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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some of the more common questions regarding infertility.

What is Infertility?
The inability of a sexually active non-contracepting couple to achieve pregnancy in one year. Six months if the women is over the age of 35.

What is IVF?
Invitro fertilization is the process of uniting eggs and sperm in a laboratory. The resulting embryos are transferred by catheter to the uterus. If implanting occurs, pregnancy may result.

What is Artificial Insemination (AI)?
During Artificial Insemination is the sperm is deposited in the vagina near the cervix or directly into the uterus, with the use of a catheter instead of by sexual intercourse. This technique is used to overcome sexual performance problems, to avoid sperm-mucus interaction problems, to maximize the potential of poor semen, and for using donor sperm.

What is a Reproductive Endocrinologist?
A Reproductive Endocrinologist is an obstetrician/gynecologist with advanced education, research and professional skills in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. They treat reproductive disorders and infertility issues for both men and women.