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Content Tagged: decision making

When is enough, enough? Aisha Tyler shares experience of stopping fertility treatments

Although in the past Aisha Tyler has been vocal about her experiences with infertility and medical treatment, in recent interviews, she is opening up about her decision to stop treatment and to remain childless. After undergoing a few rounds of IVF, she and her husband learned it was very unlikely that they would be able […]

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Taking out a loan to build our family

Chad and I have been married for 7 years. We recently had our 35th birthdays. We have been trying to get pregnant for the last 5 years and are pretty desperate to have a baby before we’re too old. After having two first trimester miscarriages, our family doctor referred us to the local fertility clinic. […]

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I’m a 28 year old single woman who was recently told that I carry the BRCA1 gene mutation. Apparently my mother inherited the mutation from her father. I would dearly love to have children in the future, when I find the right partner and have a stable job. But I’m concerned about my high risk of breast and ovarian cancer. As I make decisions about preventive treatment, what should I be considering in terms of my future fertility?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Beth Taylor, co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia.  As you know, carrying the BRCA1 gene gives you a high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer over the course of your lifetime.  While women without this mutation have about a 10% chance of developing breast […]

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