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    I Have PCOS and I Don’t Ovulate. What’s the Best Fertility Treatment for Me?

    It is not uncommon for women with PCOS to have a problem with ovulation. Typically, the over-the-counter ovulation predictor kits do not work for PCOS patients because many PCOS patients will get ... read more

    Letrozole or Clomid - Which Drug is Best for PCOS Patients?

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 6 – 8% of women and is a common cause of infertility. Women with PCOS often have absent or irregular menses. They therefore either do not ovulate or ovulate ... read more

    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

    Do Fertility Drugs Cause Cancer?

    Fertility drugs are used to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple follicles. Their use is associated with multiple ovulations and often with high estrogen levels. It would therefore be reasonable ... read more

    Sperm morphology and IUI pregnancy rates

    I often get questions from patients with low sperm morphology (shape) during semen analysis. A typical question is “My sperm morphology is only 3% normal forms; what can I do?” or “What is the best ... read more

    How Many Sperm are Needed for Intrauterine Insemination?

    Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a reasonable first step in patients with unexplained infertility, minimal or mild endometriosis and mild male factor. The pregnancy rate with IUI vs. intercourse in ... read more

    What is the Best Drug for PCOS Patients?

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of infertility. Women with PCOS often have irregular or absent periods and therefore ovulate infrequently or do not ovulate. read more

    Letrozole for Ovulation Induction: How It Works, Why We Use It

    Letrozole is an oral non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor approved for the treatment of hormonally responsive breast cancer after surgery. It has been used (off-label) for ovulation induction as part of ... read more

    Top 10 Facts about Clomiphene Citrate (Clomid, or Serophene)

    Clomiphene citrate (CC), marketed, as Clomid or Serophene, is the most commonly used drug for ovulation induction. It was first synthesized in 1956 and was approved for clinical use in the United ... read more

    The IVF Process: Ovarian Stimulation Basics

    Studies have shown that approximately 40% of patients will abandon the IVF process after a single cycle. The most common cause of dropout is the physical and psychological burden of the treatment, ... read more

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