Causes of Male Infertility – Info from a Denver Fertility Center

Causes of Male Infertility Approximately 20 percent of couples are infertile. This means they aren’t able to conceive a child even though they’ve had frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse for a year or longer. In about half of these couples, male infertility plays a rol
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What is Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)?

PGD, or pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, is a branch of technology used in the scanning of embryo’s prior to their use in IVF. It serves to assist in the detection of genetic disease in an embryo. Using it early in the IVF cycle can prevent the risk of having a child with certain d
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Can Endometriosis Play a Role in Infertility?

Endometriosis is a common condition that affects millions of American women every year. If you have been diagnosed with this disease and want to become pregnant, it is important for you to know it may cause difficulty for you to achieve pregnancy. Unfortunately—yes, it can affec
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What is Oocyte Cryopreservation (Vitrification)?

The technique of oocyte cryopreservation has been a breakthrough option for women/ couples who are either unable, or  not ready, to conceive at this time. Vitrification, also known as egg freezing, is the process in which an oocyte (egg) is extracted, frozen, and stored in an oocyte b
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Is Tubal Reversal a Viable Procedure?

For some patients who have their tubes tied as a birth control measure, there may later be a decision in life to want to have children again. This raises the question – is it possible to have the tubal ligation procedure reversed to be able to achieve pregnancy? The answer is ye
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Tubal Reversal: Is it Really Possible?

You may have heard that tubal reversal is possible and often successful, but is it really? About 50% of  women who have had their tubes tied regret it at some point farther down the road and wonder if they can have the tubal ligation reversed in order to get pregnant. These woman may
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An Overview of Fertility Drugs Used to Treat Infertility

Treating infertility in women can be a complex process.  A  fertility specialist at an initial consultation with a new patient will gather a patient’s medical history, review prior fertility treatment and evaluation from the OBGYN or other fertility specialists  and often perform a GY
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An Overview of the Screening Process for Donor Sperm

Pregnancy can be achieved through sperm donation for couples with infertility issues involving low or absent sperm count. Sperm donation is also used for single females and same sex couples. Approximately 5% of men that seek to donate sperm meet the criteria. Several conditions disqua
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The Benefits of Ovulation Induction – info from a Fertility Doctor

Ovulation induction is a procedure that can help non-menopausal women who are not ovulating release eggs and possibly become pregnant. Ovulation induction  is generally very effective and depending upon the reason for the lack of ovulation up to 80% of anovulatory (not ovulating) woma
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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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