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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.