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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


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Are abortions offered at "free abortion alternative" clinics?

Are  abortions  offered  at "free abortion alternative" clinics?

No: These are run by anti-abortion activists. Once you walk into the door, the people will do everything possible to dissuade you from having an abortion. You may or may not be offered some or total financial help with your delivery and placement in an adoptive home for your child. ...Read more

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Community health centers vs. Private practice abortion clinics?

? of funding: Check into the availability of community health clinic and whether they are funded to provide therapeutic abortion. ...Read more

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Do medicaid pay for reverse tubal ligation?

Do medicaid pay for reverse tubal ligation?

Doubtful: It is unlikely that Medicaid would pay to have a tubal reversed. A tubal ligation is considered permanent. However you can call your insurance company ...Read more

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Looking for clinic doing IVF with icsi?

Any IVF Clinic: Virtually every ivf clinic performs icsi. Icsi is the most important advance after ivf for treatment. Icsi should be limited to severe male factor cases where the sperm cannot get into egg without assistance. If you need it then there is no other treatment. Male factors = 35% of ivf cases but icsi used 65% nationally. Recent study highlights risks (http://1.Usa.Gov/kzpobx). Best wishes. ...Read more

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Ivf day 4 embryo transfer success rate?

Ivf  day 4 embryo transfer success rate?

Huge NumberVariables: including: age, person receiving, donors, those helping & their methods, food, emotional issues & the list goes on & on. All meaningful medical rates are after the fact data; not reliable future predictions. Why? The issues are far too complex & beyond everyone's reasonable understanding. Suggest studying: http://goo.gl/ubDC9h & http://goo.gl/FSjqDn for important issues not commonly covered. ...Read more

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Do tubal reversals work?

Do tubal reversals work?

Yes: They can sometimes. The chances are low however. You may be better off going through in vitro fertilization. ...Read more

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Do they perform abortions at free abortion alternative clinics?

Do they perform abortions at free abortion alternative clinics?

I believe "No": These clinics, which are much more numerous than abortion clinics, have historically been run by religious conservatives who will try to persuade you by any means not to have an abortion. They perform no abortions or other medical procedures and are unregulated. Your physician might be a better person to talk with, & there are on-the-level folks who will help you should you choose adoption. ...Read more

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Tubal ligation.What is required to do in-vitro physically&financially?How do people pay? Finance? Up front? Pay plan through clinic? Same ?S reversal?

Reversal vs IVF: Depending how menu children you desire. Procedures are not covered by insurance. Cost for ivf varies from clinic to clinic. Some clinics have payment plan. Cost is $7000 to 10.000 per cycle . Reversal is less expensive in the long run. Cost varies from $5000 to to $8000 and is one time expense. A hope around. Always ask for success rate of the facilities (take home babies) good luck. ...Read more

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Male infertility tests procedures, costs?

Male infertility tests procedures, costs?

Semen analysis: All male fertility evaluation starts with a semen analysis, and usually ends there. Men needing further evaluation may include consultation with a urologist, scrotal ultrasound, testicular biopsy, and the list goes on. For costs you need to inquire locally because they vary; in our area semen analysis is usually in the $100-$200 range. ...Read more

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Do free clinics ever offer surgical procedures for free?

Do free clinics ever offer surgical procedures for free?

Minor proceedures: Minor surgical proceedures can be offered at the "free clinic". Proceedures often performed in an office setting would be offered at a clinic- often those not requiring anesthesia. ...Read more

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What insurances cover fertility treatments?

What insurances cover fertility treatments?

Different: Insurers and insurance regulations are different in all 50 United States. In any given state there are also different options for employers to purchase 'riders' to cover infertility on their employee insurance plans. You'd need to look at insurers in your own state, and what your employer - if you are working - provides. ...Read more

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Do sperm donor labs give success rates of their donors?

Do sperm donor labs give success rates of their donors?

Generally not: Sperm banks are not required to give the success rates of their donors. However, they usually track the overall numbers of pregnancies obtained (although not by law) and "retire" a donor if this number is reached in a certain area. ...Read more

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Wife ttc. Done HSG has dilated left tube. Hydrosalpinx. Need laparascopy prior to ivf. Need surgeon in south florida with cash discount. No insurance?

Wife ttc. Done HSG  has dilated left tube. Hydrosalpinx. Need laparascopy prior to ivf. Need surgeon in south florida with cash discount. No insurance?

I agree: We are in north florida but work out of a surgery center in our office where we have control over costs and can offer very competitive cost structure for cash pay patients. www.jcrm.org. We would be happy to help. Our patients now come from all over the southeast and south florida for surgery so we are used to working with people from out of town. ...Read more

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Rocky mountain heal ppo plans cover tubal reversal?

Rocky mountain heal ppo plans cover tubal reversal?

Probably not: Unfortunately, almost no insurance company covers a reversal of a tubal reversal. Just to be sure, you should call up your insurance company and ask them. Ever once in a while you get a pleasant surprise but don't count on it. Sorry. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any affordable IVF programs, baltimore maryland?

Does anyone know of any affordable IVF programs, baltimore maryland?

No: All ivf programs will be expensive while some may be cheaper than others. You may want to search out a university that has a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology. Their clinic may offer discounted services. ...Read more

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What services do family planning clinics provide?

Often provide: "Contraceptive counseling, Contraceptive implant insertion & removal, IUD insertion & removal ,Oral contraceptives, Injectable Contraceptives, Emergency contraception, sterilization" as well as education & various options for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can all hospitals perform a tubal reversal?

Can all hospitals perform a tubal reversal?

No: First of all not all hospitals have the equipment. Also you must have a doctor who specializes in that and has experience. And now most of them are performed with robotic surgery so that hospital must have that equipment as well ...Read more

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Public hospitals versus private hospitals in singapore ( cancer treatment)?

Public hospitals versus private hospitals in singapore ( cancer treatment)?

Comparable: I think you can choose either way- either public hospital or private hospital. There are a lot of hospitals there, but public hospital like the national university hospital is good too. Choose the oncologist whom you feel comfortable with is probably more important. ...Read more

Clinics (Definition)

Clinics are sites that provide outpatient medical care ...Read more