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New technology identifies which embryos carry inherited diseases

A new type of pre-genetic testing called karyomapping helps identify which embryos have genes that will pass on inherited diseases such as Huntington’s, cystic fibrosis, and the BRCA cancer genes. Using this technology, embryos without the genes can be selected for transfer during an IVF cycle. Karyomapping takes just 3-4 weeks to provide results, as […]

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Study finds women with fertility problems not offered simple fertility tests

A recent survey has found that women with fertility problems often are not being offered tests that could provide important information about whether they need fertility treatments like in vitro fertilization to become pregnant. A poll of 500 women, conducted by OvuSense in the UK, surveyed women with known fertility issues. Despite being told they […]

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London city workers offered low cost fertility testing

A new fertility clinic in London, England, is trying a unique marketing strategy – they are offering city workers the opportunity to have their fertility testing during their lunch break – at a significantly reduced cost compared to other fertility clinics. For £200 the clinic is offering to test women’s fertility using 3D ultrasound and […]

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I am planning to get a copper IUD in about a month. I am wondering if having this non-hormonal IUD will skew the results of any fertility tests I take once it is in place, and if so, whether I should get my fertility tested before I get the IUD? I also wonder how stress levels affect the results of fertility testing? I’ve been under a lot stress and am wondering how long I should wait after things settle down, before taking the fertility test?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Stephen Hudson, Director of the Victoria Fertility Centre in British Columbia, Canada. In order to answer your question appropriately I would really require more details. Specifically I would need to know whether or not you have tried to conceive before, how heavy, uncomfortable, and regular your menstrual periods are, […]

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