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    Does Letrozole Increase the Risk of Birth Defects? | InVia

    Letrozole (marketed as Femara in the U.S.) is a drug that is approved for the treatment of breast cancer after surgery. It is also used (“off label”) for ovulation induction. I have discussed its ... read more

    AMH level and menopause. Does AMH level predict age at menopause?

    Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) level is now routinely used to evaluate ovarian reserve. AMH levels decrease with age and are a more consistent predictor of “ovarian age” than antral follicle count on ... read more

    Preimplantation Genetic Screening: How Age Affects Number of Eggs

    For more than a decade, we have been screening embryos for chromosomal number abnormalities (aneuploidy) at InVia Fertility Specialists. The technical term used for this process is preimplantation ... read more

    Will I Have Trouble Getting Pregnant with a Low AMH Level?

    One of the commonest questions I get is from women with low AMH (anti mullerian hormone) levels who are having trouble getting pregnant. These women are often frantic and worried that they will never ... read more

    Frozen embryo transfer: natural vs. artificial cycle

    It is now more than 30 years since the first live birth after transfer of a frozen (cryopreserved) embryo (Zeilmaker et al., 1984). The ability to successfully freeze embryos had a profound impact on ... read more

    Does COVID-19 Vaccination Affect IVF Success Rates?

    With the use of COVID-19 (COVID) vaccines, we are slowly recovering from the COVID pandemic. There, however, remain a significant percentage of individuals that refuse to take the vaccine due to ... read more

    Does COVID-19 Vaccination Affect Your Period?

    The number of people infected by COVID-19 (COVID) is decreasing and the pandemic appears to be in the process of resolving. A major contributor to the control of COVID is the availability and wide ... read more

    Why I Chose to Donate My Eggs: An Anonymous Egg Donor Explains

    This post is from an anonymous egg donor who responded to a comment on the blog. I liked it so much that I am posting it as a separate post. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank her ... read more

    Can Endometriosis Cause Cancer?

    While many people understand why and how endometriosis causes infertility, fewer know whether endometriosis can cause cancer. This is one of the key questions addressed by a group of experts from The ... read more

    How Does Endometriosis Cause Infertility? | InVia Blog

    Endometriosis is a condition in which the lining of the uterus (endometrium) “escapes” and implants on structures outside the uterus. The endometrial tissue outside the uterus is affected by hormones ... read more

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