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Content Tagged: assisted reproduction

My partner and I are planning to use a sperm donor to have a child. We’ve spent some time reading the profiles of the donors on the sperm bank sites and we’re feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices. What tips do you have for how to select a suitable donor?

Written by our mental health expert, Dr. Emily Koert, Registered Clinical Counsellor. Many find the donor selection process a daunting one, because this is a very important decision: deciding on the genes that will contribute to the characteristics and development of your future child. It can be overwhelming because of the sheer amount of information […]

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Test claims to boost IVF success by half

Fertility researchers have discovered a new way to identify embryos that are more likely to implant in the womb, which could help to increase IVF success rates by up to 50%. A research team led by Dr. Elpida Fragouli at Oxford University in the UK, found that embryos with lower levels of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), […]

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Canadians unable to access IVF success rates

IVF success rates can and do vary between clinics. This information is important when individuals and couples are trying to determine which clinic will likely give them their best chance at having a baby. While government agencies in the United States and the United Kingdom require fertility clinics to report the success rates of the […]

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