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I’m a recently married 32-year-old man. My wife and I haven’t used birth control for the last few years and are beginning to wonder if there might be something wrong. She wants us to both get checked out by a fertility specialist. Frankly, I’m a bit nervous about the idea. What does male fertility testing involve and how will I know if I am fertile?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Stephen Hudson, Director of the Victoria Fertility Centre in British Columbia, Canada.   When couples have trouble conceiving, there is always anxiety about where the problem may lie. The “could it be me?” question is always a worry, but please remember that building a family is a team event. You […]

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I am a 34 year old woman and wondering about the easiest and best way to test my fertility. Would the fact that I’m currently using birth control (depo provera injections every 3 months) interfere with fertility testing or affect the accuracy of the results?

Written by our medical expert, Dr. William Buckett. Unfortunately, there is no reliable way to test anyone’s fertility except by trying to conceive. This is because there are multiple reasons why a particular couple may have difficulties in achieving a pregnancy. When couples do not conceive, it is normal to investigate all aspects of fertility […]

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Information is power: Getting informed about my fertility

My name is Allie and I’m a 34 year old advertising executive. I’ve spent the last several years concentrating on my education and building my career. Although the ad world can be gruelling, with 70 to 80 hour work weeks being the norm, I absolutely love my work. Despite the demands of my job, I […]

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A genetic screening tool may provide some peace of mind

Concerned that you’ll pass on a fatal or debilitating condition or serious illness that runs in your family such as Fragile X syndrome, cystic fibrosis, or muscular dystrophy? A genetic testing procedure called pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) makes it possible to screen embryos for these and other serious health conditions thereby reducing or eliminating the […]

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