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Busting the Myth: Understanding Failed Embryo Implantation in IVF and Embracing Realistic Expectations

It can be incredibly frustrating when a high-quality embryo fails to implant in what seems to be an ideally receptive endometrium, leaving both patients and doctors searching for answers. This entire area is not well-understood, which is why various approaches are bei...

Unraveling the Truth: The Unnecessary Tests and Misinformation Surrounding Male Infertility in IVF Clinics

I am dismayed by how badly men are treated in IVF clinics. The only test most husbands actually require is a simple test - a semen analysis. If the semen analysis is normal, they really don’t require any further testing at all! In spite of this, gynecologists will ro...

Sifting Through the Diagnosis: Understanding Adenomyosis and Fertility - To Treat or Not to Treat?

Many infertile women will find that when they do a routine vaginal ultrasound scan, the doctor will tell them that they have adenomyosis. This is an especially common diagnosis if they happen to have endometriosis as well, as the two are often associated. Most patient...

Empowering Choices: Why Gynecologists Should Refer Couples to IVF Specialists for Effective Treatment?

Gynecologists should not be providing infertility treatment for couples. I know this may be a politically incorrect statement, and many gynecologists will dislike me for being so blunt, frank, and forthright, but it’s the truth! Although gynecologists have always been...

Dispelling Myths: Debunking Concerns about Multiple IVF Cycles and Hormone Injections

Many women worry about the safety of undergoing multiple IVF cycles due to concerns about the risk of hormone injections causing weight gain. They are also worried that the hormones will increase their chances of getting ovarian or breast cancer in the long run, becau...

Choosing the Right Path: Navigating Treatment Options for Infertile Women with Endometriosis

Many infertile women with endometriosis are not sure what they should do, especially when they suffer from pelvic pain, because the options their gynecologist will offer them will be either using medical therapy to suppress the periods and thus relieve the pain, but t...

Maximizing Your Consultation with an IVF Specialist: Key Steps for Informed Fertility Treatment Decisions

Consulting with an IVF specialist is crucial when seeking fertility treatment, but many people are unsure how to make the most of such a consultation. To ensure you get the maximum value from your visit, it's important to prepare both before and after meeting with the...

Self Insemination: A Safe, Effective and Affordable Alternative for treating infertility because of Sexual Issues

Self-insemination can be a very safe and effective method to get pregnant, especially when your primary underlying problem is a sexual problem rather than a medical one affecting your fertility. This means that it's extremely effective for patients who are young, who...

In Vitro Fertilization Myths Debunked: Separating Fact from Fiction

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a medical procedure that has been around for decades and has helped millions of couples conceive. Despite its success rate, IVF is still shrouded in myths and misconceptions that often prevent people from considering it as a viable opti...

From Ejaculation to Fertilization: Decoding the Lifespan of Sperm

This is one of the commonest questions I am asked, and it creates a lot of confusion because the answer could be a few seconds to a few years! This is because sperm survival depends on many factors, including: where the sperm are ( in the human body or outside); at wh...