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ASRM Fact Sheet on Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

October 29, 2015

From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine: When is IUI helpful?  There are many reasons why couples experience difficulty having a baby. IUI may be useful for some of them. Female infertility. Women who do not release an egg regularly (ovulate) may take medications to help them ovulate regularly. These women may need IUI to […]

4 Facts About HPV You Need to Know

October 19, 2015

The human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most widespread sexually transmitted virus and 80 per cent of the world’s population will contract it once. 1. There are more than 100 types of HPV HPV affects the skin and any moist membranes such as the lining of the mouth, throat, cervix and anus. Different types affect […]

The sooner the better: Age and Fertility

October 12, 2015

More women are having babies over the age of 35 than ever before. Yet from a biological perspective, it is best to start trying before you reach 35. Here are some of the reasons why: Your age affects fertility Fertility starts to decline for women at about the age of 30, dropping down more steeply […]

Fertility Options for Same Sex Options

October 1, 2015

Blog written by Michelle Ottey, PhD, Director of Operations, Fairfax Cryobank When two women partner and decide to build a family, there is a lot to consider: known donor, sperm donor (anonymous or ID), foster, foster to adopt, adopt, etc. If the choice is made to proceed with a sperm donor, many couples first face […]