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New Developments in Assisted Reproductive Medicine by Gad Lavy, MD
The success of IVF (in vitro fertilization) has risen dramatically over the past two decades. The increase in success can be attributed to better understanding of various conditions leading to infertility and to development in cell biology in our understanding of egg and sperm interaction, embryo development, and implantation.
Top Questions Egg Donors Ask by Kathy Benardo
Have you ever wondered what donors might ask before they donate their eggs to another woman? Kathy Benardo, Director of the Egg Donation Program at the Northeast Assisted Fertility Group, and she has written an article for recipients about the most frequently asked questions egg donors ask.
Laser Surgery Techniques by by Michael Doyle, M.D. and Shaun Williams, M.D.
Reproductive specialists utilize numerous techniques to correct specific problems while minimally altering surrounding structures in efforts to increase the efficiency of the reproductive organs.
IUI by Richard Sherbahn, M.D.
Studies have shown that intrauterine insemination can be effective for some cases associated with poor sperm quality. If the total motile sperm count at the time of insemination is less than five million, the chances for pregnancy are significantly lower than with higher counts.
INCIID Insights November 2006: Drs. Lavy and Jones become INCIID moderators
Dr. Gad Lavy and Ervin Jones are a team at the New England Fertility Institute. They've also become team volunteer moderators answering your questions about donor cycles and reproduction on the INCIID Donor Gametes Forum.
The From INCIID the Heart Fund
This program is the first and only national scholarship for those with medical and financial need for IVF treatment. It's a way to help those without insurance cover their IVF.
Human Cloning: What's it all about? by Carlene Elsner, M.D.
The recent report from Seoul Korea on the production of a stem cell line from a cloned human blastocyst has reignited both interest and anxiety regarding the development of this technology. Images appear of “Mini-Me” from the Austin Powers’ movies or the creatures in “The Attack of the Clones”. Medical researchers agree that there is the potential for great benefit to humanity from the development of cloning technology; so, what is this technology all about and what is the potential for abuse?
Good Eggs, FSH levels and Ovarian Reserve by David Sable, MD
As essay by Dr. Sable about ovarian reserve, or the "egg factor." As of this writing we are quite capable of bypassing the problems of poor quality sperm or low sperm count or problems stemming from dysfunction or disease of the female reproductive system such as endometriosis or tubal disease but egg quality has yet to be something we can change for the better.