idea of being a parent was often a dream they had to give up. That's just no longer true with the advances science has made and the growing awareness among the population about the ways that advanced reproductive technology can help men build families.

In "The Gift of Being Gay and a Dad," a blog in the New York Times, Marcus Mabry, a gay male in his mid-40s, writes:

    It was the thing that broke my heart: the feeling that by coming out, I was giving up the one thing I had always wanted since I was a kid – more than any profession or any pursuit – being a dad ...

    Then came the revolution. Scientific advances outraced laws (and conservatives’ imaginations), and surrogacy provided a route to parenthood that was unthinkable when my generation of gay men was picturing our futures.


What are the Options for Women with Low Ovarian Reserve?

Dr. Susanna Park of San Diego Fertility Center discusses fertility treatment options for women with low ovarian reserve and diagnostic tests like blood follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels, blood Anti Mullerian hormone (AMH) levels, and Antral Follicle Count (AFC) via ultrasound.

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Will Acupuncture and Herbs Help My Chances of Getting Pregnant?

Dr. Susanna Park explains the benefits of acupuncture and herbs for health, relaxation, and fertility.

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Advances in Reproductive Medicine Move Us Closer to Guaranteed Success with IVF

the ideal is to have high success rates with a single embryo transfer, and the field of reproductive medicine is not far away from this goal. “If you ask me where we are going in the field, it is the highest success rate or benefit with the lowest complication and risk to the patients, which is with a single embryo transfer,” he says.

Over 35: Is Clomid Right for You?

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December 21, 2012

For a woman over 35 diagnosed with infertility, it is troublesome to think that you are not only racing against your biological clock, but your efforts to conceive a child are now further muddled by your diagnosis. It is only natural to hope for success with minimal intervention.

What are the Benefits of Single Embryo Transfer?

After struggling with infertility, you may believe that transferring two embryos will boost your odds of successful pregnancy. Dr. Gabriel Garzo of Reproductive Partners Medical Group explains the benefits of Single Embryo Transfer.

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Success Rates Over 40: IVF Better Than IUI

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If you’re over the age of 40 and wondering which fertility treatment is right for you, you might find that in vitro fertilization (IVF), not intrauterine insemination (IUI), is your best bet for getting pregnant. Research presented by Shady Grove Fertility Reproductive Center at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) suggests older women trying to conceive move straight to IVF to maximize their odds for success and minimize their financial and emotional losses.

Insurance Coverage For Infertility: More Births, Fewer Health Disparities

ASRM,  Oct 25, 2012

Researchers presenting at the 2012 meeting of the American Society for Reproductive medicine say health insurance coverage for fertility treatment leads to decreased racial disparities in those seeking treatment and overall increased births.

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Single Embryo Transfer with Chromosome Screening Superior to Double Embryo Transfer

The Sacramento Bee,  Oct 25, 2012

October 25, 2012

Findings from a clinical trial examining single embryo transfer (SET) with comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS) indicate increased in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates compared to traditional double embryo transfer (DET).

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Protein, Low Fat Dairy, and Fewer Carbs Boost Fertility

ASRM,  Oct 24, 2012

Research findings presented at the 2012 American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting say nutrition impacts fertility and in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates.

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