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Egg Donation Cycle Failed? 5 Options

Unfortunately, there's no guarantee egg donation will be successful. But if you've been through it once and didn't get pregnant, that doesn't necessarily mean it might not work on another try. Of course, the costs of repeating the egg-donation process are considerably high and would definitely be a ... Continue Reading

Egg Donation Cycle Failed? 5 Options

Unfortunately, there's no guarantee egg donation will be successful. But if you've been through it once and didn't get pregnant, that doesn't necessarily mean it might not work on another try. Of course, the costs of repeating the egg-donation process are considerably high and would definitely be a ... Continue Reading

Sperm Donation: Medical Screening

Using donor sperm is a process of third-party reproduction involving the purchase of semen for women who wish to get pregnant and need sperm from someone other than a sexual partner. In order to be accepted by a sperm bank (or cryobank), potential sperm donors in the United States have to go through Continue Reading

Sperm Donation: Medical Screening

Using donor sperm is a process of third-party reproduction involving the purchase of semen for women who wish to get pregnant and need sperm from someone other than a sexual partner. In order to be accepted by a sperm bank (or cryobank), potential sperm donors in the United States have to go through Continue Reading

Recovery After Tubal Reversal

Advances in microsurgery have made tubal reversal easier on patients, reducing scarring and shortening recovery time. Tubal reversal is now usually done as an outpatient procedure, with a recovery period of approximately seven to 10 days. Tubal reversal post-op Expect to spend the day at the surg ... Continue Reading

Recovery After Tubal Reversal

Advances in microsurgery have made tubal reversal easier on patients, reducing scarring and shortening recovery time. Tubal reversal is now usually done as an outpatient procedure, with a recovery period of approximately seven to 10 days. Tubal reversal post-op Expect to spend the day at the surg ... Continue Reading

Pros and Cons of Tubal Reversal

Though microsurgical advances have made reversing what was once considered a permanent procedure much easier, a tubal reversal does not come without risks. In fact, a tubal reversal is more complicated of a procedure than the original tubal ligation; that is, because the surgeon has to properly alig ... Continue Reading

Pros and Cons of Tubal Reversal

Though microsurgical advances have made reversing what was once considered a permanent procedure much easier, a tubal reversal does not come without risks. In fact, a tubal reversal is more complicated of a procedure than the original tubal ligation; that is, because the surgeon has to properly alig ... Continue Reading

3 Potential Side Effects of Tubal Reversal Surgery

If you had your tubes tied, but now want to undo the knot, tubal reversal might be the solution. But it doesn’t work for everybody, and can have risks and side effects. These are a few of the most common. Ectopic pregnancy after tubal reversal After a tubal reversal, your chance of developing an Continue Reading

3 Potential Side Effects of Tubal Reversal Surgery

If you had your tubes tied, but now want to undo the knot, tubal reversal might be the solution. But it doesn’t work for everybody, and can have risks and side effects. These are a few of the most common. Ectopic pregnancy after tubal reversal After a tubal reversal, your chance of developing an Continue Reading

Pros and Cons of Sperm Donation for the Recipients

When considering whether or not to use donor sperm, you'll have a number of pros and cons to weigh before making your decision. The process has both medical and intangible advantages and disadvantages. Pro: Workaround for male infertility issues If you are part of a heterosexual couple in which ma ... Continue Reading

Pros and Cons of Sperm Donation for the Recipients

When considering whether or not to use donor sperm, you'll have a number of pros and cons to weigh before making your decision. The process has both medical and intangible advantages and disadvantages. Pro: Workaround for male infertility issues If you are part of a heterosexual couple in which ma ... Continue Reading

3 Reasons an Egg Donation Cycle Might Fail

An egg-donation cycle may seem fairly straightforward, but even when the donor is a healthy, fertile woman, problems can crop up and cause the cycle to fail. Knowing the reasons why can help both the donor and recipient cope and make the necessary changes for a successful egg harvest. Synchronizing Continue Reading

3 Reasons an Egg Donation Cycle Might Fail

An egg-donation cycle may seem fairly straightforward, but even when the donor is a healthy, fertile woman, problems can crop up and cause the cycle to fail. Knowing the reasons why can help both the donor and recipient cope and make the necessary changes for a successful egg harvest. Synchronizing Continue Reading

Sperm Donation: How Often Can One Donate?

Sperm donation is a process through which men in good health can help single women or couples conceive. Donors are usually compensated for each sperm donation, so if you're a candidate and are considering donating sperm, you may wonder how often you can donate. Physically, a man might be capable of Continue Reading

Sperm Donation: How Often Can One Donate?

Sperm donation is a process through which men in good health can help single women or couples conceive. Donors are usually compensated for each sperm donation, so if you're a candidate and are considering donating sperm, you may wonder how often you can donate. Physically, a man might be capable of Continue Reading

Sperm Donation Cost and Financing

The costs that recipients pay for a single vial of donor sperm can start as low as $100 and run as high as $1,000 or more, depending on several factors, including: The location of the clinic or sperm bank The clinic's fees The prestige of the clinic The quality of the donor sperm The donor's ... Continue Reading

Sperm Donation Cost and Financing

The costs that recipients pay for a single vial of donor sperm can start as low as $100 and run as high as $1,000 or more, depending on several factors, including: The location of the clinic or sperm bank The clinic's fees The prestige of the clinic The quality of the donor sperm The donor's ... Continue Reading

Sperm Donation: Other Screening Criteria

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates a number of medical tests to screen donor sperm for communicable diseases. Surprisingly, though, there are no national laws governing who can be a sperm donor. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has published e ... Continue Reading

Sperm Donation: Other Screening Criteria

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates a number of medical tests to screen donor sperm for communicable diseases. Surprisingly, though, there are no national laws governing who can be a sperm donor. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has published e ... Continue Reading