Archive for September, 2011

The Ethical Debate: Reproduction after Death

September 28, 2011Carole 1 Comment »

With technology comes new opportunities and always new ethical questions. I subscribe to a professional andrology list-serve group to keep up to date on the sperm side of things. Most of the topics are usually medically oriented  for male urologists but recently there’s been a pretty animated discussion about the ethics of posthumous sperm retrieval […]

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Pay It Forward Fertility Foundation

September 24, 2011Carole No Comments »

On July 14, 2010, I posted about ways to stretch your infertility dollar. In that post, I mentioned a handful of organizations around the US that were offering infertility grants, including the Pay it Forward Fertility foundation. What makes the Pay it Forward Fertility Foundation unusual is that competing fertility programs in the Research Triangle area […]

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Sperm Morphology: Kruger’s Strict vs. WHO criteria, what’s the difference?

September 17, 2011Carole 205 Comments »

Most couples struggling with infertility are presented with the results of a semen analysis report at some point in their journey. The male partner produces a sample, usually by masturbation, either at home or at the clinic and the semen sample is analyzed under the microscope. Most people are familiar with sperm count, semen volume […]

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Wait to start IVF after pregnancy?

September 12, 2011Carole 3 Comments »

My posts have been fewer lately but but this morning I found a patient comment that tugged me back to the blog. On an old post, Wishing for a Happy Father’s Day, Elizabeth left me this comment and question: “I miss your insightful posts. Here’s a post idea: IVF after pregnancy. Need to wait awhile […]

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