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    Does the shape of the sperm (morphology) matter?

    For many decades, we focused mainly on sperm count and motility when doing a semen analysis. For the past 25 years or so, especially with the advent of in-vitro fertilization (IVF), fertility ... read more

    A New Approach for Treating Poor Responder IVF Patients: DuoStim

    Despite remarkable advances in IVF treatment protocols, the success rates with poor responder patients remain low (a live birth rate of around 7%).  Poor responders are defined as those that satisfy ... read more

    Do AMH Levels Vary?

    We use several blood tests to assess a woman's potential to respond to fertility treatment. Initial research on measuring anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) levels, used for gauging assessing ovarian ... read more

    ICSI IVF – What Is It And Why Is It Used?

    ICSI is an acronym for intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection. In basic terms it means we are injecting a sperm into an egg. ICSI IVF differs from the conventional IVF process in that a single sperm is ... read more

    Progesterone: IVF Requires Injections, and Here's Why

    Given a choice, a majority of patients would prefer to take medications orally. So when it comes to progesterone, why do we prefer the intramuscular or the vaginal route? It's simple: the oral route ... read more

    Understanding the Causes of Failed IVF

    A failed IVF cycle is heart-wrenching.Your dreams of a pregnancy are shattered, your hard-earned money has gone down the tube, and you do not know what to do next! As humans we all need explanations ... read more

    Actually, Oral Contraceptives DO Lower Women's AMH Levels

    An anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) level is a test now routinely used to evaluate ovarian reserve. AMH levels were believed to NOT vary during the menstrual cycle and can be drawn any time. In a recent ... read more

    What Do Pus Cells in the Semen Mean?

    The presence of white blood cells (WBCs), or pus cells, during semen analysis often causes concern to infertile couples and their doctors. There are several reasons why WBCs might be present in the ... read more

    Top 10 facts about anti-mullerian hormone levels and ovarian reserve testing

    Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) is the substance that is responsible for destroying the mullerian ducts (female reproductive organs) in developing male embryos... read more

    Why Does a Thin Endometrium Lower Embryo Implantation?

    For successful implantation to occur, an embryo needs a “receptive” uterine lining (endometrium). A thin endometrium can result in lower implantation of the embryo. In previous blogs, Katie Koss and ... read more

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