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Doctor insights on: Ethical And Medical Issues Surrounding Multiple Birth And Infertility Treatment

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Why does IVF treatment frequently lead to multiple births?

Why does IVF treatment frequently lead to multiple births?

It doesnt have to: Ivf, as opposed to using fertility medications with/without artificial insemination, actually gives you a lot of control over your risk of multiple pregnancy, since no matter how many embryos are made in the lab, you can always choose to transfer just one embryo into the uterus (there would still be about a 1% chance of identical twins if the embryo splits). ...Read more

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Dr. Victor Beshay
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Assisted Reproduction (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How often do fertility treatments cause multiple births now?

How often do fertility treatments cause multiple births now?

Multiples & drugs: The chance of a multiple pregnancy depends upon the drug taken and dosage. Clomid has a 6-8% chance of multiples & gonadotropins depends upon the dose take, and whether treatment is withheld if a sonogram shows multiple follicles that could release an egg. The percentage of multiple could be around 20 to 25%. ...Read more

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Why do fertility treatments often cause multiple births?

Why do fertility treatments often cause multiple births?

Multiple oocytes: Because most fertility treatments involve stimulating multiple eggs (= targets for sperm.) there ar other reasons but this is the easiest to understand. ...Read more

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How can I get free infertility treatment medicine?

How can I get free infertility treatment medicine?

Research: There are some programs that are involved in clinical trials where medications are provided at no cost. The stipulation is that you have diagnoses that qualify for the studies. ...Read more

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When to seek infertility treatment with different causes?

When to seek infertility treatment with different causes?

Female age and ...: Up to a year of trying if under 35, six months if 35-39, right away if 40 or older. Not everyone would agree on the last group but fertility drops every year after age 40 and 41-42 year olds do better with fertility treatment with own eggs than 43+. See specialist if any obvious issue: irregular periods, abnormal semen analysis, endometriosis, pid/chlamydia, smoker, ovary surgery, 2 miscarriages. ...Read more

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How long does the infertility treatment for women takes?

How long does the infertility treatment for women takes?

Variable: The doctor who can accurate predict the answer to this question will quickly become famous and wealthy :). This is because the answer depends on the type of treatment used and a host of factors specific to each individual woman. ...Read more

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Is there a natural infertility treatment?

Is there a natural infertility treatment?

Lifestyle changes ..: Lifestyle changes that may help include aiming for a normal weight if you're underweight or overweight, stopping smoking, avoiding heavy alcohol use, and avoiding illegal drugs as well as prescription narcotic pain medications. High caffeine intake may increase the risk of miscarriage, stick to one cup of brewed coffee a day and decaf for the rest (no espresso). No well-proven herbs or supplements. ...Read more

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How to get best infertility treatment ?

How to get best infertility treatment ?

Talk to your OB...: Talk to your OB (and do your own research) about who they would recommend for infertility treatment in the area where you live or the surrounding cities. ...Read more

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When do I need to seek infertility treatment with different circumstances?

When do I need to seek infertility treatment with different circumstances?

Infertility assess: It is better to seek an evaluation to understand if you are having any challenges to getting pregnant if you have been trying to get pregnant for over a year, have regular cycles each month, have no history or risk factors for pelvic infections, or your partner has not had problems in the past. You should always seek help earlier if you have any of the findings above or anytime you are concerned. ...Read more

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Is a HSG test effective for infertility treatment?

Is a HSG test effective for infertility treatment?

Good diagnostic test: The hysterosalpingogram/ hsg test is the best non-surgical way to check that the fallopian tubes are open, and are normal width & not swollen. It's a good screening test that can pick up polyps or fibroids inside the uterus. Sometimes we see evidence of scarring around the tubes. It's an important fertility test to do before treatment. Some get pregnant after hsg but not really treatment by itself. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Klein
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Multiple Births (Definition)

Multiple births can refer to a pregnant female carrying multiple fetuses (such as twins) or a female who has given birth ...Read more


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined medically as the inability to conceive a baby after 12 months of ...Read more