Advancements in the treatment of infertility




What are the latest advancements in the treatment of infertility? Join our guest Dr. Robin Fogle, a Reproductive Endocrinologist with the Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine to discuss the causes and treatments of infertility.


+ Highlights of the show (click to expand)

  • What are the primary causes of infertility?
  • Have the causes of infertility changed over the years? Is infertility increasing?
  • What are the main causes of male infertility?
  • What do urologist or fertility doctors look for in a sperm analysis?
  • What is considered an adequate sperm analysis for getting pregnant? Sperm quantity, sperm motility, sperm mobility, sperm morphology?
  • Is it best to transfer 3 day embryos or 5 day embryos (blastocysts)?
  • How does a woman’s age affect fertility?
  • How does a man’s age affect fertility?
  • How effective is Clomid at increasing a woman’s chance of conception?
  • How effective I artificial insemination or intrauterine insemination (IUI) at increasing the odds of getting pregnant?
  • Should you use ovulatory stimulating medications along with artificial insemination or intrauterine insemination (IUI)?
  • What advancements have been made in the embryo culture media for growing embryos for in vitro fertilization (IVF)?
  • What advancements have been made with laboratory techniques for growing embryos for in vitro fertilization (IVF)?
  • Should you automatically use ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) when using in vitro fertilization (IVF)?
  • How does immunology affect fertility?  Should you test for immunological causes for infertility?
  • How to determine which infertility patients are more likely to succeed with IVF?
  • Doe the age of the mother or the age of the egg donor affect the chances of conception or getting pregnant?
  • What does the latest research show about alternative treatments for infertility? Herbal supplement? Acupuncture?

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