Fragile X syndrome occurs in individuals who carry the gene, FMR1 on an X-chromosome. This condition is inherited as a dominant X-linked disorder. With a dominant disorder, the condition results when there is only one copy of the altered gene … Read more
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Molar pregnancy or hydatidiform mole — is a benign tumor that occurs in the uterus. It starts when an egg is fertilized, but instead developing into a normal, conceptus + placental tissue, the placenta tissue develops into a mass of … Read more
When considering IVF, cost is a major consideration. Patients tend to compare the cost of treatment at one center with that of another. While it is understandable for cost per IVF procedure to be considered, the focus should rather be … Read more
Gay, lesbian, or transgender individuals experience the same fears as any individual in the world. One of these is trepidation that they might not be able to have children. In the United States of America, same-sex marriage has been legal … Read more
The considerable emotional, physical and financial burden associated with infertility treatment in general and with IVF in specific, demand that factors known to affect outcome be identified and regulated prior to initiating treatment.
Just as a successful garden needs a … Read more
For more than a thirty years, attempts by medical scientists to freeze and bank (cryobank) a woman’s eggs have yielded limited success. In fact, to date, since the birth of the 1st “frozen egg baby” in the mid 1980’s, fewer … Read more
Polycystic Ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common female, hormonal system disorder affecting between 5% and 10% of women of reproductive age worldwide. Women with PCOS may have enlarged ovaries that contain small collections of fluid — called follicles — located … Read more
The potential for a woman’s eggs to undergo orderly development and maturation, while in large part being genetically determined can be profoundly influenced by the woman’s age, her “ovarian reserve” and proximity to menopause. It is also influenced by the … Read more
An important cause of unexplained Infertility, unexplained IVF failure and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL).
Healthy embryo implantation is one of the key factors that determines successful procreation. About 15-20% of the time, infertility and miscarriage is in part or completely … Read more
Endometriosis involves the growth of the uterine lining (endometrium) on pelvic structures outside of the uterus. With mild, early ( Stage 1) endometriosis these endometrial deposits grow on pelvic structures with little, if any, visible evidence of anatomical distortion that … Read more