Cryopreservation of Eggs, Embryos and Sperm

Cryopreservation is a freezing technique that can be used for eggs, embryos and sperm.  By freezing the eggs, sperm or embryos in certain situations, there is a reduction in the number of fertility drug stimulations and oocyte retrievals required.  Simplification and reduction in cost
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What is Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)?

Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) refers to procedures that are performed on embryos or eggs prior to implantation or fertilization. PGD is considered another way to check for problems in a baby before it is born (prenatal diagnosis). When used to screen for a specific genetic
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Does Artificial Insemination (IUI) Really Help?

Does Artificial Insemination (IUI) Really Help? IUI, or intrauterine insemination, is a fertility treatment that uses a small catheter to insert washed sperm directly into the uterus.  An insemination procedure involves the insertion of a speculum and is similar to a pap smear.  The g
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Understanding Infertility – When Should I Seek Treatment?

Understanding Infertility – When Should I Seek Treatment? According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, infertility is a reproductive system disease that impairs the conception of children.  Conception is a complicated process that depends on a wide range of factors, in
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Overview of Advanced Fertility Treatment – from a Denver Fertility Clinic

Advanced Fertility Treatment In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a highly successful assisted reproductive technological procedure.  During an IVF treatment cycle there are four basic steps: 1. Ovulation Induction This is the step in which a woman begins taking fertility medications to en
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Donor Egg Treatment and Overview – Info from a Denver Fertility Clinic

Egg donation is a highly effective treatment for infertility that is generally brought on by decreased ovarian function.  This problem can occur at any age, but is more common in women in their late thirties and forties. For women who are unable to conceive using their own eggs, donor
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What Causes of Infertility Can IVF Treat?

Today in vitro fertilization (IVF) has become a well-known word, while not long ago it was considered a mystery.  Unlike the simpler process of artificial insemination, in which sperm are placed in the uterus and conception proceeds somewhat normally, IVF involves the combination of e
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Donor Sperm and Screening info from a Denver Fertility Clinic

Pregnancy can be achieved for patients who experience infertility, due to abnormal or absent sperm, by using donor sperm. Donor sperm can also help single women and women in same sex relationships to conceive. Patients who desire fertility using donor sperm are able to choose sperm th
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How is PGD Testing Performed at a Denver Fertility Clinic?

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a technique used to identify genetic abnormalities in embryos before a woman gets pregnant.  Chromosomal abnormalities are common in embryos, and are one of the main reason women fail to conceive with IVF (or spontaneously) as they age. It is
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An Overview of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

The process of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is an effective laboratory procedure that was developed to assist infertile couples that are undergoing in vitro fertilization due to male factor infertility.  Prior to the development of microinjection techniques, couples in whic
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