Explaining “Unexplained Infertility”

For most couples struggling with infertility, the cause can be quickly identified: endometriosis, blocked
 fallopian tubes, defective ovulation, poor sperm quantity or quality, and so forth. However, for many 
patients, standard diagnostic testing fails to identify a specific cause. This is generally referred to 
as “unexplained infertility” and accounts for roughly 25% of couples seeking help from a reproductive 
physician. Infertility testing for unexplained infertility…

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What is Male Infertility?

What is Male Infertility? Male infertility isn’t something you hear much about in the news, so it may be surprising to learn just how common it is — and there’s no better time than Men’s Health Month (June) to become better informed. About one-third of infertility is thought to be male derived. Additionally, many couples with a normal semen analysis and a normal female evaluation…

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IUI Overview: What You Should Know

When considering fertility treatments with your doctor, intrauterine insemination (IUI) is often times the first stop for many couples. It’s easier to go through than assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization, and it costs considerably less. In natural intercourse, the egg is released from the ovary and picked up by the fallopian tubes. Sperm (about 10% of the total volume) swims into the…

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When You Should See Your Doctor about Infertility

Congratulations ‒ you’ve decided to have a baby! You and your partner have been trying (and trying and trying) to get pregnant. The months keep ticking by, still with no positive pregnancy test. At what point should you see your doctor about infertility? The answer to this question usually depends on your age. If you’re under 35, doctors advise that you try getting pregnant for about a…

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Infertility Myths vs. Facts

When it comes to getting pregnant and infertility, there’s no shortage of myths. Chances are you’ve heard a lot of them from well-meaning family and friends hoping to make you feel better. But when you’re trying to conceive, it’s important to separate fact from fiction — especially since believing some of these myths could hold you back from getting the care and fertility treatment you…

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