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Articles from June, 2010

Further Tightening of Embryo Transfer Guidelines

Atlanta, GA – The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has released newly revised guidelines on the number of embryos to transfer during in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. The guidelines, part of an ongoing effort to reduce the number of multiple births following fertility treatments, were changed in two important ways: The guidelines now make…. read more

NCCRM Reassures Patients About Lab’s High Standards

Recent headlines about two separate fertility clinics mixing up embryos have given everyone involved in assisted reproductive technology reason to pause. NCCRM’s laboratory director, Dr. Hugh Hensleigh, wants all our patients to feel confident that he and his highly skilled staff of embryologists follow strict guidelines that stress best practices in ethics and patient care.…. read more

Hope for Men With Nonobstructive Infertility

ScienceDaily (Dec. 4, 2009) — It has been thought that men with a lack of sperm, also known as non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA), in the semen not caused by an obstruction within the reproductive system, are poor candidates for IVF. Now, researchers writing in the open access journal Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology have shown that sperm…. read more

Catholics and IVF A Pastoral Approach

Are you a Roman Catholic or married to one and considering IVF or other forms of ART for your family? Does the Roman Catholic Church’s position raise concerns regarding your decision? You’re invited to a webinar on Monday, December 7th, 2009 at 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. This webinar will help prepare Catholics who are…. read more

Infertility During the Holidays

For those who are experiencing infertility, the pain of longing for a child is especially acute during the holiday season. Society bombards us with messages about families and children: A long line of adorably dressed children line up to see Santa; silver ornaments boast “Baby’s First Christmas”; children’s Hanukkah books line store windows; and oh,…. read more

Brooke Shields Opening Up About Infertility

  Glossary from Celebrity Who Experienced Infertility When Brooke Shields decided the time was right to expand her family, she was excited about the prospect of motherhood. As a healthy woman, she never imagined she would have difficulty conceiving. However, she soon learned she was among the 6.1 million Americans who face infertility. Uncertain of…. read more

Achieving Pregnancy 10 Tips for Men

  Until a couple or their close family or friends experience some degree of difficulty getting pregnant, it’s easy to take fertility for granted. However, millions of couples seek help for fertility problems each year. They face frustration and growing concern about their prospects for parenthood. Although it is natural to feel discouraged and confused…. read more

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