Reproductive Partners Fertility Blog

Dr. Andy Huang Helps Khloe Kardashian

June 15, 2017 at 8:52 pm, by Dr. Marli Amin

RPMG’s Dr. Andy Huang recently met with Khloe Kardashian to discuss her fertility.  In this week’s episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Dr. Huang discovers that Khloe’s ovarian reserve may be low for her age.  Dr. Huang’s meeting with Khloe is summarized in a Women’s Health article, “Khloe Kardashian Just Got More Bad News About Her Fertility—Here’s …

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IVF Safe for Mother and Child

June 14, 2017 at 8:48 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

An article in the Washington Post detailing one mother’s struggle with infertility documents the safety 0f IVF for mother and child.

One of the biggest concerns has been whether exposure to fertility drugs could cause cancer. A 2013 study of 21,646 women in Australia concluded that “there is no evidence of an increased risk of ovarian cancer following IVF in …

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How Fertility Friendly is Your State?

June 11, 2017 at 8:07 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

Not all states are equal when it comes to access to fertility treatment and support.  RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, recently published a scorecard, which gives each state a grade based on how fertility friendly they are. The grade for each state is based on insurance coverage for fertility treatments, the number of fertility specialists, the number of women …

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Fertility Issues for Cancer Patients

June 6, 2017 at 1:22 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

It was not that long ago that this was a subject that was not even discussed because most cancer patients going into chemotherapy or radiation were focused on survival, not quality of life. Today, fortunately, cancer treatments have improved so much that people are concerned about quality of life; i.e. living with cancer rather than just living from cancer.

In …

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Risk of Multiples with Fertility Treatment

June 4, 2017 at 3:47 pm, by Dr. Marli Amin

On May 11, 2017, a couple in Virginia welcomed sextuplets after trying to conceive for 17 years.  This story made headlines in every major news outlet not only because of the number of babies born at one time, but also because of how long the couple had been trying to conceive.  While it’s definitely a happy occasion that this couple …

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IVF babies are as smart as naturally-conceived

June 2, 2017 at 2:08 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Since the dawn of assisted reproduction in the late 1970’s the question of whether those conceived through “artificial means” would be as smart and healthy as those conceived naturally was debated.

Here’s the latest answer: Children conceived artificially don’t have worse cognitive skills than babies conceived naturally. In fact, kids born through techniques such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), or …

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Improved Pregnancy Rates after Hysterosalpingograms

May 26, 2017 at 4:06 pm, by Dr. Marli Amin

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine is showing that pregnancy rates after hysterosalpingogram (HSG) procedures may be higher when an oil-based contrast is used compared to when a water-based contrast is used.  Increased pregnancy rates after HSG procedures have been reported for many years, but it was unclear whether the type of contrast used made …

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Your Infertility and IVF Questions Answered Here…Free

May 24, 2017 at 7:49 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Yes, that’s correct. You can ask a question about infertility or IVF and you will get a prompt answer. And it’s free. You do not have to be a patient of reproductive Partners or even a patient yet; you may just be starting your infertility journey and have not yet seen a doctor. This is a service that Reproductive Partners …

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Why Employers Should Offer Fertility Benefits

May 21, 2017 at 9:54 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 6.7 million women in the U.S. suffer from infertility, but many employers do not provide fertility benefits for their employees. This likely stems from infertility not being recognized by many as a true disease. Regardless of how the diagnosis is viewed though, a new employee survey is showing how providing fertility …

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SART Releases Latest IVF Data

May 17, 2017 at 12:56 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology has released the latest data on assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in the United States. The release consists of preliminary data from cycles done in 2015 and final data from 2014 cycles.

With the preliminary 2015 data in, they can definitively say that more than one million babies have been born from assisted reproductive technology …

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