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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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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 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 (clomiphene) 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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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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What are some secondary infertility treatment options?

What are some secondary infertility treatment options?

The same: The treatment options for secondary infertility are the same as they are for primary infertility. Traditional evaluation needs to be completely performed in looking for both male and female factors as if they had not been previously pregnant. Then the treatments are directed towards what is found to be abnormal. ...Read more

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Can traditional chinese acupuncture for infertility treatment be safe?

Can traditional chinese acupuncture for infertility treatment be safe?

Yes: Research has proven acupuncture to be surprisingly effective in treating infertility. It may be helpful on its own but can also be a very useful adjunct to conventional treatments, for example significantly increasing the success rate of ivf. Acupuncture is extremely safe- I have never seen it cause any negative effects. ...Read more

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What is the role of clomiphene for infertility treatment?

What is the role of clomiphene  for infertility treatment?

Three uses: 1. Women with irregular cycles don't ovulate (release an egg) every month. Depending on the cause such as pcos, Clomid (clomiphene) can help you to ovulate, may be combined with metformin if pcos. 2. Women who ovulate regularly can release 2 or 3 eggs in a month with Clomid (clomiphene) increasing chance of pregnancy with 5-10% risk of twins, 1% triplets. 3. Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test is a well-proven test of egg supply. ...Read more

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What is the function of clomiphene tablets for infertility treatment?

What is the function of clomiphene tablets for infertility treatment?

Several: In women, it causes the brain to increase production of FSH to either try to grow and egg if none normally grow or to sometimes grow an extra egg. In men it can help to increase sperm count in certain situations ...Read more

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Is getting checked for tube blockage consider an infertility treatment?

Is getting checked for tube blockage consider an infertility treatment?

Probably yes: really the only functional reason to test the tubes is in connection with infertility ...Read more

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


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