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When is in-vitro fertilization (IVF) recommended?

“IVF overcomes most obstacles that occur in fertility treatments.” ~ Dr. Karen Purcell

Dr. Karen Purcell is an OB/GYN based in California, and received her medical training from Yale University. As a University of San Francisco, California (UCSF) board-certified infertility specialist, she has been actively practicing at her fertility clinic for 15 years. In this video, Dr. Purcell gives advice on when IVF is recommended for couples wishing to have a baby. Learn

  • What types of conditions or factors doctors look at in women when considering IVF as an option
  • How IVF increases the chances of pregnancy
  • What medical deficiencies in men may influence when to start IVF
  • Why IVF is considered a good option compared to many other infertility treatments

An award-winning fertility physician, Dr. Purcell is founder and director of the Center for Assisted Reproduction and Endocrinology (C.A.R.E.) for the Bay Area, California.