Archive for June, 2011

Wishing for a Happy Father’s Day: Male Infertility Treatment

June 20, 2011Carole 3 Comments »

Infertility is too often thought of as a “woman’s” problem, but  the truth of the matter is that without sperm to tango with, the egg is pretty insufficient to make a baby. The good news for men is that today’s male infertility toolbox contains more diagnosis and treatment tools than what was available in their […]

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IVF: Risks, Benefits and Alternatives

June 16, 2011Carole 2 Comments »

Patients ask me lots of questions via “contact me” from this blog or via an infertility forum that I participate in called GenderDreaming. Lately, I have been getting a lot of questions from patients about should they choose Treatment Option A or Treatment Option B. I find answering these questions troubling for several reasons. First, […]

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The changing doctor-patient relationship: lessons from infertility

June 9, 2011Carole No Comments »

A recent USA Today commentary by Kevin Pho, MD,  “As health reform unfolds, involve the patients” caught my eye because the proposed “medical team” approach for delivery of health care in the future is how high tech infertility care is provided today. To provide in vitro fertilization (IVF) services, a medical team consisting of  physicians, […]

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The Exceptional Infertility Patient

June 2, 2011Carole No Comments »

Exceptionalism, defined as, “The condition of being exceptional or unique”  is a wonderful thing. Right? We love and reward the exceptional athlete, scholar or leader. But exceptionalism is a double-edged sword because of the second part of the definition,”The theory or belief that something does not conform to a pattern or norm,” can be problematic. […]

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