ARC® Fertility Articles

Insemination – It Takes Two to Tango!

Robert J. Homm, M.D., FACOG© Founder, Fertility & Endocrine Associates Partner, Louisville Reproductive Center http://www.ivfkentucky.com Fertility & Endocrine Associates 4121 Dutchmans Lane #414 Louisville, KY 40207 With the exception of in vitro fertilization and associated techniques, no procedure has improved fertility chances for males and females more than insemination, particularly intra-uterine insemination. Intra-uterine insemination is […]

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Ovulation Detection for Beginners

By Patricia McShane, M.D.© http://arm.coloradowomenshealth.com/ University of Colorado Denver Advanced Reproductive Medicine 3055 Roslyn Street, Suite 230 Denver, CO 80238 Tel: (303) 724-8089 Many women have concerns about their ovulation or want to make sure that they are timing their sexual activity properly in order to get pregnant. Good news – relax! Aside from hormones such as […]

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Managing the Biological Time Clock

Shahin Ghadir, M.D.© http://www.scrcivf.com Southern California Reproductive Center 450 N. Roxbury Drive, 5th Floor Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310-277-2393 Introduction Throughout history women have taken steps to take charge of their bodies and their lives. The 1960’s brought the discovery and use of the combined oral contraceptive pill. Recent technology advances now allow women to […]

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Management of Uterine Fibroids

By Millie A. Behera, M.D., FACOG, FRCPSC and Phyllis Leppert, MD, PhD© Uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas or myomas, are the most common gynecologic tumor in women of reproductive age, affecting approximately 30 to 40 percent of premenopausal females. The prevalence increases with age, with an estimated 70 to 80 percent of women developing […]

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Understanding Egg Donation

Tanmoy Mukherjee, MD© http://rmany.com RMA of New York 635 Madison Ave, 10th Floor New York, NY 10022 Telephone: (212) 756-5777 Egg donation is an option for couples whose primary cause of infertility is suboptimal egg quality. Egg Donation is an assisted conception option where one woman (the donor) donates her eggs to a couple (the […]

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The Contradictions of Absolutes: Medicine, Nature, and Statistics – aka Sperm Misconceptions

Eric Flisser, M.D.© http://rmany.com RMA of New York 635 Madison Ave, 10th Floor New York, NY 10022 Telephone: (212) 756-5777 “Never say never,” is a well-known aphorism.  Clever and pithy, it is a declarative statement with an ironic twist: stating absolutely that there are no absolutes.  Medicine is an “Art.”  However, we also know that […]

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2020: A New Decade for Healthy People

Keith A Hansen M.D.© http://womens.sanfordhealth.org Sanford Health Fertility and Reproductive Medicine 1500 W. 22nd Street, Suite 102 Sioux Falls, SD 57105 (605) 328-8800 A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found […]

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Rare Disease Day

Keith A Hansen M.D.© http://womens.sanfordhealth.org Sanford Health Fertility and Reproductive Medicine 1500 W. 22nd Street, Suite 102 Sioux Falls, SD 57105 (605) 328-8800 A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893-1986) Rare Disease Day was observed on February 28, 2011, with the slogan “Rare but equal.” The […]

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Practical Guidelines for Fertility Preservation in Cancer Patients

By S. Samuel Kim, MD © Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine University of Kansas Medical Center, Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine 10777 Nall Avenue, Suite 200 Overland Park, KS 66211 When the cancer is controlled, the later effect of treatment on quality of life, in particular fertility, can be a major issue for these young cancer survivors. […]

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Endometriosis: Diagnosis and Treatment

Keith A Hansen M.D.© Board Certified, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility http://womens.sanfordhealth.org  Sanford Health Fertility and Reproductive Medicine 1500 W. 22nd Street, Suite 102 Sioux Falls, SD 57105 (605) 328-8800 Endometriosis remains an enigmatic, often debilitating disease affecting reproductive age women. Endometriosis is defined by the presence of endometrial glands and stroma outside of the normal […]

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Insulin Resistance

Introduction Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine abnormality in reproductive aged women affecting approximately 5-10% of this population. (NEJM 1995;333:853) The classic triad of this syndrome consists of chronic anovulation, hirsutism, and obesity. PCOS was first discovered by Stein and Leventhal (Am J Obstet Gynecol 1935;29:181) and its management has confused clinicians […]

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: New approaches to an old problem.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine abnormality in reproductive-aged women affecting approximately 5-10% of this population.  The classic triad of this syndrome consists of chronic ovulation dysfunction, hirsutism (male pattern hair growth) and obesity.  The exciting news recently involves understanding the contribution of insulin resistance to the etiology and treatment of PCOS […]

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What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Dr. Rinku Mehta© www.txfertility.com Texas Fertility Center 6500 N. Mopac, Bldg. 1, Suite 1200 Austin, Texas 78731 Ph: (512) 451-0149 Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a reproductive endocrine disorder that affects approximately 5-10% of reproductive age women. While years of research have been conducted to try to determine the etiology of this syndrome, it continues […]

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