What Factors Increase a Woman’s Risk of Infertility?

by Dr. Deborah Smith Infertility within a woman is the inability to produce a viable egg for use in conception. There a number of conditions that can cause this, with many of the more common conditions impacting the ability of the uterus to ovulate. One of the main signs that a compli
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Part VII: An Overview of Oocyte (Egg) Donation

In recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week, Rocky Mountain Fertility Center is publishing a 7 Part Series on Infertility (one each day). For Part VII, we provide an Overview of Oocyte Donation (Egg Donation) Oocyte donation, or egg donation, is an excellent treatment for in
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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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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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