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Content Tagged: assisted reproduction

A new chapter after my 8 IVFs that didn’t work out

My name is June. Not all of us waited until 40 to try IVF. I got married at 28 to a divorced guy aged 48 and had had a vasectomy after having had his 3 kids. I knew about the vasectomy before we were married, and I knew that the procedure was reversible. Well, what […]

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Fertility clinic first in Canada to allow women to “incubate” embryos inside their bodies

A fertility clinic in Canada is offering a revolutionary new option to women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments: the opportunity to “incubate” embryos inside their bodies, rather than in a petri dish in a laboratory. During traditional IVF, unfertilized sperm and eggs are combined in a petri dish and placed within a mechanical ventilator […]

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Decoding IVF statistics

Are you finding it difficult to make sense of the success rates for in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment? Do you wonder how statistics like “pregnancy rate per cycle”, “pregnancy rate per transfer”, “live birth rate per cycle start” compare and what these actually mean? Canadian fertility lawyer Sherry Levitan’s latest blog post helps to decode […]

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My partner and I have been trying to have a child for two years. We recently went for fertility testing and were surprised to learn that he has a low sperm count and the quality of his sperm isn’t very good. Is there anything he could be doing to improve the quality or volume of his sperm? What are our options in terms of fertility treatments?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Stephen Hudson, Director of the Victoria Fertility Centre in British Columbia, Canada. Approximately 1 in 7 couples have difficulty conceiving. In about ¼ of couples there may be a male factor identified. However, there may be multiple causes and in my experience there is often more than one factor. […]

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