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Doctor insights on: Ivf Regulations

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Dr. James Krick
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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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Opinions on oocyte donation?

Opinions on oocyte donation?

Complex: As with any donated organ or tissue, concern for risk to the donor must be considered. In oocyte donation this does not seem to be well elaborated, perhaps because of the financial compensation that is legal in the us. Aside from very real ethical issues, the actual donation solves very real challenges in an incredible set of technical feats that are now taken for granted. Pretty darned amazing. ...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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Surrogacy medical fees and legal fees are how much?

Surrogacy medical fees and legal fees are how much?

Broad range: Surrogacy is expensive and ranges from $40k - $100k or more. Price shopping is worthwhile but hard to pinpoint because surrogates all have custom made contracts with intended parents. I believe the key to success is the legal contract, so make sure of attny who helps. Get everything spelled out and make sure it is complete. Laws vary between states - use state where baby will be born. Best wishes. ...Read more

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40yrs.Old, pcos, 1st IVF cycle w/genetic testing. Four day 5 embryos - all chromosomally abnormal. Worth another try? 39 eggs were retrieved, 19 fert.

40yrs.Old, pcos, 1st IVF cycle w/genetic testing. Four day 5 embryos - all chromosomally abnormal. Worth another try? 39 eggs were retrieved, 19 fert.

Talk to the prenatal: Genetic counselor at the fertility clinic. Age-related odds are greater than 50% that each of your embryos has aneuploidy, an abnormal number of chromosomes, many of which either won't implant or wion't be carried to term. Age-related risk of having a child with autistic spectrum disorder is also high. Discuss options with your tac doctor to make an informed decision. It's a personal choice. ...Read more

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What hormones are used during IVF (in-vitro fertilization)?

What hormones are used during IVF (in-vitro fertilization)?

IVF: An unusual question at your age. Surely if you are seeing an obstetrician for IVF, that doctor would be explaining that to you? If you are asking on behalf of someone else, she too must discuss this with her obstetrician. There should be little, if anything, to be concerned about. ...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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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?

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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Are pgd and ivf(in vitro fertilization) the same thing?

No but related : Ivf refers to the procedures we use the remove the eggs from your body, fertilize them in a laboratory and transfer them back into the uterus. Pgd refers to testing those embryos for genetic abnormalities before we return them back to your womb. Most ivf is done without pgd but pgd cannot be done without ivf. ...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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Does any state require insurance companies to pay for fertility treatments?

Does any state require insurance companies to pay for fertility treatments?

Yes: It is mandated in 11 states nationally including mass, new jersey, rhode island, illinois to name a few. Most don't require it and is only based on your company's insurance plan. ...Read more

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What are the economic impacts on couples in vitro fertilization?

What are the economic impacts on couples in vitro fertilization?

Depends: 1. Insurance coverage or the whole process, part, medication, how many trials...2. Geography prices maybe different in different parts of the country 3. Requirement for additional procedures e.g. Surgical sperm harvest or genetic diagnosis of the embryos 4. Cost for undesired effects effects of treatment e.G multiple pregnancy. Based on these and many factors the economic impact could be vary. ...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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Are health care providers required by law to charge the copay?

Are health care providers required by law to charge the copay?

Insurance co-pays: I cannot know about every state and every insurance company, but to the best of my knowledge yes. And why wouldn't they even if they were not required? Health care providers who participate in these plans are generally receiving less than their normal private fees anyway. ...Read more

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Does fertility clinic have obligation to protect identity of their own egg donor?

Does fertility clinic have obligation to protect identity of their own egg donor?

Absolutely: Absolutley, at least for anonymous egg donors. Soemtimes an egg donor is known to the intended parents, but otherwise we go to great lengths to protect a donor anonymity. ...Read more

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Is there any insurance that covers invitro fertilization ivf?

Is there any insurance that covers invitro fertilization ivf?

Sure!: Some insurance plans will cover for one cycle of fresh and one cycle of frozen embryos. Check in your area for plans covering some ivf services. ...Read more

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Are the success rate claimed by fertility clinic accurate ? Are they regulated by the government

Are the success rate claimed by fertility clinic accurate ? Are they regulated by the government

Yes.: Fertility clinics are regulated by the government and their data reviewed and confirmed to assure accuracy. ...Read more

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3 failed ivf. Blocked tube. Reports ok. Age factor so donor egg. Et cancelled - poor lining. Suggested cryocautery before FET in same cycle?Is it ok?

Cervical cryo?: In the same cycle as an fet? That would not be acceptable in the United States is all i can say. Or are you asking about another form of cryo? ...Read more

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Which state agencies regulate public health care?

Which state agencies regulate public health care?

State health dept: All states have a department of public health although the names might be a little different. Most counties and cities also have such departments. Their job frequently involves promotion rather than regulation and they get involved in epidemics, disease clusters, communicable disease, public sanitation including cleanliness in restaurants, etc. ...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