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Dr. Victor Beshay
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Assisted Reproduction (Overview)

Assisted reproduction is a field of study in which a person works to understand fertility problems and help couples overcome their difficulties in becoming pregnant. Methods of assisting reproduction include hormone therapy, "in vitro" fertilization outside the body, analysis or sperm and eggs, etc... A doctor of this specialty is an Ob-Gyn Infertility doctor.


Dr. Victor Beshay
119 doctors shared insights

Assisted Reproduction (Overview)

Assisted reproduction is a field of study in which a person works to understand fertility problems and help couples overcome their difficulties in becoming pregnant. Methods of assisting reproduction include hormone therapy, "in vitro" fertilization outside the body, analysis or sperm and eggs, etc... A doctor of this specialty is an Ob-Gyn Infertility doctor.


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What is "assisted reproduction" technology?

What is "assisted reproduction" technology?

In Vitro: Any technology design to provide a shortcut to help nature can be considered "art". Examples are fertilizing an egg in a petri dish (in vitro), artificial insemination, and embryo transfer into fallopian tubes to mention a few. ...Read more

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Explain the process called assisted reproduction.?

Explain the process called assisted reproduction.?

IUI or IVF: Assisted reproduction means some intervention to assist a couple to conceive. Insemination (iui) is placing the sperm into the uterus around ovulation time. Conception still happens within the body. In vitro fertilization (ivf) takes the eggs out of the woman and are placed with the sperm into a petri dish. They fertilize and grow in the incubator and are transferred to the uterus in a few days. ...Read more

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Are there malignant symptoms that can manifest after assisted reproduction?

Are there malignant symptoms that can manifest after assisted reproduction?

No, or rarely: There have been many studies looking at a link between fertility therapies and cancer. To date, there is no link. However, there is a very rare condition called an ovarian tumor of low malignant potential that may occur at a slightly higher percentage after fertility therapy. Conversely, infertile women get more cancers than fertile women, regardless if they have had therapy, or not. ...Read more

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What is egg retrieval for assisted reproduction?

What is egg retrieval for assisted reproduction?

Assisted ovulation: An egg retrieval is the removal of eggs form the ovary using ultrasound guidance under sedation. ...Read more

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When is assisted reproduction (such as ivf) a good option for a woman?

Depends: It depends on the causes of infertility and how soon you desire to achieve pregnancy. For example, if you have severe male factor infertility or tubal factor infertility, you may need ivf right away. But if you have ovulation dysfunction or endometriosis, you may try medical or surgical treatment first, if after 3-6 months try, you still not pregnant, you may need ivf. It also depends on your age. ...Read more

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How could multiple pregnancies be prevented in assisted reproduction?

Diligence: There are several ways to minimize multiple pregnancies with fertility drugs. Use of the lowest dose possible is helpful in minimizing the risk as this reduces the number of eggs produced by your ovaries. Monitoring egg development with ultrsonography and avoiding pregnancy in cycles with high egg production is also helpful. All fertility drugs will increase your chances of multiple pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of assisted human reproduction?

What are the pros and cons of assisted human reproduction?

This is just a: "start"....PROS Many Many couples desiring children and unable to are having normal healthy children "start"....CONS.. the LEGAL and ETHICAL problems have really NOT YET BEEN worked out! Just a start.... Good Luck! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is assisted human reproduction and how does it work?

What is assisted human reproduction and how does it work?

Scientific growth: By harvesting human egg and sperm from donors. They are placed together in a growth medium on a Petri dish and cultivated in a laboratory. Using science to combine these cells an embryo- a multiple cell unit is grown. This embryo is placed back into the female to mature into a fetus. After nine months a birth takes place and a baby is born. ...Read more

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If a person suffers from life threatening conditions is it unethical for a doctor to assist in fertility treatment? Is it legal?

Legal advice: Without more specific information it is impossible to answer such an ambiguous question. Please contact your legal advisor. This sounds like a question for the law. ...Read more

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Is protein important for reproduction?

Is protein important for reproduction?

We are protein !: Yes ! like in any other function in our bodies such as digestion, thinking and vision. Most of the nutrient and chemical exchanges that happen in our are protein related . Even our very own dna. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about IVF & third party reproduction?

What can you tell me about IVF & third party reproduction?

Eggs + sperm: IVF refers to a procedure in which they eggs are removed from the body and fertilized in a laboratory. Third party means that someone other than than the mother and father are involved. That can mean an egg donor, a sperm donor or a gestational carrier who will give birth to the baby. ...Read more

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Does bitter kola have any effect on ovulation or reproduction?

Does bitter kola have any effect on ovulation or reproduction?

Kola and hippocampus: Still need more information on potential effect of Kola on hippocampal region ...Read more

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Subsequent to reshaping a male part can it produce sperm for reproduction?

Subsequent to reshaping a male part can it produce sperm for reproduction?

Please...: This is a very intriguing question but I do not understand what you are asking: can you rephrase more clearly? ...Read more

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If havening so many x-rays as a young age my it effect your reproduction near future?

If havening so many x-rays as a young age my it effect your reproduction near future?

No: That's a worry only if one is getting x-rays of the ovaries or testicles, or near the ovaries or near the testicles. X-rays of other parts of the body should not change future reproductive characteristics. ...Read more

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I have a miscarrriage. 8 weeks. Should I go for D&C or pills? WHat will have less impact on my future reproduction system, will I bleed to death?

I have a miscarrriage. 8 weeks. Should I go for D&C or pills? WHat will have less impact on my future reproduction system, will I bleed to death?

Go to Gyn: I am sorry for your loss. The Gyn can examine you and help guide you for the best treatment option in your particular case. It is unlikely you will bleed to death especially if you are under the care of a Doctor in a facility equipped for emergencies. Many women who have miscarriages go on to have full term pregnancies. Stay calm, be strong. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility Treatment (Definition)

Fertility treatment means some type of therapy that would increase the odds of someone becoming pregnant. There are many different types of treatment, including, and certainly not limited to, intrauterine insemination, usage of fertility medication, and in-vitro fertilization. I hope this ...Read more