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Articles from November, 2019

Infertility FAQ

Did you know that infertility affects about 10-15% of couples in the United States? Conception depends on a number of factors, including the production of healthy sperm by the man, healthy eggs produced by the woman, the sperm’s ability to fertilize the egg, the ability of the fertilized egg to become implanted in the woman’s…. read more

Parts of the Fallopian Tubes

The fallopian tubes are a pair of long, narrow ducts that transport male sperm cells to the egg, provide a suitable environment for fertilization, and transport the egg from the ovary to the central channel of the uterus. The fallopian tube has four parts, lateral to medial, including: Fimbriae: finger-like structures located at the ends…. read more

How Fertility Medications Work

If you have been struggling with infertility issues, your doctor may prescribe medicine to help you get pregnant. These fertility medications cause your body to release hormones that trigger ovulation, in which an egg is released from your ovary. Even if you are using another method, such as IVF, fertility medications are still an important…. read more

What to Expect: Tubal Ligation

Tubal ligation is a type of permanent birth control in which the fallopian tubes are cut, tied, or blocked to permanently prevent pregnancy. Eggs are prevented from traveling from the ovaries through the fallopian tubes, and sperm is blocked from traveling up the fallopian tubes to the egg. The procedure can be done at any…. read more

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